0Posted by Scott Michalak on January 31, 2012 at 9:24 am
You know what’s infuriating?
As terrible as this Sabres team has been this season, had they won just five games – (5!) – of their 12 game road losing streak, they’d be tied for 8th place right now. If I did the math right …aaaand I could be wrong on the number of games. 12 sounds about right. I’m not looking it up. I’m sticking to our Sabres hockey theme for this season and not paying mind to that annoying “effort” thing.
So now we’ve got that stat to lament over, along with the Lucic incident, as our season defining destroying moments of the 2011-12 season. Add the injuries, lame duck GM/coaching, and the whole MSG/Time Warner fan blockade, and applaud yourself if you’re watching the game tonight without any self-medication.
Not that Montreal has any reason to celebrate these days. Their plummet to the cellar started in the first 10 games, where they went an astonishing 3-5-2.
All that suckitude being said, here’s your Kool Aid for tonite: this is a HUGE four point divisional game.
We know how you feel, Habs fans. Nous sympathisons.
Here’s a link to the site pictured above, tracking Gomez’s histoire de triomphe, which at least reminds Sabres fans (and Brad Boyes, and Drew Stafford, and Ville Leino, and Derek Roy, and Nathan Gerbe, and Paul Gaustad, and Pat Kaleta, and Cody McCormick) that it can always be worse.
Tonight’s winner receives another day of merciful reprieve from the game broadcast from MSG and Time Warner, so keep your dabbers at the ready. Tonight we play for our sanity.
Then again – who knows – this one could be a barn-burner. We’ll see.
All jokes and the game aside, a solemn request: get well soon, Jochen. We’re all rooting for you.
(As always, click on the image to re-size, and again to re-size once more.)
0Posted by Scott Michalak on January 12, 2012 at 9:47 am
Brian Burke is a class act.
When asked about Dion Phaneuf being voted as the most over-hyped player in the NHL by a hundred or so of his NHL peers, Burke replied by saying that those who voted so should “defecate in their chapeaus.” Yep, not only brought back an old WWII insult, not only did he change [expletive] to “defecate,” but he even changed “hat” to “chapeau.”
This guy is a drinker of fine whine.
Indeed, in the days of “suck it,” “you got SERVED” and anything in the “Urban Dictionary” involving donkeys, monkeys, or giraffes, his gentleman’s way has not gone without notice here at BSN.
I say, “hats off” to you, Burkie! You’ve earned yourself an honorable BINGO board. And I apologize in advance for tailgating you on your way back up the QEW tonight – I just gotta’ know what you might come up with next.
Get your dabbers ready, folks: our winner receives a goal by Drew Stafford! (Please note this may take 1-2 weeks for delivery.)
(As usual, click to up-size, and click again to up-size again.)
0Posted by Scott Michalak on December 16, 2011 at 8:32 am
By now, you’re all too familiar with Joffrey Lupul’s tweet-take on the Buffalo skyline.
Now also all too familiar with his grammar. Yikes.
To JoffreyLupul, I say: Well played! You kicked Buffalo fans square in their overly sensitive skyline nuts. Sure, you’re looking at some incredible architecture out that window of yours, and it appears that the sun actually might be shining somewhere, and your grammar was painfully missing the obliogatory “eh?” exclamation, but this quick Buffalo sucker punch on Twitter is the best of the year so far.
(This is a BSN screen-grab from October, 2011.) Boy, they sure know how to get to us. Say, we need one more NHLer to do this so we can do a new "Awards" post. If Chris Neil still unfortunately plays in the NHL, he could be our guy.
Also, to reassure you, Mr. Lupul, we don’t throw batteries in Buffalo (not even waffles). And in honor of your topical snark success story, you’ve earned yourself a few squares on tonight’s Sabres/Leafs Twitter BINGO. I know, I know – it’s what all kids dream of throughout the world while playing street hockey until the sun goes down.
Tonight’s winner receives one of Ryan Miler’s flaming Molotov Gatorades to toss at Lupul during the game! (I know, I said we didn’t toss things here in Buffalo, but we all must follow Miller’s lead.)
The Passion of the Crease.
Fans, get your dabbers ready. Tonight’s gonna’ be a hot one.
(As usual, click on the image to re-size, and click again to re-size once more.)
Good luck, folks! And again, we still need one more NHLer (or ex-NHLer) to tweet something endearingly stupid enough to give us all another BSN Awards post. Consider it an early Xmas. If it happens. (Please let it be Soupy Campbell.)
2Posted by Scott Michalak on December 2, 2011 at 9:06 am
Tonight features the iconic matchup of Mike Babcock’s “The System” versus Lindy Ruff’s “The System.” May the best philosopher win.
To go along with this head to head chess match, we at BSN are proud to rebuff it with a even more snarky than usual version of Sabres Twitter BINGO. I’ll warn you ahead of time – this one is not going to be very winnable. And it’s kiiiiinda wordy.
Frankly, you can just put your dabbers back in the drawer for this one. Heck, it ain’t like we ever actually give out prizes to the winner anyway.
Prepare yourself for a heavy dose of old Tim Connolly, Darcy Regier, and Jochen Hecht jokes.
And maybe a nose hair joke. (Apologies in advance. To everyone.)
And maybe a couple old classics, for you Sabres Twitter veterans out there.
Tonight’s winner receives the least bruised octopus.
Waste not, want not.
As always, click to enlarge, and again to re-enlarge.
0Posted by Scott Michalak on October 18, 2011 at 9:46 am
It’s the inaugural meeting between the Habs and Sabres for the 2011-12 season, so we’ve put together a new edition of Sabres Twitter BINGO! to supply fans with a hearty dose of enjoyment half-smirks and meh shrugs.
Hey! It’s the Habs! Let’s join together tonight and really savor the deep and unsettling hatred we have for this team. Oh, and remember – these guys dive, which segways us from reasons to hate the Habs to today’s BINGO! prize:
Today’s winner receives a dozen Montreal Canadien pillows, which he or she is to directly mail to the Bell Centre.
New team mascot?
Hit the :25 second mark of the video.
Don’t worry Jack, we’ll see that your message is delivered.
(As always, click on the card for a larger, eye-friendly version.)
Wordy? Yes. Funny as all get out? Ehhhhh... maybe.