Sep 22, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson (71) and forward Carter Ashton (37) and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Drew Bagnall (24) fight during the third period at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Buffalo 5-3. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres - Toronto Maple Leafs: Grudge Match Part 1 Fan Picks!

Get ready, Buffalo Sabres fans!

Let’s all stop and consider what is about to go down later tonight.  For starters, beginning around 7 p.m. tonight in the First Niagara Center, the Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto Maple Leafs get to square off for the first time since the brawl that broke out during the preseason.


On top of that, tonight marks the return of Big John Scott, who has finished serving his ten game suspension following his hit to the head of Boston’s Loui Eriksson.


On top of THAT, this also will be the first game the Sabres play since long-tenured and oft-cirticized GM Darcy Regier was let go by the club following Tuesday night’s win against the Los Angeles Kings.

Holy crap!

But wait – there is more!  I don’t know how it’s possible, but heaven help us, it is!  In addition to all of those juicy, exciting storylines, tonight’s game will feature the return of one of the most popular coaches in Buffalo Sabres’ history, Ted Nolan, who last coached the blue and gold in 1997.

Holy @#$%^&* %^@#!!!!!!

I don’t know if I can handle this much excitement, but it’s coming at us regardless, so I hope you all are ready!  This, my friends, is going to be one hell of a hockey game.

Questions to consider:

Screw it!!!!!!!  We’re freestylin’ this one, folks!  Throw any thoughts, comments, predictions, or advice you can at me!  Let’s make this a party, because it’s going to be rocking in the FNC tonight!!!!


Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • Joe

    Ill bet one of torontos fighters tries to fight scott for “payback” an scott wins and embarasses them flr trying. Thats my first prediction. My second prediction is that girgensons has his been game yet being back at center. And lastly i think the newly motivated sabres win this one 4-2

  • Ralph Hass

    So nice that there won’t be any “Fire Darcy” signs tonight BUT watch for those “Fire Rob Ford” signs Saturday in Toronto:)

  • Jes

    Sabres win 4-2

    1. Moulson line stays hot.
    2. Myers shows vast improvement.
    3. McCormick and Scott drop gloves and dismantle whoever they are fighting.

    • Jes

      Quick question… I’ve asked this a couple times but got no answer.

      When do the Sabres wear those third jersey’s?

  • Richard Spalding

    I see we have a good vibe going on! 4-1 Sabres as everyone is feeling good about the changes. Even Scott gets a point!

    • Dano

      Getting better, only off by 1 this time.

      • Richard Spalding

        Yep – feeling it!

  • Dano

    Im ringside tonight. First time in a long time. Tonights card? Scott, McCormic, Foligno, Ott and the Leafs have brought with them Orr, McLaren, Fraser, Clarkson.

    Maybe durring rounds a hockey game might break out?

    I wish Kaleta was here to light this powder keg!

    Hoping Kessel takes a swing at someone.. anyone.. I bet hes going to be quiet tonight and hide behind the refs.

  • BryanD