Archives for August 2011

Stirling shoots for Hockeyville title

“”Rayzor became Stirling’s first NHL skater when he made his debut with the Buffalo Sabres during the 1989-90 campaign,” said Solmes, “and he still comes back from his residence in Buffalo every summer to support The Friends of Stirling charity golf tournament.””

Isles’ days on the island are numbered

“* Shea Weber’s $7.5 million arbitration award gives some idea how much money it would cost the Sabres to lock Tyler Myers into a long-term deal. Weber is the best defenseman in the NHL, with apologies to Nicklas Lidstrom. Myers isn’t going to get Weber money, but you can expect him to collect about $6 million a year when his contract expires after the upcoming season.’

Buffalo Sabres vs. New Jersey Devils Shootout 11/10/2010‬‏

This shootout video has received 1,374,294 views on Youtube. Apparently, anybody will watch anything as long as it is “trending”!

‪Buffalo Sabres 2010-2011 Tribute

Enjoy this regular-season highlight reel during the slow days of August…

Ted Nolan to coach Latvia’s national hockey team

“Nolan was 147-140-19-21 in the NHL, winning the Jack Adams Award as the league’s top coach in 1997 with Buffalo.”

Junior Sabres make Peca their GM

‘The hire allows for head coach and former Sabre Grant Ledyard to concentrate more on coaching and gives the squad another experienced staffer, said Larry Playfair, the president of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association and Buffalo Junior Sabres.’

Former Sabres captain Peca tabbed junior team GM

‘The 37-year-old Peca, who became a fan favorite in his five years with the Sabres, will be in charge of scouting the local hockey talent pool and building the junior hockey program that has been in existence since 1975.’

Sabres promote Adams to assistant

‘“He’s built a great rapport,” Ruff said. “Players have a lot of respect for him. He knows what he’s teaching, and I don’t think you can teach the experience of winning a Cup and what it takes and how much hard work it is.”‘

‪Gongshow Hockey Shacks: Derek Roy (Part 1 of 2) “The Shack”‬‏

Derek Roy shows off his summer hangout…

Junior Sabres name Michael Peca GM

“The Junior Sabres announced Thursday that Michael Peca is joining the organization as its new General Manager and Ric Seiling is also joining the team as its Play-By-Play Announcer.

The Junior Sabres, operated by the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association, is a junior-A level hockey club competing in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.”

Sabres’ Ruff makes a local call in hiring Adams

‘”I quickly realized when I started in the development role that I loved the teaching, loved being on the ice, loved the coaching, loved the video part,” Adams said. “You learn so much when you come into an organization. You learn so much about the other parts of hockey that you don’t think about when you play.”‘

Kevyn Adams Audio Interview

“Kevyn Adams speaks with the media following the announcement of his promotion to assistant coach.”


“Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier today announced Kevyn Adams has been selected as the team’s new Assistant Coach. Adams will join Head Coach Lindy Ruff and Assistant Coach James Patrick behind the bench for the 2011-12 season.”

Influx of talent has Sabres hoping to go farther

“One goal was all that stood between the Buffalo Sabres and a berth in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Finishing seventh in the Eastern Conference in 2010-11 earned the Sabres a first-round date with the second-seeded Philadelphia Flyers. In Game 6, with Buffalo holding a 3-2 series lead, the Sabres found themselves in overtime, on the verge of advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the first time since 2007. Instead, Ville Leino scored for the Flyers to force a Game 7, where they handed Buffalo an early exit from the postseason.

This year’s Sabres will be a far different unit than the one that bowed out of the playoffs so cruelly this past spring.”

Adams named Sabres assistant coach

“Adams fills a void left by Brian McCutcheon, who had been a member of head coach Lindy Ruff’s staff since 2000, including the last five as associate coach. The Sabres announced in June that McCutcheon would not return for the 2011-12 season.”