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Riem or Be Reamed?

(Edit: I was just talking to — watch for the falling name — Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News who was out covering the Sabres today and I remarked how we have no idea who Darcy Regier is anymore. Was any of what happened before now his fault? Never has a vitriol bullseye received such… Continue Reading

Darcy Regier: Money Drunk or Changing Currency?

(WECK 1230) — I haven’t been the biggest supporter of Darcy Regier since 2006-07, but the pre-July 1 personnel moves he made to improve the Buffalo Sabres have been more than enough to get me to give him a second chance (as if he’s massively desirous of such an opportunity!). Then, I read that Ville… Continue Reading

Is It Possible To Reach The Top Without Bottoming? Pt II

I’m really sorry to sour the effect Pegula’s millions can have in the immediate future, but the “Wait til July 1st” folks have me feeling obligated to issue this warning about the perceived EXTREME STAR MAKEOVER of the Sabres in short order. Part I was the warning. Part II is this post… some options to get… Continue Reading

Is It Possible To Reach The Top Without Bottoming? Pt I

I’m really sorry to sour the effect Pegula’s millions can have in the immediate future, but the “Wait til July 1st” folks have me feeling obligated to issue this warning about the perceived EXTREME STAR MAKEOVER of the Sabres in short order. This is Part I. Part II will arrive Thursday. Follow me on Twitter… Continue Reading

Bye, Golly! Regier’s first post-Tom deadline starts well

(WECK 1230) — I’ve been far from a fan of Darcy Regier as Sabres general manager in the past few seasons, but rest assured that his acquisition of Blues forward Brad Boyes is solid first step for the embattled GM. In giving up a second-round pick, Regier isn’t making a massive risk in acquiring Boyes,… Continue Reading

Pegula Matata: Holding Hope After Expecting A Letdown

Pegula Matata: Holding Hope After Expecting A Letdown

For more photos and the entire audio from Tuesday’s presser, visit Brad Riter’s post here. (WECK 1230) — Oh man, was I ready to be cynical. This was too perfect. A reported Sabres fan was buying the team I cover, the team I grew up hoping I’d be good enough that they’d throw “Mendola No…. Continue Reading

Watching Regier watch the market set itself is infuriating

(WECK 1230) — Another first-round pick was moved today to ensure a team makes the playoffs. This one was moved inside the trading team’s division. Predictable names have had their long-rumoured asking price met and moved. Names not many knew were available also moved to new locales. Darcy Regier has moved from his office chair… Continue Reading

Time for Darcy Regier to Show Some… Guts

(WECK 1230) — A couple days back The Buffalo News ran an article with a lot of quotes from Darcy Regier. It made the general manager seem to be his old patient self, content with his players… which he very well may be. Then comes today’s piece by ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun which takes my particular… Continue Reading

Roy’s injury is a death knell… though it shouldn’t be

(WECK 1230) — Derek Roy will miss 4-6 months as a result of a torn quadriceps muscle, an injury that can plague a comeback even longer than that period of time. With Roy hitting his career stride in both effort, two-way play and point production, this is a terrible knock for a hockey team. It… Continue Reading

Connolly: Making little difference for $4.5 a year

(WECK 1230) — There’s a liner on my radio show that jokes I’ll “do the dirty work in the corners so Tim Connolly won’t have to.” It’s indicative of the relative disdain I’ve had for Connolly during his time in Buffalo. But is he that much of a difference maker, as Darcy Regier has argued?… Continue Reading