Hot Takery: Thoughts on Johnson, Pouliot & The Other Dudes

July 1, 2017By Patrick Moran

As expected, the Buffalo Sabres got busy immediately as free agency started Saturday with a flurry of signings, although none are considered “splashy”. The top name coming to Buffalo is goaltender Chad Johnson, who’s returning to the club on a one-year, $2.5 million deal.  Johnson had one of his best seasons with the Sabres in … Read More

Hot Taekery: Sabres Make Right Move In Wild Deal

June 30, 2017By Patrick Moran

The Buffalo Sabres made a significant trade with the Minnesota Wild just one day before the start of NHL free agency, sending forward Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno to Minnesota in exchange for defensemen Marco Scandella and former team captain Jason Pominville. The Wild also are sending a 2018 fourth-round pick, with Buffalo returning a … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#35) The Jets – Make It Real

June 30, 2017By Patrick Moran

We’re getting into the deep water portion of this countdown, and seeing there’s but a (mini-spoiler alert) tiny handful of “sad” songs ranked ahead of “Make It Real” by the Jets show how much I loved this sappy tune. Throughout this little expedition I’ve reminded readers a few times this is a countdown of my … Read More

MoranAlytics’ Must Reads For June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017By Patrick Moran

BILLS: Buffalo Bills running back Jonathan Williams, who was arrested in July 2016 on potential charges of Driving While Intoxicated, will not face any league discipline for the incident, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. SABRES: Phil Housley would not make himself available during the NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, but he did come … Read More

MoranAlytics’ Must Reads For June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017By Patrick Moran

Some reading material while you pretend to be hard at work this morning… YANKEES: Tyler Clippard and Dellin Betances have lockers next to each other in the visitor’s clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field while the Yankees are playing the White Sox this week. Tuesday night the relievers took turns in front of those stalls explaining how … Read More

Projecting The Bills 53-Man Roster (Of All-Time Biggest Busts)

June 27, 2017By Patrick Moran

For weeks now, maybe months we’ve seen ad nauseam Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projections well in advance of training camp, beginning late next month.  Don’t get me wrong— projections serve a purpose and provide solid water cooler debate—whether it’s mature discussion or good ole’ fashion Twitter trolling. However, in reality there’s but a handful of … Read More

MoranAlytics’ Must Reads For June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017By Patrick Moran

YANKEES: Already losers of 8 of their last 10, the Yankees did their best to make it 9 of 11, but the bullpen held on (barely) and New York earned a 6-5 win over the visiting Chicago White Sox. SABRES: The Sabres added to their defensive depth for 2017-’18, re-signing Taylor Fedun to a two-year, … Read More