Another troublesome second period was the difference in the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday night at Verizon Center.
It took Alex Ovechkin just nineteen seconds to get the Capitals on the scoreboard. The forward was able to wire a shot past Ryan Miller off of a clean face-off win for Washington. Buffalo would have one power play chance in the opening twenty minutes, but was not able to convert. The Caps held a 6-5 edge in shots in the period. Mark Pysyk logged 4:50 of ice time in his first NHL period of play. The rookie was called up due to an injury to Andrej Sekera.
Cody Hodgson answered for the Sabres just tweleve seconds into the middle stanza. The centerman's shot beat Brayden Holtby through the pads to tie the game at 1-1. However, with Tyler Myers in the penalty box the Capitals were able to re-take the lead. Troy Brouwer gave the home team a 2-1 lead with his tenth goal of the season. A pair of goals less than a minute apart upped the Caps' lead to 4-1 in the period. First, Jason Chimera scoerd his first goal of the season, and then forty-three seconds later Marcus Johansson gave Washington a three-goal lead.
Brian Flynn's third goal in a Buffalo uniform brought the blue and gold back within two goals. The goal made the score 4-2 in favor of Washington.
There was a lenghty delay before the start of the third period due to an issue with the lighting inside of the Verizon Center. The building lights did not immediately come back on fully after the intermission break, and it delayed the start of the final stanza by about five minutes.
Hodgson's second goal of the night came on a power play chance to bring the Sabres within a goal in the third. Tyler Ennis and Jason Pominville assisted on the goal that made the score 4-3 Washington. Pysyk was caught in the middle of a Mathieu Perreault odd-man chance for the Capitals that ended up in the Buffalo net. Perreault danced through the middle of the ice, beating the rookie on the play and upping the lead to 5-3.
BUF: Steve Ott (2 min, roughing). Ville Leino (2 min, tripping). Steve Ott (2 min, unsportsmanlike conduct). WSH: Jason Chimera (2 min, slashing). Steve Oleksy (2 min, roughing).
Shots On Goal
BUF - 8 (30), WSH - 10 (25)
All photos courtesy of AP
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Why is that Joke Miller in goal again?
Not even one minute in and a softee by Ovechkin. Get rid of Miller already and FIRE REGEIR!!!
Let's Go Caps
Lay a seven spot on this pathetic goaltender Miller and run him outta Dodge. That Ovechkin goal was elite softie.
Once again faceoffs don't matter, Jeremy.
Stanley cup, her we come! We should have had an august parade again this year! LOL!
This guy doesn't wanna even be on the ice. That was such a lazy penalty. What a bum
This is Just So Sad !
This team is just a complete joke !Darcy you own this team, you own this mess, T.P. what are you going to do now? What a friggin mess!!!!!
so much for all the lindy ruff haters- Lindy is a Great Coach the Team Sucks!!!!!
