Archives for November 2013

Unfortunate Miller

‘At 33, Miller no longer has the patience to go through another period of reconstruction. It has not knocked on the door of the team for a change of air, but he made clear his plan.’

Sabres frustrated

‘”Do not tell the story, we still found a way to lose, he said. Rather good teams find ways to win, thanks to their trust. We must play better.”‘

Thursday’s Montreal Coverage

Canadiens roll to fourth straight win by dumping pesky Sabres (Montreal Gazette)
Dudley staying with Canadiens as assistant GM (Montreal Gazette)
Power play success away from home continues for Canadiens (Montreal Gazette)
Photo gallery (Montreal Gazette)
Always on the right track (Journal de Montreal)
Buffalo saw hope (Journal de Montreal)
Unfortunate Miller (Journal de Montreal)
A scar to remember (Journal de Montreal)
Dudley misses a turn (Journal de Montreal)
Sabres frustrated (Journal de Montreal)
The Canadian is necessary against the poor Sabres (La Presse)
Hamilton unhappy, Nygren returned to Sweden (La Presse)
Rick Dudley will remain with the Canadian (La Presse)
Concussions are part of the risks of the job, according to Patrice Brisebois (La Presse)
And four (Radio Canada)
Dudley remains with the Canadian (Radio Canada)
Full steam ahead (
The Numbers Game – November 27, 2013 (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Canadiens top Sabres 3-1

‘The Canadiens’ third-best road penalty killing unit did the job, holding off the Sabres on a four-minute power play in the first period.’

Sabres claim F D’Agostini off waivers

‘D’Agostini is on his fourth NHL team since 2010. He had an assist and four penalty minutes in eight games with Pittsburgh after signing a one-year deal with the Penguins in July.’

Sabres add Prendergast to scouting staff

‘Prendergast has spent 30-plus years in professional hockey front offices, the majority of it with the Oilers. He joined the club in 1990 as vice president of hockey operations, taking the role of assistant general manager in 2006.’

Montreal 3, Buffalo 1

‘”When things are difficult, it’s easy to point fingers, but this group is really starting to pay attention,” Buffalo coach Ted Nolan said. “We’re making strides in the right direction. We want to get better and it showed tonight. The guys had their own little chit-chat in the room and it shows me that they’re starting to really care.”‘

Sabres claim D’Agostini

‘Prior to the Penguins, D’Agostini played for the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and the New Jersey Devils and has notched 96 points on 47 goals and 49 assists through 275 career games in the NHL.’

Canadiens’ power play does it again in 3-1 win over Sabres

‘”You’re not going to win too many games with one goal,” Sabres center Tyler Ennis said.’

Sabres sign forward D’Agostini off waivers

‘He was traded from the Blues to the Devils after the 2011-12 season, but scored just four points in 13 games in the lockout-shortened 2013 season. New Jersey did not offer him a qualifying offer at season’s end, allowing him to sign with Pittsburgh.’

Canadiens Send Sabres to 5th Straight Loss, 3-1

‘Buffalo cut the lead in half on Moulson’s ninth goal of the season and first since scoring twice in his Sabres debut. After taking Subban off the puck in the corner, Drew Stafford fed a pass to Moulson who ripped a one-timer into the Montreal net. The Canadiens extended their lead with a late power play goal. Brendan Gallagher sent the puck sailing over Miller’s glove at 18:16 of the third period. Markov assisted on the goal, marking his third assist of the evening.’

Sabres still have trouble with the details

‘With better defense came very little offense for the Sabres.’

Canadiens beat Sabres for fourth straight win

‘”I’m never happy after a loss,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “But I’m happy with the way we started competing.”‘

Recap (Nov. 27): Canadiens 3 – Sabres 1

‘The Sabres have been prone to take penalties late in close hockey games and Wednesday night proved to be another example of it.’

Sabres claim D’Agostini off waivers

‘D’Agostini (10/23/86, 6’0″, 198 lbs), who was waived by the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday, has played in eight games with Pittsburgh in 2013-14, recording an assist and four penalty minutes. He joined the Penguins at the start of the season after signing a one-year contract in July.’