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Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News and Joe Yerdon of Noted Hockey, discuss all the goings on of the Buffalo Sabres and the drama therein every week..

Joe Yerdon & Lance Lysowski


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    Episode 40 -- In which there is Sabres hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 65:13


    This week, Lance and Joe talk about the start of Sabres training camp and how things are looking early on. Lance was in Washington for the first preseason game of the year, so he's got some first-hand game observations, too. There's so much to mention it would spoil the whole podcast to list it off here. Trust us, there's plenty of Sabres goodness within.Thanks as always for listening. We know you're in the best shape of your career and we noticed it, too.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted Hockey and Bleacher ReportBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  Champs and Shade PodcastA PREACHER'S DAUGHTER AND A WANNABE HIPPIE WALK INTO A BAR….. WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Episode 39 -- The challenge of prospects and training camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 68:18


    It's here and it's beautiful. Prospects Challenge has come and gone, and Lance and Joe have plenty to discuss. Who stood out, who we want to see more from, and who's got a shot of making the main roster (if anyone). If you missed out on the Prospects Challenge, they'll make you feel like you totally didn't.Oh yeah, TRAINING CAMP starts this week, too. The guys talk about what they're keeping a close eye for the biggest story headed into camp that totally has nothing to do with goaltending. Enough with the goalies!Thanks as always for listening. We know you're in the best shape of your career and we noticed it, too.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted Hockey and Bleacher ReportBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  Yup That's ScaryABOUT THE YUP THAT'S SCARY Not your typical Halloween horror, Podcast! Unapologetic and...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Episode 38: It's a prospect challenge podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 58:12


    Hockey this week?! It's true, it's damn true, and it starts with the Prospects Challenge at Harborcenter. The Sabres will have Matt Savoie, Jiri Kulich, Isak Rosén and more taking the ice against some of the NHL's other top prospects. Lance and Joe talk about the Sabres roster, what they're looking to see out of the top guys and the guys fighting for attention, and more. We're almost there, gang. Hockey awaits!Thanks as always for listening and supporting us on your favorite platform of choice. Help spread the word by raving to your friends endlessly about how great the pod is until they stop answering your texts. Then keep doing it some more.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted Hockey and Bleacher ReportBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 37: Tage, UPL, Red and Black -- Content!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 66:04


    We're a podcast so big you get a day off to listen to it repeatedly. Don't you love that? This week, Lance and Joe talk about the return of the Goathead and what a wonderful thing it is to see for a few reasons. Oh, right -- Tage Thompson signed a seven-year, $50 million deal, too. Did we bury the lede here? Sure, but there's plenty to be said about the Sabres locking up a vital player from last season up long-term after one really big season. UPL is back in the fold as well, and dang it, it's been a while since there was a bunch of goaltending talk. Is this a make it or break it deal for Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen?Thanks as always for listening and supporting us on your favorite platform of choice. Help spread the word by raving to your friends endlessly about how great the pod is until they stop answering your texts. Then keep doing it some more.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted Hockey and Bleacher ReportBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 36 -- Three Sabres we'd like to see have a big camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 56:17


    Time continues its never-ending march, only now it works to our benefit, so the guys love it! This week, Lance and Joe each give three Sabres players they'd like to see have big training camps. Whether it's because they need to, or it'd be way cooler if they did doesn't matter -- they just want to see these players show out and show off to make the season more impactful.Warning! Tease incoming: Which players did they select? There's only one way to find out and it's a good thing you're listening to find out.Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback. These finely written artisanal show notes were finely curated for your consumption.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted Hockey and Bleacher ReportBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 35 -- Better late than never

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 51:50


    Sometimes even the hosts need a maintenance day, but fear not, the latest episode has arrived. Lance and Joe discuss the correct pronunciation of Sabres prospects and players. But for real, they talk about Jiri Kulich's performance at World Juniors and how Amerks coach Seth Appert said Kulich will join Rochester this season. Tyson Kozak is signed and boy he might wind up a hidden prospect jewel for Buffalo. Seventh rounders don't grow on trees, but ones that become players are rare enough to be appreciated. Could Kozak become one?The guys also break down which Sabres they most want to see during the Prospects Challenge. Without a roster being available yet, the world is their oyster. Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback. These finely written artisanal show notes were finely curated for your consumption.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted Hockey and Bleacher ReportBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Episode 34 -- Fourth line players, first line show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 58:14