Pegula, you fired the wrong guy!!!! Fired Regier and get Ruff back immediately and let him scream and yell whenever he wants
these guys are lazy stiffs who dont learn a thing from game to game... how many times have goals been scored agains them in the opening minutes this season. GET RID OF MYERS he might have been good but the more mature version of him sucks, he lost his skill and is a gutless giant stiff who is rolling around in his cash while we sucker fans pay to watch this piece of human feces on skates move around like lurch from the adams family. I am so disappointed in this team right now i feel sick. Reger is another overpaid pylon on skates and stafford this guy belongs in the ahl, Miller is fragile as china, and beyond vanek, hodgson, ennis and even leno and pommenville, the offensive talent on this team is a joke. So much for ott- besides yapping what does he really do?? John Scott cant score but at least he gives the team some backbone like patrick kaleta. Nathan Gerbe, being a short guy I root for him but he is by no means a fluery or martin st louis. but i
Mr. Softee Ryan Miller
Just Give Up. Panty Wastes
UNBELIEVABLE - Wilting on the Road...Coming Up Short Again
I have been a loyal sabres fan since 1971...watching the caps game, its really nice to see so many sabres players giving up on plays while Kaleta, who pours his heart and soul into this team rides the pine. Shame In a span of 5 minutes I see Hecht giving up in the corner and him and Pominville caught napping on plays in front of Miller resulting in goals. on Darcy and Rolston. They stop skating too often...is this a conditioning issue or a will and determination issue? I think it is the latter and is a reflection on Mr. Regier's talent evaluation skills. Dear Mr. Black and Pegula, I certainly hope that you read Mr. Gleason's article in the sunday Buffalo News as me and many others agree it is spot on. How many more undersize players is this team going to accumulate? After losing Roy we get Porter and Flynn. Honest effort guys but too often outsized and outreached for the puck. Gerbe and Flynn deserve to be in the line up in front of Kaleta??? Or how about vanishing Vanek now that the going is getting tough? This team is awful at puck retrieval and holding possession in the off. zone.. I can count seven players that are terrible at puck retrieval in the ozone: gerbe, ennis, hecht, pominville, vanek (yes he is terrible on the boards), flynn, porter. Defensemen tha tcan't win battles in the corners (Leopod, Regier, Weber, and Myers until recently). And lets not forget the nhl draft a few years ago, where Regier in an interview at the draft indicated they had an opportunity to trade up to draft P. Kane, but felt the price was too high (a #1 draft pick and a "top" line player believed to be Afinoganov) and Kane might not be able to handle the pressure of performing in front of his hometown...UNBELIEVABLE, that is the title of my post. What world is Mr. Regier on? The list grows longer each year. Until there is a change in the GM you will hear the boos and catcalls at the arena continue to grow: "Darcy must go" and "42 years" (without the cup).
PUHHHH LEAZE!!!! Get rid of KEVIN PORTER and his 11 games one point 15 minutes a gameness off this team!
bring lindy ruff back
lindy ruff is happy he was not the problem.reporters in buffalo was saying the problem was lindy.rolston as the same problem the defense.people in first niagara should star chanting we want lindy back we want lindy back.it's sad for lindy he could had beat the nhl record.
can you believe this game? This whole team is not worth trading -I really think the players are just going thru the motions and collecting their BIG paychecks- they can't go any lower? any move will be a promotion for them
Erhoff the awesome
Once again Erhoff the awesome has another game with penalties, multiple shots that miss the net and unfortunately Pysyk got stuck out there with him at the end and ruined what would have been an excellent first game for him. It is amazing to me that thisteam is even able to stay close in most of these game. Please get Pominville off the point on the Power Play?
Nothing Ever Changes
Lost Again, nothing ever changes.This teams pathetic.They can't hold on to leads or they spot the opponent a lead then try to play catch up. It's the same thing game in game out.They are so predictable this team is not worth following.
When will fans talk about Miller.
With young team our "world class" goaltender should be able to provide some saves to help struggling team win games. Where was Miller today? 5 Goals in and the last one when team needed it the most?
he should had fire darcy.im scare of the trade darcy could do.he trade a young player for a 5 round pick that's ridiculous. imagine if he trade miller vanek pominville.we loose a very good coach in lindy ruff give lindy good players with heart is gonna win look when we have drury briere tallinder lydman mckee peca.this team is not good
this team. it is a disgrace. miller is minor league material. pominville and vanek are skirt material. stop giving this team your money. if you do you are supporting this nonsense. i want to see thousands of empty seats at the next home game. those who do show up should booo nonstop from start to finish.
im tire of listening too the players after games saying the same thing night after night we need to play better.im hoping darcy not commit more trade before the end of the season that scared me.
bring back lindy
start chanting we want lindy back we want lindy back a they arena next game.before lidy go win elsewhere and make us cry
it's not ryan miller fault.the guy give is heat for the team facing 35 shots a game he make save after save.is defense look loss out there is more now then when lindy was here.if i was miller i ask for a trade because im tire too lose.
