Archives for October 2012

Sabres unveil statue honoring French Connection

‘The bronze statue, designed and constructed by sculptor Jerry McKenna, is based on a photograph taken by Ron Moscati during an April 1975 playoff victory over the Montreal Canadiens. The statue anchors the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Plaza.’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks benefit from Sabre additions (Buffalo News)
Rochester Amerks win thrilling opener over Syracuse (Rochester D&C)
Tropp suffers injury to leg (Rochester D&C)
Photo gallery (Rochester D&C)
Syracuse Crunch drops season opener in shootout to Rochester, 6-5 (Syracuse Post Standard)
No NHL, No Problem For Amerks Fans (WGR-AM)
At least one season is going (WGR-AM)
Amerks open 2012-13 season with 6-5 shootout win over Crunch (
Amerks assign Boychuk and Szydlowski to Texas Brahmas (
Crunch comeback falls short in shootout (

Tyler Myers (D) from Buffalo Sabres to Klagenfurter AC

Status: Confirmed
Date: 10/13/2012
Player: Tyler Myers (D)
From: Buffalo Sabres
To: Klagenfurter AC
Information: NHL lockout contract
Source: Link

Kaleta, Stafford give kids a rush

‘The Sabres’ duo joined a rapidly growing list of players who are taking their skills to the kids. The NHL Players’ Association recently began a “found a place to skate” initiative to keep its members active in the community during the lockout.’

Sabres alumni will be honored in bronze

‘The Sabres are set to dedicate the courtyard as Alumni Plaza, with the centerpiece being a statue of the French Connection. Linemates Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Richard Martin will be immortalized in bronze glory during a 7 p.m. unveiling that is open to the public.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks goalie David Leggio ready to produce (Rochester D&C)
Meet the 2012-13 Amerks (Rochester D&C)
Game On: AHL season set to open amid NHL lockout (AP)
Foligno is ready to go (WGR-AM)
Amerks get ready for new season (WHEC-TV)
Amerks reduce roster by five (

Sabres Ruff and Regier are keeping busy

‘Ruff will get to work with players like Cody Hodgson, Brayden McNabb and Marcus Foligno, but he of course misses having his team to coach, “That’s a two way street, I think they miss being here, we miss starting up, we’ve done this before and just hope there’s a quick resolution.” ‘

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

NHL stays sight unseen, but TWC to show Amerks (Buffalo News)
Rochester Amerks have plenty of talent (Rochester D&C)

Hasek announces retirement … this time, for keeps

‘“There were training camps starting in the AHL, and I wanted to participate,” Hasek told reporters in the Czech Republic. “I needed to play preseason games, to be part of the hockey environment [in North America]. I was in touch with one NHL club and I had pretty good feelings about it, but then they called my agent and told him there was no interest from their side.”‘

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Professor Rolston has class in session (Rochester D&C)
Veteran center named captain of Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Sabres express interest in hosting Prospects Game, again

‘A private gathering the night before the game, which included a pep talk from Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, and a tour of the Sabres’ locker room and training area connected with the players.’

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Americans’ roster begins to take shape (Rochester D&C)

The lockout blues

‘“I’m afraid it will come to the point people will find something else to do with their limited entertainment money,” said Local 200’s Heidinger. “They may not come back as fast as they did the last time.”’

Sabres’ Girgensons is graded on a learning curve

‘“Again, he’s 18 years old playing in this league, you know?” Amerks coach Ron Rolston said in Rochester. “A lot of those guys are 23, 24, 25, and he’s still learning but he’s hard. He’s physical, and he’s hard to play against.”’

Superstar Vanek triumphs with the Graz 99ers

‘Vanek was satisfied after the debut. “The important thing is that we won the game, the atmosphere was incredible,” said the Buffalo-Star. He was more tired than I thought, his line was played for the first match quite well. “Now we have to train hard and play even better on Sunday.”‘