Thursday, September 17, 2009

McNabb still not back...

Just a few notes on the day the 2009-10 regular season begins tonight with Vancouver and Kelowna kicking things off:

Shaw Cable released their 30-game broadcast schedule yesterday and you'll find the Ice on the tube four times this season, starting in Saskatoon on October 7. They'll only be one date at the Rec Plex - Jan 26 against the Memorial Cup host Brandon Wheat Kings while the other two will be on the road in Red Deer and Kamloops, respectively...

D Brayden McNabb is still with the Sabres and, barring a cross-continent trek late tonight, won't make the connections necessary to make the home-opener Friday night against the Hurricanes. Here's a Sabre camp report out of the Buffalo News that mentions McNabb. Provided he's among the first cuts which isn't guaranteed...

UPDATE: McNabb has been sent back and released by the Sabres today.

Gregg Drinnan has some great stuff at his blog - but you probably already know that - on his and other writer and broadcaster's predictions for the 2009-10 season. Interesting to note that many have the Ice coming in the four-hole in the Eastern Conference. It's over there on the right...

Speaking of cross-country treks I likely won't be back in time for the game Friday either so reports and game-night stuff will come from the Kootenay Advertiser and of course the radio at the Drive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SABRES RETURN SIX TO JUNIORSThursday, 09.17.2009 / 4:17 PM / News Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has returned the following six players to their respective junior clubs:

Luke Adam (Cape Breton, QMJHL) F
Marcus Foligno (Sudbury, OHL) F
Zack Kassian (Peterborough, OHL) F
Jacob Lagace (Chicoutimi, QMJHL) F
Nick Crawford (Saginaw, OHL) D
Brayden McNabb (Kootenay, WHL) D

This leaves the Sabres with 50 players still in training camp.

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