Loose Leopold and get McNabb up here to play with Pysyk. They are the future and I would like to give them some more experience to prepare them for next season. This season is over. Regier needs to go to work. Start selling. If he doesn't makethe proper changes, his job should be on the line. Dudley is sounding better and better. If this team doesn't show some more improvement, I don't think Rolsten will be up here next season.
Small Market Commentary
Typical of a small market, fans and certain members of the media are happy just to have a team. Someone needs to give Paul Hamilton a napkin. Has chocolate fudge all over his nose. SHILL !!!!
Maybe Softie should defend his players instead of calling them out in public. This is the reason why no one defends him when he gets run. He is the one that needs to grow up. Nice save percentage.
Worst team in the NHL and maybe in Sabres history
Bar none, without a shadow of a doubt, don't even try to argue otherwise. I think that watching this team literally takes years off of a fan's life.
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING GOALIE EMBARRASSES!!! MR SOFTEE MUST GO!!!!
WOW!! MR SOFTEE absolutely has to be REMOVED from this franchise. These ELITE MELTDOWNS have gone on far enough! It is now obvious this guy's a cancer and playing like it. He's mentally not motivated or competent to be the future at WALMART any longer. Trade this quitter NOW for whatever they can get... EXTENDIUM REGEIRIUM ELITENESS MY AZZZ fffOrRRREEEE VR4!!!
ROLSTON-DARCY-CLONE REFUSE TO PLAY THEIR BEST GOALIE!!! Spring is nearer...
Seems like Walmart is now governed by the insane! How else would you describe them not using a very HOT ENROTH over that WASHED UP bag of CHEETOS MR SOFTEE!!! It's obvious DARCY's whole team of GIRL SCOUTS now have ZERO confidence in MR SOFTEE!! That's pretty evident in their collective lack of effort playing in front of her. It should be OBVIOUS to all that THE "ELITE" ONE is a CANCER spreading like BACTERIA on this team and must be sent packing immediately! Oh how WALMART needs a GM... Ready... EXTENDIUM REGEIRIUM FOREM AND FOREVR 4WALMARTIUS!
The Fan's Plan
If anyone needed further proof its time to clean house this weekend should have taken care of that. Picking up at least3 of 4 desperately needed points not only proved out of reach for the boys, it became impossible with a pair of half hearted efforts in losses to both Ottawa (OT...but still a loss) and Washington. Major changes are needed all around to infuse some jump and badly needed talent to this lifeless roster. Let's start in net where it looks like Miller is too distarcted, depressed, disappointed...pick your adjective....to be the stopper we once knew, or need, here. He could bring some value and should be moved if possible at the deadline when his value is likely highest. On D, trading Regher and Leopold shouldn't just be considered, it should be mandated by Ted Black and if Darcy can't pull the trigger it should be pulled on him immediately. They aren't the future here so time to let them go, call up the kids and let both Pysk and McNabb finish the season on the varsity. If a serious offer comes for Sekera that's a bonus. He's just too brittle to be counted on for a full season. Start next year with Myers (who hopefully can be rebuilt), Erhoff, Weber, Pysk, McNabb and whomever you pick up via trade or FA. Up front say sayonara to Hecht via trade, waivers or simply not renewing his deal. Gerbe should be made available, via trade or waivers and be glad simply to shed the $1.8 mil he counts against the cap next year. Better players can be found for half the price. Nice guy but too small with not enough talent to overcome the handicap. Say adios to Kaleta who simply has too little to offer except the agitation factor and is another injury prone player as well. Fans wanting him to stay will say he gets hurt because he plays hard but so does Steve Ott and he is able to stay in the lineup for the teams he plays for. Kaleta historically is good for 50 games a year, max, and five goals. Corey