Oct 4, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; A general view of the pre-game light show for the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Ottawa Senators at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres Daily: Buffalo Bills, Amerks, Sabres Preseason

Buffalo Bills biggest preseason disappointments so far?  There might be too many to count.  [Bleacher Report].

The team might just be in coast mode, waiting to see how the ownership pans out as the team continues to struggle on the field.  It isn’t like there is a switch on this Buffalo Bills team that can/will be thrown after tonight’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions, a game that will be blacked out locally.

Questions at quarterback, coaches that provide the status quo when it comes to football strategy, and just an overall sense of no direction at times.  Could the Bills front office be in for a shakeup with the ownership change?

Questions at right tackle, the quarterback position, despite a lot of new faces on the offense, the team looks exactly like it always has.  Calling Bills fans fragile is the wrong statement to end your article on.  Bills fans are the exact opposite of fragile.  Buffalo Bills fans are resilient, hardy – and stand by their team.  The team itself is on the brink of a major implosion, Darcy Regier style.

Highlights from the Rochester Americans Schedule.  [Rochester D&C].

Yesterday we wrote that the Rochester Americans and the American Hockey League have finally revealed their regular season schedule.  And for all intents and purposes, it looks like a rough schedule.

Rochester will spend the final 2/3 of the season on the road, with 25 of their 38 home games coming before the end of the calendar year.  One of the most storied rivalries in the AHL, the Rochester Americans vs the Hershey Bears won’t happen.  That is only the second time that has happened in our 59 year existence.

Rochester will only face two Eastern Conference opponents, and that is their interstate rivals the Syracuse Crunch and the Binghamton Senators.

There has been talk of an AHL expansion – moving teams out west to better align the league with their parent teams.  Rumblings of ECHL and CHL mergers help fuel those talks.  If the AHL does expand, they really need to look at modelling their season after the NHL.  Play six more games in your schedule.  Align teams properly – and play a more balanced schedule.

Buffalo Sabres preseason tickets now available.  [Sports Media 101].

If your itching to get your hockey on, tickets are now on sale for the preseason games, as well as the second annual All American Prospect game.  The season is right around the corner, and if you go to any rink known to host a practicing NHL player, they are likely already hitting the ice, getting their skating legs back under them after the long off season, getting into shape for training camp.

After a busy off season, I am looking forward to seeing the guys back on the ice.

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