For the fans, by the fans – a documentary on the fans of the Buffalo Sabres. [Buffalo Rising].
Mark your calendars for September 9, 2014 – as the gala event takes place at the North Park Theater at 7:30. Doors will open at 6:30.
One of the headliners? Doug Allen. Yep, he will be singing more than the National Anthem. James Wright – featured in the documentary will also be performing. The gala will be a fundraiser to support the Buffalo Hockey Fan Documentary – and will also be launching a name the documentary contest.
I am sure plenty of “suffering” titles will appear on the docket, but remember folks, this documentary is a long time in the making, and started when the Buffalo Sabres were good. If you do get on board with naming this thing, remember the tradition and heritage in your Buffalo Sabres names, and the many things they have done positive for fans over the last forty plus years of existence.
Is the NHL getting too smart for it’s own fans? It might in the next five years. [The Boston Globe].
If you take a look at the game even five years ago, ten years, ago – they don’t look the same. Rules change, the ice surface gets a face lift. Players get bigger, faster, smarter. With the advanced analytics entering the sport of hockey and taking over full force – how much longer will it take for the game to get more technical? I don’t think this generation has much to worry about, but, how much of the passion will be taken out of the game?
A player with nothing left to give, somehow pulls out another shift, legging it, absolutely dog tired to score the game winning goal in game seven of the Stanley Cup Series. If were moving to a smarter game, the only thought in his head will be robotic, as opposed to giving it his all for a piece of hardware. Something will be lost.
I am not to interested in this year’s reveal; I don’t yet own a nex-gen console – and I likely won’t get one, for the simple fact that I just don’t have time to game anymore. NHL 15 might just change that for me.
Take the dive, or the dunk, or the chill of the ice bucket challenge. Whether you know someone who has ALS or not – go for it. It’s hot outside, it will be worth it.