Like the Wild, the Buffalo Sabres are imploding and have identically lost 11 in a row on the road. Owner Terry Pegula's on the current road trip with his top advisers; GM Darcy Regier and coach Lindy Ruff are on the hot seat; and the Sabres are willing to trade anybody and everybody.
Drew Stafford, who makes $4 million, had three goals in his first four games and four in his next 41. Brad Boyes, who makes $4.5 million, has three goals. Derek Roy is minus-13 in his past 27 games. Ville Leino, who signed a six-year, $27 million deal, has been a disaster.'Lurking' around
After a helmetless Taylor Hall took a skate to the face in warmups last week and now looks like Frankenstein, former Oilers coach Craig MacTavish, the last NHLer to play without a helmet, was asked if he would play without a helmet today.
No, he said, because it's a "way faster game. When I played, you'd spend 30 seconds out of a 45-second shift just lurking."Not on the hot seat
Tampa Bay is last in the East after going to the Eastern Conference finals. Is Guy Boucher, a mad genius last year, in trouble?
"The coach's message is the farthest thing from the problem here," GM Steve Yzerman said. "There's no point in anybody discussing the coach."
|San Diego||7:25 PM|
|Washington||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|San Francisco||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Seattle||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Chicago||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Houston||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Buffalo||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|New England||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Philadelphia||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|NY Jets||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|Arizona||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|New Orleans||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Green Bay||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Cincinnati||12/15/13 7:30 PM|
|Baltimore||12/16/13 7:40 PM|
|LA Clippers||7:00 PM|
|NY Islanders||8:00 PM|
|Bluefield (VA)||6:00 PM|
|Coll of Charleston|
|Long Island||6:00 PM|
|Savannah State||7:00 PM|
|Fla Atlantic||8:00 PM|
|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|Kennesaw St||11:00 AM|
|(5) Kentucky||6:00 PM|
|SE Missouri St|
|Texas Southern||7:00 PM|
|(16) Georgia||7:00 PM|
|(21) Iowa||7:00 PM|
|(17) Iowa State|
|Arkansas State||7:05 PM|
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