by Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page
We are counting from 99 to 0 to determine who’s the best Buffalo athlete to wear each number. It’s Buffalo Sports By The Numbers here on Buffalo Sports Page.
We’ll have a new number and athlete every day this summer. Each story also includes reaction from the Buffalo Sports Page staff, and a way to catch up on numbers you’ve missed.
Craig Ramsay, Sabres. He showed up during the 1971-72 season, and stayed through 1985. The left winger was one of the best defensive forwards in the league (winning the Selke Trophy in 1985), and he once played in 776 straight games. Others: Dale Hawerchuk, Sabres; Marta, Flash; Carli Lloyd, Flash; Pat McCready, Bandits.
Bob Gaughan’s Digit Discussion: Dale Hawerchuk- I’ve always thought he was the most under-rated superstar in Buffalo sports history. In the four full season he played with the Sabres he averaged over 25 goals and 90 points a season. Yet I think most people barely remember he even played here. I loved watching him play the game, not flashy but smooth in every aspect of the game.
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