'Don't you love the hyperbolic mentality of the sports networks? The game, yet to be played, already is a "winter classic." An outdoor hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., in January?'
Archives for December 24, 2007
'When the current campaign started, however, fans were back, filling HSBC Arena to capacity for almost every game. The Sabres got off to a slow start, perhaps adjusting to playing without their co-captains . But the team has rebounded lately, winning 13 of its past 17 games. The Sabres have moved up to sixth in the Eastern Conference as they eye another playoff run.'
‘Organizers, who plan to work round the clock, hope to have the rink built by Wednesday and begin making the ice a day later. The two teams are scheduled to practice at the stadium next Monday afternoon.’
'The NHL's Winter Classic is just over a week away, but the wintry weather is already impacting plans to convert Ralph Wilson Stadium into a hockey rink. The Sabres say snow is delaying the work that needs to be done.'
‘Fight, scratch and claw! That’s how the Sabres had to play against the new version of the Broad Street Bullies. The Sabres were up to the task as they got all 4 points from the Flyers with two 1-goal victories. It was a playoff atmosphere at Christmas time.’