A Smattering Of Thoughts II
In my first “Smattering Of Thoughts” post, I talked about Hecht’s concussions, Adam’s ice time, broadcast woes, and more. Since then, Jason Pominville wasn’t picked last in the All-Star Draft and that’s about it on the Sabres front. So here’s a second thought-spew post for your reading pleasure!
Darcy And Lindy Safe…For Now
On the 26th, Jeremy White tweeted a report from Paul Hamilton that probably raised the hackles of a few change-minded fans:
While I am also of the opinion that both Lindy Ruff and Darcy Regier need not be in their respective positions with the Buffalo Sabres any more, I also feel like replacing them now would be more trouble than it’s worth. Any candidates for general manager would likely require asking the permission from their teams to talk them, while it’s always easier to find a new coach in the offseason. I’m more concerned with the Sabres going into 2012-2013 with the same coach and GM than I am them finishing 2011-2012 with that pair.
Pearl Jam Meets Hockey Heaven
If you’re familiar with Nick Mendola’s work, you know he’s a master of the Buffalo sports parody song. Perhaps you’ve heard “Hey There, Trent Edwards”? Well, he’s got a new ditty out that’s a play on a Pearl Jam classic you may just want to hear. Presenting “Centerman” by Nick Mendola and mixed by “Pumice T” Mendola. The whole thing is damn genius.
Someone Fix The Broadcast Team
The last Sabres game, the broadcast team of Kevin Sylvester and Danny Gare had Brian Duff as their guest for the night. It was a not a good night for the team. Both Sylvester and Gare are incredibly unprofessional with their excited shrieking and disappointed moans, while Duff tried his best to bring his A-game with anecdotes a-plenty. The problem? His style (often categorized as boring) is such a contrast from Sylvester and Gare that the broadcast was a disjointed mess. If Sylvester and Gare are the future of this team’s broadcasts, it’ll be near-unlistenable. I’ve been advocating bringing in Dan Dunleavy as Rick Jeanneret’s replacement since the summer. Whatever they do, they need to get Gare out of there.
To Podcast Or Not To Podcast
I’ve been toying with the idea of running a podcast recently. With the additions to the writing staff, there’s a lot we could talk about and I think it’d be some pretty good product. What do you guys think? Leave me your thoughts in the comments.
On a related note, I’m going to compile all the best Sabres podcasts for your convenience in a future post.