Author Archives: Nick

Why I’d like the Islanders to give up this year’s pick

Why I’d like the Islanders to give up this year’s pick

Note: I can’t get to the bottom of the comment problems. The “allow comments” box is checked everywhere. Apologies. When the local hockey team is one of the worst in history, fans are forced to magnify future discussions. The big one for Buffalo Sabres fans ahead of tonight’s NHL Draft Lottery is whether they should… Continue Reading

Oh, and the Bills…

Quickly… The Bills made two big announcements on the same day as the NHL trade deadline, which was the pits for me. I say this in case you want to assume the following points are coming from a bitter place. 1) They re-signed Aaron Williams, which rules because I love watching someone celebrate every play… Continue Reading

Eleven things about the Sabres after the trade deadline

Eleven things about the Sabres after the trade deadline

A famous man once said a poignant and sophisticated thing. It didn’t have anything to do with the Buffalo Sabres and the trade deadline, so you’re stuck with me. General manager Tim Murray made a number of fine moves to move the club forward, and overall I’m excited with the prospect of his running the… Continue Reading

Closing down 2013

To the readers, Hours away from a remarkable and trying year coming to a close, I’ll hope you permit me the use of this space for equal parts explanation, forecasting and recollection. First off, I’m grateful for you. Sounds cliche and perhaps even sanctimonious, but what I mean is that your feedback and time giving… Continue Reading

Sometimes (Stevie) There Are No (Stevie) Extreme Answers (Stevie)

Sometimes (Stevie) There Are No (Stevie) Extreme Answers (Stevie)

Many times I’ll refuse to settle into defending a hypothesis until — gasp! — I’ve looked at the numbers, so when I was ready to karate chop the world on Sunday evening after Stevie Johnson and Scott Chandler went WD-40 on the ball and hopes for the Bills season… I reserved some time to look… Continue Reading

Clash At The Ralph Preview: UB hosts BG

So, here we are, UB fans, standing on the precipice of the second-biggest game in program history. Make your arguments for the International Bowl, Syracuse’s visit or the first of the Turner Gill era, but the only game touching what is essentially the MAC East Championship game is the 2008 MAC Championship match-up with Ball… Continue Reading

Let’s Go Bills Rap 2013, Wk10 vs Steelers

Let’s Go Bills Rap 2013, Wk10 vs Steelers

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Let’s Go Bills Rap, Wk9 vs. Chiefs

Let’s Go Bills Rap, Wk9 vs. Chiefs

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Putting Vanek In His Place (Amongst Sabres Greats)

Putting Vanek In His Place (Amongst Sabres Greats)

First off, my apologies on an extended absence in this space. The good folks at Buffalo.com and the Associated Press, amongst others, have taken care of me this early Buffalo sports season, which hasn’t prevented me from this space. As for time for this space, yes. Preventive. Quite so. So let me get you up… Continue Reading

Let’s Go Bills Rap, Wk8 vs. Saints

I spent most of my last winter in Louisiana and I enjoyed New Orleans weekends almost as much as the time living in Baton Rouge. That said, here’s the hate. By the way, I loooooooooooooooooooove hearing critics of the Bills rap style as they are efforting to take the golden mic from Rakim. Holy smokes…. Continue Reading