Center of attention

‘The 22-year-old Hodgson is a playmaking center who had 33 points (16+17) in 63 games with the Canucks, while averaging just over 12 minutes of ice time per game. Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said Hodgson fits an immediate offensive need for the Sabres at a spot he calls the “second-most difficult position to fill in the National Hockey League behind goaltending.”’

Official Trade Call: Sabres and Canucks Video – NHL VideoCenter

NHL.com provides an inside look at the official trade call between the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks.

Buffalo Sabres :: Cody Hodgson Montage [HD]

Cody Hodgson 2011-2012 Mashup

Sabres are usually part of deadline dealing

‘”There’s still usually moves that are made, one or two players that go in a different direction, but that’s part of the business,” Sabres captain Jason Pominville said Sunday. “We’ve got to focus on keeping it going and make a push [toward the playoffs]. We still believe.”‘

Turnover should start with Regier

‘The damage is done.’

Pundits vary on plight of Sabres

‘”You’re fooling yourself if you’re just going to chalk up this disappointing season to injuries. That’s insulting to your fans’ intelligence. … Specifically, it seems like an ‘off’ year for the key player on the team, Ryan Miller. That’s not to say it’s all his fault but my prediction (and I believe most would agree) was based on the fact that for the Sabres to be good, Miller had to be great and he hasn’t been close.”‘

12th-place Sabres in tough spot as NHL trade deadline approaches

‘What the heck do they do? Are they buying or selling?’

Regier’s deadline work for Sabres has varied in recent years

‘Coach Lindy Ruff has said the Sabres would’ve missed the playoffs last season if Boyes didn’t switch from wing to center late.’

Monday’s Rochester Coverage


The Maturation of Marcus Foligno
(WGR-AM)

Sabres let a point slip away in overtime

‘The Sabres remain 11th in the East, six points behind eighth-place Winnipeg. They’re 8-3-3 in their last 14 games but the loss ended their three-game winning streak and now they play four more a long way from home, starting Wednesday night in Anaheim.’

Major renovation rejuvenating MSG

‘Also included in this year’s work were 20 new courtside-rinkside suites that have been rented at about $1 million each annually and a private club in that area that allows fans to watch teams leave and enter the ice or court. MSG Network has a studio in that area that regularly shows that new wrinkle during Knicks and Rangers telecasts.’

Sunday’s New York Coverage

Rangers Top Sabres, Now Wait to See if They’ll Get Help (New York Times)
Ryan Callahan’s overtime goal scores NY Rangers’ 3-2 win over Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden (New York Daily News)
Rangers bag win, mull Nash swap (New York Post)
Rangers get revenge on Sabres enforcer; trade Wolski (New York Post)
Callahan scores in OT for Rangers (Newsday)
Rangers still targeting Nash (Newsday)
Captain Callahan scores winner in style, lifts Rangers in OT (White Plains Journal News)
Rangers rally to beat Sabres in OT, 3-2 (Bergen Record)
Callahan delivers the winner in OT (NewYorkRangers.com)
Photo gallery (NewYorkRangers.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)
Photo gallery (AP)
Photo gallery (WGRZ-TV)

Callahan’s 100th goal wins it for Rangers in OT

‘“We worked hard and we battled for a point,” Stafford said. “We just have to keep our focus and doing our best. It’s an uphill climb.”‘

NY Rangers 3, Buffalo 2 (OT)

‘”Our guys mis-connected on a few plays there and that was the difference,” said Miller.’