Tropp can give you more, for less $ and trips to the principal's office. Stafford, of course, is on the hit list as his time here is done, period. No more excuses for this poster boy for everything that has gone downhill with this franchise. Love having his 4 million to do something, anything, else with. If some team can resussitate his career, ah salute. Next is Pommenville. Too soft to be a captain his lack of anger, emotion, passion...whatever it is that never comes across when this guy is interviewed is another example of the faint pulse of this team. His departure will be the biggest wake up call to the rest of the bananas staying behind that being ok with a half hearted effort each night doesn't cut it any more. Plus, you get back over $5 million off the payroll. Buy out Leino and his $4.5 million bid adieu to John Scott and the clean out is complete. So up front you keep for next year; Vanek, Hodgson, Ennis, Foligno, Ott, Grigorenko, Tropp, Flynn. That's eight so you need five or six more, some of whom may come via trade imports from what you sent out, FA or the likes of Porter, Armia, Girgensons, etc. You have taken approximately $27.5 million off a current payroll of roughly $70 million. With the cap going down to $64.5 next year you have about $21 million to spend, and 13 rostered players, so you need to add ten bodies. 2 goalies (assuming you want to upgrade over Enroth), 2 defenseman, 6 forwards. The budget could look like this; Goalies (2)- starter $3.5M, backup $750K, Defense (2)- $5m for both, Forwards (6)- 2 @ a total of $1.2m (4th liners), 2 @ a total of $4.0m (3rd liners), 1 @ $3.5m (2nd line), 1 @ $5m (1st line). Add it up and its a shade under $18m so you have a little cushion, more if you spend a bit more frugally which you will if you decide to get younger than what I have sketched here. Point is, its doable, it allows you to go out and get talent and, most importantly, gives the team the required makeover so desperately needed by the organization and begged for by the fans. I mean, do you even want to root for this bunch any longer? Oh, I saved the best for last. Darcy gets whacked ten seconds after the final horn on April 25th and a new boss is brought in to orchestrate the makeover, hire the coach and make the 4th pick in the 2013 NHL draft. Least that Pegula can do for making us watch the same car accident over and over again this year.
HEY DARCY, HOLY HECHT!! A FACEOFF EXPERT IS AVAILABE NOW!!!
Attention DARCY and loyal Wallmart Shoppers!!! There is a venerable "faceoff" expert now availavble to sign now!!! And MOST IMPORTANTLY for WALMART, HE COMES CHEEEAP!! He's tough and proven and, MOST IMPORTANTLY as "inshape" as any of the girls curently on the WALMART roster! IMAGINE THAT...: a tough center that ACTUALLY WINS FACEOFFS ON DARCY'S ROSTER!!!!
Well who is he!?? Aw what the HECHT....REMEMBER BOB CORKUM!!!! ??? LOL!! WALMART = "LAFF" in!!! BEAUTIFUL LOoSERRRsss!!
WGR improvement ideas: WE WANT A NASCAR COMMENT BLOG!!!
Get rid of the Wallmart post game comment blogs NOW!! START A NASCAR COMMENT BLOG!!! Then FIRE PAUL HAMILTON!!! I'm having SO MUCH fun... FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFORRRRRRRRRRRR EVER 4!!! EXTENDIUM REGERIUM SOLE PURPOSE FOR EXISTENCE!!!
THE "ELITE" BEAT downs GO ON... THANK YOU DARCY!!!
...At "THE BIGGEST NICKLE AND DIME JOKE OF A FRANCHISE IN PRO SPORTS" THANK YOU DARCY!! EXTEND EXTEND AND AGAIN for "ELITENESS" will show you the way!!! Look who's "LAFFing" NOW, LOosers!!! Where's my GOLFCLUBS!!!
Out . . .
Is the object of all this to kill interest in NHL hockey in Buffalo. This is by far the most depressing Sabres team ever.
Rolston is a joke. Darcy is the man who fired his friend, even though he probably knew privately that he was the man
most responsible for this mess. Blow up the team, and start
all over again, maybe even with Lindy, and no other remaining person in the organization. Sabres make "a run"?
Sorry, I've run out of patience, along with many other people. In spite of my Buffalo roots, the Blackhawks are now my team.
