2010-11 Sabres Draft: Khokhlachev, Kassian, and one Ridiculously Awesome Subway Commercial

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Long title!

Yes, we’ve got a lot to cover here, so we’ll get right to it.

Today we’re taking a close look at a Russian center, who stands at 5-10 and weighs in at 172 pounds.  I know, you’re already thinking about diminutive forwards Tyler Ennis, Nathan Gerbe, and Paul Byron – but stick with me here.  Sometimes it’s the size of the fight in the dog that matters, and with Khokhlachev, that’s what you get.

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"Koko" also comes with a heavy serving of passion.

He’s got a great hockey personality as well, as he was able to show off in a recent Subway commercial – but more on that later.

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The 2010-11 NHL Season Concludes – but Sabres Hockey is ON for the Weekend!

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“Congratulations” to the Bruins/Canucks.

With the 2010-11 season coming to a close, many fans will now be waking up a bit grumpy, wondering how they are going to survive the next few months.

Buffalo Sabres Nation feels your pain, so we’ll be looking out for you all off-season long.

And hey – we’re in luck!  The Sabres Alumni Team is playing a hockey game (sometimes they do play basketball) this Saturday.  The game is scheduled to go from 7:30 to 9pm, at the Hockey Outlet Ice Complex, located at 3385 Niagara Falls Boulevard, North Tonawanda (hit the link for directions). (more…)

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On the Sabres Blogger Summit

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Terry Pegula continues to reach out to the fans.

The Sabres Blogger Summit is scheduled to take place on Thursday, at 6:30.  You can tune into live video of the event, or follow it on Twitter.  More information on coverage can be found here.

This is definitely one of the more intriguing outreach programs that the Pegula/Ted Black regime has come up with, and holds a lot of promise for all Sabres bloggers out there – whether they be of the dozen attendees or not.  All blogs stand to benefit from a connection that should have been made years ago.

As I have said many times before, the talent level and quality of output that the Sabres blogo-rinks possess is remarkable, and was, until now, an untapped, non-networked resource for the Sabres front office and marketing teams.  Of course, the Summit does bring up a lot of questions, too.

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Such as, "Will there be beer?"

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2010-11 Sabres Draft: Another Ruuttu?

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Remember Christian Ruuttu?

For those post-lockout fans that don’t want to bother with Google, Ruuttu dressed for the Blue and Gold from the 1986-87 to the 1991-92 seasons.  He was not renowned in this town for his hard work, but he was very popular with a particular sect of boosters for his Finnish locks of flowing blond hair.  (And you gotta check out this vintage highlight reel pass to Phil Housley. Wow-ee!)

Since his retirement with the Canucks in 1995, his son, Alexander Ruuttu, is now all grown up. Alex will be an early to mid-round selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

That’s right – the life of hockey may be completing another full circle in Buffalo, where the Sabres already hold the rights to Marcus Foligno, son of ex-Sabre Mike.  Unlike Marcus, however, Alex plays a different sort of game than his father.

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Will it be a Ruuttu Re-do for Buffalo?

For more information on the Jokerit prospect, hit the link below.

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Sabres GIFs: Back by Popular Demand

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It’s so nice to feel popular.

Thanks to all of you who sent all the positive feedback for our “Top Ten 2010-2011 Sabres GIFs” post.  It was a heckuva lot of fun to make them all, so we decided to throw ten more of these things together.

This new list of ten includes highlights of players, fans, commentators, and a few real screwball moments to make you smile.

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What are you reading this for? Hit that "Read More" button already!

Oh, and for you GIF rookies out there, these things can take a little while to load, so please be patient.

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