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Pominville on Buffalo: ‘It’s good to be back’

Oct 14, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

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Jason Pominville has seen firsthand how a crowd can treat a returning player, as Nashville Predators fans absolutely tore apart Ryan Suter upon his return and second visit. It seems like his comeback to Buffalo should be a lot more positive Monday night, though.

The 30-year-old seems like he’s taking a “no hard feelings” approach, as the Buffalo News reports.

“It was weird coming in through the same door you usually go in, and having to go left instead of go right to go to the locker room was a little different,” Pominville said. “It’s good to be back, a lot of great memories, a lot of good times. Just excited to get the game going.

“I don’t hold anything against the organization or anything like that. I’m just happy to be where I’m at now and looking forward to get this game played.”

The Buffalo News guesses that Pominville will be received warmly, though Sabres fans have let people have it in the past, particularly with Brian Campbell and Danny Briere.

Two factors certainly help: the Sabres traded him and he’s in a different conference with a long-term deal. It’s not like he’ll be damaging his former team’s chances in a meaningful way, aside from the difficult-to-picture scenario of a Stanley Cup Final series.

Still, you never know, especially considering the fact that Buffalo is off to a pitiful start. The game’s on NBC SN, with a start time of 7:30 p.m. ET.

  1. pftbillsfan - Oct 14, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Unfortunately we’ve always booed players regardless of why they left. Briere wanted to stay, we didn’t want him and it was widely known. We booed him whenever he had the puck even though he was and still is a hero here. Pominville will have a quiet bio because we just would rather forget the last 6 years,.

  2. leninthebuff - Oct 14, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Pomer received a loud cheer as he was announced as starting. BOL Pomer

  3. wallio - Oct 14, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    billsfan what are you talking about? Briere wanted loads of money and went to Philly of his own accord. Nothing wrong with that (it is a business afterall) but lets not make him a martyr.

  4. billsin20xx - Oct 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    I’m surprised you didn’t put in the article how he did mention that he has heard ‘other’ players will be leaving the Sabre’s….. does he know something??

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