    This week, Lance and Joe tackled the very important role on the Sabres of fourth line center. With Riley Sheahan back in the fold for another year, the field for the job got slightly clearer. At least they thought so. It's an August NHL tradition to dig deep on minutiae and that's the Maintenance Day guarantee.The guys also talk about fourth liners of the recent past as old friend Johan Larsson returns to Sweden,  Cody Eakin still awaits a deal, and do they really want Zemgus to be the 4C?Hey, there's a World Junior Championship going on now! That means Isak Rosen and Jiri Kulich (among a couple other Sabres prospects) are getting to show off their skills and that means the guys are talking about them. Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback. These finely written artisanal show notes were finely curated for your consumption.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted Hockey and Bleacher ReportBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 33 -- Erik Portillo, the mess at Michigan, and his Sabres future

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 55:23


    OK so times may be light on direct Sabres news, but thankfully the hockey world hasn't completely gone to sleep. Considering what happened at the University of Michigan and now former coach Mel Pearson, it fired up a conversation about prospect goalie and presumptive UM starter Erik Portillo. Lance and Joe discuss if Pearson's dismissal can and will affect Portillo and his status at UM and if it's a way for the Sabres to jump in and sign him to a contract to lock him in. The guys also dig into what happened with the Wolverines, how there are Sabres connections all over the place, and what would they do with goaltending within ranks if Portillo did decide to sign his entry-level deal with Buffalo now.Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback. These finely written artisanal show notes were finely curated for your consumption.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 32 -- "Why aren't the Sabres in on this guy?!"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 50:48


    Welcome to August where we're just a bit a month away from starting a new season. And here you thought it was the heart of summer, didn't you? Autumn doesn't sleep... it waits... but Lance and Joe made sure you don't have to wait for more hockey to talk about.This week, the guys address a couple of questions: "Why aren't they in on (insert player name here)?"and"Which player DON'T we get asked about on radio/pod appearances?"Listen, we're not going to spoil the answers for you here in the show notes, but you will enjoy the answers and the slightly shorter length of this week's episode.Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback. These finely written artisanal show notes were finely curated for your consumption.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 31 -- Other people's trades and how it affects the Sabres

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 69:42


    And you thought the summer would be boring... A Sabres division rival went out and made the biggest NHL trade in years and it helped make a competitor a lot more difficult to play against. So... A) How will this affect things in the division? and B) Why weren't the Sabres in on Matthew Tkachuk?! Lance and Joe dig into it to an extent that may make you uncomfortable.New old friend Arttu Ruotsalainen is off to Switzerland. How do you sum up his time in the Buffalo organization? Missed opportunity? Never had a chance? Will he be the next guy to go the Lawrence Pilut route? That's a lot of questions for the end of July... So the guys close it out talking about the standouts from Sabres development camp.Oh... there may have been new-time, Ralph-era reminiscing that nearly derailed the pod completely somewhere in the middle... You'll catch it when you hear it, trust that.Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback. These finely written artisanal show notes were finely curated for your consumption.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 30: Running it back whether you like it or not

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 71:56


    At last, we're in free agency and at last it's already just about over. So what the heck did the Sabres do? Well... they took care of the areas they had to. Lance and Joe do a lot of talking about new goalie Eric Comrie and what Kevyn Adams and company's thoughts are in adding him as the new top guy. There's also a new deal for Victor Olofsson, a new right defenseman in Ilya Lyubushkin, and lots of new defensemen to get to work for Rochester. The guys dig into what all these moves mean for both the Sabres and Amerks and their rosters and lineups in general. They may have been light on signings, but we're heavy on discussion -- just the way you like it.Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 29: The awkward moment when it's between the draft and free agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 84:18


    Draft picks to the left of us, free agents to the right and here YOU are stuck in the middle (of dates) with Lance and Joe. The guys dig in about the 11 Sabres draft picks during the 2022 NHL Draft and give their thoughts on their favorite sleeper picks and also taking a goalie in the second round. What the heck was up with that anyway?The Sabres almost traded for Matt Murray and got the No. 7 pick out of it, too. Sadly, this is the NHL and neither horseshoes or hand grenades. Actually, it's better that it's not those.  Relatedly, the Sabres haven't addressed their NHL goalie issue yet so... what the heck are they going to do about it?There are other spots that need addressing in free agency, too, and yes they got into the forward and defense stuff as well. And hey, development camp should be fun unless your name is Ryan Johnson or Erik Portillo. Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  Tee Box TalkBad Jokes, Crazy Stories & Spilled Drinks. What Else Is The Tee Box For?

