'This is an organization that couldn’t lure any of the big-name free agents – and most middle-tier NHLers, too – to sign with them last summer. They were laughed at by most members of the media, including yours truly (and often, cluelessly). And while doubters keep waiting for their ship to sink, GM Darcy Regier, coach Lindy Ruff, and their players keep sailing along. They should stop waiting, and start appreciating. The season is 50 games old, and this group of not-quite-there-yets, forgotten-abouts and counted-outs is for real.'
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'Oh, attendance is up in company with that winning record, but the Sabres remain a grand story supporting financial parity that goes largely unnoticed.'
Thrashers try to snap five-game slide as Sabres come to town (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (31-15-3) at Atlanta Thrashers (23-23-6) (The Sports Network)
'"I think I need to get more consistent, but it's still my first year. I'm getting used to playing every night at the same level. But I can tell I get more comfortable every five games or so, so hopefully I can not be as streaky as I've been in the past and play consistent the next 30-some games."'
'LW Ilya Kovalchuk is on pace for 57 goals and 53 assists.'
Two Amerks at All-Star Game (RNews.com)
Paolini and the Moose to visit the Charlotte Library (Amerks.com)