Why I Hate Darcy Regier
- For allowing this once great franchise to now become the laughing stock of the league
- For assembling this gutless,heartless, talentless group of losers
- For making me embarrassed to wear anything with a Sabres' logo
Sabres achieve "hapless hopelessness"
Can it get any grimmer. There is interest nor enthusiasm anywhere left in me to watch this team. Play-offs are an absurd expectation.
No action by Regier - I mean what does this man do? How does he keep his job?
Terry Pegula.. as far as "hockey Heaven".. please, it made a great teary speech.. well your customers are weeping now. What kind of team is this.
It's like a perverted version of Ice Capades from Hell... "The Bills On Ice!!!!"
Why I Hate Terry Pegula
- For allowing Regier to continue to run this hockey team into the ground.
If he ran his business lioke this hockey team, he'd be broke!
Why I Hate Ted Black
- For being an annoying talkiong head who wants Sabre fans to continue drinking the Kool Aid and to believe that A)there is a plan and B) everything is going according to the plan!
It's time to take another drink. Bottoms up!
This team is now the laughing stock of the league. The worst part of all this is that you just extended the contract of the man who built this mess. Please don't let this man have anymore say in player decisions. It is bad enough and you have to realize that. Hard to believe that this team is worse than when you bought it and getting worse.
All positions available. Just to name a few, General Manager, goalie, a few forwards, a few defensemen. Players will be payed well for just doing the basics. How has this team become so pathetic? Miller makes a few great saves and lets in so many soft goals...Vanek skates in circles and hits no one, Pommenville, hit him once in the first period and he disappears, Stafford cannot shoot any more and why in the world is Hecht playing? Rock bottom does not feel good.
Enough with the rehire Ruff garbage.
Did you miss the first part of this season and ANY of the last several? Do you really want to go back to "rally 'round Hasek and hope he stops everything' when Hasek isn't on your team anymore? Are you really (really?) that dense to believe that Ruff was forced to play Nathan Gerble...sorry Gerbe, Stafford, Suckera, Sulzer, Ellis, ANDREW PETERS, Derek Roy, Paul Gaustad, Jochen Hecht, Tim Kennedy all the time by Darcy Regier? This "great" coach put those players on the ice ON HIS OWN! Nobody forced him to accept an inferior product, he did it willingly and should have been fired years ago. The only problem is that we are still stuck with a bad GM in Regier and players like Gerble. That will change.
high draft pick on its way
Who do we hire as general manager to make it?
Linde took the hit for a franchise that over the last 10 years has not provided him with the talent to be competative. A few players carried the load, and free agents were grossly over paid. Many of the current players were overpaid, Myers stands out as one, Stafford another. I do not know what you can do other than take the hit and start over. Terry is just going to have to start running this club like a business and forget the sentiment. If he doesn't there will be no one in attendance. The fans know what the deal is, question is whether Terry and Ted do.
PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO SHAKE THINGS UP, THIS IS SICKENING!!!!! I LOVE THIS TEAM BUT I CAN NOT WATCH THEM ANYMORE!!!
Interesting that Pysyk played and Kaleta didn't.
I don't care if SUCKera is hurt, his presense or absense makes no difference in the Sabres' line-up. But I'm certain it's a pure coincidence that Pysyk was called up, literally, ONE day after the guy the Sabres wanted to draft- Jarred Tinordi-played his first game with the Canadiens. Of course the geniuses at WGR will try to act like Regier is being pro-active when, in fact, he's merely saving the embarassment of watching the player he wanted play for another team. Oh, and when INTERIM coach Rolston asked, 'who should I take out?' hmmmmm, I wonder Ron: Gerble, Stifford, EEnis, Erhoff, Leopold, Hecht, HECHT, HECHT ALREADY!, Pommers, ANYONE who claims to be a defenseman for this pathetic roster, did I mention GERBLE? Seriously, he doesn't know? That's like when Ruff meekly said, "I understand" when asked if he realize people hated this team. Rocket scientists.
Any trades yet???
