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Sabres clinch Northeast Division in home finale

  • Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Buffalo SabresAfter months of almost exclusively leading the Northeast Division and looking over their shoulders, at least when it comes to the Ottawa Senators the Buffalo Sabres have to look no more.

Tyler Ennis had a goal and two assists and Drew Stafford snapped out of a nasty slump with a goal and assist as the Sabres took care of business in their home finale, a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers.

With the win the Sabres clinched the Northeast Division.  They’ll be playing in the postseason for the first time since 2007 and are guaranteed no lower than a third seed in the playoffs.

It’s their sixth division title in franchise history.

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Former NFL scout has Bills taking Trent Williams

  • Posted on April 6, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I have steadfastly declined to do a mock draft (I may do one before April 22) to this point and if you haven’t noticed, I haven’t published or reported on the mocks of other writers and sites for the past several weeks.  The primary reason is frankly, I don’t think mocks should be trusted and set up fans with false hopes.

In my opinion they provide little more than ammunition for debate during the league’s down time, so I tend to stray from revealing most of them.

But in the case of Daniel Jeremiah I’m making an exception.  Unlike a super-fan, media personality or alleged draft expert, Jeremiah has a leg to stand on when he makes projections.  He’s a former NFL scout who has worked for Cleveland and Baltimore, so he has a much better grasp in how teams are thinking, not to mention a boatload of contacts to gage players on.

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Sabres hope to lock down division in home finale

  • Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:24 am

At the exact same time the Buffalo Sabres take the ice to face off against the New York Rangers, Northeast Division foe Ottawa will be in Florida skating against the Panthers.  At the end of the night what Ottawa does on the scoreboard could be irrelevant for the rest of the regular season.

It’s extremely cut and dry for Buffalo tonight as they play host for the final time during the regular season; defeat the Rangers and wrap up the division title in the process.  By doing so, the expected packed crowd at HSBC Arena will be in party mode for good reason; the Sabres will win their division for the first time since 2007.

They’ll also win the division if Ottawa loses, though Buffalo is hardly looking to back into anything.

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Buffalo Bills Links Around The Web

  • Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:20 am

Here are some Buffalo Bills links from around the web to keep your morning going.

→ Our friend Brian Galliford at Buffalo Rumblings writes that the Bills should be wary of a trade for Jason Campbell.  Galliford brings up many valid points, including Campbell’s 20-32 career record as a starter. It’s well worth the read.

→ Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan covers in detail Mike Williams workout at the Thurman Thomas Training Center yesterday for scouts of six NFL teams, including the Bills.

→ One of our favorite authors, Nick Mendola from WGR-500 pens an excellent column giving credit to the Bills for acknowledging their own need at quarterback when they tried to land Donovan McNabb.

→  Marshawn Lynch is still with the Bills… for now, writes Chuck Pollack of the Olean Times.

Canisius Product Heidinger Joins Cincinnati Cyclones

  • Posted on April 6, 2010 at 8:29 am

Josh HeidingerJosh Heidinger, the all-time leading scorer for the Canisius College hockey team will continue his career in the ECHL. Heidinger signed with the Cincinnati Cyclones, a minor league affiliate with the NHL’s Montreal Canadians and Nashville Predators, on Saturday.

Heidinger set career highs with 39 points, 11 goals and 28 assists during his senior campaign. A two-time Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week, Heidinger finished the season strong, recording 22 points in the final 12 games while leading the Griffs to the Atlantic Hockey semifinals for the first time since 2004.

During his tenure at Canisius, Heidinger amassed 132 points, 37 goals and 95 assists in 141 career games. He leaves Canisius with the most career points and assists in the program’s Division I history.

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