One bad stretch dooms Sabres

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist After 40 minutes of play Tuesday night, the Buffalo Sabres’ prospects for a second straight win looked mighty good. They hadn’t dominated the…

Sabres play a full 60 minutes

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist By Buffalo Sabres’ standards this year, Thursday’s 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes was free of drama. No extra work was needed in…

Sabres bring back bad memories

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist The “Ghosts of Christmas Past” appeared unexpectedly at the KeyBank Center on Saturday afternoon. The Buffalo Sabres played like their namesakes from the…

Book Review: Blue Monday

By Budd Bailey There’s no rule that saying a major-league sports team has to win eventually. Chances only come up so often, and if the team doesn’t capitalize on that…

Book Review: Hockey Fight in Canada

By Budd Bailey Even American hockey fans understand the tradition behind the long-running broadcast program, “Hockey Night in Canada.” It started on radio with Foster Hewitt doing the play-by-play, and…