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…

Remembering Sports Phone

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist Ever have something come out of nowhere to remind you about the relatively distant past? Let’s hope so. Otherwise, this essay may be…

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…