Saturday, April 6, 2013

Team report: Buffalo Sabres II

Given the lockout shortened NHL season, our hounding adventures are limited to Eastern Conference teams. Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, we won't be able to hound every team that travels to Hockey Bay. Fortunately, though, there are a couple of teams that we'll be able to hound twice. The first team is my hometown Buffalo Sabres.

While the first trip this season, which netted 24 autographs, was a solo effort by yours truly, our most recent adventure for the Blue and Gold, which took place during Colin's spring break, was a tag-team effort. Our numbers reflect that, as we added 66 autographs -- the most so far this season -- to the collection.

Colin, continuing a recent trend, worked one of his computer wallpaper team sheets (shown above), racking up an impressive 28 autographs, adding every player and coach who made the trip.

Still, it was a solid number of cards that made our day. Besides Ryan Miller and Jason Pominville (since traded away), these Buffalo players also signed cards for us:

Top row: Jonas Enroth, Nathan Gerbe and Cody Hodgson;
Middle row: Tyler Myers, Steve Ott and Robyn Regehr; and
Bottom row: John Scott, Drew Stafford and Thomas Vanek.

Four Sabres players also signed four cards each:

Christian Ehrhoff, top, and Tyler Ennis; and

Ville Leino, top, and Jordan Leopold.

Next up: Community project


  1. Great haul! Looks like the Sabres were kind down there. I always enjoy going to their free autograph sesssions at the First Niagara Center. They do a nice job. We've been able to obtain some nice autographs over the years.

  2. We've always had pretty good luck with the Sabres. I guess when a team is having a tough season, they figure they better be nice to the fans.

    Makes me wish we lived back home, though. I'd take Colin to some of the alumni events, just so he could meet my childhood Sabres heroes, like Danny Gare, Gil Perreault and Rene Robert.