“It’s no secret that if Sherry Bassin, the Erie (junior) owner, gets a group together to buy the Sabres, he’ll bring in buddy Ted Nolan to coach. Bassin has been cozying up to rich Rochester businessman Tom Golisano, who’s running for New York governor.”
Archives for October 13, 2002
The first period of Saturday night's 6-1 drubbing of the Canadiens was a classic goaltender's duel. Until Habs' goalie Jose Theodore put down his revolver in the second and third periods and scurried for the tumbleweed, that is.
The plane catches a current of air, glides just over the heads of the ducking Tim Connolly, J.P. Dumont and Stu Barnes, and makes a perfect landing on the floor of the bench, narrowly missing head coach Lindy Ruff. So far in the 2002-2003 season, the Sabres just can't miss
While the Sabres capitalized on numerous Montreal turnovers and outshot the Canadiens 31-20, there were two or three goals that Theodore would have stopped on a good night.
The owner-less Sabres, a team a lot of people expected to struggle this season, are now all of a sudden 2-0 and have scored 11 goals in their wins.
'So this is why the Buffalo Sabres made that Michael Peca trade.'
'From Oct. 26 to Nov. 7, the Sabres will play six consecutive games on the road, including the usual deadly Western swing in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. That will be reality.'
'Ruff isn't upset with the way Kalinin has performed. The young defenseman just hasn't done as well as his teammates. He lost an edge somewhere.'
'Thomas Golisano – would-be governor, would-be Sabres owner – would be in a fine mess if he ever got both those wishes. And Buffalo might find itself in the penalty box.'
'The smallest crowd by far, and the only one smaller than the Penguins', was the 12,224 Thursday for the Sabres' 5-1 rout of the Islanders. It was 6,466 below HSBC Arena capacity and, most alarming, it actually topped the expectations of team officials, who had feared it could be four figures.'