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Jon Wolf
Maryland
Buffalo sports fan and all-around swell guy
Interests: Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, New York Yankees
Recent Activity
File this under "Most Ridiculous Goal Ever", or maybe "Hurculean Effort". Either way, Cody Hodgson's second goal last night must have Vancouver fans crying in their coffee this morning, and should have every other Sabre not named Thomas Vanek, Steve Ott, or Ryan Miller reevaluating their level of effort. Feast... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at swordplay
So Pat Kaleta got five games for this hit on Brad Richards of the New York Rangers last night. I have no issue with the penalty called in the game (a 5 minute major and a game misconduct for Boarding), or with the suspension handed down by the league. While... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at swordplay
Well, as you all know, the deed has been done. For the first time in 16 years the Buffalo Sabres have played a game under a coach not named Lindy Ruff. (Well, except for that time Jordan Leopold tried to kill Lindy and James Patrick coached a couple.) To put... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at swordplay
For the first time in ages, I just shut off a Sabres game well before it was over. Well, not really, it was over shortly into the 3rd when the Habs scored their 4th goal, which is when I turned it off. I'm tired of being an eternal optimist. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at swordplay
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I forgot what it was like to have the Sabres being talked about for positive reasons instead of negative. Check out the front page of NHL.com this morning. Once that sinks in, check out the League Leaders page, where you'll find that, after last night, Vanek leads the league in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at swordplay
Well, here we are again, shades of last season, with the Sabres on a skid and needing a win against a very tough Boston team. I'm pulling out the stops and wearing my Stafford sweater for this game. This means two things... 1) Stafford will get his first goal tonight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at swordplay
WGR has posted the following poll question on their website today: "How much more time should Lindy give the Stafford-Ennis-Foligno line before considering a change?" Seriously?? We're seriously having this discussion three games into the season? Just because a line isn't scoring doesn't mean it isn't playing solid hockey. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at swordplay
So, let's recap. When last we saw our heroes, the season had just ended with most Sabres fans hating the team, hating the coach, hating the GM, hating the president, and the love affair with shiny new owner T-Pegs in serious jeopardy. For a very large part of the season,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at swordplay
WGR is running a series of articles on their website about what advanced stats say about each player. Here is the story on Drew Stafford. Coincidentally, I came to a similar conclusion four months ago in my response to Trevor's GM Challenge when I said the following about Stafford while... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at swordplay
THIS is what I wanted to hear from Ryan Miller. I wanted to see some humility, some ownership. Spelling mistakes aside (a little editing, please, WGR), I'm glad to hear that Ryan Miller recognizes that he was having issues prior to the Lucic hit, and that he has to play... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at swordplay
In what may very well be my last post until free agency opens up, I'd like to get a few more random thoughts out of my head now that I've had a night to sleep on it. What upsets me most about this season is how the Sabres sqandered it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at swordplay
Well, here we go. Big game tonight. Hoping for a Sabres win and/or a Caps loss. I'm going to actually try to keep up with a live blog tonight. We'll see how it goes. Time for the anthems. By the way, why is Sulzer a scratch tonight? Is he hurt?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at swordplay
I'll admit it. When the Sabres went down 3-0 to Toronto in the first period last night, 40 years of being a Buffalo sports fan kicked into overdrive. I immediately abandoned ship. Well, not really. I kept watching, but it was the way you watch a movie for which you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at swordplay
Time flies when you're having fun... and replacing water heaters, and alternators, and furnaces, and laptops. I turn my back for a minute and the Sabres go on a 10-3-3 tear. To be honest, I've been watching most of the games or, at the very least, parts of most of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at swordplay
WGR's website poses the following poll question today: "Jeremy Roenick suggests the Blackhawks should consider trading Patrick Kane to get goaltending help... maybe Ryan Miller. Would you make that trade?" Gee, I dunno... Does a bear shit in the woods? Is the Pope Catholic? Are the Sabres the worst team... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at swordplay
That's what we saw last night. From the first faceoff until the final horn, the Sabres outmatched, outgunned, and outfought the Bruins. They played the entire game with fire and passion. They scored goals, they fought everyone who came near them, they did everything I wanted to see them do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at swordplay
So I just read this article on WGR's website. My jaw hit the floor when I read this paragraph: The Sabres President said that this season reminds him of the 2005-06 campaign with the Pittsburgh Penguins when Black was serving as their team president. Sidney Crosby was coming in and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at swordplay
Well THAT was a fun game to watch for a change! As I posted on Twitter, tonight was the best game I've watched all season, and that's for ALL teams, not just the Sabres. The Sabres looked strong the entire game. The third period was off the chain, and the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at swordplay
1. I've only been able to watch the third period but where has this Sabres team been all year?!? They're playing hard, they're hitting, they're backchecking, wtf? It reminds me of that old decaf coffee commercial. I think it was for Sanka. "We've secretly replaced Buffalo's hockey team with a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at swordplay
Alright. Trevor threw down the gauntlet last week and challenged Erik and I to play GM for a day. Erik already posted his proposed roster changes here, and I have specifically avoided reading it so it doesn't influence my roster. Having said that, I am going to preface the rest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at swordplay
There are people who come along in life who you don't think much about, take for granted, until they're suddenly not around anymore. Chris Marrs was one of those people for me. I met Chris three and a half years ago. He was a systems analyst and software tester in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at swordplay
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Jan 20, 2012
Giving up five goals to the Red Wings and six to Chicago is one thing. Losing 4-1 to the lowly Winnipeg Jets is sobering. It is further proof that the Sabres truly are one of the worst teams in hockey right now. I feel like all I do is keep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at swordplay
... why Ville Leino isn't a healthy scratch tonight after his shenanigans last night. Can anyone explain the logic here? Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at swordplay