Apr 1, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Tyler Ennis (63) celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Devils 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres Daily: Disappointment, Americans, Bills

Adding insult to injury, selecting top disappointing moments in Buffalo Sabres history.  [Puck Daddy]

Every team has disappointing moments.  The most disappointing team ever – the 2006-2007 Buffalo Sabres.  Tim Connolly is the most disappointing player ever to wear the blue and gold (and red and black).

Was the 2001 Darius Kasparitis overtime winner the most disappointing moment?  The most disappointing transaction the summer Chris Drury and Daniel Briere left for free agency.  Scotty Bowman hands down the most disappointing executive?  This one I would argue.  Bowman wanted full control, and could have likely won with that level of control.  The organization banished him to one job.  John Muckler ranks right up there as well.

The most disappointing fashion choice – the present third jersey.  Again I digress – the third jersey during the black and red era wasn’t too bad, but the worst fashion choice in the teams history has to be the red and black jersey era.

The present third jersey is exactly that, its an alternative.  Sure there are ways they could have made it better (no cape) but its designed to be different.  The logo for the black era was a demonic goat head, that the team had snorting smoke after goals below the scoreboard.

What would you count as a disappointing moment/player/fashion choice ever?

Core values at heart of brick by brick rebuild of Buffalo Sabres.  [CBS Sports].

Say what you will about Darcy Regier  – but the rebuild began with him, and not in his departure.  The Buffalo Sabres went from optimistically good when the ownership changed, but bad decisions led to the absolute crumbling of the team.

Darcy Regier was working the plans for rebuilding the organization when he met his long overdue fate of finally being removed as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres.  Regier had good moves, he had bad moves – he was a shrewd hockey general manager.

His biggest fault however was trusting in his players too much, carrying an emotional attachment – and ultimately taking his time, lacking the aggression that current general manager Tim Murray has in rebuilding an organization.

Maybe it is because Murray knows the organization isn’t going to wait -if he can’t get the job done in a timely fashion – someone else will.

Rochester Americans add defenseman Nick Petrecki.  [Sabres Media 101].

Nick Petrecki was acquired last year on a loan from the San Jose Sharks and has signed a one year, two way deal with the Rochester Americans for the 201-2015 AHL season.

Petrecki appeared in 14 games plus the playoffs last year for the Amerks, and adds defensive depth to the organization.

Formal bids due in sale of Buffalo Bills.  [Buffalo Rumblings].

Terry Pegula has done everything right in his push for ownership of his second Buffalo based sports franchise.  He has stayed out of the media and has talked to absolutely no one about the process.

He was noticeably absent from a major announcement at First Niagara Center when the team and the NHL announced that the NHL has awarded the Scouting Combine to the Buffalo Sabres for the next two years.  A smart play, because while the press conference would have been about the Sabres – you know someone from the media would try and angle a Buffalo Bills question towards Terry.

With formal bids finally due for the sale of the Buffalo Bills, Morgan Stanley and the estate of Ralph Wilson are finally ready to move forward with the next chapter in Buffalo Bills history.  What has taken so long?

Terry Pegula’s initial bid was high enough that other bidders should have been scared away, Jim Kelly has been trying desperately to get on board with one of the groups, and the Toronto based group has all but fallen into disarray.

Can the sale be finalized before the start of the regular season?  Will we have an opening day announcement?



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