Found February 10, 2013 on
The plane sputters to a stop. It is warm out...warm for here, anyway, and for a long while these are the last quiet moments he will enjoy. He exits to the left, puts black sunglasses on to compliment a golden-gray suit. A man leans into his ear, tells him they'll take care of his luggage; tells him not to worry about a thing. He asks for a reminder about his living arrangement, but the baggage handler has already shuffled off. He presses forward in the herd of people as security clears his way. From a distance he looks refined, regal. He stands out particularly among the anonymous proletariat around him.
Hands reach through the security to address him, and the calming quiet of the plane is now replaced with grating, yelping, almost insufferable white noise. They stand around him, shuffling their feet with the momentum of the rows of people, cat calling to him in admiration. This is the only place in the world in which it is quite this way for him. But here, he is...
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The Bruins played their worst game of the season the last time they faced off with Buffalo, and Sabres forward Thomas Vanek had a great deal to do with that.
The 29-year-old Austrian tallied five points, including a hat trick, in his team’s 7-4 win over Boston and is off to perhaps the best start of his eight-year career. Vanek leads the NHL in both goals (11) and points (23) through...
It really didn’t take the start to this season by Thomas Vanek for some knuckleheads out there finally to come to the realization that the guy can be pretty good at hockey, did it? Were these the last holdouts, the diehards, who still hold it against Vanek that his agent played the sitch to perfection in July 2007? Whatever. The Sabres now have 9 points this year, and he...
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The Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators will meet for the second-time this season on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Place. If the first installment of this divisional rivalry was any indication, we're in for another coaching showdown between Lindy Ruff and Paul MacLean.
Lindy Ruff's team arrives in the nation's capital struggling...
Only the weather and the Buffalo Sabres have been able to keep the Boston Bruins from piling up points this season.
Red-hot Thomas Vanek and the Sabres have another opportunity to continue that success.
After a major storm kept the Bruins from playing for a third straight win, they'll try to avenge their only regulation defeat of the season Sunday night in Buffalo.
Ten days ago, the Boston Bruins were given a solid punch in the mouth, both literally and figuratively, from the divisional rival Buffalo Sabres. Beginning with a Shawn Thornton beatdown courtesy of Sabresâ toughguy John Scott, the night ended with a four-goal third period that saw Bâs killer Thomas Vanek finish with a hat trick and five points in a 7-4 win for the Sabres...