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Video: The “Anglicisation” Of The French Connection


Ah, vintage Sabres videos are always a lot of fun.

In this case, we get to see some clips and quotes from a very young looking French Connection. Also, pay special attention to the pronunciation of the names – particularly “Richard Martin.”



Got to love the Looney Tunes soundtrack, too.

Go Sabres.


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Gilbert Perreault Retires to the Thanksgiving Table

Happy Turducken Day.

It’s November 24th, Thanksgiving, and time for reflection. This year, I am nominating one person to be thankful for in my Sabres world: Gilbert Perreault.

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Martin. Robert. Perreault.

There’s good reason Terry Pegula choked up over Perreault during his inaugural speech as Sabres owner. From “buffalo74:


If you have never seen Perreault in action, here’s your chance.  Be forewarned though – his skating is so effortless that upon first glance, it might not seem like he is breaking some of the principal laws of physics.

Take it away, Aram Khachaturian:


“Have you ever seen him skate?” asked Pegula, almost exasperated just in recounting his hero during that presser.  Goodness!  If you were watching Perreault’s feet in that video, now you know exactly why Pegula and the original fans of the Blue and Gold were so taken aback by the tap dancing blur that was lucky #11.

From BSN’s “Sabres GIFs,” here’s Perreault scoring his 250th – with one hand:

This year, I guess I am thankful for magic.

Enjoy the day.

Go Sabres.

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