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Welcome to my brand spanking new column, “The Weekly Buzz with Brad Gelber.” As the name implies, each week I’ll be taking a look at topics that are buzzing in the world of sports. While the column will still focus on one main topic each week (“The Main Event”), I’ll also give my take on a couple of other hotly debated issues as well (“Encores”). Buffalo sports stories, National sports stories, if it . Lastly, each week I’ll be featuring a clever/humorous/interesting tweet that catches my eye. As always feel free to leave a comment or tweet me on what you think of the new column. Enjoy!
The Main Event- Adios Grigorenko:
It finally happened. The final nail was hammered down into the 18-year-old’s coffin. Mikhail Grigorenko was sent back to Juniors (the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL to be exact.) The MOMENT the news broke the complaints started… “What a waste of season!” “Classic Sabres mismanagement” & a fan favorite, “FIRE DARCY”. If you’re unaware of why people were so
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You may recall Buffalo Sabres noted dirty play guy Patrick Kaleta got suspended for five games for nearly breaking Mike Richards' neck against the boards. Upon his return from suspension, interim Sabres coach Ron Rolston benched Kaleta, as an extension of his punishment, presumably to send a point. I guess it kind of worked, because Kaleta was upset. Not necessarily remorseful...
You think Mikhail Grigorenko was looking to send a clear and distinct message to Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston?
Who among us likes to be told that we can't do something that we want to do? Who likes being told no when we have our heart on something?
Grigorenko's dream was to play in the NHL. for 22 games, he did just that. Then, unexpectedly, his dream came to an...
Buffalo Sabres prospect forward Colin Jacobs has signed an amateur tryout contract with the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester.
From Coppell, Texas, Jacobs was the Sabres' fourth-round pick in the 2011 NHL draft. He was eligible to be signed by Rochester once his junior career ended last weekend, when Prince George failed to qualify for the Western Hockey...
That “beep, beep, beep” you hear out of the Buffalo Sabres’ dressing room would be Ryan Miller doing some backpedaling.
The Sabres goalie made headlines following Sunday night’s loss to the Washington Capitals, when he called out Buffalo forward Patrick Kaleta after Kaleta complained about being sat down after returning from a suspension. Miller said that Kaleta needed to...
As the Sabres world turns....
Another day, and yet another headline news story in Pegulaville.
The Sabres were off on Monday, and they spend the day away from the rink in Montreal.
Ryan Miller offered a mea culpa to his teammate Pat Kaleta for the postgame comments that Miller made about Kaleta directly following the galling loss in Washington on Sunday night.
So, this is how bad things have gotten for Tyler Myers: Once considered an untouchable in the Sabres organization, it's now gotten to the point where writers are lamenting that his contract has become an albatross for Darcy Regier. Continue reading "Columnist: Myers’ Contract Would Be Tough To Move"
He didn't name names, but Nick Kypreos said today that, despite what is considered to be a weak goaltending market, there would be plenty of interest in Ryan Miller if the Sabres wanted to move him. Continue reading "Kypreos: 6 Teams Would Love To Have Miller For Stretch Run"
Playing 7on7 football does not give a runningback much of a chance to show his skills, but Detroit Cass Tech's Mike Weber is definitely a prospect of note for 2015. He was in action at last weekend's New Level Athletics 7on7 in Youngstown.
As a general rule it is a bad idea to rush your draft choices into the NHL. This rule of thumb exists regardless of the question of hurting their development by rushing them too quickly into a role that they are not ready to succeed in. A player can become an unrestricted free agent at age 27 or after seven NHL seasons in the current CBA. A player who is rushed to the NHL at...
It just seems that we have seen Ryan Miller do this way too often in the shortened season. (Nick Wass / AP)
It has been a long St. Patrick's Day. The end of the week always brings fantasy frustrations to a boiling point one way or the other. These two guys had to frustrate fantasy owners today, one because he was awful and the other because of an unexpected result. Are you...
Do you ever get to the point where you are just over the drama of cheering for or booing a sports team? When everything starts to feel manufactured and you catch yourself getting worked up about something that really doesn't mean anything? Like, what is the point? When the discord is at its highest, sometimes you just feel kind of over it, especially when we've been through...
It certainly was a lousy PR move, much worse than the Tim Kennedy pseudocrisis a few years ago that nearly triggered an earthquake in South Buffalo. But, contrary to the beliefs of angry Sabres fans, it wasn't a vote of confidence for other underperformers on the team.
It's likely no coincidence that yesterday was the exact day Mikhail Grigorenko was sent back to juniors...
Patrick Kaleta talks after practice today.
In the salary capped NHL, teams gain an advantage when their players produce a bigger value to their team than the price of their contract. It is necessary that several players exceed the value of their contract for a team to win the Stanley Cup. The most likely player to exceed his contract value is a player on an entry level deal. Thus it is very important not to waste the...