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Miller perfect again as USA will play for Gold

  • Posted on February 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Ryan Miller completely shut down Finland in net while the Americans lit them up for six goals in the first period.  As a result, the United States cruised to a  6-1 victory and will play in the Gold Medal game on Sunday against either Canada or Slovakia.

Buffalo native Patrick Kane scored twice as the Americans chased Mikka Kiprusoff with four goals early and Niklas Backstrom replaced him and quickly let in a pair himself.  By the end of the first the United States was up by six and the countdown to the final game was formally on.

Zack Parise, Paul Stastny, Erik Johnson and Ryan Malone also scored for the United States.

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Pond Hockey Tourney Upon Us

  • Posted on February 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

The countdown begins for the third annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament!  City crews and organizers will be working hard all day Friday to prepare for the expanded tournament taking place Feb. 27 and 28.  Right now, tents are being erected on the shores of Lake Erie and eight man-made ice rinks are being cleared of snow. A true labor of love, these dedicated crews have braved the winter weather for the past two weeks to ensure perfect ice conditions for a real hockey experience.

Tonight, over 100 team captains will gather at Shanghai Red’s for a kick-off party before the 800 registered players take to the ice early Saturday morning through Sunday.

Let’s hope for a fun-filled winter weekend in the City of Buffalo!

Looks like Kevin Walter will test free agency

  • Posted on February 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm

There isn’t a lot of talent available in this year’s NFL free agent pool.  One of those strong talents that would fit in well with the Buffalo Bills is Houston Texans wide receiver Kevin Walter.  We have been profiling potential free agents for Buffalo and already featured Walter.

Well, it now seems if Buffalo wants a shot at landing the solid number two possession receiver who also blocks like there’s no tomorrow, they will get their shot.

According to a report in Pro Football Talk, Walter’s agent doesn’t expect Houston to resign him before free agency begins on March 5.

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Bills don’t need to trade Marshawn Lynch

  • Posted on February 26, 2010 at 8:51 am

It’s fair to say that Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch had a terrible 2009. That’s not 2009 season - it’s 2009 the full calendar year. He was arrested; he was suspended by the NFL for three games; most importantly to his future, he rushed for only 450 yards at 3.8 yards per carry, missed out on rushing for 1,000 yards for the first time in his NFL career, and lost his starting job to Fred Jackson.

Thanks to that down season, Jackson’s emergence, and the constant fear that Lynch is one off-field slip-up from both punching his ticket out of the NFL for a considerable amount of time and out of Buffalo, Lynch’s name is by far the most popular amongst Bills fans when discussing possible trade opportunities. Given the fickle state of the running back position league-wide - who ever thought we’d see LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook released on consecutive days? - there’s a very strong chance the Lynch trade predictions have a high degree of accuracy, even if a deal never materializes.

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Canisius Starts Final Weekend at Loyola

  • Posted on February 26, 2010 at 6:41 am


  • The Canisius College men’s basketball team kicks off the final weekend of the regular season at Loyola in Baltimore tonight.
  • The Golden Griffins are 13-15 overall and 7-9 in the MAAC after beating James Madison 70-66 Feb. 20, as part of the ESPN BracketBuster Series.
  • The Blue and Gold opened MAAC play this season with a 70-65 win over Loyola at home back on Dec. 4.

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Niagara Takes on Manhattan in Friday Night Fight

  • Posted on February 26, 2010 at 6:30 am

Niagara travels to Manhattan for a Friday night showdown in the final regular season weekend. The Purple Eagles will be fighting for playoff positions, as the No. 5-7 seeds are up for grabs for next weekend’s MAAC Tournament.

The Purple Eagles have won seven-straight in the conference rivalry over the Jaspers, including a 24-point win in December. Senior Tyrone Lewis has set a career-high in points in each of the last two times he has played inside Draddy Gymnasium. Last year, Lewis scored 31 points on 10-for-22 shooting, including six 3-pointers.

NU fans can listen live to all the action this season from “The Voice of the Purple Eagles” Todd Callen. Friday’s matchup can be heard live on WGR 550 AM. Internet listeners can listen free through Yahoo! Sports live web-streaming by clicking here.

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