Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
SarasotaSabre

Top 10 Hits In Sabres History

Recommended Posts

It was a pretty big hit, sort of, but the aftermath is legendary ...

 

Edited by New Scotland (NS)
my spelling is not very goodly, but I will blame the keyboard ...
  • Like (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

I don't see how this gets, legitimately, to 10.

It should just be called 10 Hits in Sabres History.

  • Like (+1) 1
  • Awesome! (+1) 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

I don't see how this gets, legitimately, to 10.

Mike Peca has his own top ten so it shouldn't be too hard 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, North Buffalo said:

Should have been one of the Risto hits on Ovie included...

 

I can't think of a game the two played where Risto wasn't all over Ovie.  I wonder if there's some ethnonationalist reason for it.  Finns do not like Russians.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

I don't see how this gets, legitimately, to 10.

 

23 minutes ago, SwampD said:

It should just be called 10 Hits in Sabres History.

Also, apparently Sabres history began in around 1998 or so.

No way are those the top ten hits in Sabres history.  I'm not sure a legit list would have Campbell at #1, but maybe it would.

Edited by Eleven

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, inkman said:

Mike Peca has his own top ten so it shouldn't be too hard 

I missed his era in Sabres hockey.  I moved to Orange County, and  this was before NHL Centre Ice had taken off.  I respect the love for him, and you can't help but love his grittiness, but most of the video I've seen of him (and Kaleta) are where they leave their feet to make hits.  Both hits in this montage display that.  I'm glad these are taken out of the game.  Both players in today's game would struggle, as they are undersized, and the rule is a disadvantage for smaller players. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I don't think there are 10 important hits in team history. Schoeny's hit was important for a young team seeking respect, yada yada yada. I think the rest would be biggest hits. But not a lot seem to be memorable. I remember Peca as a big hitter, but I can't see any of them in my mind's eye. I'm not into that sort of thing though.

I suspect Swampy is onto something. This franchise really hasn't been known for that kind of thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Broken Ankles said:

I missed his era in Sabres hockey.  I moved to Orange County, and  this was before NHL Centre Ice had taken off.  I respect the love for him, and you can't help but love his grittiness, but most of the video I've seen of him (and Kaleta) are where they leave their feet to make hits.  Both hits in this montage display that.  I'm glad these are taken out of the game.  Both players in today's game would struggle, as they are undersized, and the rule is a disadvantage for smaller players. 

Oh Mikey was filthy as *****, not as much at Pat but Peca pushed the envelope as much as he could.  Those Western Canadian boys were taught well.  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Campbell’s may or may not be the best hit, but it certainly is the most celebrated.

The Schoeny clip is the only other one that even registers.

The Peca one I remember is on Domi in the conference finals, when he delayed leaving the penalty box for a split second so he could crank him as he stepped out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, dudacek said:

Campbell’s may or may not be the best hit, but it certainly is the most celebrated.

The Schoeny clip is the only other one that even registers.

The Peca one I remember is on Domi in the conference finals, when he delayed leaving the penalty box for a split second so he could crank him as he stepped out.

I don't have a lot of clearly memorable hits (or maybe meaningful), but that was one of them.

Shony at the zamboni doors, Peca stepping into Domi unawares, Campbell on Umberger, Campbell had another big one behind the net the same season, Maguire dumping Stepan after Probert ran Barasso, and not so much a big hit as a meaningful one.... the hit that led to May vs. Corson in May's rookie year that announced THIS season the Sabres are not foolin'.

 

I'll have to watch the vid now to see what's on there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, nothing historical in that vid. If it happened before 98 it didn't happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can we count significant hits involving the Sabres? That would add Lucic on Miller and Leroux on LaFontaine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, PASabreFan said:

Can we count significant hits involving the Sabres? That would add Lucic on Miller and Leroux on LaFontaine.

I'm already trying not to let the isolation bring on the darkness, I sure as hell don't want to bring these up.

  • Thanks (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think of that top 10, the McCabe on Laine one is the only one I clearly remember.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hitting?  What's that?!

That Rasmussen hit at #7 in the original video was as devastating a hit as I've ever seen in a Sabres game.  The video doesn't reveal the full extent as it's not in real time. 

The Soupy Campbell hit at #1 remains one of the most exciting live moments in a Sabres hockey game I ever recall seeing.  I'm still waiting for something to equal it; haven't seen it yet.

RJ: "And NOW THEY'RE ALL CHASING AFTER CAMPBELL!" 

😃

 

EDIT:  Here's a real time video of the Rasmussen hit mentioned above:

 

 

 

 

Edited by Kruppstahl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh. I just realized there's a YT video of the Top 10 hits, and this thread isn't an attempt to create such a list. I thought the video was Campbell-only and was posted to suggest it be #1.

Nevvvver miiiind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

Neil's hit on Drury.  Lucic's hit on Miller........

Who invited this guy?  Should you not be somewhere in isolation with your family ,,, not COVID-19 related?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, New Scotland (NS) said:

It was a pretty big hit, sort of, but the aftermath is legendary ...

 

This has to remain in the Top 5 ALL TIME Sabres moments.

I noticed in the film that a guy in the crowd right next to the fight was taking some flash photography!

I don't think I've ever seen those images.  I wonder if they came out OK and if there was ever an attempt at making them public.

Those pictures would now make for a heck of a nice piece of Sabres history.

 

 

  • Like (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, New Scotland (NS) said:

Who invited this guy?  Should you not be somewhere in isolation with your family ,,, not COVID-19 related?

Krupp's hit on Steve Tuttle's causing his skate to Clint Malarchuk

Edited by GASabresIUFAN
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a good one, and the commentary afterward from RJ and Lorenzo is priceless.

Peca puts Mattias Ohlund to sleep:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...