Feb. 17, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; A general view of a sculpture featuring former Buffalo Sabres players from the French Connection Rick Martin, Gilbert Perreault and Rene Robert outside of the First Niagara Center before a game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins . Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres Daily: Bryan Trottier, Buffalo Bills, NHL Sued

Buffalo Sabres and Ted Nolan finally start adding assistant coaches – with Bryan Trottier.  [Puck Daddy].

The most important thing to realize with this hire -is there is a connection with Trottier and Nolan.  A connection with Nolan is going to be key when it comes to getting behind the bench with him in any capacity.  Ted Nolan doesn’t like unfamiliar territory.

So the rumors about Arturs Irbe might be true – because it brings home a Latvian connection.

More importantly than the two degrees of separation between anyone being hired and Ted Nolan – Trottier is a Hall of Famer with connections to the Stanley Cup.

Trottier scored 1,425 points over 1,279 NHL games between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins. He is a winner of  the Calder, Hart, Art Ross, King Clancy and Conn Smythe Trophies once.

Most importantly, he won six Stanley Cups as a player, four straight with the legendary Islanders squads of the early 1980s and back-to-back titles with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992. He also helped the Avalanche to the 2001 Stanley Cup as an assistant coach.

Not every trip behind the bench was silver for Trottier – he had a failed attempt with the New York Rangers.  Maybe it was the hockey gods repaying him for switching sides?  I mean you can’t be from the Islanders dynasty and work for the Rangers right?

Buffalo Sabres owner places bid on Bills.  [FanSided].

Is everyone happy that Terry Pegula is a potential buyer for the Buffalo Bills?

As a Sabres fan – I don’t think I am.  I would rather have Terry Pegula and Terry Pegula’s money all to my self.  Sure he has enough of it, but I don’t want him distracted from owning the Buffalo Sabres while he owns the Buffalo Bills.

But that is just the selfish fan in me.  As an owner he needs to hire the right people in the hockey/football department right?  Just look out fans if Ted Black walks out one day with adding Buffalo Bills to his title, you will be wearing turdburgers in no time.

Another lawsuit for the NHL.  [The New York Times].

Another former players a lawsuit, this time it is Jon Rohloff.  If the name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, its because he played on the blue line for the Boston Bruins for three seasons 20 years ago.

Drafted in the 9th round by the Bruins he played in 150 NHL games for them.

Rohloff is the sole player to file suit, with the claim that the NHL concealed the dangers of concussions.

The Buffalo Sabres could still add to their roster for the better with some valuable free agents still not signed.  [SB Nation].

Is it necessary?  No, but could it hurt – not at all.

Tags: Bryan Trottier Buffalo Sabres Jon Rohloff Nhl Free Agents Terry Pegula

comments powered by Disqus