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Miller named finalist for NHL Foundation Player Award

  • Posted on April 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Ryan Miller jerseyLos Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown, Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller are the three finalists for the 12th Annual NHL Foundation Player Award, the National Hockey League announced today.  The award recognizes an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community.

The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 23 during the 2010 NHL Awards that will be broadcast live from the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Hotel Las Vegas on VERSUS in the United States and on CBC in Canada.

NHL Clubs submitted nominations for the NHL Foundation Player Award and the finalists were selected by a judging panel.  The NHL Foundation will present $25,000 to the chosen charitable organization of this year’s recipient.
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Video: Three Defining Moments of Sabres Demise

  • Posted on April 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Sabres Bruins PlayoffsNow that the Buffalo Sabres season has ended in outstandingly disappointing fashion, it’s time, albeit prematurely to begin reflecting on the playoff series loss to Boston as we attempt to contemplate exactly what went wrong.

We can probably go on for months debating it.  Tim Connolly and Derek Roy were inexcusably horrific. Paul Gaustad was maddeningly inconsistent. Jason Pominville was habitually invisible. Adam Mair took his customary stupid penalties. Raffi Torres served as a reminder that Darcy Regier’s job could be in jeopardy. Yeah, we can keep going.

In fact, if you’re name isn’t Ryan Miller, Mike Grier, Thomas Vanek, Patrick Kaleta or Tyler Ennis — we could easily place a Bulls-Eye on your back…  But I digress.

Instead, I break this series down to three crucial moments, which in my opinion are the primary reasons we’ll spend the next several days talking free agency, cuts and trades instead of the Pittsburgh Penguins or Philadelphia Flyers.

After the jump, we’ll take a look at what I feel were the three defining moments of this inconsolably brief playoff run.

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Three football players quit UB program

  • Posted on April 27, 2010 at 11:03 am

Darius Willis UBDarius Willis, Albert Sparks, and Matt Hornbuckle all left the UB Football program today, the school announced.

“We are very disappointed when players quit,” UB coach Jeff Quinn said. “We all are. It’s not what I want in our program. Here’s the other thing: We will not leave this program up to the weak, timid and non-committed.”

This makes at least six players who have left the program since Turner Gill left for Kansas. Zach Maynard, Nick Sizemore, and Rich Perez previously left.

So far Maynard is the only starter to leave the program.

Willis was easily the best recruit ever to commit to UB up until last season. He was probably on the same level with James Potts, but academic problems kept him from committing to UB until after the 2008 season and he was sidelined with an injury last year.

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Bills need to shore up middle of the OL

  • Posted on April 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

Chester Pitts Buffalo Sports DailyNow that the NFL draft has at long last come and gone, we have a strong idea of what the 2010 Buffalo Bills roster will be comprised of.

Buzz around league circles, as one would figure revolves around not focusing on quarterback and left tackle in the draft; the two positions of most perceived need. But for better or worse the organization is determined to head into the season with what they got. If nothing else they have strength of numbers in each spot.  They currently have four quarterbacks (Trent Edwards, Brian Brohm, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Levi Brown) on the roster and a slew of offensive tackles (Cornell Green, Demetrius Bell, Jamon Meredith, Kirk Chambers, Andre Ramsey, Jason Watkins and Ed Wang).

Quantity over quality is pretty much the standard, at least for this season.

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