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Tuesday, 07.13.2010 / 10:24 AM / News
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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The hockey fan is a rabid fan… And sometimes I think the Sabres fan is an entirely different entity.

If I didn’t know that before I started working in the NHL – I certainly do now. And its not that I ever doubted the passion of Buffalo sports fans, but I severely underestimated how deep that love went.

We get A LOT of emails at sabres.com. There are congratulatory messages when the team wins, and a lot of…advice…when a game is less than perfect. More recently, there were messages of praise for Ryan Miller and his Olympic performance [that filled up the inbox pretty quickly], and letters of concern for Mike Grier when his mother passed away earlier in the season.

Whatever the case, the fans want to be a part of it – and it’s nice to see.

Player sites are no exception to the rule. It’s one of the more constant requests – with the exception of an autograph. People want to know which websites are official and where they kind find more information on their favorite player whether it’s twitter, facebook, or the World Wide Web.

I thought I would finally post these somewhere for you to check out (if you haven’t already). There are only a few, but they might be of some interest:

MILLERTIME30.COM

Miller’s web site not only promotes his Steadfast Foundation, but it also has links to his clothing store in Michigan and shows a more personal side of the goaltender. There is a blog that he updates from time-to-time, photos, brief updates and even a few contests.

GOOSE28.COM

Paul Gaustad created a site to help raise funds for his charity of choice – Camp Good Days and Special Times – which helps children affected by cancer. Fans can purchase ‘Goose’ hats, check out some pictures and help a good cause.

THOMASVANEK.AT

Thomas Vanek has a lot of information on his site. From the personal (he and his wife are expecting twins in November) to the professional (interviews discussing some nagging injuries last season) there is a surprising amount of content from one of the more private players. Vanek, like Miller, also has a blog and some exclusive video content on the site as well.

HITSFOUNDATION.NET

Pat Kaleta has a site dedicated to his charity, the HITS Foundation (Helping Individuals To Smile). The organization aims to help make hockey more affordable for Buffalo families, and has some information on Kaleta as well. There are also links to several upcoming events that the winger is headlining, including a volleyball game and a golf tournament (check sabres.com later this week for more).


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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