I totally predicted this buy-out back in 2007.
Not that I am happy that it happened – hey, it wasn’t Drury’s fault that he was handed a king’s ransom to dress up for his favorite childhood team. It wasn’t his fault that his body sadly began to show signs of age.
Oh captain, my captain!
A lot has been written on Drury since the news of the buy-out broke, so I am not going to waste your time with my own assessment of what comes next. I’ve got a different approach for my readers.
I never would have dreamed of this in 1994.
In that year, I was an underclassman with an undeclared major at Buffalo State College, doing my best to get by and work towards what would eventually turn into an English degree. In short, I
read scanned through a lot of Shakespeare, and played a lot of NHL 94.
Ah, the good old days.
Tip-o-the-sunglasses all around, folks.
The feedback from our 2010-11 Best Sabres GIFs post was outstanding, and we applaud you all for having the patience for continuing to read our output as the offseason snark has gone into Afinogenov-esque crazy speed.
From the "Where are they now" file... St. Petersburg!
Maybe next time we’ll make the contest a little bit easier for you.
With no one able to figure out which Buffalo Sabres
player victim was pictured below, the prize for “future considerations” will be put back on the shelf for the next offseason contest.
I really thought that calf gave it away. Oh well.
As promised, we’ll be reveling the name inside the Philly sandwich today (especially since I may have allowed myself to sample that six pack of Labatt in my fridge last night – hey, it was hot in my house). With the reveal, we’ll give you a little history, too.
It was inevitable.
With the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs often mentioned as the main suitors for Brad Richards in news reports, and failing to land his rights (so far), it was only a matter of time before a sports writer out there remembered that the Sabres are now owned by Terry Pegula.
Kevin Allen, of USA Today, just made the Pegula connection.
Richards, 31, could be the hottest free agent in the market, and there seems to be considerable interest in the Eastern Conference. The New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs both need a center. Richards liked playing in Tampa before the Lightning dealt him to Dallas and he excelled under Rangers coach John Tortorella when both were on the Lightning. The Buffalo Sabres could try to make a signifcant offseason splash under new owner Terry Pegula, and they could use a top center if Tim Connolly is not going to be re-signed.