« Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
He’s in his 10th NHL season, and he’s been the face of the league for most of them. The crazy thing is he’s appeared in just one All-Star Game. He’ll miss this one because of injury.
Connor McDavid, Erie
More than 250 scouts showed up for Thursday’s Canadian Hockey League prospects game. McDavid didn’t let them down. The center’s line totaled three of his team’s six goals.
If you haven’t seen this knucklehead hockey parent, just Google “Way to go, Paul.” The Florida resident shattered the glass with his hand while watching a kids game in York, Pa.
The Sabres’ Week Ahead
Tuesday – At Calgary Flames: Calgary has 15 players with 10 points or more. The Sabres have eight. Choosing to run-and-gun in the Saddledome would be a bad idea for Buffalo.
Thursday – At Edmonton Oilers: One of the few games that matter on the Sabres’ schedule. The loser gets an edge for 30th place (although Darcy Regier’s Coyotes are making a run).
Friday – At Vancouver Canucks: Ryan Miller once told me he’s drawn to water because of his July birthday (Cancer the Crab). The breathtaking coast in Vancouver is perfect for him.