    Episode 28: Goalies, development camp, and drafting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 69:14


    It's yet another holiday Monday, but Lance and Joe have a big ole firecracker of a show discussing Craig Anderson's new contract and what this means for the Sabres goaltending position for the season. There's plenty of talk about options of who to add (James Reimer? Adin Hill? Petr Mrazek?!)  and what's to come of UPL's future in blue and gold. Development Camp dates are set and all the Sabres young guns are going to be there? Whaaaaa....?Oh yeah, the draft is this week. There's some of that talk too. Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  Frisky BiscuitRoad Warriors of America's ComedyListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Sway ParadeThe weekly promenade down the infinite street of peculiar news, sports & wild clipsListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The BBQ NoteLet's have a conversation about everything, this is a podcast for education and opinionListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Episode 27: Your Sabres pre-NHL Draft primer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 44:54


    Lance and Joe kept things short and sweet this week as Lance was ready to hit the beach for some well-earned vacation time. But before that, the guys started talking a bit about the Sabres three first-round picks in the 2022 Draft. It's not quite a mock draft, but they both gave their ideas on what GM Kevyn Adams might do and also the areas they'd stress the most. The guys also discussed what it would take to move pick 28 and whether there's a goalie out there worth that or not. Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback. Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 26: Suffering to not suffer anymore

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 66:51


    Remember back in 2013 when then Sabres GM Darcy Regier said there's going to have to be some suffering? Of course you do and so do Lance and Joe because the layers of suffering Sabres fans have sorted through is worth sorting through. Another way to suffer from the executive side is not getting out ahead of things and paying your soon-to-be stars in ways to save the team some money and potential future salary cap (not floor!) issues. And boy do the Sabres have some interesting summers ahead if they don't do that.All that and more we'll let you discover for yourself on this week's episode. Thanks as always for listening and thank you even more for the positive ratings and feedback. Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  Ruff Talk VRA virtual reality podcast! Everything Oculus Quest and Virtual Reality, also known as...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify In the 11 with Brendan GriffithsFeaturing the amazing stories from those in the world of FootballListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deep RoughA golf podcast for all the weekend battlers out thereListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Episode 25: Bargain basement chaos

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 95:36


    This week, Lance and Joe get talking about coaches being fired in tough ways and whether or not things would've been different had Don Granato been an interim coach to end this season as opposed to last season.If that wasn't enough of a debate topic, would you trade the Sabres three first round picks for the Devils No. 2 pick in this year's draft? The guys also discuss which players would make for chaotic lawful and evil signings or trades this summer.The guys also discuss the Ben Bishop deal for Buffalo and what it means to retire Ryan Miller's number at long last.We know we went long this week, way longer than normal but a late-week trade will do that. As always, thank you for listening and thanks to those of you who have rated us on your favorite platform. We wouldn't trade you for the No. 2 pick that's for sure.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  Reddit On WikiJoin us as we react to the craziest stories we can find on Reddit!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Every TownEvery Town has a dark side and in this podcast we show them all to you. In every...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify News JustIN NewscastHistory Lives when NewsBreaks. Sign up for FREE @ NewsJustIN.pressListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Dynasty Dude | Dynasty Fantasy Football | Fantasy Football The @DynastyDudePod is a podcast centered around dynasty fantasy football. In it,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Healthcare MazeHealthcare challenges faced by patients and their physicians. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Episode 24: This show is not on auto-Pilut

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 61:13


    Lance and Joe are always good about remembering some guys and this week's episode has them doing just that. Guys who were actually guys (like Lawrence Pilut who wants to come back to the NHL), guys who might be guys in the near future (like 2021 first-round pick Isak Rosén who recently signed his ELC) and some guys that likely never will be (Three 2018 draft picks the Sabres decided not to sign).The guys also take a look at the NHL Conference Finals to see what, if anything, the Sabres can perhaps model themselves after to maybe one day play in those. Well, let's get them to the playoffs first before we stick them in the final four. Enjoy the pod, friends, and thank you for listening. FWIW, the podcast sounds much better when sitting in the sunshine.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 23: All right NOW the offseason can start

