September 24 2011 07:35PM
Frattin looked good, the Sabres won by a goal thanks to having ten more power plays. Really only one thing left to do:
Pension Plan Puppets
September 24 2011 01:33PM
TV: CBC Hockey Night in Canada
Internet: LeafsTV Interactive
The Leafs travel down the QEW to visit the Chamber of Horrors which has been renamed First Niagare Centre. The rematch against the Sabres will see Jonas Gustavsson play the full sixty minutes against fellow European Jhonas Enroth.
More thoughts and lineups after the jump
September 23 2011 08:01PM
The Leafs lost 2-1 tonight but I think that we saw some great performances up and down the Leafs lineup. The Sabres got on the board first when Dion Phaneuf passed into Keith Aulie's skates and Corey Tropp buried the resulting turnover. John Michael Liles had a beautiful rush which led to Phil Kessel muscling a defender off and banging in the rebound to tie the game in the second before a Kaleta dive gave the Sabres a power play. Phaneuf blocked a shot and his stick broke and that was all she wrote. Follow me over the jump for some thoughts on the game.
September 23 2011 12:31PM
Tonight we get our first look at Terry “Uncle Pennybags” Pegula’s Buffalo Sabres. The city of Buffalo has long been known for its frugality, from making their contribution to the culinary world of the scraps of a chicken, to savagely beating a cab-driver over a matter of a few cents. The last time the city of Buffalo spent this lavishly on anything was the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.
It was supposed to be a celebration of “commercial well being and good understanding among the American Republics." Or, “hey Central and South America we’re going to mess with your shit for the next 100 years, deal with it.” Unfortunately, the only thing anyone remembers about it is that it’s where President McKinley was shot. Pegula’s Sabres are looking to avoid a similar fate. McKinley was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz an Anarchist with Prussian and Belarussian heritage. Maybe Grabbo can harness some of that crazy.
Pension Plan Puppets
September 23 2011 05:27AM
Image courtesy of @mhenderson95
The Ottawa Senators have not had the best possible offseason. They are a rebuilding team but signed a competent but unproven goalie (ask the Leafs how that works out for your draft pick), they hired another first-time NHL coach who will keep the seat warm for Bryan Murray for at least a few months, and they are still owned by Eugene Melnyk.
But could things get worse? Sure, look at the image above. They can always get worse.