Has Miller been moved out west yet? Is Water bug and the Weeble still here? Has What the Hecht been waived yet? Anything??? FIRE REGEIR!!!
Another Softee Meltdown...STILL
Enough is enough. Get Miller out of here. He just gets worse with every game played. Both games over the weekend his goaltending sucked and got beat by two goalies I never heard of. Enroth beat the Rangers the other day and should have kept playing till he lost. Just another coach that can't handle goalies. What a joke!!! Millers post game was annoying yesterday. He needs to be moved plain and simple. This team just can't keep up with bad goals given up by poor goaltending Miller has provided at the wrong times. Two bad ones vs. the Sens and three bad ones to the Caps. What was Paul Hamilton watching this weekend? He is pathetic covering this team. I can't listen to him anymore. Just awful...AWFULLLLLLL! Can't wait to hear a couple of segments of Hockey Hotline to listen to Kevin shill this joke.
Theres nobody to "like" on this team
Seriously, is this team even remotely fun to watch? With the exception of a brand new guy, Steve Ott, who goes full speed every shift and hits people, NAME ONE GUY ON THIS TEAM THE FANS CAN EVEN LIKE AS A PLAYER!!!!!!!! What a bunch of stiffs. Gutless, heartless and EVEN THE NBC GUYS QUESTIONED IF THEY ARE MAILING IT IN. Nice. A National TV AUDIENCE MR PAGULA!!!!!!! And they are questioning whether YOUR TEAM is QUITTING on NATIONAL TV. Nuff Said. PLAY THE KIDS AND BLOW THIS GROUP OF UNDERACHIEVERS UP. Bring up McNabb, start Enroth in net - really Miller plays back to backs and gives up 9 GOALS!!!!! And by the way my sources tell me OTT was ripping into his pathetic teammates after a recent loss. Good. Wheres our Captain, why isnt HE doing that? WHY DID THIS TEAM VOTE A NEW GUY CAPTAIN WHEN RIVET WAS ACQUIRED??? SAME CORE GROUP WAS HERE THEN!! BECAUSE NOBODY IN THIS CORE HAS ANY LEADERSHIP they are a bunch of sheep. Between Captain rink curl, Vanek and Drewcilla Stifford WHO is gonna get in ANYONES face outta that group. NOBODY.
HMMMM WHERES WGR
Did Pagula shut down the radio station so he wont have to listen to EVERYONE BASH this failed experiemnt of Marcy Regiers???? Lindy you didnt deserve this group of panty wastes. ENJOY your brief retirement.
The 3 Jockstraps of this game
1.) Miller 2.) Coach Rolston 3.) Hecht
Sabres have turned me into a Bills state of mind
For the last several years the Bills got me to the point where I simply dont care what happens. Dumped my season tickets. I used to get angry, sad, etc..full range of emotions. Now I usually dont or wont even watch an entire game anymore, because I dont care if they win, lose, whatever. The Sabres have now got me watching other things on TV and, much like the Bills, I WILL NOT spend my hard earned money to buy a ticket and go to a game. NO WAY. So thanks Darcy and company for saving me some cash but at the same time RUINING one of the former joys in life. And I know there are thousands more like me.
What don't you see Mr.Pagula? A Incompetent general manager, followed closely by a clown or clone take your pick of the last insufferable coach who couldn't coach an offensive system or make a young player better to save his life, followed by the worst pick of a captain, followed by a $7 million dollar pansy that can only score just not when it gets tough and has never been asked to lead cause we didn't want to damage his precious pysch, followed by ,the greatest goalie in his own mind, a backstabbing SOB who throws a teammate under the bus after a mind boggling suspension for a hit in which the guy returned for the next shift!Followed by a bunch of old guys who are too slow ,followed by a bunch of small guys who aren't tough enough. Thank god for John Scott win or lose at least he knows what his job is to punch the day lights out of som eone. All this Mr. Moneybags could have been avoided if you would have cleaned house when you came in. Certainly there was alot of tradition to admire and praise but when it comes to winning the cup there is none. An entirely new group was needed to look at this organization throughout. Some how it stopped short at GM, coach, and players. Your in last place, your heart and soul is PO and your top draft choice is PO,and your top addition last year must be PO cause he took three useless penalties in the closing minutes of one goal game last night. Please don't tell these fans that this GM is going to take us through trade deadline and draft! These last couple of weeks aren't going to be pretty but your getting everything you asked for by not doing the right thing in the first place!
