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Buffalo Sabres Daily: NHL 15, Traverse City, Football

No Buffalo Sabres make the EA Sports NHL 15 top 50 list.  [Sports Media 101].

Does that really surprise you?  The team is made of of wannabe’s, neverbe’s, and has beens at this point.  That is not to say that the Buffalo Sabres can’t get on the top 50 list by the leading video game manufacturer for sports titles – it just won’t happen in the next two releases of the game.

I would think that when the Buffalo Sabres got good again, you could expect to see young phenom Sam Reinhart, and possibly one or two of our top defensive prospects on that list – but that is three seasons out.

Matt Moulson is a solid campaign away from making that top 50 list, but will need a supporting cast to help him.  Anyways, relax, it is just a video game.  Call me when the Sabres get a cover.

Buffalo Sabres prospects back to the Traverse City Tournament.  [WGR550].

They won the tournament the first year they were invited, they placed second, and they missed a year due to the lockout.  With Sam Reinhart leading the charge at this year’s prospect camp – do the Buffalo Sabres have a shot at making it 2 out of 4 wins at the Detroit Red Wings fall prospect tournament?

This year the tournament will run from September 12th to the 16th.  Buffalo is already scheduled to play the prospects from Carolina, Dallas and the New York Rangers.  They would then play the final game on Tuesday depending on their round robin record.

Can the kids pull out another tournament win?

Ryan Rashid resigns with the Elmira Jackals.  [Buffalo News].

The Buffalo Sabres ECHL affiliate continues to sign players, this time adding Ryan Rashid to the roster.  Rashid spent last season with the Jackals – signing with the Jackals after the Niagara Purple Eagles ended their playoff bid in the Atlantic Hockey semifinals.

We anticipate that he will develop into one of the league’s top forwards this season. –Jackals Head Coach Jamie Russell on Rashid.

The Elmira Jackals are looking to get back in the hunt for the ECHL playoff race after missing last season.

And now a little football for your Wednesday morning sports read:

UB planning “blackout” for September 12 home game.  [Buffalo News].

If orange is the new black, then the UB Bulls are hoping that black is the new blue.  The University at Buffalo football team will unveil a new black helmet to go along with a black uniform for their September 12th home game against Baylor.

Fans are encouraged to don the new black as well, as the school wants to “blackout” the stadium.

The black uniforms will become the schools alternate style – being worn for at least one more game this season.

Speaking of blackout – you might get to see all Buffalo Bills home games on television in the near future.

FCC Commissioner wants to abandon the NFL blackout rule.  [Daily News].

It is an antiquated rule that the NFL just needs to own and call outdated.  There is no reason for it anymore.  Ticket prices are no longer the money maker they use to be for franchises – and for fans who like to watch the games but have no interest in actually going to one – can would be able to watch home games even if they are not sold out 72 hours in advance from kickoff.

Ajit Pai, one of five FCC commissioners, spoke out against the outdated rule, stating that right now the FCC is fighting for the NFL, when they should be on the side of the spots fans.

Pai made the statement from a news conference in Buffalo.

Way to pick a fight for the little guy FCC.

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