Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Depleted Amerks fall to Crunch (Rochester D&C)

Crunch rolls, can’t gain ground (Syracuse Post Standard)

Amerks Continue Slump (RNews.com)

Syracuse 5, Rochester 2 (AP)

Amerks’ slide continues in loss to Syracuse (Amerks.com)

Crunch Defeat Amerks 5-2 (SyracuseCrunch.com)

Horton drunk, records show

'Ontario's Centre of Forensic Sciences found Horton's blood-alcohol content was .17 percent (more than twice Canada's legal limit set in 1969), and in his system were traces of the barbiturate amobarbital, a drug that on its own is prescribed to help insomniacs sleep.'

Q&A with Drew Stafford

'HF: Have you had any contact with the Buffalo Sabres this year?

DS: I’ve seen them around a couple of times. They’ve come to a couple of games and I’ve talked with them. We’d talk about the things that I need to work on, other than that nothing too big.'

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Coach trashes Amerks after 5-1 defeat (Rochester D&C)

Amerks’ Taylor given Fred T. Hunt award (Rochester D&C)

B-Sens top Amerks (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)

Taylor Honored, Amerks Lose (RNews.com)

Binghamton 5, Rochester 1 (AP)

Amerks fall to Binghamton 5-1 (Amerks.com)

Amerks sign Mike Kinniw; Rochester battles Binghamton tonight (Amerks.com)

Amerks’ Taylor wins Fred T. Hunt Award (Amerks.com)

Sens blow past Amerks; McGrattan sets new AHL single season penalty record (BinghamtonSenators.com)

All-Star Caliber Players (Sabres.com)

Stafford and the Sioux on ESPN2 today

'Drew Stafford, the Sabres' first round pick in the 2004 entry draft, and his University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the opening game of the NCAA's Frozen Four tournament. The game will be shown on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.'

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Paolini hopes to stick with Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Amerks are in good hands with veteran poise of Smith (Rochester D&C)

Scouting Report: Binghamton Senators vs. Rochester Americans (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)

Miller on verge of becoming AHL’s first 40-game winner in 40 years (AP)

League’s Number One (RNews.com)

Ryan Miller Named AHL First Team All Star (WGR-AM)

Amerk Ryan Miller named a First Team AHL All-Star (Amerks.com)

Vanek named to AHL all rookie team (SabresFans.com)

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Scoring machine Vanek named to the league’s All-Rookie team (Rochester D&C)

All-Star team may lack any deserving Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Paolini Tries Again (RNews.com)

Amerks sign Rochester native Sam Paolini (Amerks.com)

Amerk Thomas Vanek named to AHL All-Rookie team (Amerks.com)

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Hurting for Stretch Run (RNews.com)

Second annual Derek Roy charity golf tourney on Aug. 19th (Amerks.com)

Botterill wins Amerks’ American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year (Amerks.com)

Amerks add Cornell center Mike Iggulden (Amerks.com)

Miller one win away from history (SabresFans.com)

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ division-clinching game on TV this weekend (Amerks.com)

Shoulda-been Sabres lead Amerks,provide Buffalo post-lockout hope

'The lockout may have been a blessing in disguise for Miller and the Sabres because this is the first time in Miller's professional career he didn't have to concern himself with his standing in the organization. All he's had to do is stop pucks, which should be proof enough to him that if he just worries about that, everything will take care of itself.'

Monday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks rediscover their grit, end losing streak (Buffalo News)

Resilience results in division crown for Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Home away from home suits Amerks just fine (Rochester D&C)

Streaky Paille regains scoring touch (Rochester D&C)

Amerks Clinch North Division (RNews.com)

Amerks Win To Clinch Division Title (WGR-AM)

Rochester 6, St. John’s 4 (AP)

Amerks win 14th Division title, end losing streak (Amerks.com)

Bills, Sabres still waiting on big prize

'The Bills and Sabres are in the right leagues in terms of salary caps, profit sharing and the potential to compete against large-market teams. The NFL has such a system and the NHL figures to whenever the owners and players decide to open shop again. Unfortunately for the dreamers, the Bills and Sabres have gone backward lately.'

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Slight swoon concerns Amerks (Buffalo News)

Hurting Amerks lose third straight (Rochester D&C)

Rats continue resurgence (Albany Times Union)

Amerks Lose Third Straight (RNews.com)

Albany 4, Rochester 2 (AP)

Rats! Amerks lose third straight (Amerks.com)

Amerks back on blue ice Sunday (Amerks.com)

Rats defeat AHL top dog Amerks (AlbanyRiverRats.com)

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ downward spiral (Rochester D&C)

Roy sitting out with concussion (Rochester D&C)

Barons net first victory over Amerks (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Amerks Fall To Cleveland (RNews.com)

Cleveland 4, Rochester 2 (AP)

Barons drop Amerks 4-2 (Amerks.com)

Barons Silence Amerks In Front Of Sellout (ClevelandBarons.net)

Sabres propose larger, rounded nets

”’Our players can skate better than they ever could. They can shoot the puck, pass the puck and do things with the puck more than they were ever able to do,” Quinn said. ”So we should find a way for that talent to be exhibited in the game, whether it’s a bigger net or whatever.”’