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…

Sabres’ task is doable

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist Normally, we’d be about three weeks into the hockey season by now. The Buffalo Sabres would have given us some evidence about how…

Changes at the top

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist There’s one absolute rule that can be applied to almost any business, organization, or institution. Stability is good. Constant change is bad. For…