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Posted Guarded Optimism is an Understatement to Buffalo Rising
After losing two straight decisions to division rivals Boston and Ottawa, the Sabres bounced back defeating the B's for the second time this season, Friday.So far the Buffalo Sabres have been a conundrum, putting up their best efforts against the toughest opponents while losing to the likes of lowly Florida and Washington.Despite the rocky start where they have yet to win more than two games in a row, the Sabres are only 2-points from an Eastern Conference playoff spot and 5-points behind the division leading Bruins.Drew Stafford broke out of one of his signature slumps, tallying his first goal of...
Posted What Pride? to Buffalo Rising
The term fair-weather fan is typically reserved for those moments when Buffalo sports fans need something to rebut fans of opposing franchises that have more storied championship resumes and over inflated egos that need checking.We have seen it all, every form of record setting failure the sports gods can conjure up, yet we have always endured, until now.Don't get me wrong, it is much easier to get fired up for a team with a winning record, on a hot streak, playing its best games in front of the faithful folks who spend their hard earned dollars to see a winning...
Posted Sabres Get Back On Track to Buffalo Rising
The Buffalo Sabres burst out of the gate in the lockout shortened 2012-2013 season by earning back-to-back wins over Philadelphia and Toronto.They subsequently lost four consecutive games and shuffled into the bears den at TD Garden to face the Eastern Conference leading Boston Bruins, Thursday. While it is early in the season and there is no immediate reason to panic, it does raise some red flags that the concerns of last season are trickling into the current campaign. Consistency across all fronts is an issue. The Sabres don't get the same effort from individual players night in and night out....
Posted Sabres: Lockout Over, Looking Ahead to Buffalo Rising
The last time Buffalo hockey fans watched an NHL contest was over nine months ago on April 7th when the Sabres finished the 2011-2012 campaign with a loss to division rival, Boston Bruins, in shootout fashion.Since that day, planet earth has continued to spin dependably on its axis despite the notions of the ancient Mayans and those in charge of ensuring the NHL's continued growth and development.When the world of the NHL came to an abrupt halt September 15, 2012, an entire continent paused for a second to notice. Unfortunately for the game of hockey, only the impassioned fans of...
Posted Jays Swing Surprising Deal with Marlins to Buffalo Rising
The Toronto Blue Jays have a deal in principle with the Miami Marlins that has the potential to shift both the AL and NL East for the 2013 MLB campaign.If the league approves the financials of the trade, the Jays will end up taking on a massive amount of existing contracts for major league talent in Miami's attempt to slash their payroll. In return Miami will receive a few of the Jays most highly touted prospects in addition to monetary relief.Jose Reyes (SS), 29, (six years, $106-million) will give the Jays one of the major's top shortstops and most dynamic...
Posted Cross in the Park 2012 to Buffalo Rising
The 3rd annual Cross in the Park sponsored by Campus WheelWorks is cycling with a twist."When most people think of cycling they picture Tour de France," said Ethan Johnson, owner of Campus Wheelworks, event founder, promoter and participant "A ton of people riding up and down a road."Cyclo-cross in this case however, is a unique style of cycling that involves a 1.8-mile USA-sanctioned closed course featuring mud, obstacles and barriers.Combining slick conditions with a racer having to repeatedly dismount and mount their bike throughout various stages of the race sounds like a recipe for disaster or entertainment - depending on...
Posted NWE Now Powering the FNC to Buffalo Rising
Should the Buffalo Sabres get an opportunity to flip on the switches at the First Niagara Center this season, New Wave Energy Corporation will be the company supplying the power. The Sabres announced a partnership with the local natural gas and electricity supplier that is headquartered at 434 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, Tuesday. In accordance with being the official Power Behind the Buffalo Sabres™ the away penalty box will be outfitted with New Wave Energy swag to reinforce the company brand each Sabres power play. "As the Power behind the Buffalo Sabres, New Wave Energy will present our fan base...
Posted Bisons and Blue Birds Strike a Deal to Buffalo Rising
The Buffalo Bisons announced that they have signed a two-year agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays to be their Triple-A affiliate, Tuesday.The Bisons were the top farm team in the International League for the New York Mets for the past four seasons, but the move to cut organizational ties with New York and team up with Toronto makes sense geographically and competitively.With a mere 99-miles separating Coca-Cola Field from the Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto, the Blue Jays will have more flexibility in making call-up decisions, while the Bisons will inherit one of the most talent rich minor league systems...
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