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Bobby Hull, Ivan Provorov don’t need you to stand up for them

ADVERTISEMENT Bobby Hull, now deceased, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer who intervened after Hull’s third wife accused him of domestic violence. Hall’s second wife said he beat her to death with a boot. Hull was also quoted as saying “Hitler had some good ideas”, but he denied saying this, causing Hull’s daughter to … Read more

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Fans return to Sabers games as the team improves, but there are still plenty of empty seats

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Fans flocked to KeyBank Center for Ryan Miller Knight On January 19 — an uncommon sight during the Buffalo Sabers’ previous two seasons. ADVERTISEMENT Two days later, the Sabers had their fifth loss of the season in the Children’s Day contest, before the team left town for a four-game road trip. ADVERTISEMENT Fans watch as … Read more

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The New York Rangers advertise Pride Night, and they don’t offer any

ADVERTISEMENT picture: Getty Images Once the NHL let one in the door, it made sense for the other to follow. post flyers Ivan Provorov refused to wear their Pride Knight jerseys in the warm-up, and their coach John Tortorella refused to admonish him in any way (nor did the NHL’s official partner in these matters, … Read more

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The Los Angeles Kings Pacific Division shows how overtime, shooting hurts the National Hockey League

ADVERTISEMENT The Los Angeles Kings are not goodpicture: AP The idea that the NHL regular season is just 82 preseason games is perhaps the last vestige of a time when 16 of the 21 teams made the playoffs. These days, when exactly half the teams are eliminated, some really respectable teams don’t make it. Teams … Read more

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Viktor Olofsson’s recent success reflects his “dream” of sticking with the Sabers

Gathered in their locker room after another emotional win, the Buffalo Sabers listened intently as their coach, Don Granato, explained why he was so proud Saturday afternoon at KeyBank Center. ADVERTISEMENT Four of his players have endured various kinds of adversity this season playing starring roles in a 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Defenseman … Read more

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The Vancouver Canucks did Bruce Boudreau hire Rick Touchett

ADVERTISEMENT The Vancouver Canucks fired Bruce Boudreau in the most publicly embarrassing way.picture: Getty Images For an organization that has spent almost its entire existence making anything happen, how much hype Vancouver Canucks breed It is definitely oversized. Three Stanley Cup Finals lost is the sum of their 53-year existence, and yet the drama they … Read more

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Why the Sabers want to trade veteran winger Vinnie Hinostroza

CHICAGO – One of the key figures in the Buffalo Sabers’ late-season comeback may be playing elsewhere soon. ADVERTISEMENT Sources confirmed to The Buffalo News Tuesday morning that general manager Kevyn Adams has spoken to other NHL teams to gauge their interest in acquiring veteran winger Vinnie Hinostroza. Sportsnet’s Elliott Friedman was first to report … Read more

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The Voice of Predators Pete Weber Explains Absence and the Way to Coming

Diagnosis In late November, Weber was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), a brain disorder that occurs when the ventricles—which circulate fluid throughout the organ—fill with too much cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). ADVERTISEMENT Later symptoms of NPH include loss of coordination and difficulty walking, which Weber began noticing after returning home from a European World Series … Read more

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The Sabers earn an overtime win just in time to cap off an emotional day for Buffalo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The bright glow in the dimly lit bowl at Capital One Arena, high above the Sabers and Capitals bowing their heads, was a picture of the Bills’ safety Hamlin devastation smiling. ADVERTISEMENT The moment of silence in support of Hamlin, who went into cardiac arrest Monday night on the field in Cincinnati … Read more

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A Sabers rematch with the Bruins is an opportunity to gauge their progress

Don Granato turned around his training plan Friday at LECOM Harborcenter after seeing clear signs that the Buffalo Sabers were still recovering from their 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings. ADVERTISEMENT Three of the seven workouts that Granato had planned would not work out. He pulled assistant coaches aside to explain the adjustment, and … Read more

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