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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

The Power of Hockey & NHL Predictions

I’m only doing the predictions so you read on, in case you were wondering… So Buffalo Sabres regular season hockey is back and I’m reasonably excited about the return of my all-time favorite game. Of course, I won’t be seeing that game because the actually-officiated games from 2005-06 were the equivalent of the world’s biggest… Continue Reading

Sabres in a Poem: Buffalo 5, Montreal 4 (SO)

It was years ago But thanks, Kevin Lowe Without your Vanek asshattery The Sabres would blow…. Continue Reading

Is Ruff Enough?

With the Sabres holding an abominable — sarcasm — 2-3 record through five games, I’m reading an awful lot about how Lindy Ruff needs to be removed from his post as head coach. After all, he ruins all European players (except Thomas Vanek and most of the other Euros he’s coached) and the 18-year-old kid… Continue Reading

The Greatest Goal in Sabres History

There are very few things that make me genuinely wistful, in particular for a time or moment before I had any semblance of wisdom (which admittedly is making quite a claim now, isn’t it?). Still, I was stirred tonight in a way that happens too seldom. Maybe it’s the absence of the National Hockey League… Continue Reading

The Late Nick Mendola, Seas3Ep13 “Hanging with WGR’s Dan Cave”

On the day after the Buffalo Bills huge loss to the Patriots, WGR’s Dan Cave stops by to talk Bills, chores, the NHL Lockout and who’s closer to a series: the Red Sox or the Cubs? AB Podcast Sixty-Three: Hanging Out With WGR’s Dan Cave Email: nick@fcbuffalo.org… Continue Reading

Why I’ll Pick The Devils and Why The Sabres Aren’t That Team

Why I’ll Pick The Devils and Why The Sabres Aren’t That Team

Game One of the Stanley Cup Final(s) is this evening and I was tantalized by someone proffering the question, “How far are the Sabres from the Devils, anyway?” Where to begin? From an overall perspective, I get it. Last year, the Devils spent the first half of their season urinating on themselves before almost scrubbing… Continue Reading

Dirk’s MS Paint Sabres Draw Something: Teen Movie Pictograms

Dirk’s MS Paint Sabres Draw Something: Teen Movie Pictograms

Pictogram is probably the wrong word. I digress. Guess the teen movie titles with the clues given by these Buffalo Sabres (from easiest to hardest, click on picture for larger version, answers given as they are guessed):… Continue Reading

Why Your “If We Only Had Danny Briere” Drives Me Nuts

Why Your “If We Only Had Danny Briere” Drives Me Nuts

Now’s not the best time for me to talk about Danny Briere, but to be fair it hasn’t been the right time for me in, oh, about four years. You see, I was with you for that first year of “woe-is-us” after Danny packed up his stuff and left, even though I was far more… Continue Reading

The Late Nick Mendola, Seas2Ep22

AB Podcast Twenty-Two: Are you suffering from Sabres exhaustion? Email: nick@fcbuffalo.org… Continue Reading