Thomas Golisano and Larry Quinn should be lauded for their contributions to the team on and off the ice and to the surrounding communities of Buffalo. Neither brought the winning mentality most Sabres Fans had hoped for. Golisano and Quinn kept the franchise in Buffalo. For that reason, both should be given a standing ovation.
On a side note, who doesn’t love a goalie fight? Islanders goaltender Rick Dipietro took a high shoulder shot at Matt Cooke within the last 20 seconds of the third period. Penguins goaltender Brent Johnson didn’t take this to well.
Golisano says farewell to Sabres (buffalonew.com) – Golisano talks about the Achievements himself and Larry Quinn have made over the years.
Sabres learning to play without Roy (oleantimesherald.com) – “The Sabres’ five centers on the ice Wednesday at HSBC Arena — rookie Paul Byron, Tim Connolly, Paul Gaustad, Jochen Hecht and Rob Niedermayer — have a combined 20 goals and 65 points this season.” BRUTAL!
Across the Rink
Brent Johnson drops Rick DiPietro with one punch in only goalie fight of season (Oh yeah, and Pens beat Isles 3-0) (prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com)
Are older franchises ‘protected’ by NHL suspensions?(http://sports.yahoo.com)
Not so Hot-lanta (calgarysun.com)
Will Denver rally behind Avs again? (espn.com)
Wake-Up Call: Not-so-wordy Kesler is Canucks MVP (vancouversun.com)