Archives for January 2009

This rivalry is old school

‘Spending time in both the AHL and NHL in his first couple of years as a pro, Miller took over the top job in Buffalo after the lockout. He’s proven he deserves to be the No. 1 guy. “He’s having a good career, and I think probably the sky’s the limit with his talents,” said Cammalleri.’

Wednesday’s Calgary Coverage

Game day (Calgary Herald)

This rivalry is old school (Calgary Sun)

Flames Game Day (Calgary Sun)

Buffalo (25-18-5) at Calgary (28-14-4) (AP)

After offensive onslaught, Sabres take on Flames (Sportsticker)

Buffalo Sabres (25-18-5) at Calgary Flames (28-14-4) (The Sports Network)

Game Primer: Flames Host the Surging Sabres (

Acquaintances renewed in the West

‘For two teams that rarely meet, the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers certainly created numerous story lines and acquaintance-renewing moments Tuesday.’

Blue-liners light lamp in Sabres rout

‘This one was over before fans in the sellout crowd in Rexall Place took their touques off.’

Vanek continues to thrive in Buffalo

‘”I didn’t have time to think about being an Oiler, though. Buffalo matched it in a couple of hours. I’m happy they did. I grew up with most of the guys on this team from playing with them in Rochester (during the 2004-05 lockout).”‘

No panic in Vanek

‘”It was an offer I never expected, but I guess that’s why I have an agent working for me,” Vanek said yesterday.’

We have a Spacek sighting!

‘”Things are going good for me this year,” Spacek said. “After my first year here when we lost to Ottawa in the playoffs, we went through a re-building year here and lost a couple of good players. But we have a good group of young guys that had to go through a learning process and now they are playing much better.”‘

Stafford didn’t cry ‘uncle’

‘The nephew of Oilers’ equipment manager Barrie Stafford scored 10 seconds after the opening faceoff, then potted two more goals in the third period as the Sabres waltzed to a 10-2 win at Rexall Place last night.’

Wednesday’s Edmonton Coverage

Sabres too sharp for Oilers (Edmonton Journal)

Fans suffer through another blowout (Edmonton Journal)

Vanek continues to thrive in Buffalo (Edmonton Journal)

Oilspills (Edmonton Journal)

Sabres at Oilers (Edmonton Journal)

Photo gallery (Edmonton Journal)

Sabres slice ‘n’ dice Oilers (Edmonton Sun)

Witness the gory details (Edmonton Sun)

No panic in Vanek (Edmonton Sun)

We have a Spacek sighting! (Edmonton Sun)

Stafford didn’t cry ‘uncle’ (Edmonton Sun)

Sore ankle sidelines Gagner (Edmonton Sun)

Oilers Game Review (Edmonton Sun)

Sabres pound Oilers 10-2 (

Photo gallery (

Photo gallery (

Stafford has hat trick in Sabres&#8217 rout of Oilers

‘“We worked really hard tonight and it was one of those games where everything was going in for us,” Sabres forward Clarke MacArthur said. “It’s a great confidence booster for us coming back from the break.”’

Stafford gets hat trick as Buffalo tramples Edmonton 10-2

‘“It was one of those nights where we caught them flat,” he said. “I’ve been behind the bench on a team where you have a night like that and it’s tough. The harder they tried it seemed like the worse it was getting.”’

Buffalo 10, Edmonton 2

‘Edmonton had already given up nine goals in a game this season, a 9-2 loss to Chicago at home on December 16. But Tuesday, the Oilers tied a franchise record for most goals allowed on home ice and set a new club record for largest margin of defeat.’

Stafford’s Hat Trick Powers Sabres to 10-2 Rout of Oilers

‘The Sabres wasted no time in getting on the board, as Stafford scored just 10 seconds in, and Nathan Paetsch notched his first goal of the season just a little over a minute later to give Buffalo a very early 2-0 lead.’

Wednesday’s Portland Coverage

Dineen Goes Duck Hunting With Bill Green (

Injuries force Sabres to make change

‘The blue line isn’t much better in Portland, however. Mike Card, Michael Funk (concussions) and Mike Weber (knee) are all sidelined.’