Rape Culture and the Buffalo News by @topshelfcookies

Joe asked me a couple of days ago if I wanted to write about the Patrick Kane story. My initial thought upon reading this request was, “Hell no.” Rich and famous professional athlete, hometown hero, rape accusations… This is and will continue to be a nightmare of a story that ultimately makes us hate all […]


Grading the Sabres: Murray at the Trade Table by @2ITB_Buffalo

There’s no doubt that Tim Murray has put a definitive stamp on the Buffalo Sabres roster in the year and a half that he’s been on the job. He’s managed to proceed with an aggressive pragmatism that has kept the Sabres active on the trade front while maintaining a strong foundation through the draft.


Time For the Sabres to Grow up Fast by @BradleyGelber

As a 25 year old I am still considered “young” by most accounts. Like most adults, I work, live on my own, pay my own bills, but a couple of years ago that wasn’t the case. Even after college I moved back in with my parents & in many ways avoided growing up for as […]


A New Buffalo by @BradleyGelber

When I think of the current state of Buffalo, I think of the word “renaissance.” Canalside and the HarborCenter have made downtown Buffalo the place to be. Loft style apartments converted from old warehouses are booming & hotels & restaurants are going up left & right. Young people are sticking around and some are actually moving […]

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Second overall pick Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres poses for a portrait during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

My Sabres draft recap for day 1: That was fun

It is good to be alive. It is good to be a Sabres fan. Maybe I sound like a front runner, but everything that went down yesterday was a lot of fun and really made me come around to what the Sabres are doing. Oh, right…I’m a Sabres fan and when they make good news, […]

. @Lukewachob: Will Tim Murray’s Popularity Decline as his Team Improves?

I’ve been a huge proponent of the Sabres’ aggressive rebuilding plans and a huge fan of Tim Murray. But it’s easy to feel good about a team that’s lying in wait. It’s like cutting back on your expenses and watching your bank account grow: a little painful, maybe, but the future becomes full of possibility. […]

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Who were the top 5 most pressured Buffalo players/coaches to come here in history?

Pressure. It mostly develops when something comes along where the hype to turn around your team or company starts on the outset and everyone is looking at those to deliver on those promises of change. The spotlight is on you and in same cases, being under the spotlight withers those into nothing. Its no different than […]

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Second Take with @BradleyGelber – Jacked Up

With the NHL Combine in the rearview mirror, players, teams & fans can now look ahead to the actual Draft. With the Combine having taken place right here in Buffalo, many people made the multi-day event all about Jack Eichel, or for short “Jacker.” The media did it’s best to get an answer out of […]


My 5 reactions to the Sabres hiring Dan Bylsma

I will make this quick since I am at work and slammed. (Don’t tell my bosses) 1) I dig the hiring. In fact, I view it the same as if the Sabres were able to nail Babcock. I think both Bylsma and Babcock had their obvious positives in terms of playoff runs. While you can […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, speaks on the phone on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

My reasons for why Babcock said no to Buffalo

Yeah, I don’t feel its the end of the world or anything like that. I still think players and those who acquire them are more vital in the NHL than coaching. I mean, coaches get fired constantly in the league even if they get their teams to the playoffs. You could question whether Babcock won […]

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Second Take with @BradleyGelber – Babcockwatch

While most of us were spending time with our mothers on Sunday, the Sabres were busy trying to recruit their next “team father.” With that, Twitter went absolutely wild with excitement over the possibility of one of the most decorated coaches in the NHL shuffling off to Buffalo. However not everyone in the Twitterverse was […]

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2015 @2ITB_Buffalo End of the Sabres Season Awards

  The 2014-15 season was like no other in Sabres history as Buffalo’s rebuild plunged the team into another last place season as they pushed to secure the right to draft either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. Media narratives on tanking and the need to pick first piled on game after game of poorly played […]