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Rick Jeanneret’s Road To Recovery

from John Law of QMI AGENCY at the Toronto Sun,

When the cancer diagnosis came, Jeanneret was defiant. He wasn’t going to let this be how his career ended. It would be on his terms.

The first couple radiation treatments felt fine. Then the pain hit. And the pain medication followed, which Jeanneret was told was “20 times stronger than heroin.”

In all, there were 33 radiation treatments over seven weeks. He stopped eating solid foods Aug. 15 and just recently resumed. He lost 43 pounds.

“Even though they tell you what’s going to happen, it’s the unknown,” he says.

“I can tell you, there were some dark times. Anybody who’s been through it knows what I’m talking about. You’re sitting there wondering, ‘Is this working? Am I going through all this pain and everything only to be told at the end it didn’t work and you’re dying anyway?’ Whether you try to bar those thoughts from your mind, they’re there.”

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Afternoon Line- Mike Harrington

 

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Morning Line- Ted Nolan On Chris Stewart

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Buffalo Sabres Not Happy With Florida Panthers Pre-Game Video

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

Florida general manager Dale Tallon apologized to Buffalo owner Terry Pagula and general manager Tim Murray for the team's pregame video on Saturday night.

The video interspersed scenes from Buffalo's recent major snowstorm with those of the Panthers' mascot fishing and doing other activities outside in the South Florida sun.

Pagula, who lives in Palm Beach County and recently purchased the Bills, was incensed as he spoke with Tallon about the video.

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Oilers And Sabres Skate And Skate

via Chris Wescott of the Oilers' website,

The Oilers worked on their conditioning today at practice, skating sets of lines.

“It’s on the calendar,” Head Coach Dallas Eakins explained. “When we sit down at the start of the year, I sit down with our strength staff and our exercise physiologist and we break the season down into places where we’re going to do some hard work. Then there are parts of the season where we pull right off. We haven’t had a stretch so far where we’ve been able to get some extra work in. The conditioning day was on the calendar, and it ended up being a little tougher because of our numbers out there. Usually you have eight D or an extra forward or a couple of extra forwards out there. With the bare minimum of four lines and six D, it taxes them fairly quickly.”

In addition to their conditioning, the Oilers ran battle drills all practice.

“Our practice showed today that we’re upping our compete level, upping our intensity and upping our work ethic,” Jordan Eberle said. “Like we’ve spoken about before, it’s not on the coach, not on the GM, it’s on us in here and we know that. We’ve addressed that in the locker room, guy to guy and we’ll be better.”

from Chris Ryndak of the Sabres' website,

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After The 2-1 Loss By The Montreal Canadiens To The Buffalo Sabres

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out,

Now the negatives:

• The call was tough, and Brian Gionta sold it. But what was Alexei Emelin thinking in going for a kill-shot late in a 1-1 game? I know it’s instinctive, particularly for a physical defenceman like Emelin. But he has to be more aware of the game situation.

• Alex Galchenyuk has to learn that he’s not a contestant on Dangling with the Stars. Or a finalist in the Alex Kovalev Playalike Contest. Enough with the fancy moves and puck-hogging. Shoot or find an open teammate. He’s totally our of synch with Brendan Gallagher. I’d like to see Galchenyuk on a line with Sekac.

• I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but P.K. is not P.K. Too many distractions? Pressure of the big contract? The $9-million man should be more dominant than what we’ve seen through the first quarter of the schedule.

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If you missed the Emelin hit, watch it below...

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Video- Tyler Ennis Goal, “Roll The Highlight Film”

Sweet backhand from Ennis...

 

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Video- The San Jose Sharks Were This Close To Getting Back Into The Game

This overturned goal would have cut the San Jose deficit to 3-2, instead the score remained 3-1 and Buffalo scored an empty net goal to make the final score 4-1.

 

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Sharks coach Todd McLellan said the first period was probably his team's best, but "we come out in the second and third period and play dumb hockey. Just flat-out dumb. Pinching, giving up two on ones, three on twos. We had only given up 10 shots after two periods and we're down (3-1). Just dumb hockey.

"You don't win at any level playing like that. You don't beat any type of team playing like that."

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Afternoon Line- Chris Osgood On Dominik Hasek

“He had the instincts of a Wayne Gretzky as a goalie. Really, he was one of the few goalies who ever played the game who could intimidate the other team before the puck dropped. They didn’t know how to score on him because you never knew what he was going to do.”

-Chris Osgood on Dominik Hasek.  Much more on Hasek from Nicholos J. Cotsonika of Yahoo.

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Video- Best Buffalo Sabres Goal Call This Season

Why? Rick Jeanneret returned for the first period of the game last night after battling throat cancer.

 

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