Why are the changes so slow to happen?
Why does it take several years to fire a stalemate coach? How many flounders does Darcy need to make before he's shown the door? Why does Captain Pominville wear a miniskirt? I like Terry Pegula - he's just surrounded himself with some really bad people. Man up Terry and flush this toilet - its full of poopie. Take some of your cash and start at the top. Make an offer that a good GM can't refuse! Last I checked, no salary caps at that level. I bet a good GM is cheaper than a Harbor Center.
# 12 or # 42???
What the HECHT!!? Went to the FNC WALMART store to buy a Porter or GER-BAY jersey and they were out!! My goodness! Settled for a "55" instead because she was SO GOOD... in "THE GERMAN LEAGUE"!!! WALMART - THE BIGGGEST JOKE IN HOCKEY!!! THANK YOU DARCY!!!
Can someone explain what Walmart has to do with anything? I can't see any relationship between the Sabres (Hockey team with overpaid underperformers) and Walmart (A department store that sells the same products for less than darn near everyone else). I'm missing the connection.
Darcy has spent 15 years talking about developing "organizational depth" and now that they are desperately bringing up all that AHL "depth" IT'S EMBARRASSINGLY BAD!!! ...WALMART - "THE BIGGEST NICKLE AND DIME JOKE FRANCHISE IN ALL OF SPORT" THANK YOU DARCY!! EXTEND, YESSS!!! EXTEND!!! FORE EM UP !!!! BRING UP JODY GAGE!!!
What will it take to Get Miller out of here and Fire Darcy?
I HATE THIS TEAM!!!
MR. PEGULA; TIE A BOW AROUND THIS PACKAGE OF CRAaP...
BING BACK LARRY QUINN AS "CONSULTANT"!!! That'll surely pick up fans' spirits!!! LOL!! LOOK WHO'S "LAFF ing" NOW!!! LoOSERSSS!!!! FFFFOREVR44444 XTNDRGRIUM!!
Best morning drive... ever!
How nice it was not to hear the morning show duo, assuming one of them wasn't on vacation again, trying to explain away the blue and gold disaster. 1270 had great coverage on the MLB season, 23 game streak of the Heat, AND March madness.... all inthe 26 minutes it takes me to get to work.
And no one wants to listen, especially the shill brigade on WGR
Hearing Millers post game after another loss. There was that hint that there is/are problems in the locker room. I said that last season and no one listened. The problems really inflated after the Lucic hit last season. There is a cancer in that room and that is Miller himself. I think the players wanted to push him out of here and Ruff was the victim of circumstance. The wrong guy got ousted. Many of the players won't play in front of Miller period. Miller said something at one time to start something in that room maybe for a long time now. These guys really may not be bad players. Something happened in there. Could there be a problem with his huge ego and the players laid it into Miller at one time or another in the past? There are guys here that don't get along with Miller and I am sticking to that. Kaleta should have been in that line up yesterday. I don't blame him one bit for being unhappy about it. Miller needs to grow up!
fans as enablers
All you whiners, yet come next game the areana will be full, jerseys sold, concessions sold, etc. We never improve in our sports teams because "Sabre fan" is "i better go and support or they will move" guy and all that does is allow the owner to collect his profit and have no motivation to make changes. If i had to pay thousands in season ticket prices and all the extras i'd have to take real long look at what i'm getting for my money and look elsewhere to be entertained. If you think this team is anywhere close to being competative your foolish. The vets are over-valued by managment and the young players are simply not blue chip talent. We need a new GM ASAP
The lack of effort defending Ovie on the first goal was pathetic. A typical soft play by Pommers. This guy is the captain, bench him and maybe it would reverberate through their locker room that more work and sacrifice is required to play (though I doubtit).
re:Why I Hate Darcy Regier
Just to clarify...what Regier destroyed was never a great franchise. When Regier was hired he oversaw what was a very good team assembled by John Muckler and Ted Nolan...but certainly not a great franchise and never was at any point in their 42 year history.
