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03-16-2011, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jflory81 View Post
That's obviously sarcasm, as well as a dig against Carolina. Keep digging.

Anyway, the team was on their 10th game in 14 nights, and it showed. The upcoming break is going to be huge for the team, in paticular a guy like Boyes, who's first full day in town was yesterday (and had also just come off of a decent sized roadie with St. Louis).
He commented in his post-game presser about how "some of their guys go down easy" so he's already working the officiating side of things for their finale. I expect it will come up before the game too, probably in Ruff's game day skate press huddle.

Originally Posted by jfb392 View Post
Because we're #2 in terms of local TV ratings, behind only the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Buffalo market always draws well nationally (see the gold medal game last year; #1 in terms of ratings in the United States).
Precisely. They put us on because we are a good ratings draw. We watch and we watch more than just the Sabres. What was the quote from a few years ago? Paraphrasing a TV exec from VS. - "Buffalo is a force of nature".

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