5 seasons have passed since the Sabres purchased and re-affiliated with the Amerks. While the on-ice product has been mostly miserable and sometimes embarrassing this last half-decade, there have been some players I’ve enjoyed watching here over that time period. Here are 10 (and why) in no particular order:
- Freddie Roy – A throwback to the 80’s and 90’s type of Amerk. Played like he was a foot taller than he was. I said no order but he is #1…and its not even close. #Roychester
- Travis Turnbull – Missing a lot from this time period was passion…not the case here. Frozen in my memory is Turnbull, after winning a spirited scrap, WWE’ing a WHOOO and pumping his fist to the crowd. Not sure why he wasn’t given more of an NHL looksie – could do it all really.
- Derek Whitmore – Local boy proud to wear the crest. Could put the puck in the net, too, which is incredibly rare here in recent years. Another local player may want to listen to a few of Whitmore’s interviews. #Pride #Respect
- Matt Mackenzie – Criminally underrated defensive Dman at this level as evidenced by a team leading +11 in 2013-2014….and I don’t [...]Read More