The Skinny on Skinner

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist The fans had something in common with Jeff Skinner again on Thursday night. We all got to watch the Buffalo Sabres lose a…

Book Review: One to Remember

Reviewed by Budd Bailey It’s always interesting to be read about “the one and done” club. That is to say – stories about someone who did something worth noting once,…

Book Review: Off Mike

Review by Budd Bailey Mike Emrick deserves all sorts of credit in the field of sports broadcasting. He’s outlasted just about everyone when it comes to hockey announcing in the…

John Muckler remembered

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist I distinctly remember the first time I ever saw John Muckler in person. It was on November 12, 1989 in Memorial Auditorium. I…

A unique hockey season begins

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist The hockey drought is about to end. The Buffalo Sabres haven’t played a game since mid-March, the longest break in their history. That…