Found October 10, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
As expected the Sabres will scratch 19-year-old center Mikhail Grigorenko tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Rookie Johan Larsson a scratch Tuesday will pivot Zemgus Girgensons and Brian Flynn inside the First Niagara Center. Grigorenko one of 17 pointless Sabres hasn’t showcased the competitiveness coach Ron Rolston wants to see. “He’s got to continue consistency of his compete and his details away from the puck and then offensively some confidence there” said Rolston whose 0-3-1 Sabres have just four goals. Larsson has seen limited ice during two appearances – just 6:55 and 9:09 – but feels he “played pretty good.” “It’s the small details away from the puck and positioning and everything like that” Larsson said. “But it’s coming more and more and more I think.” Meanwhile defenseman Henrik Tallinder (upper body) skated with his teammates this morning in a non-contact role. The Swede will miss his third straight game tonight. Tallinder said...

GARTH'S CORNER: Rolston Wants More Urgency From Grigorenko

It only took Mikhail Grigorenko 4 games to play himself out of the Buffalo lineup. His head coach Ron Rolston wants to see more urgency in his play away from the puck. He wants to see Grigo making plays with the puck. Hoe wants the 19 year old to hold on to more pucks to make plays. Bottomline: Rolston wants Grigorenko to create more offense for the team that has the NHL's worst...

Sabres’ Roster Not Good Enough

from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News, If the game Tuesday proved anything, it’s that Ryan Miller and Enroth should switch duties until Miller signs a contract extension or is traded. Miller, who backed up Enroth while nursing a tender groin, is the better goaltender. But if the Sabres are working toward their long-term future, they should be playing Enroth and shopping Miller...

Kevin Freiheit: Sabres/Jackets preview, what's the plan for Grigorenko?

Another Sabres game night and we're still waiting on the first win of the season. Could tonight's game vs. Columbus be the one? Practice notes: -Ryan Miller looks to get the start in goal tonight -Johan Larsson is in, Mikhail Grigorenko is out -John Scott and Alexander Sulzer appear to be healthy scratches -Henrik Tallinder was skating during practice, but wearing...

Frustration Building In Buffalo

from John Vogl of the Buffalo News, Will the fans put up with what they’re seeing? Will owner Terry Pegula? If so, for how long? For a good chunk of the crowd in First Niagara Center, the answer was 40 minutes. There were rows and rows of empty seats as the third period began, the fans apparently deciding they had better ways to spend their time. The ones who stuck around...

Sabres’ Thomas Vanek scores between the legs goal (VIDEO)

via YouTube Sabres’ sniper Thomas Vanek put on his fancy pants Thursday night for the Sabres’ lone goal in their 4-1 loss to Columbus.  It’s a shame for the Sabres that style points don’t count.  But even if they were counted, the Sabres would have found some way to lose.  That’s what they do.

Kevin Freiheit: Enroth era coming soon

Just some final thoughts on last night's game. It was Buffalo's best all year. I am continuously amazed by the goaltending so far this season. I know how good Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth can be, but it looks like Enroth has taken the next step up. I remember when he went forever without winning a game, but he has been in the zone this season. Because of that, I feel...

GARTH'S CORNER: Kaleta Suspended Pending Hearing

This must be the quiet before the storm. Friday came and went and the NHL didn't conduct its hearing with Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta. The reason for the delay is that Kaleta will have an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for the contact that he made to the head of Columbus D-man jack Johnson in the first period of the Blue...

It is official: I don't care about the Sabres

It is normal a routine of mine to call a friend during my walk to the subway after work. I just need someone to talk to while I'm passing the time and the jackoffs on the streets of Midtown. Normally, I connect with someone with a Buffalo connection that I can shoot the **** about Buffalo sports. Last Thursday, I made a call to my friend Scott, who is a Buffalo transplant living...

Thomas Vanek goes through the legs for sick goal

It’s not quite as sexy as the through-the-legs display that Tomas Hertl showcased earlier this week, but Thomas Vanek netted his own impressive goal through the five hole against the Blue Jackets on Thursday. Let’s hope his teammates can keep it in their pants, unlike Hertl’s. [@GoldAndOrSmith] The post Thomas Vanek goes through the legs for sick goal appeared first on The Nosebleeds.

Sabres’ Thomas Vanek scores between-the-legs goal vs. Columbus

Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek didn’t want San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl to be the only one scoring between-the-legs goals.  Vanek deflected the puck past Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky while his stick was between his legs.  Personally, I think the most impressive part was the no look pass by his teammate Steve Ott with a Blue Jackets defender right on...

GARTH'S CORNER: Kaleta Has A Hearing

Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an incident against the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. Kaleta was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games. At 3:10 of the first period, Kaleta collided with Colu...

Video- Game Day With The Sabres

With the success of 24/7, more and more teams are going behind the scenes to give up an up close look at their team via the Buffalo Sabres, See and hear what it's like to be on the ice and in the locker room on a Sabres game day. Watch the 7 minute feature below... Continue reading "Video- Game Day With The Sabres"

Troubled Teams Early In The Season

from Damien Cox of The Spin, --The Buffalo Sabres. Winless in five with only five goals scored, this has started in nightmarishly bad fashion for Ron Rolston's group, an odd collection of unproven kids, highly-paid vets who have never lived up to their contracts and a veteran goalie, Ryan Miller, who maybe should have left two seasons ago. Miller is at least a card the...

GARTH'S CORNER: Healthy Changes Everything

Ryan Miller just dodged a proverbial bullet. His slight groin strain only side lined him for one game. Thats it. Jhonas Enroth was scheduled to start the Pittsburgh game anyway, so the Tampa game was Miller's only skipped start as he rested and recovered from his lower body ailment. Thanks,

Sabres’ Kaleta Suspended

Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended, pending a hearing, as the NHL’s Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and Director of Player Safety, Brendan Shanahan looks into Kaleta’s head hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson during Thursday nights game at the First Niagara Center. The hearing was originally scheduled for Friday, but has...
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