Our dramatic prediction of the Sabres season continues with Act 2 after the break - check it out to see how things are going for the lovable losers from Buffalo.
NOTEBOOK: TUESDAY UPDATES - Buffalo Sabres
With Craig Rivet still battling the flu, Patrick Lalime joined him on the sidelines Tuesday with a stomach ailment.
New Sabre Niedermayer keeps the faith - The Buffalo News
Rob Niedermayer signed with the Buffalo Sabres because he was convinced they would charge into the playoffs and have a crack at winning the Stanley Cup.
More Negative Buffalo Press (and not what you might think) - Sabres Everywhere
Written a while back, but it's an interesting read about the constant and unabated bashing of the Sabres' organization and media from around the league.
Kassian on the move? - SabresProspects.com
Windsor Spitfires General Manager Warren Rychel has announced that he will likely deal two of his star players now that Taylor Hall (EDM) and Cam Folwler (ANA) will not be coming back to the OHL. Among the players likely on the move before the January 10th trade dealine is Buffalo's 2009 first-round pick, Zack Kassian.
NHL broadcast rights in a perfect world - From The Rink
With ESPN and Versus both interested in the NHL's TV rights, is there a way to get the best of both worlds? A look at the ideal situation to benefit the NHL.
What to expect from ‘NHL Overtime’, VERSUS’ new hockey show - Puck Daddy
VERSUS is adding a nightly, hour-long hockey show called "NHL Overtime" to its schedule beginning on Monday, Nov. 15.
GMs shelve Tallon's idea of coach's challenge - NHL.com
Dale Tallon's idea of giving coaches one challenge per game in order to contest a disputed goal received little support among his fellow GM's.
*Editor's Note: The viewpoints expressed in this production do not represent the viewpoints of the author or any Die By The Blade editors. It's just for funsies.
The Sabres are struggling to tread water, but many of the younger players have quickly shown promise. They are clinging to a late one goal lead against Ottawa when "Wild Thing" Myers gives up a breakaway to Daniel Alfredsson. Rivet hastily gives chase, but can't catch up. He then tries something different...
Alfredsson swings and misses badly, falls over, the horn sounds and Buffalo wins.
Ruff: (laughing) It's startin' to come together, Brian! It's startin' to come together.
Golisano: Revenue problems have forced us to cut back. Your players will just have to get tougher. What are they, a bunch of pansies?
Rivet: I don't know about the rest of you, but I've been playin' hockey since I was five years old, which would have been in 1958. I've had some good years and some years to forget. I've burned out my knees... I don't think I have three fingers that work right... I've lost most of the money I made and got benched as the captain. But I know one thing... I can still play this game a little. And I'd like to know who in this room thinks they're the kinda bum Mr. Golisano is lookin' for?
Eyes dart around the room, no hands are raised.
Rivet: Well, then I guess there's only one thing left to do.
Connolly: What's that?
Rivet: Win the whole f***in' thing.
We take cuts of the startled faces of the players. As the idea sinks in, they begin to come to life. Some totally rad 80's music begins and we're into a MONTAGE!!!!
Coming tomorrow: MONTAGE!!! Oooooo we need a montage!