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Daily Dasherboard January 14, 2013

It’s a great day when you wake up and there isn’t snow to battle with on your drive to work right?  Of course the constant changing weather is great for all of us that live in


716 – how many people can’t shake that feeling because of the up and downs of the weather?

Speaking of ups and downs -how about them Buffalo Sabres right?  Tonight they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30.  Here is you morning links all things Sabres related.

Mikhail Grigorenko must have had a change of heart – because he will now report to the QMJHL and join the Quebec Remparts for the remainder of their season.  [ESPN].

ICYMI – The NHL has rescheduled the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes game that was cancelled last week due to the polar Vortex.  [ESPN].

Will Matt Read be back in the lineup tonight against the Sabres?  The Flyers have come out now and said he missed time because of a concussion.  [Rant Sports].

Does the addition of Zenon Konopka guarantee that the John Scott era in Buffalo has come to an end?  [Bleacher Report].

Say what you want about Steve Ott – but the fact that a kid tossed him out of a ceremonial faceoff and he played along – that kid will never forget being able to drop the puck in front of the home crowd of his favorite team – but the fact that he got to be entertained by Steve Ott – will go down as a cherished memory for that kid.  [Washington Post].

Tags: Buffalo Sabres John Scott Steve Ott Zenon Konopka

  • davidmuscalo

    I am not surprised that Grigo decided to go back to the Quebec. He made the statement that he has some things that he never had in Russia, namely, a bed, a shower and enough food to eat. I think the reality of these luxuries to him and staples to us made him realize that playing in the Junior’s may not be so bad after all. Also, his discussions with Murray and LaFontaine likely reassured him that he has a place in the Sabres organization and that they expect him to be playing in Buffalo in the not too distant future.

    • Jes

      He had no food, shower or bed in Russia? Lol how do you know this?

      • davidmuscalo

        How do I know this? He was quoted as saying this through the social media. Whether it is true or not, you would have to ask him. I certainly have no way of verifying it independently. I suspect that you can not do so either. You can believe what you want, I don’t give false testimony.

        • Jes

          Sounds pretty false to me man. He’d make pretty nice dough playing in Russia.

          • davidmuscalo

            The conditions he described are likely the conditions he grew up under. He likely could make a reasonable salary playing in Russia, but it would be a pittance compared to what he could make in the NHL. If the “dough” was that good over there, North American players would be going there; European players wouldn’t be struggling to play in the NHL. Some of our rejects play in Europe because the still want compete, but they can no longer compete at the NHL-level.

          • Jes

            You get paid much more there especially homegrown talent like that. NHL money is nothing compared to KHL money. Hell Kovalchuck makes 20 million a year. But NHL is the best league in the world and will be forever IMO. But money is easily as good down there even better in some cases.