This is an actual photo from a SCF game in 1975. The Flyers won it all despite the fact that goals were scored on Bernie Parent that he simply didn’t see (and I’m not lying). It was terrible, but the old Buffalo Auditorium had problems with late spring games added to heat and humidity. There was also a bat killing but we don’t have time for that right now.
The Sabres get screwed over more than any team in the NHL. Just ask Lindy Ruff. He and Darcy Regier have been together so long they’re beginning to look like each other (this happens with married couples apparently but I’ve been waiting for 25 years to see signs of improvement and am still on the outside looking in).
Anyway, Regier was drafted by the Oakland Seals so gets a free pass.
The Oilers finished up with authority as the first half ended and would do well to get off to a fast start as the season continues tonight. JF Jacques is back practicing, Sam Gagner has a bum wheel and Liam Reddox is back from the Falcons as a reminder that God hates Rob Schremp.
If you have some free time today zip over to Mudcrutch’s site where Dennis, Bruce and Scott have formed the most powerful Canadian trio since Rush. A 4-part series on who’s zooming who may be the best thing yet and offers some pleasant surprises.
We’re out of the fog. Hockey’s back in town.