Buffalo Sabres Sending 5 To the Olympics

Before we dive into the meat and potatoes take this is in for a moment; the worst team in the NHL is sending two goaltenders to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. So I guess the problems in Buffalo go deeper than goaltending eh?

With most Olympic rosters being finalized today- and the Sabres not sending one to Team Canada- the Buffalo Sabres will have 4

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players playing at the Sochi Olympics and one coach coaching in the Olympics.

Both Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth will suit up for the USA and Sweden respectively. Joining the Sabres netminders will be Henrik Tallinder (Sweden), Zemgus Girgensons (Latvia) and Sabres interim head coach will be the head coach for Latvia.

It’s quite an achievement for the 30th ranked NHL team to be sending four players and a coach to the Olympics and speaks to some of the talent the Buffalo Sabres have. Obviously Cody Hodgson, Matt Moulson and Marcus Foligno can’t beat out Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Steven Stamkos for team Canada, but the Sabres do have some solid talent and they will be featured internationally.

Depending on how you decide who to cheer for- by home country or favourite player, Sabres fans will have lots of players and teams to keep an eye on during the Olympic break. We may even get to see a Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth showdown when and if the Americans face off against team Sweden.

Russia has yet to announce their roster for the Olympics, does Mikhail Grigorenko have a spot on Russia’s Olympic team?

 

 

Will any Buffalo Sabres players medal at the Sochi Olympics? Both team USA and Sweden have quite good chances to go far but can they outmatch Russia and Canada?

Topics: Buffalo Sabres, Olympics

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  • Jes

    Foligno in a group with Hodgson and Moulson? Are you nuts lol? Guys a third liner at best right now, and future for him doesn’t look to promising either.

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  • Dano

    Foligno was born in Buffalo NY, how can he play for Canada?

    • JHizzle75

      Myers was born in Texas and played for Canada at the WJHC

      • Dano

        Im wondering if ‘ dual citizenship ‘ allows a player a choice. I’ll have to look into it and see what the rules say.

        • JHizzle75

          I might be mistaken, but wasn’t Pominville born in Canada and played for the U.S. team last Olympics? Brett Hull too, when he was still playing.

        • Caitlin Campbell

          Sorry for the delay but yes duel citizenship does give the player the option

    • Caitlin Campbell

      I was confused because he played for Canada at the WJC a few years ago