Book Review: 1972

Review by Budd Bailey Authors don’t often have the chance to take a second swing at a subject. It turns out that Scott Morrison is an exception. Back in 1989,…

Niagara hockey downs Canisius

By Budd Bailey As the playoffs approach in March, the pecking order in the Atlantic Hockey Association is quite clear. It’s as clear as mud. Entering the weekend’s play, the…

Review: Finding Murph

Review by Budd Bailey “Finding Murph” is one sad story. It’s the latest in something of an informal series of articles and books on the problems in the form of…

Book Review: Willie

Review by Budd Bailey t took the National Hockey League quite a while to learn what a special player and person Willie O’Ree was and is. Luckily, we now have…

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…

Review: Hockey’s Hot Stove

Review by Budd Bailey Sometimes good information from Al Strachan can pop up when it is least expected. Here’s an example. Strachan writes in his book, “Hockey’s Hot Stove,” about…

Book Review: Broph

Review by Budd Bailey There aren’t many “underground” sports legends these days. In a world with social media and cameras everywhere, no one who acts outrageously can be anonymous for…