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Tim Kennedy gts a second chance

Tim Kennedy gts a second chance

Now, with a $550,000 one-way deal he signed with the New York Rangers on Monday, Kennedy will get a second chance with another NHL club.

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The Jets haven't earned the right to be cocky yet

The Jets haven't earned the right to be cocky yet

Of course, we hate Brady and his Patriots, too. But our tormentors in New England deserve their stardom. They've actually won something in this league.

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Some Bills we can say farewell to

Some Bills we can say farewell to

To classify the Bills' talent-seekers as "scouts" is an affront to Weebloes everywhere; Moe Green has a better eye for future NFL contributors.

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Some scary 2010 Bills predictions

Some scary 2010 Bills predictions

Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Brian Brohm will each get a start under center before December 1. To decide who will get the call and when, Buddy Nix will set up a Wheel of Misfortune.

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Losing Tim Kennedy is a bummer, but makes little difference

Losing Tim Kennedy is a bummer, but makes little difference

Tim Kennedy's unceremonious departure this week from the Buffalo Sabres won't make the difference between making and missing the playoffs next April. After all, our most prolific spring memory of the kid was him getting rag-dolled by a guy twice his age.

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Schobel's exit gives Maybin his chance

Schobel's exit gives Maybin his chance

Schobel's not part of the team's "now," much less its future, and he's much better off signing with an on-the-cusp team in need of a weakside defensive end who can release the hounds on passing downs.

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The Braves are missed, but they saved us more heartbreak

The Braves are missed, but they saved us more heartbreak

Us younger Buffalo folk have often heard our older counterparts wax nostalgic about this town's NBA days, about the Braves, Bob McAdoo, Randy Smith, Jack Ramsay, and so on and so forth. But we'd be setting ourselves up for the usual heartbreak if they'd stayed.

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What the Kovalchuk decision means for the Sabres

What the Kovalchuk decision means for the Sabres

There's no question where Buffalo Sabres fans—and other supporters of small-market NHL franchises—should stand in the wake of the NHL putting the kybosh on Ilya Kovalchuk's colossal contract with the New Jersey Devils. And that's directly in support of Commissioner Gary Bettman.

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Not being in camp could cost C.J. Spiller, and the Bills

Not being in camp could cost C.J. Spiller, and the Bills

Spiller and the Bills will both drag this thing out until noon on Opening Day, at which point the organization will be forced to hand him way too much cash and term for too little return.

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Rob Niedermayer? Curb your enthusiam, Darcy.

Rob Niedermayer? Curb your enthusiam, Darcy.

Regier's conveniently forgetting Niedermayer has bounced around from one NHL city to the next. In sixteen NHL seasons, he's cracked the twenty-goal barrier but once ... fifteen years ago.

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Edwards + Fitzpatrick + Brohm = Disaster

Edwards + Fitzpatrick + Brohm = Disaster

But here we'll be again in August: Edwards under center, Fitzpatrick preparing to spell him after ineffectiveness or injury, and Brohm ... um, keeping ice in the Gatorade supply?

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When will the defensive draftees step up?

When will the defensive draftees step up?

The Buffalo Sabres' selection of three defensemen with their top four draft picks last weekend is pouring kerosene onto that already tormented firefight. Thanks, fellas.

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Let us now praise female Buffalo sports fans

Let us now praise female Buffalo sports fans

That's the beauty of our women here in Buffalo: attractive, intelligent, practical ... and they know their sports.

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A star is throwing: Strasburg in Buffalo

A star is throwing: Strasburg in Buffalo

I can attest that the kid's fastball threatened to tear through Mach-3, and the centerfield radar gun was consistently flashing 95 to 99 mph. And that, well ... that's fast.

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Is Kassian a loose cannon?

Is Kassian a loose cannon?

This isn't the first incident involving Sabres' prospect Zach Kassian, whose reputation in OHL circles preceeds him. He's already an outright villain in some Ontario loop locales.

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