“They can't score.” How many times have fans heard those words used to describe the Buffalo Sabres? But what about the reasons for what seems to be a never-ending problem of lack of goal production from Sabre forwards? A study recently conducted by this writer suggests that one reason may frequently be overlooked. The Sabres can't score because they can't draft scorers.
Archives for November 27, 2002
'From those days of doubt with the Sabres, Andreychuk has cemented his legacy among the greats of the game.'
'More than 8,000 tickets remain for tonight's game. Almost 6,000 are available for Friday's contest against Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins.'
'Former Sabres C Brian Holzinger had an assist Saturday in his return from a broken leg.'
'Lightning assistant coach Craig Ramsay, who spent 22 years with the Sabres as a player, coach and in the front office, said it would be a big blow to the city if the team were to ever leave. “With [Toronto] so close, they have such a natural rivalry,'' Ramsay said. “This is a good hockey city and so many people love the game around here. It would be sad if that were to ever happen.'''
'Buffalo has one win in its last 14 games and has gone 1-10-2-1 during that span.'
'Tampa Bay trails the series 10-24-3-1 and is 6-12-1 at Buffalo, where it hasn't won since March 1999 (0-6).'