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Queen City Sports:
The Buffalo Sabres have finished their January portion of the schedule but it’s still too difficult to evaluate players at this juncture with only 7 games played and virtually no training camp. What makes it even harder to judge a player’s performance is that there is no way of knowing whether or not we’re seeing the effects of lockout rust combined with a condensed schedule, or plain old ineffectiveness. Only time will tell, or will it? After all, in a normal season there are a limited number of back to back games, and the season is spread out much more than this game every other night pace. This lack of off days will not only lead to more injuries, but it drastically reduces the amount of practice time teams will have between games to work on their weaknesses and or develop chemistry. Is it fair then, to judge a player’s performance in such a non traditional season?
Probably not, but I’m going to cast a stone from my glass house anyway, because it’s what I do best. The hourg...
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Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff called a timeout with just 13.6 seconds to play and his team leading 7-4. Ruff defended the move by saying he didn’t like having Lane MacDermid, a noted fighter, lined up against one of his own skill guys.
So, he called timeout and changed things up, which involved sending John Scott over the bench to keep the peace...
The Buffalo Sabres got tougher this offseason, and many think that has to do with the defending Northeast Division champion Bruins, who the Sabres continue to chase.
Buffalo isn’t just chasing Boston in the standings, though. They also proved last season that they also lack the toughness that has become one of the Bruins’ best traits.
The Sabres were criticized far and wide for...
BOSTON — Many thought Thursday night’s Bruins-Sabres game would begin with some fireworks and controversy. However, it was what happened in the game’s final seconds that have some people talking.
Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff called a timeout with just 13.6 seconds to play and his team leading 7-4. Ruff defended the move by saying he didn’t like having Lane MacDermid, a noted...
A line brawl and three fights in four seconds. That, along with two losses for his team at the time, the Dallas Stars, tell you the story of center Steve Ott's recent trips to Boston. In a word, the B's are 'aware' of Ott and what he brings to the Sabres' lineup.
"I have no problem with anything. I think thatâs their choice to build a team they want...
Coming into tonight's Buffalo versus Boston game the primary focus was the potential physical play. Since the Sabres got bigger over the off season, with the additions of enforcer John Scott and agitator Steve Ott, many Sabres fans thought they would finally receive an answer for last season's Milan Lucic and Ryan Miller incident.However, Sabres sniper, Thomas Vanek grabbed...
Two breakaways key scoring explosion.
Tuesday night didn’t end well. Ryan Miller allowed a pair of questionable goals and there were some struggles from various players on the roster. However, Tuesday’s overtime loss to the Leafs was followed by a 7-4 win over the Bruins.
Thomas Vanek continued his Hart-worthy play with a five-point effort that was complimented by his first hat trick since 2011. Buffalo’s defensive...
Thursday night's game between the Bruins and the Sabres may not have gone how most people predicted. This includes not only the score of the highly offensive game, but the bad blood between these two teams as well. The result of the game was a 7-4 win for Buffalo, and an angry and offended Brad Marchand.
But Marchand wasn't angry with a Buffalo player, but rather the man...
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins are already one-eighth of the way into their season, but they’ve yet to take on any Northeast Division rivals. That will change on Thursday night when they welcome the Buffalo Sabres to town.
The B’s and Sabres will renew what’s become one of the game’s better rivalries at TD Garden on Thursday night. The B’s are flying high, entering the game with...
Thomas Vanek of the Sabres had a nice move to beat Tuukka Rask of the Bruins to complete his hat trick.
Alex Ovechkin circled the wagons!
John Scott of the Sabres gave Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins a little bit of a beatdown.
Logan Couture turned a turnover into a goal and celebrated by “Kaepernicking”
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