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.
Ryan Miller, Sabres. He was the team’s No. 1 goalie for almost nine years, and he might have been the best in the world for part of that time. The trade of Miller broke some hearts, and the team has yet to recover from it. Others: Tom Barrasso, Sabres; Ray Hall, Canisius; Jeff Manto, Bisons.
Bob Gaughan’s Numerology: I’d go with Sugar Ray Hall. He was legend at McKinley High School that could have gone anywhere but decided to stay home and go to Canisius. Hall holds more records than anyone in the Canisius record book. He scored over 2,000 points before being drafted by the Utah Jazz in 1985.
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