Archive for February 22, 2013

Sabres: Ruff Week for the Coach

Ross Brewitt

On a return trip from Hamilton Wednesday afternoon, I snapped on the
radio in time to hear the voice of a sporty call-in guy sounding aghast at the firing of Sabres coach Lindy Ruff.

Wow! My immediate sense of shock and awe was, why the surprise?

Yes, I realize everyone in Ontario is a Leaf fan and therefore can’t be expected to know anything about the “foreign” teams in the NHL. Read more

Hat Trick: Ferraro, Team Canada, & GM McPhee

Hat Trick: Ferraro, Team Canada, & GM McPhee

Ross Brewitt

Thursday morning, armed with a hot coffee, I stand at the kitchen counter and hear Ray Ferraro listing those players he considers prime candidates for Team Canada when the 2014 Sochi Olympics come calling.

Truth is, I like his analysis on anything to do with hockey. As such, I’m biased. Mainly because unlike others, who revert to shock-value teasers and theatrical underlines of their points, Ferraro delivers his considered opinion like a guy who gave the subject time, thought, and scrutiny. He also does it in language and terms you can follow. You might call him deliberate in his deliberations. Read more