The Sabres Observer
When Milan Lucic peeled away from Patrick Kaleta, passing up a golden opportunity for a vicious check on the Sabres agitator into the sidewall early in the first period of last night’s 3-2 Buffalo shootout win over the Bruins, you knew even strictly from a hockey sense that this game was different.
Unlike as prognosticated, TD Garden wasn’t a hornet’s nest or bear’s den. The Sabres weren’t destined, as hinted during pregame by Pierre McGuire, to play the role of the Washington Generals.
Boston didn’t need the win, but they needed the game.
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth didn't mince words when discussing how things for him have changed for the better since February.
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.
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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