Friday, September 30, 2011


Perhaps I should write about how excited about the Sabres I am (totally) and remark upon their improved roster and their chances of making it happen this year.. but you've already read that from people who write better than me.

In the next week or so, I'll share with you some new nicknames, a hockey separated at birth (yeah, I still do those) and perhaps some informed hockey commentary (don't hold your breath).

But all I really can think about is seeing Derek Roy play again (I don't really count game 7 cuz he wasn't up to par) for the first time since last December, and my newfound love for Nathan Gerbe (that really has been building since 2008- go back and read posts tagged with his name if you don't believe me) and hoping that the boys (any of them!) do some fun "documentary" work like the 'Hawks did when they went overseas. The Sabres aren't known for their off-ice fun (at least not on the website) but maybe things are changing. I hope so because I love the player-run funtimes (take your cue from the Blackhawks my friends- they KNOW) and hopefully they will share their experience with the fans. :)

So let's go Buffalo! I'm ready to get this show on the road already..

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I'm really no longer a one-Sabre gal. This is a difficult admission for me, because ever since I've actively been following the Sabres (2006 playoffs was when it really happened, which was funny because I wasn't living in Buffalo at the time), it's always been about Derek Roy. I enjoy several other fellas- Goose, Pommers, Montador, etc, but when it came to a favorite- a #1 without a doubt one true Sabre- it was Roy. It's always been Roy.

But now, he officially has some competition. I think Royzie still wins- I had a lengthy (and pointless) debate with myself about getting a new Sabres jersey and whose name should be on it- and finally decided on Roy but then couldn't get out on Monday to buy it.

But his competition- and this won't surprise too many of you- is Nathan Gerbe.

Really though, what's not to like? Gerbe is all over the place when he plays- he's hitting and making plays and speeding to the front of the net. He doesn't back down from anyone and he works hard every night. He's like the little engine that could. Oh yeah, and he's 5'6. Hehe I love it. I don't have a thing for short guys, per se, but I'm only 5'3 so it's not like it takes much to be taller than me, so it works. (and interestingly enough, the last few guys I've dated have all been like 5'9 or shorter so maybe there's something to that..)

So the point of all this is to say Royzie is still my main man, my #1, but Gerbe is a very close 2nd.. like 1A. And if his preseason play is any indication, this is going to be a GREAT year for him, and for us who get to watch him. :)

Let's Go Buffalo!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

This summer has been full of some terrible news for the hockey community, and yesterday's plane crash was no different. Wow. I just don't know what to say other than sympathies for all who suffered and those left behind from that and the deaths of Wade Belak, Rick Rypien and just a few months ago, Derek Boogard. I've been there (back in 2003 we lost a minor league player who I knew personally and frankly, loved) and it's black and dark and so hard to understand. We'll never know why but we can only hope to help the others..

Man we need some GOOD hockey news around here.. anyone?