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Flynn shines as Wolve’s struggle in preseason

  • Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:09 pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves have had a rough 3 games, losing the Chicago Bulls twice and to the Milwaukee Bucks once over the weekend, but Timberwolves rookie/WNY native Jonny Flynn has played well despite the final scores.

Friday took Flynn and the Timberwolves to Chicago to take on the Bulls for a second time, unfortunately the results were about the same. The Bulls won by four (94-90) despite Flynn coming out on top of the Timberwolves heap for the second game in a row. Flynn is continuing to prove that despite his young age and relative inexperience, even being down by several points in the fourth quarter can’t rattle him. Flynn started and played a total of 23 minutes, scoring 10 points. In the same game, second year Timberwolves guard Kevin Love injured his hand, forcing Flynn to step up and cover the hole on the roster left by Love.

On Wednesday October 14th the Timberwolves took on the Chicago Bulls at the Target Center in Minneapolis, but even the home town crowd couldn’t help them. Flynn saw over 23 minutes of playing time and scored 13 points. In the fourth quarter with a tight lead, Flynn sunk two crucial free throws that would have insured a Timberwolves victory, if the Bulls offense wouldn’t have answered back with several key baskets down the stretch to ensure a Chicago win.

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Sabres trade Paille to Boston

  • Posted on October 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm

The Buffalo Sabres have traded winger Daniel Paille to the Boston Bruins. In exchange the Sabres will receive a 2010 third round pick and another conditional pick.

Paille was the Sabres first round (20th overall) pick in the 2002 entry draft. He netted 35 goals and 77 points with the Sabres over the course of his 182 games with the club. His career-best was 19 goals scored in 2007-08.

He played in only two games so far this year for Buffalo, tallying an assist.

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Buffalo Bills: Week 6 Film Session

  • Posted on October 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Finally, mercifully, re-watching a Buffalo Bills game was worth the time investment this week.  Considering the length of the game and the fact that it’s a busy week for me, I didn’t get through all of the tape this week - my apologies.  There are still several talking points to bring up from the Bills’ 16-13 overtime victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Topics of conversation that you’ll find after the jump: Dick Jauron; Ryan Fitzpatrick; the offensive line; the non-no-huddle offense; linebacker play against the run, and how opponents are exploiting them; Drayton Florence; team mistakes.  Enjoy!

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Report: Bills work out Antwwan Lake

  • Posted on October 20, 2009 at 2:15 pm

According to Adam Caplan of, the Buffalo Bills are working out defensive tackle Antwan Lake this Tuesday afternoon.The Bills do not make official comments on player workouts per team policy.

Lake spent the past three seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Last year he played in 11 games, totaling five tackles and zero sacks.The 30-year old former undrafted free agent from 2002 has also seen time with Detroit and Atlanta. He has 5.5 sacks in his 79 game career.
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If T.O. is going anywhere, he’s not telling you

  • Posted on October 20, 2009 at 1:35 pm

If Terrell Owens was hopeful worried about getting traded today, he’s certainly not letting you in on it.

The Buffalo Bills are off today, and T.O. has been moonlighting in New York City. No, he’s not lobbying to become the newest receiver for the NY Giants. According to him, he’s been shopping, taping the Wendy Williams show and trying to become a Ford Model.

Follow his silliness on twitter… and we’ll see ya tomorrow back in Buffalo, big guy..

Buffalo Bills- ‘Bullets & Bits’

  • Posted on October 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

Here’s what I’m thinking on this Tuesday while still thanking God for Mark Sanchez…

♣  Today is the big day, sort of. It’s the NFL trade deadline and by 4pm this afternoon any trades must be consummated. Some Bills fans, for whatever reason are holding out hope the Bills will move Terrell Owens, especially since Baltimore is rumored, and quite possibly flirted with tampering.

It’s not going to happen. There is next-to-no chance the Bills are going to move Owens. Even if Owens and the Bills have struggled on the field, he’s by large a success for the team off it. Trading him after only six weeks may make football sense, especially considering the Bills are seemingly going nowhere, but moving him would be a direct slap in the face to many of the masses who bought Owens merchandise, not to mention season tickets immediately following his acquisition.

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Number Crunching: Behind Sabres first loss

  • Posted on October 20, 2009 at 9:31 am

Contrary to the belief of many Sabres fans, Saturday was not the worst game the Sabres have played this season. That game  in fact would be the 6-3 victory versus the New York Islanders the night before.

There were players that struggled, Derek Roy and Tim Connolly to name a few, but this game was decided by goaltending. Johan Hedberg made the big saves and Patrick Lalime did not.

It’s difficult to blame a goalie when the team comes out flat, but the Sabres were the better team over the final 40 minutes. Buffalo outshot Atlanta 42 -27, including 20-4 in the third period. The Sabres were never able to get back in the game because Atlanta answered both Sabres goals.

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Conacher Named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week

  • Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:32 am

After recording the ninth hat trick in the program’s Division I history, junior Cory Conacher was honored as the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week.

With the Griffs facing a 3-0 deficit against Lake Superior State, Conacher led a Canisius rally by tallying the next three goals to knot the game. The natural hat trick was the second in school history, joining Chris Duggan who scored three-straight goals against Sacred Heart on Feb. 19, 1999.

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Buffalo State LB earns honors for third time

  • Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:30 am

Buffalo State freshman linebacker Eddie Weiser (Grand Island/Grand Island) was named the NJAC Defensive Rookie of the Week for the third time in four weeks after his performance in Saturday’s loss against Montclair State.

Weiser, a criminal justice major, played a major role on a defense that forced four Montclair turnovers and limited the Red Hawks to just 128 passing yards. Weiser notched a pair interceptions and added five tackles. He currently leads the Bengals with three interceptions and is second with 42 tackles in six games.

Buffalo State will travel to NJAC-rival Rowan this Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff.