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Hard Foul Sports Podcast Episode 43: 2/18/16 – Sabres, NBA, College Basketball

Evander Kane has been playing well lately but might need to work on his ability to set an alarm in the morning. (Getty Images)

Evander Kane has been playing well lately but might need to work on his ability to set an alarm in the morning. (Getty Images)

This week on the show Mike, Stich and Evan talked about the State of the Sabres rebuild, what the NBA trade deadline means for teams in 2016 and beyond and finished talking some college basketball as we prepare for March Madness.

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Hard Foul Sports Podcast: Episode 32

Can Shady McCoy carry the Bills offense against a good Texans defense? (Getty Images)

Can Shady McCoy carry the Bills offense against a good Texans defense? (Getty Images)

We have a full house this week as Mike and Steve return to join Evan on the latest episode of the podcast. This week topics of discussion are:

  • Preview of Texans/Bills
  • The AFC Wild Card race; are the playoffs out of the Bills reach?
  • The incredible Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors
  • The end of Kobe Bryant
  • Checking in with the Sabres

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Sabres Have High Hopes for the Month of December

– Scott Goodwin

Buffalo’s scouting team breathes a sigh of relief as Reinhart tallies two goal in a Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Nashville [Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports]

Buffalo’s scouting team breathes a sigh of relief as Reinhart tallies two goal in a Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Nashville [Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports]

Boy does it feel good to write about this hockey team again. It was a heartbreaker over the weekend for only half of Buffalo’s professional sport spectrum. The Bills loss to the Kansas City Chiefs all but seals the fate of a team that currently holds the title of “longest playoff drought in professional sports”. Yes, as a big Buffalo guy it is very hard to hear that astounding fact.

On a more positive note the Buffalo Sabres finished up the month of November with a 4-1 victory against the Nashville Predators. The Preds shrugged off the Sabres only three nights before in a game that forced Buffalo fans to channel-swap between primetime hockey and Thursday Night Football. Continue reading

Review: Buffalo Sabres After 6 Games

Mike Babcock and Dan Bylsma were introduced to the border rivalry at a divided First Niagara Center on Wednesday night. Buffalo squeezed by Toronto in a shootout victory that had a final score of 2-1. Visiting Maple Leaf fans were sent back across the northern border in a silent and swift fashion. The last 18 matchups at FNC between the two teams sits at an extraordinary record of 16-1-1 in favor of the hometown Sabres.

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Bills Rapid Reaction Podcast: Patriots 40 Bills 32

The Bills weren't able to out run the Patriots yet again. (Getty Images)

The Bills weren’t able to out run the Patriots yet again. (Getty Images)

Bills vs Patriots. The biggest game for the Bills in years. And the Patriots win again. Mike, Steve and Evan break down the game and look ahead to Week 3 vs Miami.

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Eichel Shines In Opening Preseason Game

Scott Goodwin

I couldn’t help but have a smile on my face as the “Sabre Dance” played on WGR Sport Radio on Monday evening. The Sabres were finally back in action on a fresh sheet of ice at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Sabres trumped the Wild by a score of 3 – 2 despite the several prominent forwards missing from Buffalo’s lineup. Fans listening via radio or receiving updates must have been displeased by the fact that this preseason game went untelevised.

It’s a rare realization, preseason is now interesting this year, there are so many new things to analyze about this team. The theme of the preseason opener was music to any Buffalo fan’s ears. Continue reading

Bylsma: Leader of the Sabres Uphill Climb

-Scott Goodwin

Dan Bylsma faces a steep task in the upcoming 15-16 Buffalo Sabres season (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)

Dan Bylsma faces a steep task in the upcoming 15-16 Buffalo Sabres season (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)

Dan Bylsma has a resume that does not disappoint. He is an individual that takes nothing for granted. His firing served as a way for him to step back and watch over the strategies used around the league. His path back into the North American hockey league required steady patience and optimism.

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Russ Brandon: Two Sport Executive

– Scott Goodwin

New Sabres President Russ Brandon looks to bring success to the business side of the Sabres while not losing focus on his original job, President of the Bills (Michael Adamucci/Getty Images)

New Sabres President Russ Brandon looks to bring success to the business side of the Sabres while not losing focus on his original job, President of the Bills (Michael Adamucci/Getty Images)

Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula spent the weekend finalizing his decision to extend Russ Brandon’s presidency beyond the National Football League. Mr. Brandon accepted the Buffalo Sabres presidency on Monday afternoon leaving several some fans shaking their heads. Ted Black, the former Sabres president was known to many as a people’s person. He built connections with workers constructing the HARBORCENTER, talked hockey with loyal Sabres fans, and made amends with disgruntled stakeholders. However, the Pegulas saw an opportunity to consolidate their two franchises by placing Brandon in charge of the Sabres as well.  Continue reading

Evander Kane: Looking to Breakout in Buffalo

– Scott Goodwin

New Sabres forward Evander Kane is hoping to make his mark (David Leung/Getty Images)

New Sabres forward Evander Kane is hoping to make his mark in Buffalo (David Leung/Getty Images)

How could a dynamic forward such as Evander Kane be stuck in the shadows during the summer of 2015? Tim Murray made a bold move on February 11th which reminded fans that the general manager is on a different side of the spectrum of dithering Darcy Regier, the GM he is replacing. The new general manager proved his uncanny ability to take risk that has a high payout. Tim Murray states his willingness to enhance the role of the former Winnipeg star turned outcast:

“He wanted a change of scenery and in his mind probably wanted a more important role. I think that we’ve certainly given him the change of scenery today, and I think we can give him a more important role. He can be an important guy here. He’s going to be a big part of any success that we have.” Continue reading

Hard Foul Sports Podcast: Episode 14

Aaron Kromer and Ryan O'Reilly

Aaron Kromer and Ryan O’Reilly

In a super sized Hard Foul Sports Podcast Mike and Evan talk about Buffalo Sports Behaving Badly. Bills O-Line coach Aaron Kromer and Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly are in the news for all the wrong reasons. The guys then go into a recent article about Doug Marrone’s mismanagement of EJ Manuel and EJ’s potential for the upcoming season. They then finish the show talking about Tiger Woods, Jordan Speith and the British Open, the MLB All Star Game and how players are valued in the NFL.

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