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The Buffalo Sabres are sick and tired of being pushed around by the Boston Bruins. Everyone remembers early last November when Milan Lucic barreled into Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller and the Sabres offered little resistance. This offseason, Buffalo decided to make some moves to bring in guys who have a reputation of being physical. Of these transactions, one stands out more than any other to Bruins fans: Steve Ott.
Ott has a history with the Bruins from his tenure with the Dallas Stars. On Nov. 1, 2008 Ott was the catalyst in “poking the bear,” as his antics sparked a brawl-filled game that finished with 146 penalty minutes in a 5-1 Boston win. Then in Feb. of 2011 Ott waited just one second before he dropped the gloves with Bruins forward Gregory Campbell in a game that featured three fights in the first four seconds of play.
Ott is not alone among players who have had “disagreements” over the past few years with the Bruins. Look no further than Boston’s longtime rivals from Mont...
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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...
Nothing makes me happier, than watching Hab's tough guy Brandon Prust work the Sabres tough guy wanna be Steve Ott like a clown. I guess if Steve Ott wants to continue getting pounded on a regular basis, more power to him. Last season, Prust had 20 fighting majors playing for the New York Rangers. This season, Prust already has eclipsed the four fight mark in a little over two weeks.
Milan Lucic and Chris Bourque are two Bruins players who both came into the season with question marks surrounding them. Lucic was ridiculed by critics, including me, as being fat and out of shape. I personally said he was caught in between being a scorer and a tough physical forward. But in the first six games Lucic has two goals and two assists equaling up to four points in six...
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...
It was supposed to be a âfight nightâ at the TD Garden.
The Buffalo Sabres, embarrassed by the Boston Bruins in front of the world last year when Milan Lucicâs trucking of Ryan Miller went unanswered, beefed up their roster with offseason acquisitions of both Steve Ott and the 6-foot-8 John Scott, and did so with the primary idea of putting an end to the Bruinsâ...
I pretty much pride myself on not being duped too easily.
Alright, maybe I have in the past when it comes to sports. But for the most part, I don't really listen to experts or fans when it comes to telling me what is right or what is wrong with a team. Sure, you can argue with me and I'll respect your opinion, but for the most part I think you are probably full of **...
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...
It seems as if each time the Boston Bruins face the Buffalo Sabres the rivalry between the two teams intensifies. In case you've forgotten what brought the rivalry to a boil back in 2011, here's a video reminder of the Milan Lucic hit on Ryan Miller.
The two clubs still have plenty of anger brewing in 2013. When they squared off on the final day of January, the Sabres...
Yeah, that's a thing. They call themselves the Sabres Mafia, which apparently is a play off of the Bills Mafia. Being a Bills fan and the three or four Bills fans I follow on Twitter, the Bills Mafia is just a bunch of Bills fan who are sick of watching their team suck so they've come up with some stupid thing to feel important. They have a website too, where their...
Andy Brickley does indeed enjoy triangles.
During a first-period power play, the Bruins showed just how well they can set up in the offensive zone. The team used a triangle formation to Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller‘s right, and Rich Peverley aggressively put a long-range shot on net which set up a second opportunity. For that chance, Peverly served as a decoy, allowing Milan Lucic...