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 66:09


    Sure, the Sabres have been done for about a month, but the Amerks season is over and now the real offseason discussion can begin in earnest. And hey, you know what, Lance and Joe run down how Jack Quinn, J-J Peterka, Peyton Krebs, and Casey Fitzgerald closed out the playoffs; they get a good laugh about how some thought Mattias Samuelsson was going to play anytime soon in the Calder Cup playoffs; UPL's hamstring status and how it may also how his much maligned development might hamstring NHL hopes; and what's the deal with Oskari Laaksonen and Arttu Ruotsalainen's future in red, white, blue, and gold?  They also go over what the Amerks run means for the players involved and what's ahead for Rochester and how their lineup might have to look next season.  Thanks as always to all of you listening -- thank you for the kind ratings and comments, too -- we'd sign you all to a one-way deal no matter what.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 22 -- Around the Worlds

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 73:08


    Lance and Joe know the Sabres aren't playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but there are Sabres playing in the PLAYOFFS OF THE WORLD. All right so it's just the IIHF World Championships but it's still cool and Rasmuses Asplund and Dahlin are killing it and Dylan Cozens is rocking it on the wing for Canada and it's worth discussing the merits of them doing that.So... there are former Sabres in the NHL Playoffs and one of them, Sam Reinhart, is doing well for Florida. Sure, the Panthers might be out soon but it won't be his fault. Sounds a little familiar to us... The Amerks continue to roll along in the Calder Cup Playoffs and you can thank Seth Appert, Michael Peca, and Mike Weber for a lot of that. Thanks as always for listening and giving us very kind ratings -- we'd give you five stars, too.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 21 -- Lottery Love and Rallying Rochester

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 69:07


    Who doesn't love NHL lottery season? Oh right, Sabres fans don't - at least they don't now! Things are on the upswing and while the Sabres didn't have lottery lady luck on their side this year, it does give Lance and Joe the opportunity to really start prematurely guessing who Buffalo might be interested in with their three first-round picks in the 2022 NHL Draft (and five in the top-100). Amateur Silly Season is a delight so let's get out and running, shall we?There's also questions of what exactly the Sabres should do with the plethora of picks. Keep them all and try to stock up the farm or maybe swing a deal or two to help right away. Don't worry, there are plenty of past decisions to make you feel anxious about any possibilities!So the Amerks are playing awfully well and that's got to be good for the future of the Sabres. Right? How can't it be!? J-J Peterka and Arttu Ruotsalainen are killing it and so is Peyton Krebs and there could be some really interesting implications for the future with all of them (and the others rocking it in Rochester).Thanks as always for listening and giving us very kind ratings -- you're all No. 1 in our lottery list.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 20 -- Back to the future

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 72:35


    Lance and Joe roll into the Sabres offseason with a lot to think about based on what Sabres GM Kevyn Adams had to say. Of course, some of it was kind of obvious (they need goaltending and defense) and it leaves a lot of questions about what he'll do in the offseason. Guess what this leads them to talk about? You got -- what the heck are they going to do in goal.When it comes to defense though -- Owen Power might not need a big brother chaperone to pair up with him but they're going to look for someone to pair with him anyway, right?So when they gonna put the "C" on Kyle Okposo's jersey? Because that's totally happening.Down on the farm, the Amerks won a playoff series for the first time since 2005, but things are going to get a fair bit more difficult in short order... so let's talk about Arttu! We know it's not May the Fourth anymore so we're NOT doing Star Wars puns.Thanks as always for listening and giving us very kind ratings -- you're all pretty swell.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 19: I wanna be a contender

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 73:06


    At last the Sabres season is over and fans are... sad about it? That's a weird, new feeling that Lance and Joe will try to get a handle on. This week they discuss the vibe carryover and if it's a real thing or not. The Sabres final media availability had a "end of summer camp in a summer camp movie" kind of feel to it. Can we say "vibes" enough? Maybe... but they discuss what it'll take for the Sabres to be a real postseason contender and it's not just goaltending. The guys also discuss the work Don Granato has done and - you won't believe it - but they also talk about how that makes Ralph Krueger (and other past coaches) look in retrospect.The Amerks made the Calder Cup Playoffs! But UPL is hurt and that stinks for a multitude of reasons. As always. thanks for listening and supporting -- it's the offseason for the Sabres but not for us.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 18: Appreciating (R)attitude

