Lindy Ruff Wants the Sabres to Play “Ugly” Hockey

The Buffalo Sabres are going to shift gears against the New York Rangers, according to head coach Lindy Ruff. Instead of using their speed and skill, the Sabres are going to play a different brand of hockey and slow the game down to suit the pace of the series. Ruff wants his team to takeContinue reading “Lindy Ruff Wants the Sabres to Play “Ugly” Hockey”

Lindy Ruff Fined

The head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, Lindy Russ, has been fined by the NHL for his outburst following Friday night’s game. He has been fined an undisclosed amount by the NHL after his tirade following the Sabres’ 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. Ruff was also assessed a gross misconduct for the incident.Continue reading “Lindy Ruff Fined”

Eastern Conference Predictions for Round Two

Series A #1 Buffalo vs. #6 NY Rangers My Pick: Going to go with Buffalo in this one. The Sabres have just been too dominant this season and I think they’ll out-gun the Rangers. Still, the Rangers have Jagr going in the post-season and he’s tough to beat on any night. Add to that theContinue reading “Eastern Conference Predictions for Round Two”

NHL Bans Sean Hill 20 Games

Well, the hammer fell on Islanders’ defenceman Sean Hill. He was banned for 20 games by the NHL for substance abuse. The banning is effective immediately, so Hill will miss game 5 of the Buffalo/Islanders series and the next 19 games. Hill apparently violated the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. As aContinue reading “NHL Bans Sean Hill 20 Games”

Eastern Conference Predictions for Round One

My predictions for the Eastern Conference First Round of the playoffs will be featured first. Tomorrow, I will feature my picks for the Western Conference First Round. I’ll pick a winner, explain why I selected that winner and will highlight a player to watch for both teams. Discussion is encouraged, of course! Series A –Continue reading “Eastern Conference Predictions for Round One”