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Coaches with Sabres ties are candidates for NHL jobs

  • Posted on May 6, 2010 at 7:12 am

Kevin DineenFormer Buffalo Sabre player and assistant coach Scott Arniel is becoming a hot commodity in the vacant NHL head coaching market.  Arniel recently interviewed for the Columbus Blue Jackets job and according to the Winnipeg Province he’s also in line for a chance at the open Atlanta Thrashers position.

Current Portland Pirates coach Kevin Dineen also interviewed for the Columbus job and is considered the favorite to land the position.  If he gets the job Arniel, could be quickly in line to take over in Atlanta.

Arniel played with the Sabres for three seasons from 1987-90.  During that time he amassed 53 goals and 60 assists as an important checking line member of a team that went to the playoffs all three seasons he was there.

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Wrapping up the Three Amigos

  • Posted on May 6, 2010 at 7:03 am

Buffalo Sabres managementWell, it didn’t take long for the Sabres to decide that Darcy Regier and Lindy Ruff are going to stay in Buffalo next year and until the year 2030. Seriously, do Ruff and Regier have some sort of pornographic photos of Quinn and Golisano? I honestly don’t think these guys will ever get fired. Why should they get fired? Their owner hasn’t been seen since James Woods was his guest of honor. The only time Golisano makes any news is when he’s deciding on which political candidate to endorse or hating NYS taxes.

Speaking of dirty politics, can the Sabres stop putting down other teams? In response to a question about the Sabres needing to get bigger, Larry Quinn, the world renowned opportunist, decided to throw the Devils and Caps under the bus because their teams were big and are now playing on the 18th fairway. Yes, it didn’t sound whiny, but the message was sent. I just would rather have you look at yourself instead of the environment.

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UB’s LaPointe Looks to Stick in Canadian League

  • Posted on May 6, 2010 at 6:59 am

Bruno Lapointe UBFormer University at Buffalo defensive lineman Bruno Lapointe was selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League on Sunday, May 2, 2010. LaPointe was selected in the fifth round as the 38th overall pick of the 2010 CFL draft.

A native of Lennoxville, Quebec, LaPointe played three seasons with the Bulls from 2007 to 2009, competing in 27 games. In his career, he compiled 36 total tackles, including 19 solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles and seven tackles for losses. He also added a sack and a pass breakup to his career totals.

LaPointe becomes the fourth Bulls’ player from the 2009 roster to join a professional football roster in the past two weeks including James Starks (Green Bay Packers), Naaman Roosevelt (Buffalo Bills) and Mike Newton (Indianapolis Colts).

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Conacher and Kowalski Are Canisius Athletes of the Year

  • Posted on May 6, 2010 at 5:03 am

Canisius College LogoJunior Cory Conacher of the hockey team and senior Sylvia Kowalski of the women’s soccer team were honored as the Canisius College Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the athletic department’s annual awards ceremony, held on May 5 in the Montante Cultural Center. The awards were voted on by Canisius student-athletes, coaches, administrators and support staff.

The 2009-10 Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year, Conacher recorded 53 points, 20 goals, 33 assists, seven power-play tallies and five game-winning scores. His 53 points, 33 assists and five game-winning goals are all school-record totals, while his 20 goals rank third in the program’s history.

Conacher finished the season ranked second in the country with 1.51 points per game and was the only player to rank in the top 30 nationally in both goals and assists per game.

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Sajdak Wins D’Youville College Student-Athlete of the Year

  • Posted on May 6, 2010 at 4:30 am

At the school’s year-end Athletic Department banquet Jeremy Sajdak (Rochester, NY/Churchville-Chili) was named the 2009-10 D’Youville College Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

In men’s volleyball, the six-five outside hitter had his best season as a Spartan earning team MVP honors.  Sajdak averaged 4.31 kills per game, good for seventh nationally among NCAA Division III players, and received North East Collegiate Volleyball Association Western Division Second-Team honors.  The third-year co-captain also averaged 1.63 digs and 0.50 blocks per game, and was the offensive catalyst for the team’s 18-14 overall record, up from 9-15 a season ago.

It is the eighth time in fourteen years a men’s volleyball player has won the school’s highest athletic award.

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