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Welome to the Family, Portland Pirates!

Shiver me timbers…whatever that means.

While I’m sad that the AHL team won’t be in Rochester, I like that the Sabres won’t have to share a team with the yucky old Panthers, and I LOVE the new Pirate theme. I’m pretty down with pirates, and definitely prefer them to amerks.

The Portland Pirates have two mascots. Meet Crackers and Salty Pete:

Crackers and Salty Pete = obviously badass.

So, by my very scientific and thoughtful calculations (good mascots, absence of Florida Panthers), I give this new marriage between the Sabres and the Pirates my TWC Stamp of Approval. I’ve been hard at work this week, approving and denying approval right and left.



Mmmm, Tasty Prospects

The Sabres signed two tasty prospects this week. The cupboards are no longer bare, and Bucky Gleason can suck it. It was only a few weeks ago that everyone was sweating the lack of depth in Rochester, but things are definitely looking up in that regard. As a fairly new fan, it’s curious to witness the restocking of youngsters, and it’s fun to imagine that someday these kids might be Sabres. After becoming a diehard fan during a rather unfortunate phase of Sabre free agency flight, it’s refreshing to be reminded that, actually, there’s always a bunch of new kids banging on the door.

Tim Kennedy is a native Buffalonian. He’s also the distant cousin of the famed Massachusetts Kennedys, his uncle is a founding member the Dead Kennedy’s, and his sister is Kennedy*. Yay! A hometown hero!

Jhonas Enroth is an itty-bitty Swedish goalie who is supposedly quite good. Crunchy has been honing his death glare for months in preperation of Jhonas’ arrival**.

(*none of that is true)

(**nothing has ever been truer)


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