Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!
If you feel a bit drained following Buffalo’s home-and-home against the Maple Leafs, you’re not alone. We’ve been treated to two consecutive games in which the Sabres actually COMPETED (with the exception of the first period last night – moving on!), all of which makes watching them come up just short last night a bit painful. Still, fans have to be more satisfied with what we have seen of the team so far under Ted Nolan. They are still not a playoff team, but if they can compete every night and refrain from resembling the Rochester Americans, I think we’ll all be happy.
All right – link time!
There were 18 NHL teams in action last night – make sure you get caught up on all of the news here. [TSN]
With all the focus on fighting in the NHL this year, Sports Illustrated decided to whip up a collection of 50 landmark hockey fights. [SI.com] Enjoy this one!
Were people laughing at the hiring of Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan? I didn’t hear any laughter. Regardless, this writer did, but cautions cynics to consider the fact that LaFontaine might actually be up to the task. [Sporting News]
John Scott had some pretty priceless words for Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf following last night’s loss to the Leafs. Check them out here. [Puck Daddy]
There’s a pretty decent number of NHL teams who are not living up to expectations due to some injury issues. Here’s a look at which teams will be dramatically improved once they get healthy. [Bleacher Report]
Last, but never, least, I present you this piece that reflects on whether or not Ryan Miller will be traded before the Sabres hire a new GM. [Hockey Buzz] It also discusses the Scott-Phaneuf situation from the game. Make sure you check out the comments section – they are always priceless when Garth writes.
Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!