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Mike Fisher Hit On Patrick Kaleta Last Night

Fisher received 5 for boarding and a game misconduct. Too much?

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Mike Robitaille’s Health Is Improving

from Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News, H

e advises men where to get treated for prostate issues, explains where to get dental implants and tells customers what cheese to buy. But those commercials were filmed some time before the Buffalo Sabres studio analyst was seriously injured Feb. 3.

On his way to a Sabres game, he had stopped at a light on Oak Street when a a car behind him rammed his BMW, which hit the car in front of him, Robitaille said. Almost instantly, he knew he was in trouble.

“I couldn’t move my arms; I couldn’t move my legs,” he said. “My nose was itchy, I couldn’t scratch my nose. I couldn’t get my cell phone. I couldn’t do anything. ... I knew it was spinal. My arms and legs — there was nothing there.”

Some feeling returned later that night, but so did pain and fears. Five weeks later, after Dr. Kevin Gibbons — the same neurosurgeon who treated Bills tight end Kevin Everett — attached his vertebrae to a metal rod, Robitaille walks slowly with a cane, wears a neck brace and is on painkillers.


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Ryan Miller - Superstar?

from Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal,

Ryan Miller was the most valuable player at the Olympic tournament, where he won a silver medal for Team USA. He’s one of the best hockey players America has ever produced. He’s making $6.25 million this year for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. His team is in first place. He’s dating an actress. And if you asked him, he’d probably be happier if we shut up right now.

“What can I say?” Mr. Miller said during an interview on a press tour Monday, where he said all the attention has been a bit surreal. “I’m from the Midwest, and everything was always about keeping a low profile.”


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Listen To Mike Babcock And Ryan Miller

NEW YORK (March 4, 2010) – Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings and Team Canada, and Ryan Miller goaltender for the Buffalo Sabres and Team USA, are today’s guests on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio at 6 p.m. ET.

Mike Babcock’s international coaching career has been golden. On Sunday, as head coach of Canada’s Men’s Olympic hockey team, Babcock completed hockey’s grand slam by adding yet another accomplishment to his already impressive resume. With Canada’s 3-2 overtime victory against Team USA in Vancouver, Babcock became the only coach in hockey history to guide teams to supremacy in four of the most prestigious tournaments in the game: the World Junior Championship, the World Championship, the Olympic Games and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Sabres Going In The Right Direction

from Bucky Gleason of hte Buffalo News,

The Sabres have one of the best goalies in the world in Ryan Miller, but they’re not among the elite teams in the league. They have a good team, but they’re a year or two and several players away from going deep into the playoffs and, maybe, possibly, if things fall into place, contending for a Stanley Cup.

This year, there’s a wide gap between the top five teams — Washington, New Jersey and Pittsburgh in the East and San Jose and Chicago in the West — and others such as Buffalo, Ottawa and Vancouver. The Capitals were busy for good reason Wednesday. They’re capable of winning the darned thing.

The Sabres’ chances are slim at best.

I’ve never been the lead attorney on Regier’s defense team, but I’m with him this time around. What they really need is their kids to grow up while they shop for a true No. 1 center, a defenseman who can quarterback the power play and another scorer on the wing. They weren’t getting all three and more this year.


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Clarke MacArthur To Atlanta

via an email alert,

Rogers Sportsnet announces that the Buffalo Sabres trade Clarke MacArthur to the Atlanta Thrashers for draft picks

TSN reports it is a 3rd and 4th round pick.

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Torres To Buffalo

via John Shannon tweet,

Torres to Buffalo…for a pick and a player!

added 2:24pm, via Elliotte Friedman tweet,

Paetsch and second-rounder to Columbus, I think

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Time To Give Ryan Miller Some Help

from Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News,

Ryan Miller has made his statement. Powerful and assertive, it resounds through the hockey world, two days after the close of the Olympics. Gold medal or not, Miller showed he is one of the world’s elite goaltenders, capable of leading a team on a seemingly unimaginable ride.

The next move belongs to Darcy Regier, the Sabres’ general manager. The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. Wednesday. It’s time for Regier to show his belief in his hockey team and let the world know he’s serious about making a run at the Stanley Cup this year.

How close are they, really? The Sabres are only two points out of second place in the East. But they blew a 13-point lead in the Northeast Division in a month. They had three regulation wins in 17 games before the break. Outside the goalie crease, there’s something missing in the competitive soul of this team.

But Miller’s Olympic performance raises the stakes.


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Get Well Mike Robitaille

from Henry L. Davis of the Buffalo News,

Buffalo Sabres studio analyst Mike Robitaille was listed Wednesday in serious but stable condition after surgery for a spinal cord injury he suffered last week.

Robitaille, 61, was injured Feb. 3 when the car he was driving was rear-ended.

The surgery decompressed Robitaille’s spinal cord and stabilized his spine, and he is recovering in the intensive- care unit of Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, hospital officials said. Robitaille suffered

neurological deficits involving his arms and legs but is able to walk and move about, Dr. Kevin J. Gibbons, who performed the surgery, said in a written statement.


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Should The Sabres Bench Their Captain?

from Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News,

Lindy Ruff said after today’s practice that he has no intention of benching Craig Rivet. Ruff sat Rivet for a large stretch of Tuesday night’s shootout loss to the Bruins at HSBC Arena. Rivet played just 4:03 after the first period against Boston. This hardly comes as a surprise. Ruff is understandably sensitive about sitting out his captain. He was benched as captain of the Sabres by Ted Sator.

But if Rivet didn’t have the “C” on his jersey, he probably would have watched a game from the press box by now.


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