Showing posts with label robert rip simonick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label robert rip simonick. Show all posts

Saturday, October 9, 2010

the journey of a thousand miles...

begins with derek roy driving to the net...twice for goals in a 2-1 win for the sabres...

methinks that this is a good sign for roy...mehopes that it'll continue the entire length of the buffalo sabres hockey season...metakes the role of "doubting thomas"...for now...

roy is not really known for this type of play, which makes me think that he caught the sens d and goalie a bit off-guard...am pretty sure the rest of the teams take notice and will be ready for him in the future...could derek "dipsy-doodle" roy become derek "drive-to-the-net" roy?...not really sure...

i do remember a guy named maxim afinogenov who was highly skilled and flashy...whenever he drove to the net great things would happen...but those instances were too few and far between...

congrats to roy and the sabres for beating their nemesis, ottawa, in their season opener...a great way to start their 40th anniversary season...

some interesting articles: 
robert "rip" simonick has been with the buffalo sabres for 40 years...buffalo news columnist bucky gleason culls some very interesting info from the equipment manager including this, "People don't believe me when I tell them these guys had their own ashtrays on the road with their numbers on them. Gilbert, Jerry Korab, Rene [Robert], Rico [Rick Martin], all of them. Now, they have six beers [for the entire team] after a game. Back then, it was more like six cases."
http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/columns/bucky-gleason/article212886.ece

"holy mackerel," the buffalo news chats with rick jeanneret who says that after 39 years behind the microphone, "he's closer to the end than the beginning."
http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/article215153.ece