Archive | September 2011

FNC Music: Daydream Edition


I’m going to take a few minutes to borrow what I think is a great idea from Phil over at Black & Blue & Gold. If you haven’t read his latest post, entitled “If I Controlled the DJ Booth At First Niagara Center,” I highly recommend that you do before reading my adaptation of it (this).  While his piece has very realistic music choices, I’m going to go in the completely opposite direction and pick my “dream” songs. I’ll try to do some of the ones he’s done for comparison, but I likely won’t do them all or I’ll do some he hasn’t. I might just agree with Phil on a few songs. Especially one involving a certain cat… Read More…

From Where I Sat: Section 113, Row 19, Seat 22


Over the course of the season I will likely be attending a few different Sabres games. When I do I’ll write recaps from the game from three different perspectives. The good points, the bad points, and the ugly points. I’ll generally try and post some pictures as well (if my CrapBerry actually takes a decent photo). While I didn’t manage any photos from tonight’s game, I can certainly take a look at those aspects, which you’ll find after the jump. Tonight’s game is, Preseason Game 4: Maple Leafs at Sabres. Final score, 3-2 Buffalo. Read More…

Almost Immediate Reactions: Carolina 1, Buffalo 3


Just a quick post on my thoughts from the first Sabres preseason game Monday night at the F’N Center. I’ll resort to list form to make this as quick and painless as possible. Read More…

New Feature Featuring the Tylers


With the season fast approaching it’s time to make an announcement regarding a new feature I will be writing over the course of the season and, Pegula willing, the playoffs as well. For those of you that aren’t familiar with my typical posts, I typically write about the objective (statistics) rather than the subjective, with a dash of my own commentary thrown in for good measure. The fanboy/fangirl  in us all can’t argue with numbers. With that said, here is the announcement for my new feature. Read More…

Getting Under the Salary Cap


Imagine, if you will, that it’s suddenly September 30th and you are Darcy Regier. You find yourself in a salary cap dilemma since your team is still $3,595,357 over the cap with some difficult choices to make. Do you place some players on waivers to send them down to the AHL? Do you attempt to make last minute trades? Who do you send down or trade? These are all tough decisions to make and should not be taken lightly at all. Unfortunately for the real Darcy Regier, these are the decisions that must be made within the next 29 days. So what do you do? Read More…