Archives for April 2011

Miller upset by NHL ruling on Richards

‘”I don’t know. I don’t know where to go with this one because at the same time, it’s a tough game. It’s rough,” Miller added. “You know Richards wants to win. It’s not lost on me that he’s a hard competitor. But I just think it was reckless. I’m just kind of irritated he’s talking about how we’re getting away with stuff when, I mean, both sides are pushing here. It’s more annoying than anything to hear that come out of a good player’s mouth.”‘

Sabres-Flyers Scouting Report / Game Seven

‘Score early again. The Flyers have proved they can rally, but quieting the crowd would be a plus.’

Tuesday’s Philadelphia Coverage

Flyers’ Boucher confident going into Game 7 vs. Sabres (Philadelphia Inquirer)

For Flyers, it’s Briere’s time to shine (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Flyers’ Richards not suspended for Game 7 against Sabres (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Boucher, Flyers seem cool and confident heading into Game 7 (Philadelphia Daily News)

Sabres back off saying Roy will play in Game 7 (Philadelphia Daily News)

Little Danny Briere coming up big again for Flyers (Philadelphia Daily News)

No discipline for Richards after Game 6 hit (Philadelphia Daily News)

Can’t beat those Stooges (Cherry Hill Courier Post)

Sabres angry at Richards (Cherry Hill Courier Post)

Boucher takes it easy as Game 7 approaches (Delaware County Daily Times)

Survival experience paying off for Flyers (Delaware County Daily Times)

Win or go home (Bucks County Courier Times)

Richards has Sabres all hot and bothered (Bucks County Courier Times)

Flyers tonight (Bucks County Courier Times)

Flyers have full confidence in Boucher for Game 7 (CSN Philadelphia)

History with Flyers, pressure on Sabres in finale (CSN Philadelphia)

Richards to play; Miller dubs hit ‘mass murder’ (CSN Philadelphia)

Why It’s Special (

Danny Speaks Up (

Buffalo at Philadelphia (AP)

(7) Buffalo Sabres (3-3) at (2) Philadelphia Flyers (3-3) (The Sports Network)

Roy returns, Boucher in net for decisive Game 7 (

Briere able to motivate with words, on-ice play (

Second time around, van Riemsdyk is starring (

Even with limited ice time, Pronger key in return (

Miller key for youthful Sabres

‘”(The Flyers) definitely have some playoff experience, but the best way I can describe experience is that it has to start sometime,” Miller told reporters following the Sabres practice Monday in Buffalo. To get the experience, you have to go through it. When you really get down to it, you have to start somewhere.”‘

Flyers laugh at ‘Three Stooges’ comparison

‘”Which is the guy with the bald head?”‘

Kaleta adds fuel to Briere’s fire

‘”I think it was a moment where he definitely crossed a line,” Briere said Monday. “But at the same time, it played into our favour. We tried to turn that to our favour, which we did, both me and Scotty.”‘

Clarke: Richards’ critics just jealous

‘”The people that say that stuff are just jealous that they didn’t draft him,” Flyers senior VP Bob Clarke told QMI Agency Monday night. “He was drafted 24th overall (in 2003). Why didn’t they draft him?”‘

No love lost between Flyers, Sabres

‘There’ve been big hits, questionable hits, squabbles in the media – including allegations of “whining” from both sides – as well as injuries, returns from injury, comebacks, momentum swings and calls for suspensions.’

Flyers and Sabres set for heated Game 7

‘The Sabres should have center Derek Roy(notes) in the lineup. Roy hasn’t played since Dec. 23 with a leg injury. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff hinted on Monday that Roy might not be ready to play. But Roy says he’ll be in the lineup.’

Sabres Ruff backtracks on Roy

‘After Game 6 Lindy Ruff said Derek Roy would replace the injured Tim Connolly in the lineup. On Monday Ruff said, “I don’t even know if he’s playing yet, so I don’t know what to expect.” When told he already said Roy is playing the coach responded, “I was hopeful, but I don’t know we’ll see.”‘

Sabres ready for Game 7

‘“Trying to eliminate a team or trying to stay alive or being in a situation like this, you just have to go out and put it all on the table,” Miller said. “It’s where you just hope to go out there and have the ability to play a good, calm hockey game. Sometimes being over-excited can hurt, being nervous can hurt. I don’t think there’s any reason to be any of that. I think we’ve done well in this series and battled hard. We can just go out and put it on the table and play our game.”’

Roy ready to return for winner-take-all game

‘”This is something I love to do and when someone tells you you can’t do something, it’s definitely difficult, but right now I’m back and ready and I feel I’m stronger mentally from this,” Roy told reporters after practice at HSBC Arena in Buffalo on Monday.’

Tuesday’s Portland Coverage

Latest Portland Pirates role for Corey Tropp is one he’s glad to fill (Portland Press Herald)

B-Sens’ Locke is close to returning (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)

Lehner to start Game 1 in goal for B-Sens (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)

Binghamton puts what ‘shouldn’t happen’ behind it (Ottawa Citizen)

Musical goalies work well for Flyers

‘And after Leighton’s rocky first period, Flyers’ winger Kris Versteeg admitted, “Brian brought us a sense of calmness when he came in. That’s what we needed. Being down so quickly I think sometimes your emotions can get the best of you. We knew that we had a team that can score goals, we just had to stick to the plan.”’

Game Seven: Simple, Not Easy

”That said, in Pegula Country, favorites and false logic go out the window. The entire essence of the Sabres success is based on — please prepare yourself to grimace — trying hard almost all the time. Let’s face it: the Flyers are better fit to play hockey and nearly every single position save goaltender (pun intended).”