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 65:08


    The season is very nearly at its end and, listen, Lance and Joe told you they are not taking any stock into how things have gone but they are proud of the team for taking care of business anyway.In this week's episode, the guys show their pride in Jeff Skinner never failing to embrace his role in driving opponents crazy on the ice by not just scoring goals, but also by chirping them to the point of madness.On top of Skinner mania, the talk also turns to Casey Mittelstadt and how his improved play is flying under the radar and that it's a lesson for other younger players on the roster to take heed. The power play has been lighting it up for the past month to the tune of being the best in the NHL during that time. That's cool, right? You know what's not cool? The playoff hopes of the Rochester Americans. The Amerks are on the ropes and it'll be too bad if they miss out because they'd get a lot of help if they do.  As always. thanks for listening and supporting -- we would drive others crazy for you because of it.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 17: In which it's a happy hour for Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 65:59


    Hey we heard you all like Owen Power so Lance and Joe talked a whole bunch about his first few games and how he's fitting in with the Sabres. Also:There's not much time left in the regular season and the schedule is littered with yuck so... what can we take out of the end? Well, we could take 40 goals from Tage Thompson is what we could take. Also four 20-goal scorers. But no, really, is there anything worthwhile to distill from the end of the season?So the Sabres are going to be in the draft lottery again, but what if there was something better instead of waiting on ping pong balls and would be way more entertaining? That's right, we're talking about the Gold Draft concept. We've seen you all talk about who should be the next Sabres captain. We've decided it should be Kyle Okposo. Big whoop, wanna fight about it?Thanks for listening and supporting -- we would pair you all with Rasmus Dahlin if we could.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 16: We have the Power... to ruin the Sabres goalie pipeline

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 73:16


    Hey remember last week when Lance and Joe asked what if Erik Portillo and Devon Levi both decided not to sign after their college seasons ended this year? So... that actually happened and they will NOT apologize for anything... But they WILL talk a lot about it including when, exactly, they have to get Portillo signed or else fall into the Cal Petersen phantom zone. They're also going to talk about Owen Power's imminent arrival to the Sabres and his upcoming NHL debut in Toronto against the Maple Leafs which surely will fly under the radar without any attention whatsoever.Also: What's happening with Ryan Johnson? Will the Sabres and Kevyn Adams have to get extra creative this offseason should the college guys really like college?The guys also read your reviews of the podcast!Thanks for listening and supporting -- we would sign you immediately in college to stay on our team.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 15: The cruelty of expectations to come

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 68:23


    We know it's not the offseason yet, but listen, we got a jump on it last week and dang it we're going to keep it going.But first.. Trevor Zegras's latest lacrosse-style goal got Coyotes color commentator a little hot under the collar and... come on, isn't it time to stop being annoyed at the talented guys (2:00)?As for the Sabres, they honored Rick Jeanneret with a banner in the rafters and it was extremely cool to see and heartwarming and... is this a turnaround moment for the franchise? Hmm... (13:00)If things have turned the corner, that makes next season fascinating because the weight of expectations will return with a vengeance and boy that skews how we view things now doesn't it (19:45)?Did you know Rasmus Asplund is the new Johan Larsson and (maybe!) better? Well, now you can think about that possibility (32:00).After a few false starts, the real Victor Olofsson is back (for really real this time!) and that changes the perspective on what to do with him (41:00).It's not a new episode without having more goalie talk and Lance and Joe break out the Worst Case Scenario for Buffalo in regards to Devon Levi and Erik Portillo (48:30). The guys wrap up the week thinking about previous GM faux pas and general roster mismanagement. The classics never die.  Thanks for listening (and if you read this, you've won our thanks and admiration). Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 14: A Sabres wish list for the offseason that's not here yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 66:35


    Lance and Joe are back and even with Lance addled with a case of COVID-19, the guys press on discussing how silly Sabres Twitter can be when the vibes are good (2:40). The top line has been a bit... less exciting recently and Don Granato switched some things around a little in the past week. That's cool, right (11:00)? The offseason will bring some changes next season and the guys take a peek around at what's most important, what guys to keep and which guys to pursue. Yeah, they're getting out in front of the topic -- wanna fight about it? Guys like Ville Husso and Nino Niederreiter among others are discussed a bit (16:00). Also... what the heck do they do with Victor Olofsson in the offseason (36:10)? They need to make an upgrade on the right side on defense -- but who fits the bill best is the question . John Klingberg, Matt Dumba, and Shea Theodore are tantalizing ideas(43:40).  Devon Levi is (probably, maybe) coming soon... whether he gets a game in Buffalo or not is a good debate (56:55). They wrap with some prospect talk and the NCAA Tournament (1:00:00). Thanks for listening (and if you read this, congratulations!). Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 13: Back In Action

