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From Howard Simon of WGR-550,
"It's disheartening when we get hemmed in our zone and they’re basically mocking us. When you get up past the blue line and you finally get it in their zone after a minute and a half shift where they didn’t even have a scoring opportunity. I guess you can say it was more of the mocking of my teammates that probably pissed a lot of guys off including myself. You're a fan of the Buffalo Sabres and hopefully you come to cheer us on and motivate us."
Another day, another report of Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek being on their way out of Buffalo.
What did Buffalo GM Darcy Regier have brewing before he made the decision to trade Jason Pominville to Minnesota for prospects and high draft picks?
We discuss the departure of Jason Pominville, a debate ensues as we don't all agree that the Sabres are in full rebuilding mode, and Zach tells us about his day in the media room covering all of the action.
RDS is reporting that the Sabres have traded captain Jason Pominville to Minnesota. Details to come.
Update 2:48 pm: Per Paul Hamilton of WGR-550, the Sabres receive goalie Matt Hackett and forward Johan Larsson.
A piece today from The Fourth Period featured the Flyers and what GM Paul Holmgren has been up to as the Wednesday trade deadline approaches.
Per Darren Dreger of TSN,
Patrick Caisse of French-Canadian media outlet TVA Sports is reporting a development involving Jason Pominville.
In celebration of the "holiday", here's a 3-minute April Fools' Day clip from a Sabres telecast in 1985. Sabres broadcaster and former player Mike Robitaille and legendary NHL referee Bruce Hood break out the latest technology, and Pete Weber (currently the play-by-play voice of the Nashville Predators) discusses the art of hooking with Greg (father of Ryan) Malone.
Darcy Regier met with the media in the press box just before Buffalo's shootout loss to the Capitals last night and was asked about his mindset going forward with Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller and Jason Pominville.
Listening to numerous Regier interviews over the years has made it pretty easy on occasion to foretell the future, and the implied message here was clear: It’s practically a foregone conclusion that at least one of those three players will become an ex-Sabre sometime between now and September.
About The Sabres Observer
Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003. He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene. Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.
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