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A bit of bulletin-board material for the Sabres

Nov 23, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT

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Some light reading for the Buffalo Sabres in the hours leading up to their tilt with the Boston Bruins, courtesy Douglas Flynn at

The hockey world will be watching to see if the Sabres will finally show some kind of response as Milan Lucic and the Bruins visit the HSBC Arena for the first time since Lucic crushed Sabres netminder Ryan Miller at the Garden back on Nov. 12.

I’m not expecting much.

The Sabres didn’t even have the guts to give Lucic a dirty look when he smashed Miller. That would have required making eye contact. The Sabres wanted nothing to do with contact of any kind with the burly winger that night. They’ve had trouble looking at themselves in the mirror ever since.

See, that last sentence is exactly why I think we will see some fisticuffs tonight. The Sabres need to stand up to the Bruins for their own sake. Who cares if they don’t actually beat anyone to a pulp? It’s not about that. It’s about coming together and sticking up for each other. Anyone remember who kicked off the 1997 Avs-Red Wings brawl? It was Igor Larionov and Peter Forsberg!

You know, everyone ripped the Canucks during the Cup final for not doing anything to Brad Marchand after he gave Daniel Sedin a few jabs in the face at the end of Game 6. A couple of big differences here: First, Sedin wasn’t hurt. Jabs in the face generally don’t cause concussions. Second, tonight isn’t Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final. If the Sabres lose the game, so be it. The most important thing is they win back the respect of the NHL, their fans and themselves.

  1. carol6645 - Nov 23, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    I am alone here! I’m not afraid! Lucic, because he WILL get justice for his BIG little hit on Ryan Miller tonite, is SCARED —-less!
    He knows somewhere someone is going to bash him! I’m waiting patiently. Not really!

  2. tilllman40 - Nov 23, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Um what?

  3. terriers4 - Nov 23, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    Are you ok dude?

  4. nhlbruins90 - Nov 23, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    I’ve never posted a message after a few drinks, but I think that’s what it would look like if I did. (with a few spelling errors thrown in for good measure.)

    Hi carol!!!

  5. carol6645 - Nov 24, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Oh well! I was right! Always! There are no Unicorns and there is no Santa Clause. Reality!

    Boston beat Buffalo when Buffalo was beating them!

    Crosby and his Penguins lost in an ugly game. Crosby got a hat trick in penalties.

    Sooo happy I can play my computer game and get lost in some Unknown land with Unknown people-a bit like this Comment centre!

    Where are 051070a and 8man? Hi Bruins80 or whatever. Forget your call name. Catch you later Good Buddy!

  6. guypatsfan - Nov 24, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    And so it happened. Lucic kicked ass and the Bruins won. Hey Buffalo, how’s that respect thing working out for you?

  7. carol6645 - Nov 25, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    NO RESPECT here!!

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