‘”He’s been awesome all year,” defenseman Toni Lydman said. “If you can trust your goalie, that’s a huge, huge factor in the game and in your confidence especially. He’s been solid.” “It starts with him,” co-captain Daniel Briere added.’
Archives for May 16, 2006
'The Hurricanes have the home ice, but that does little in the NHL. Look for Vanek to break out of his slump to help the Sabres, but it may not be enough. Remember how I said home ice didn't mean anything in the NHL? Well it really doesn't but the 'Canes will win this one at home in seven games.'
'Rick Jeanneret. If you hate OLN, go on NHL.com and pick up the Sabres radio feed, and kick back for a wonderful treat. Jeanneret, the Sabres play-by-play man on TV and radio, is exciting, and describes the play so well on radio. Some of his calls are classic, and forgive his homerism, but he's just flat out fun to hear.'
‘Sabres fans buying tickets here for the Stanley Cup semifinals will pay anywhere from $100 to $200 a seat. Those ticket prices are $100 for 300 Level seats, $150 to $200 for the 100 and 200 Levels. In contrast, season-ticket holders who purchased playoff tickets in advance paid anywhere from just $20 to $85 per seat.’
‘But no one can diminish Ruff’s accomplishments after what he’s done with this Sabres team. This is his best coaching job yet, his best team, his masterpiece. These Sabres are the shining realization of the vision that Ruff and General Manager Darcy Regier had for winning in the new, post-lockout NHL.’
‘Kalinin suffered a fractured ankle while blocking a shot during the Sabres’ 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the conference semifinals May 8. He was ruled out of the opener by Sabres coach Lindy Ruff and is listed as week-to-week.’
‘”We” the viewing public realizes that all the local TV news teams support and are “excited” about the hometown team. But please don’t embarrass us by cheerleading. After all, visitors are coming to town. “Newscasters Gone Wild” reflects poorly on journalism in this town, making the area look minor league.’
‘”It’s completely illogical, neurotic, obsessive compulsive. But you have to do it,” said Pax, a software engineer. Talk of sweeping the Senators after Buffalo went up 3-0 in the best-of-seven series? “I wouldn’t say it. I wouldn’t even type it,” Pax said of the broom-related verb. “You do not want to anger the hockey gods.”‘
‘I’m picking Buffalo in five for the following reasons…’.
‘City Grille on Main Street and Pearl Street Grill and Brewery managers say not only are their places packed these days, but the bartending and waitstaff are doing well, too, with many of them putting in overtime.’