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from Justin Bourne of The Score,
When everyone says your team is going to suck and you’re hoping to prove them wrong, getting outshot 131-57 and outscored 14-4 en route to a 0-3-0 start is kind of the opposite of what you need. Just sayin’.
The Buffalo Sabres were never going to be a playoff team this season, but there were certainly people who thought they’d be better than last year when they tallied 52 points, the lowest total in the NHL since 2000-01. I’m sure some of those people are in their dressing room.
In fairness, they still very well might. But something happens when you realize you’re on a trainwreck of a team that kills your chances of even looking respectable. Players understandably change their focus from “team” to “player.” That’s less than ideal three games into the season.
When you’re on a squad that’s not going to out-talent anyone, your best chance to hang is to play tight hockey as a unit. If you can at least rely on one another to be positionally sound - something that doesn’t take talent, just a functional thinking machine - you can minimize the damage against.
Well he is about to tell you...
Patrick Maroon needed assistance going off the ice after taking a hit to his left knee from Josh Gorges.
The Ducks say lower-body, will not return.
IMO, Gorges went too low with the hit.
NEW YORK (Oct. 13, 2014) – The Buffalo Sabres® will host the 2016 NHL Draft™ at First Niagara Center, the Buffalo Sabres and National Hockey League announced today. The Draft will be held over two days – Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, 2016. NHL® club executives, scouts and coaches will be present on the NHL Draft floor while more than 15,000 fans and hundreds of print, television and radio media are expected to attend.
After taking a stick to the groin area, Tyler Myers with a shot to the head of Andrew Shaw.
Below, Erik Johnson with an elbow to the head of Erik Haula...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 7, 2014) --- Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan today announced he has named forward Brian Gionta team captain. Nolan also announced that he has selected defenseman Josh Gorges and forward Matt Moulson as the team’s alternate captains.
Gionta, who spent the last four seasons as captain of the Montreal Canadiens, becomes the 19th full-season captain in franchise history and will be the 27th player to wear the captain’s “C” for at least a one-month period.
from Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News,
“It’s been a long grind, that’s for sure,” Jeanneret added. “And I am still grinding.”
The last of his 33 radiation treatments was Sept. 9.
“You don’t feel the radiation,” he said. “It’s the results of the radiation that you feel. They target the specific area where the cancer is.”
He said the doctors must wait eight weeks after radiation ends before seeing whether the treatments succeeded. He previously had been told that he has a 75 percent chance of recovery.
Jeanneret remains optimistic that he will return to call games this season, but there is no timetable as the team prepares to start the regular National Hockey League season on Thursday without him at the microphone.
“I still have throat issues, it is very sore,” he said. “A lot of people have said my voice sounds stronger than they expected it to. It doesn’t sound so strong from my mind though.”
He estimates his voice is at only about 50 percent, which seemed accurate from the telephone conversation.
01:55 MTL Jarred Tinordi served by Jiri Sekac Elbowing (maj) - 5 min against Nate Schmidt
01:55 MTL Jarred Tinordi Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Chris Brown
01:55 WSH Chris Brown served by Nathan Walker Instigator - 2 min against Jarred Tinordi
01:55 WSH Chris Brown Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Jarred Tinordi
01:55 MTL Jarred Tinordi Game misconduct - 10 min
01:55 WSH Chris Brown Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min
“We do everything in our power to stop an offensive guy from scoring goals,. We do things to break a system, yet when we have fighters on another team we want to fight him? I don’t know why. …
“There’s a purpose for aggressive play, but there has to be a purpose (for fighting) — without it there’s no reason to do it.”
-Ted Nolan, head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. More from Nolan and a few other coaches by Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.
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