Amerks Christmas Gifts

Whether you choose to celebrate Christmas in a religious, secular (even with the addition of religion), or not at all, I think we can all agree that we enjoy reading pieces where writers give imaginary gifts to different people. Since today is Christmas, I thought I would give a few presents to the Amerks that even atheists such as myself can appreciate. After the jump I will give presents to both the current Amerks and those currently playing in Buffalo.For Christmas I give the Amerks the following gifts. I am, however, going to skip some of the PTO players that have not played with the club for very long.

  • Joe Finley: The ability to finish a complete season without a fluke injury.
  • T.J. Brennan: Another chance with the big club.
  • Alex Biega: His first taste of NHL action.
  • Corey Fienhage: A chance to develop more in the ECHL.
  • Brayden McNabb: His first NHL goal.
  • Dennis Persson: A call up to the Sabres where he actually gets to play.
  • Colin Stuart: A speedy recovery from injury.
  • Travis Turnbull: Some points
  • Corey Tropp: An NHL roster spot next season.
  • Evan Rankin: An AHL contract.
  • Michael Ryan: A return to the lineup.
  • Nick Crawford: A better +/-.
  • Derek Whitmore: His first NHL goal.
  • Phil Varone: A better +/-.
  • Shawn Szydlowski: A goal.
  • Jonathan Parker: A few goal, a few assists, and an improved +/-.
  • Shaone Morrisonn: Another “s’ for his last name.
  • Mark Voakes: A bushel of  shorthanded goals.
  • Maxime Legault: Some assists.
  • Drew MacIntyre: A better record.
  • David Leggio: A better GAA.
  • Paul Szczechura: A last name that is easier to spell.
  • Drew Schiestel: A few goals.
  • Riley Boychuk: A chance to improve in the ECHL.
  • Matt MacKenzie: A return from injury sooner rather than later.
  • Zack Kassian: A return to the AHL to work on his effort level and consistency.
  • Marcus Foligno: Improved consistency.
  • Jacob Lagace: A few more points.

I know these gifts are somewhat boring, but this is my subtle way of calling some of these players out. I know this team has a good work ethic, but sometimes a good work ethic simply is not enough to win games. Happy holidays to all!

In Professor Rolston we trust.


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