Archives for September 2010

Bettman draws some boos

‘“It doesn’t bother me,” Bettman told the Spec. “I’ve been booed in lots of places. When people boo or give you any response, it’s a direct sign of passion.”’

Ryan Miller should keep Sabres cut above rest of Northeast Division

‘It will be Miller time again as the Sabres ride their superstar to a playoff berth.’

Pominville&#8217s goal lifts Sabres over Senators

‘Rob Niedermayer opened the scoring for Buffalo midway through the first period with a short-handed goal. Swedish goalie Robin Lehner, who is 19, misplayed the puck behind the net and it landed on Niedermayer’s stick for an easy goal.’

Sabres defeat Senators 2-1 in Hockeyville

‘J.L. Grightmire Arena’s rink is smaller than NHL regulation, 10 feet shorter and five feet narrower, making it difficult to rush up the ice or manoeuvre in front of the net. Line changes were also dicey as the players sat two-deep on the benches.’

Buffalo 2, Ottawa 1

‘Rob Niedermayer scored a short-handed goal and Jason Pominville netted the game-winner in the third period, as Buffalo Sabres downed the Ottawa Senators, 2-1, in a preseason action at the Kraft Hockeyville game.’

Sabres Hang On For 2-1 Win Over Sens

‘Rob Niedermayer and Jason Pominville provided the scoring in the win.’

Second time around for many Sabres, Senators

‘”It’s fun to be out there. I was fortunate to play in Roberval too,” said Sabres right wing Jason Pominville. “I see myself as a kid, to be able to see two NHL teams come to my city and play a game would be pretty cool and pretty neat. It’s always fun to give back and I think this is a great way of doing it. It will be an interesting game as well.”‘

Sabres’ Lalime Wins Praise as a Backup

“He’s been my biggest supporter,” Miller said. “I just think he’s a really great person. I don’t think people realize how special he is and how nice he is. He’s outstanding.”

Rain and the NHL rule Dundas

‘A few players rushed through the rain, heading for the warm and dry dressing room, ignoring the kids with the sopping wet papers and pens. Not Tyler Myers. The six-foot-eight-eight, 222-pound Sabres defenceman signed everything put in front of him, long after other players signing autographs had headed inside. “He’s a class act,” said one dad, watching Myers sign a kid’s puck. “He remembers what hockey means to kids. He does.”’

Sabres News & Notes: Regier Not Dealing With Kassian … Yet

“He’s been a big difference, both on and off the ice,” Regier said. “I think it’s not unlike other young players. It’s a maturation process. It’s your ability to stay focused. It’s your ability to keep your feet on the ground, know even more than an even-keel attitude, and really just to do the work.

Sabres may lean on Lalime

‘"I’m very excited. I really enjoy the city," Lalime said Monday before making 18 saves on 21 shots in the Sabres’ 5-4 exhibition loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in Air Canada Centre. "I love the fans, the city, love the team. I think we can accomplish a lot here so it’s nice to be back."’

Kassian talks set to start

‘”That’s not correct,” Regier said during the second intermission of the Sabres’ preseason game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Air Canada Centre. “We’ve talked about entering into talks with him. The conversations I’ve had were that we would at some point resume negotations but we haven’t yet.”‘

Tuesday’s Toronto Coverage

Kessel, Kulemin powering Leafs (Toronto Sun)

Top forwards deliver for Leafs (Toronto Star)

Great expectations, meet minor reality (Toronto Globe and Mail)

Kessel, Kulemin lead Leafs to win (National Post)

Kessel, Kulemin Spark Leafs (

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Sabres 4, Maple Leafs 5

‘Nathan Gerbe scored twice, and Drew Stafford and Jordan Leopold also had goals for the Sabres (1-1-0).’

Kulemin, Kessel scores twice in Leafs win

‘Buffalo has taken a different approach to its pre-season routine and was playing just its second game. As a result, coach Lindy Ruff only used about two-thirds of the lineup he’ll start the season with.’