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 63:53


    Lance and Joe are back in action and Joe thanks everyone for their patience (0:00). The guys never got a chance to discuss Jack Eichel's not-so warm Buffalo homecoming and how he'll never be welcome at anyone in Buffalo's Christmas parties ever again (2:30). Monday was the NHL trade deadline and the Sabres were... quiet. Was it too quiet? (10:30). The lack of moves have made things a little awkward in goal with Craig Anderson and Dustin Tokarski still in town while Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stays in Rochester (20:00). It also makes things kind of screwy with some of the kids in Rochester and how things are going to go the rest of the way (32:00). Actually, you know what, who knows how the heck things are going to go because of the rather packed roster (37:00). One good thing though... Rasmus Dahlin is the man now (47:00). Thanks everyone for your patience while bad things happened that put us on hiatus. It's good to be back and chatting.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 12 -- Uh-oh

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 66:46


    It's another Monday Maintenance Day and gosh the Sabres sure could use one, huh?Lance and Joe get into a smorgasbord of Sabre-y topics this week, but start off the show SMH'ing the coaches they forgot for their fighting coaches debate from last week (0:00). From there the guys discuss the latest Sabres losing streak and how the schedule does anything and everything but lighten up the rest of the way. Uh-oh (10:00). The Sabres top line has been outstanding this season but Don Granato has called them out a little bit lately. What's up with that? It's probably team building (26:00). The guys give it up for injured Zemgus (35:00) and ask what's the deal with maybe still injured Casey Mittelstadt (37:00). Seems a little silly that Victor Olofsson is mentioned in some trade rumors (45:00) and Kyle Okposo could in some for next year as well but why (52:00)? The guys wrap it up around the hour mark and look ahead to what mayhem next week will bring. Thanks for listening and thanks for all your positive feedback -- we welcome it and survive based on it.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 11 -- It's a holiday so celebrate why don't ya?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 75:14


    It's a real maintenance day thanks to it being Presidents' Day and boy could the Sabres use a day or two off. This week, Lance checks in from Columbus, Ohio as he and Joe dig into the question on everyone's minds: Which two coaches would be the most fun to see duke it out? (1:00)OK so now that they've put that debate in your head, don't let that distract you from what the Sabres looked like without Rasmus Dahlin (11:00) and the fact the situation in goal is still very much A Thing but this time with even more debate (22:30). Making life more difficult apart from injuries and iffy goaltending is the schedule itself after the Sabres just wrapped up playing five games in eight days (35:55). Although Buffalo lost a bit of a stinker against the Blue Jackets, they very well may have discovered another good line in the process (43:00). Hey... did you know Jack Eichel was back? Yeah, it's true! Well, back on the ice with Vegas and scoring goals (53:30). Oh, you don't care about that? Well that's OK the guys wrap up the show in reminiscing about how cool of a city Dallas is (108:05).Thanks for listening and thanks for all your positive feedback -- we welcome it and survive based on it.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 10 -- In which Jeff Skinner rises above

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 63:56


    We know you all enjoy when we poke at Ralph Krueger and since it's Valentine's Day consider this our box of chocolates and roses for you because Jeff Skinner has thrown off the shackles and piled up goals (1:30). What makes that all the more fun is he's part of a legitimate top line for Buffalo joining up with Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch (16:00). But... the Sabres are still a losing team (SORRY GANG) and Mark Pysyk was just recently scratched. Something funny going on there with him and the rest of the defense? (27:30)We go off on a small tangent discussing non-Sabres NHL stuff (we got some nerve) but it's OK we'll couch it as part of hot stove talk for the trade deadline in March (40:00). One thing that's really not cool is seeing Devon Levi not even playing for Canada at the Olympics but it is cool to see Owen Power flexing his youthful might (45:00). Thanks for listening and thanks for all your positive feedback -- we welcome it and survive based on it.Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp  

    Episode 9: Sabres looking behind and looking ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 70:29


    It's the All-Star Break and the Sabres have been off for a bit, but that's OK! Lance and Joe take a look back at the surprises and disappointments of the first half of the season (8:35) as well as: - what's the deal with Rasmus Dahlin and should there be worry (29:45)- Henri Jokiharju's role and what it should and could be (38:00)- Dylan Cozens is going to break out eventually, right? (46:30)- Things in Rochester have been honestly impressive (53:00)- The guys wrap it up (1:05:00)Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp 

    Episode 8: The Sabres need an exorcism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 66:46


