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Report: DirecTV To Drop Versus

By at 25 August, 2009, 10:51 am

If Gary Bettman thought it was difficult to market Versus and the NHL to millions of viewers in the United States, it might have gotten even harder.
According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, DirecTV is no longer carrying the Versus Network, which will cost the NHL to lose more then 18 million potential […]

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Size Matters? It’s A Miracle!

By at 28 June, 2009, 11:36 am

As I sit here on a Sunday morning in Southern California and reflect on the weekend that was on Montreal for the 2009 NHL Draft, many different thoughts come to mind. As for the Buffalo Sabres, can I tell you if the players Sabres GM Darcy Regier and Co. selected will be great or bust? Not […]

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10 Years Later: A Hell Of A Chance

By at 11 June, 2009, 11:32 am

As we approach Game 7 tomorrow night between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings, which hopefully will be one to remember and cap off a fantastic 2008-2009 playoffs, most of the attention and focus will be put on the superstars for both teams.  Evgeni Malkin, this bloggers Conn Smythe pick for playoff MVP, […]

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Time To Be An Un-Ordinary Joe

By at 27 April, 2009, 12:43 pm

From the moment Joe Thornton was selected 1st overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins, the expectations for greatness were there. After all,  just watching Thornton play during his days with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, nobody could be blamed for putting this expectation on Thornton’s shoulders.
Thornton had it all: Size, […]

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Free To Dream

By at 8 April, 2009, 11:28 am

When sitting back and analyzing the chances of the 2008-2009 Buffalo Sabres making the NHL playoffs, a few different thoughts came to my mind. But one in particular stood out: A scene from the 1994 movie ‘Dumb And Dumber’ starring Jim Carrey (no, not the obscure goalie who actually won a Veniza in the 90’s, […]

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Sabres Extend Lalime: Report

By at 1 April, 2009, 11:27 am

From sources deep within the Buffalo Sabres organization and other various sources, the Buffalo Sabres have announced the re-signing of Buffalo Sabres backup goaltender Patrick Lalime to a 3 year, $5.6 million US dollar contract.
‘Patrick adds some leadership to the locker room and is a great presence in the community’ added Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy […]

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Thrashing Playoff Hopes

By at 14 March, 2009, 11:43 pm

There are certain hockey teams that, when glancing at the NHL schedule, that strike fear in a fan’s heart.  The New Jersey Devils. Balance on offense, Zach Parise, Patrik Elias, and the great Martin Brodeur (congrats to Marty by the way for 551).  The Detroit Red Wings: the ‘gold standard’ of the NHL, always tough, […]

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All ‘Good’ Things Come To An End

By at 10 March, 2009, 9:03 pm

Over the past few days, the majority of Buffalo Sabres fans have been distracted. For those who cannot get enough of the torture the Buffalo Sabres provide us on a yearly basis, we also root for the Buffalo Bills.  And when Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson and his ‘Circle Of Trust” decided to take a […]

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Lalimemania?

By at 7 March, 2009, 12:47 pm

If any of you have ever read my entries over this past season, you know I have not been entirely kind to Patrick Lalime. Here at battleofny.com I am here to tell you I can admit to my faults. No, I am not an ‘egosessed maniac’ like Derek’s favorite sports reporter, Mike Lupica.
Yes, I can […]

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Calling For A $abre $urrender

By at 28 February, 2009, 8:46 pm

My message tonight is simple. Here is the email that I would send right now if I could (Note that email address are purely fictitious):
To: dregier@sabres.com
From: Brian_Sanborn@battleofny.com
Subject: Surrender
Mr. Darcy Regier,
I write you this letter as a Buffalo Sabres fan for almost 27 years now.  First off, I wanted to say that you have done an […]

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