Now C'mon, Buffalo Sports Laughingstock of the World?
Nooooo. Used Toilet Paper, yes.
Loved The Sylvester Show Today!
Best one so far by a country mile. Keep it up, Kevy!
Special Teams Blues featuring:
Pominville please get off the the point. Too many flubbed passes and slow as molasses. Please don't interview him anymore
Erhoff: takes dumb penalties too often and when on the power play cannot hit the net with that great blast, can't take a pass or hold the line. Why ship Brennan out for doing the same thing for a lot less $$$ ?
Both PP lines: crash into each other, one guy chasing the puck vs 3 defenders, stick handle through the PK... it's just painful!
PK: stop the blind backhand passes
Hecht shouldn't be on the ice at all!
message to pegula
bring back lindy and apologize too him.bring a gm that lindy gonna work with.people should start saying out loud in first niagara center.we want lindy we want lindy we want lindy we want lindy.
bring back lindy.how many time we past the second round of the playoff before lindy coach the sabres.lindy as a great sheet with the team.maybe we have won the cup against the stars.injured steal us a cup with briere and drury against the canes.give him good players.lindy never cry when they let go is best players every year.is stay because he love the people of buffalo and the sabres.he could have go elsewhere so many times but is stay because buffalo is the place he want to win the stanley cup.
everybody in the league said ruff is a very good coach.its sad that is gone he give is heart for the city of buffalo when is daughter was sick.
the elevator music plays on...
Let's see what kind of goalie Enroth is? Sabres have nothing to lose- I always thought you played a hot goalie till he loses? he did win one in a row? right? Bring up more kids and see if they can embarass the older players- Sabre Junior Varsity?
You laughed at Toronto all those years, now its our turn to laugh :-)
Sabers Suck Road Apples!!!!
people that said the team was bad at the beginning of the year because of ruff this is false we were 4 points out of the playoff race now were 8 points back so that ridiculous
bring back lindy
lindy would have found a way to put us in the playoff race look at last year with the injuries and after the players came back.start saying we want lindy we want lindy at the arena next game
590 The Fan out of Toronto
was a refreshing change yesterday. Interesting interviews even! Marty McSorley was on, he says the signings of Lame-O and Error-hoff to huge contracts caused friction and divided the locker room. Funny how nobody HERE has ever spoken those words.
Re:HMMMMM WHERES WGR
Finally some respect for the realists...THE FANS!!! The hosts don't listen to them anyway.
WGR is pathetic!!! Loved the silence!!! Do more PLEEEEEEEAAAAASSSSE! With WGR off the air, you swore to God when the clock struck 10:00AM, you still heard the shilling trying to get though the static by Kevin Sylvester, the biggest shill the station has on.
590 The Fan out of TO!!
I have been telling you about this station for years, THE BEST HOCKEY KNOWLEDGE AROUND! Even WGR listens to them for tips! WALLMART = LAFF in!!! FFFFORRRRRRREEEE!!!
RE: THE Walmart Connection... LISTEN UP!
WALMARTS BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: "We will use gimmick marketing to sell the LEAST QUALITY PRODUCT to the largest growing section of the US population: THE UNEDUCATED" Sound familiar now? Too bad there won't be any LOoser "Parties in the Plaza" this Spring, EH? NOW Go shine your golf clubs, dumb loosers, SPRING WILL BE HERE SOON... EXTENDIUM SOLE PURPOSE FOR EXISTENCE REGERIUM ELITE 4VR4us!!!