    While Joe holds it down in Buffalo, Lance is on the road covering the Sabres and he tells us all about the road trip from hell for the team. From COVID Testing silliness to more injuries, the Sabres once again proved they are never dull.  Here's the rundown for this week's episode:0:00 - The nightmare road trip from hell - or how to juggle an NHL lineup. It's a movie title in the making for this tragedy of a season.20:00 - Hey, you all hear about the goalie madness? From Dell's shoulder shots to Anderson and Tokarski magically returning to action... it's been a soap opera.31:45 - Casey Fitzgerald is back up and looks good again... so, will they let him stay or what?44:30 - Alex Tuch is showing he's a really good player and very much worth the hype. Meanwhile, the Jeff Skinner Redemption Tour rolls on and you'll never guess which former coach gets mentioned!  59:30 - Johan Larsson appreciation time1:02:20 - Let's wrap it up fellas Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp 

    Episode 7: In which we pat ourselves on the back for being smart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 80:56


    If you missed our previous episode, you missed out on when we called for Mattias Samuelsson and Jack Quinn to be called up to stay a while and that's just what the Sabres did! With... some unfortunate luck, of course. Here's the rundown for this week's episode for you hunt-and-peck listeners:0:00 - Let's relive Risto Day and remember his glorious (???) Sabres era. 8:00 - Peyton Krebs busted out big time against Philly and that's pretty meaningful even if it's just against the Flyers. 26:10 - The highs and lows of Jack Quinn showing out against Dallas and his injury. Why, yes, we did talk about how the Sabres play on haunted ground because how else do you wind up with 12 players on the injured list!? 37:45 - The return of Craig Anderson is nigh and this is a really good time for him to showcase his talents for trade deadline day. 45:00 - Speaking of the trade deadline, let's get the hot stove warmed up and discuss: if the Sabres are crazy if they think they're getting a first round pick for Colin Miller, not weaponizing their cap space, and would you rather get picks or prospects in future deals.55:50 - Mattias Samuelsson looks pretty, pretty good! See also: Jack Quinn and Ryan Johnson. Maybe rushing to judgment immediately on draft day isn't a great way to spend time. I know, we're ruining everyone's fun -- deal with it.1:10:55 - Can you think of a Sabres prospect who's taken a step back this year? Might be pretty difficult to do that. Plus some words on Aaron Huglen at Minnesota. 1:14:10 - Let's wrap 'er up fellas. Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp 

    Episode 6: Think about the future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 69:16


    So... things might feel a little bit down in the dumps when it comes to the Sabres because, you know, they're not the Bills? Also they've got some issues. So! That's why Lance and Joe decided to find some more pleasant Sabres topics like future guys and what a life with proper goaltending might be like and... oh no, there's more peril.0:00 -- Welcome back friends, the guys give a mild recap of the Sabres antics in Nashville and Detroit4:00 -- It's time for Jack Quinn to come on up and stay a while.  16:20 -- Know who else should get recalled and stay? Mattias Samuelsson and that's because some guys on defense are making it seem like an easy decision.24:00 -- Have you noticed how good Dylan Cozens has been? If you haven't we understand so let us tell you how good he is.32:30 -- Peyton Krebs is back in action and... he probably doesn't need to go back to Rochester again.50:00 -- It's time to have a long discussion about goalies. Everyone from Aaron Dell, to UPL, to the possible time crunch to signing Erik Portillo and how quick to bring in Devon Levi. Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp 

    Episode 5: We Play More Often Than the Sabres

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 71:29


    Since the Sabres are playing once every 10 days these days (thanks COVID!) you'd think we'd be lacking in stuff to talk about. You'd be WRONG! Here's the rundown if you wanted to skip around, but it'd be cool if you just listened all the way through. You'd be the coolest person on the internet, in fact. 0:00 -- Welcome again -- so about that game against the Sharks...5:00 -- Old friend Alex Nylander was traded again so of course we had to talk about it9:30 -- Joe shares a story about Nylander's time in Rochester and how being a top prospect means tough love (even though it shouldn't)17:35 -- Don Granato sticks up for Rasmus Dahlin while he and Henri Jokiharju put in THE WORK28:50 -- Would you want Owen Power go to the Olympics? Would you like it if he did?37:20 -- How about Ryan Johnson?41:00 -- Jacob Bryson will be back and does he have a lot to prove with Johnson and Power on the horizon?47:55 -- Tage Thompson as Sabres MVP for a LOT of good reasons.57:00 -- They need to win some games, don't they? 104:05 -- Being upbeat despite losing (wrap-up time)Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp 

