'So apologies are due to the best minds of my generation and all those dharma bums out there on the road somewhere for this imitative effort to chronicle the lows of poor Buffalo suffering through a bout of Kasparaitis Bop.'
Archives for May 20, 2001
'The "Hockey Hotline" pair knows the diehard and sophisticated hockey fans who dial in, not just locally and regionally but across the cable universe, cannot be fooled. If the players don't like it, they should take Robitaille up on his offer and speak with him directly.'
'I don't think life is unfair for Buffalo hockey. The Sabres have qualified for the playoffs in 13 of the last 14 seasons. In three of the last four they advanced at least to the quarterfinals. They do it as a small-market team with a small-market budget.'
'Nolan has learned more about dealing with people in his last four years away from hockey than he did in his two years in Buffalo. He has a much better understanding of management after putting together a hockey program for Native North Americans across Canada. He also has had time to reflect on his own actions during his feud with Muckler and, presumably, realizes he was at least part of the problem.'
'"That's the probable scenario," our man said, laughing off a report out of Buffalo indicating Hasek would be willing to play for the Sabres next season for $6M. "I know what Dom would like to do, and it has absolutely nothing to with remaining in Buffalo at a discount."'