Buffalo Sabres Insider App Twitter Facebook

MEDIA GUIDES BECOME DIGITAL

Monday, 09.29.2008 / 2:52 PM / Blue & Gold Make Green
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
X
Share with your Friends


MEDIA GUIDES BECOME DIGITAL
The Buffalo Sabres are serving as the NHL’s guide when it comes to conserving resources.

The team is spearheading an initiative that could save up to 60 million pieces of paper League-wide simply by electing to make media guides available as a DVD only.

“This is the first year that the Sabres haven’t printed a media guide at all,” Director of Public Relations Mike Gilbert said. “We’ve always printed about 8,000 media guides that run about 250 pages long… When you total that up, there is a significant amount of paper being saved.”

Approximately 2 million sheets of paper, actually.

The idea stemmed from the Sabres’ Green campaign last season in which the team condensed their game notes by almost 40 pages per game.

Attempting to become more environmentally-friendly, the League has made the new template mandatory for all 30 teams.

This season, the new DVD format for media guides is having similar success.

“All teams have the option this year of not printing a media guide as well,” Gilbert said. “And I would say about 75 percent of teams have chosen not to and are going to the DVD.”

If the numbers are projected, that would equate to 176,000 media guides not being printed (22 teams each saving 8,000 media guides) and 44 million pieces of paper.

If all 30 teams opted to make a DVD only, approximately 60 million pieces of paper would be conserved each year.
 
The media guides are typically distributed to local, national and international media as well as season-ticket holders.

With the DVDs considerable smaller – and lighter – mailing the packages are considerably cheaper and use less materials to ship.

“There is a financial savings, but that was not the main objective,” Gilbert said. “We have taken that money and reallocated it into the department to enhance what we have already been doing and help promote our players.

“For instance, Ryan Miller went to New York City for three days prior to training camp for a lot of appearances and media availability… so it really wasn’t a financial thing. We did it more for the environment. And now people are more computer savvy now than they were before. They don’t have to carry around a cumbersome book, they can just pop in this DVD."

“Like anything new there has been a little bit of trepidation, but everybody seems to be on board with it now and seems to be really excited about it so I think that is really positive.

“It is helping us do our bit to do our part and become more green here in Buffalo with the Sabres as well as throughout the NHL. Our organization can take the League into this and, overall, we think it’s a really good project.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82