    Episode 4: The New Guys and Remembering Some Other Guys

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 66:33


    Let's lay out what the fellas hit on this week:0:00 Happy New Year -- let's talk some new faces.3:00 Assessing JJ Peterka's brief appearance in Buffalo7:30 Congrats to the Sabres for not burying the noobs deep in the lineup. Let's remember some guys!10:10 Let's talk about Mr. Krebs and how he should probably stick around.20:20 UPL and being under fire -- the shots are a bit out of kilter.22:48 POP QUIZ! It's about the defense and time on-ice and oh no...31:10 Hey, Evan Rodrigues is doing well. Remember him?33:10 Good for Marcus Foligno. Yes, we're still remembering guys.35:55 Alex Tuch and his impressiveness all-around.42:05 The worries about Victor Olofsson are real.46:35 Brett Murray is a guy and he's getting some dap from us for it.51:00 Anders Bjork, however, is on the struggle bus.1:01:10 The Sabres schedule is just a tad bit light coming up.1:02:10 Hey, here are some theme show ideas. Know what rhymes with theme? MEME.1:04:45 Got questions? Hit us up we'll talk about it. Fare thee well until next week!Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp 

    Episode 3 -- Catch a cab with the taxi squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 63:37


    We start off talking about the latest Sabres COVID cases and lament that there may be more (0:20); but at least the World Junior Championships are underway and Owen Power is the main attraction for Canada (3:00); there are some other Sabres prospects like Jakub Konecny, Isak Rosen, and Nikita Novikov (8:50).J-J Peterka is not playing for Germany so would you let him and other Sabres prospects play for their countries in the Olympics? (13:55)Development has been stressed in handling the young guys in Rochester and we get into discussing what Amerks coach Seth Appert has provided the organization in his role there (21:04)The fans want Krebs! So when are they gonna get Krebs?! That and more about doing things the right way in the AHL.(28:53)The taxi squad is back and are the Sabres even going to have one? If they do, who the heck do they put on it? (42:16)Know who should be up in Buffalo? Mattias Samuelsson, that's who. Reward your younger dudes who are ready. (49:01)The guys promise to stay consistent and will really try not to talk like football coaches (53:25)Hey, remember Ralph Krueger? He could be our ticket to content! (56:21)Please help us make a meme (57:55)Let's wrap 'er up (60:00)Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp 

    Episode 2 -- We've got a name now, baby

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 57:21


    Lance and Joe figured out the TBD part of what was the Unnamed Buffalo Hockey Podcast and discuss what led them down the path to choose "Maintenance Day." (0:00) The excitement of a great road trip for the Sabres got people talking playoffs. PLAYOFFS!? Fine, we'll be grinches about it -- but realistic grinches! Also there's the peril of thinking big while rebuilding, too. It's a lot. (3:32)The guys also talk about how Kevyn Adams picked Don Granato and how he's managed what's already been a beyond eventful season. (20:30) Alex Tuch will make his Sabres debut ASAP and what he brings to the Sabres lineup is very needed (27:10) Hey, have you noticed the power play stinks? Yeah, so did the guys. (30:40) Casey Fitzgerald made his debut on Saturday and he's a good example of what Buffalo is trying to do development-wise and he's a good example for other younger guys trying to crack the NHL roster (33:25)Is Colin Miller long for the Sabres? (37:55)Will the COVID situation in the NHL hinder the Sabres potential trade plans? (39:40)So is the defense or the goaltending that's hurting the Sabres more? ¿Porque no los dos? (44:23)They're NOT nitpicking, we swear! Things are better! (52:43)There's lots of COVID talk going on in the NHL and here's why they steered clear of it (54:55)Follow Lance and Joe on Twitter!Read Lance's work at The Buffalo NewsRead Joe's work at Noted HockeyBig thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp 

    Working past "suffering" while still suffering

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 58:09


    Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News and Joe Yerdon from Noted Hockey discuss what's up with the Sabres goaltending, the plan for Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, the ugly play of Aaron Dell,  the pain for Casey Mittelstadt, and how the organization should/could handle where to go with their very promising youth among other topics.Hit us with your comments, complaints, and compliments -- we're all ears.Big thanks to our musician friends --Intro: MerlinBerlin -- "Orbit" - Find them on BandcampOutro: Chips 'N Cellos -- Boss Fight (Sabre Dance, Khachaturian) - Find them on Bandcamp

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