Found May 09, 2013 on Buffalo Wins:
Something that has been a popular point of contention these past few seasons is the mausoleum-esque atmosphere inside the F’N Center. I don’t fancy myself to be a game presentation guru, I like to leave that expertise to Eric at 3rd Man In as he has a much better grasp on what it takes to put together a successful game presentation approach. However, I do enjoy spitballing ideas and seeing if they make any sense (this is how I come up with all of my brilliant patent pending ideas. One thing that I’ve maintained for some time is that the atmosphere in that building does not rest solely on the shoulders of the game presentation staff. While some things they do could certainly be improved, I strongly believe that the fans carry a great deal of the responsibility. Most of the time it seems like the fans are just waiting for something bad to happen so they can jump down Tyler Myers’ throat or boo the players off the ice. Perhaps it is because of their overflowing #hockeyIQ that...

AP Source: Sabres fire assistants Patrick, Adams

A person familiar with the decisions has confirmed the Buffalo Sabres have fired assistant coaches James Patrick and Kevyn Adams. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday, because the Sabres have not announced the moves. The Buffalo News first reported the firings on its website earlier in the day. The changes come two days after Ron Rolston took over as head coach...

Don’t blame Miller: Poor defense led to Sabres lack of Goaltending

The Buffalo Sabres goaltending situation is as tenuous as can be after a rocky season that watched the Sabres fire long-time head coach Lindy Ruff on its way to missing the playoffs for the second-straight year. The Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth duo was supposed to be a the pairing that solidified Buffalo’s net. Unfortunately for the Sabres, Miller was peppered with shots all...

Report: Sabres fire assistant coaches

The Sabres fired assistant coaches James Patrick and Kevyn Adams on Thursday in the first moves made by newly promoted head coach Ron Rolston. A person familiar with the decisions confirmed the moves, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres have not announced the moves. The Buffalo News first reported the firings on its website earlier in the day. The changes...

Report: Sabres Fire Assistant Coaches

From Paul Hamilton of WGR-550, The Sabres have yet to confirm this, but many sources have told me that Ron Rolston has fired James Patrick and Kevyn Adams. The report also says Patrick was very upset to be passed over for the head coaching job when Lindy Ruff was fired. more

GARTH: Hoss-trian

Thomas Vanek reprised his NHL role of shootout assassin today at The World Hockey Championships. The Hoss-strian sniper went roof daddy and closed the show. Austria defeated Reggie Sekera's Slovakin squad, 2-1. Vanek has scored three goals in five games thus far. Thanks, IIHF Austria’s win adds another two points between them and Latvia, currently the last...

Kevin Freiheit: Jeanneret to return for another season

With another year remaining on his contract, Buffalo Sabres play-by-play man, Rick Jeanneret, said he intends to return to the broadcast booth next season. Jeanneret’s tenure with Buffalo began in 1971, and the 70-year-old plans to continue through the 2013-’14 season. “I’m doing pretty good for an old guy,” said Jeanneret. “I have 70-year-old...
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