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08-01-2012, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Sabretip View Post
Visions of the Nolan era (1995-97) are sure to be rekindled, when the Sabres had more than their share of agitators / brawlers (Ray, May, Barnaby, Peca, Boughner, McKee, Burridge, Grosek). Even less-abrasive characters like Zhitnik, Galley and Shannon were inspired to 100+ in PIMs.

Those were some really fun games to watch. I remember a 1996 game against Pittsburgh, where Buffalo went up 3-0, then Pittsburgh came back to tie, and then Buffalo went back up and won 6-3. LaFontaine had a pair of goals, and it was a physical game. At one point Buffalo had 3-4 players in the box, if I remember correctly, and Peca was all over the place, playing really physical.

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