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#NHL #Lockout Tweet of the freakin’ Day. Sigh… it’s BANDY!


Technically, the tweet of the day reads “Check your Wikipedia(s).”

Whatever, jerk.

Yea I said “jerk.”

Still, despite the slightly implied “Read your own Freedom-Online-Dictionary-You-Internet-Hand-Out-Information-Junkies,” Slava is truly a great  follow on the Twitter, and if you’re not following him, then you’re doin’ it wrong-o.

So what is “bandy?” Well, it turns out that it is all sorts of awesome – so long as you consider using frozen soccer fields as an ice rink.


Oh, hell yes!

Bandy. We have bandy! It’s ours, and Bettman and Co. (Pegula) can never take it away.

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No shirt-sleeves allowed, gentlemen. Making blood happen: totally cool. Elbows up, fellows!


Light at the end of the tunnel of the NHL lockout? Can we organize this in Delaware Park? Hell yes.



Let’s do this.

Screw you, NHL, we can bandy.

Who’s up for a game?

Go Sabres.


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NHL Lockout Tweet of the Day




Get ready for the onslaught of “Good! I hope he stays there! He sucks!” comments on the message boards and the bar stools. Yes, the yelling and fist-shaking WILL take place despite the fact he’s been developing into one of the Sabres’ best defensemen.* (You know how it goes, folks: he’s a Euro. Yes, I went there.)

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Gettin’ paid.

Remember when hockey was fun? Take us out of this post, @LindyRuffsTie:



Go Sabres.


*Yup, I linked to HF Boards. Got a post to back up Sekera’s play? Add it to the comments section. I’ll make a list: #SekeraWatch

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#NHL #Lockout Tweet(s) of the Day, via @TheyCallMeDubs


Today features a series of tweets.

Starts off pretty interesting, and ends… well, in a way that provokes hilarious tears, because the other choice for Sabres fans would be tears of pain. Let’s begin the journey!

Capgeek Lockout 1 #NHL #Lockout Tweet(s) of the Day, via @TheyCallMeDubs

What? Players are getting paid, during the lockout?

TSN Lockout Team #NHL #Lockout Tweet(s) of the Day, via @TheyCallMeDubs

Yup. Here’s a couple Sabres.

Capgeek Lockout 2 #NHL #Lockout Tweet(s) of the Day, via @TheyCallMeDubs

Holy crap that’s a lot of money.

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WE WIN! No, we lose. Buffalo loses even during the lockout. Sigh.

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And by lose, I mean embarrassingly.

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And Dubs steals the show with the addition of his newly popular #BecauseItsBuffalo hashtag.

You can find more of @TheyCallMeDubs over at the insanely/awesomely NSFW Sabres/Bills blog, “Dear God Why Us Sports.” Check it out – it’s worth your time, every day. (If you haven’t, shame on you – THEY’VE BEEN ON OUR SIDEBAR FOR MONTHS/YEARS!!)

How about that Ehrhoff guy? He’s getting paid his hockey money this year, but he still took off for Krefeld in Germany to play, which means some unlucky guy loses his job over there. How about that for solidarity?

The hashtag “ #ThePlayers” was created to call fans’ attention to that supposed solidarity, and how these guys should just really be able to play hockey. Except that guy Ehrhoff relegated. The good NHL players will get to play and get paid this season. The rest, well, they get to shinny at the local rink together.


Take us out of this nightmare, @KHL:

KHL lockout 1 #NHL #Lockout Tweet(s) of the Day, via @TheyCallMeDubs


Go Sabres.


Oh, here’s our obligatory link to that weird NHL lockout video from Taiwan. Enjoy, (if you haven’t already):




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#NHL #Lockout Tweet of the Day – via @GrilledCheez, @LindyRuffsTie, Me


It’s a three way tie today.

Of course, no one wins the lockout game, but we can still attempt to have fun while our hockey world continues to disintegrate before our very eyes: SO MUCH SAD…

@GrilledCheez, undeterred by aforementioned all-caps sadness, decided to try to romance our beloved Sabres back into business (stick taps to @LindyRuffsTie):

Grilled Cheez Lockout Tweet #NHL #Lockout Tweet of the Day   via @GrilledCheez, @LindyRuffsTie, Me


Not surprisingly, even the power of Peter Gabriel is powerless against Gary Bettman and co. Still, everyone give @GrilledCheez the “Hey – nice try, nice try!” lest our old little league coaches be disappointed in us.

Also, this made me want to grab an old Certron and make up an old fashioned mix tape. Briefly. It took hours to make those damn things.

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Glorious hours.

Next up is @LindyRuffsTie, who takes us from romance and mix tapes to the gates of Hades:

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Tie is never going to reveal his identity now. Lest Lucic kick his ass.

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This thing definitely lives in one of Dante’s Planes of Hell.


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And is roommates with Fillippo.

Lastly, here’s 90’s (pre-lockouts) me rage-tweet-rebelling against the machine:

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I’m sure the world ‘neath Bettman’s feet felt the almighty tremor that was the 27 retweets – and ONE FAVORITE – that this powerful message wrought.

Lockout. Day three. Isn’t this fun?


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No. Ain’t no polish in the universe that can remove this tarnish.


Go Sabres.



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#NHL #Lockout Tweet of the Day


File this one under the “Oh, shit” category:

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Could be a loooooooooong lockout if that happens. “But hold on a sec – just who is this Siegel character, anyway,” you ask?

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Oh shit.

Tomorrow we’ll try to find a tweet from the lighter side of the conversation.

If we can find one.

Go Sabres.

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It hurts.




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