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100 Things Sabres Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Covering the entire 30 year history of the Sabres, author Sal Maiorana has collected every essential piece of Sabres knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100. Most Sabres fans have taken in a game or two at the First Niagara Center, have seen highlights of a young Pat Lafontaine, and are aware that the Blizzard of 1977 caused the team’s first weather-related cancelation. But only real fans know who scored the first goal in franchise history, can name every member of ...

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Overview

Covering the entire 30 year history of the Sabres, author Sal Maiorana has collected every essential piece of Sabres knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100. Most Sabres fans have taken in a game or two at the First Niagara Center, have seen highlights of a young Pat Lafontaine, and are aware that the Blizzard of 1977 caused the team’s first weather-related cancelation. But only real fans know who scored the first goal in franchise history, can name every member of the Sabres Hall of Fame, or can tell you the best place to grab a bite in Buffalo before the game. 100 Things Sabres Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the definitive resource guide for both seasoned and new fans of the Buffalo Sabres.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787225
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,370,296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sal Maiorana is a veteran sportswriter who covers the Buffalo Bills for the Democrat and Chronicle. He is the author of 18 books, including Game of My Life: Memorable Stories of Buffalo Bills Football, Buffalo Bills: The Complete Illustrated History, and A Lifetime of Yankee Octobers. He lives in Walsorth, New York.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Lindy Ruff ix

Introduction xiii

1 Gilbert Perreault-The Original Sabre 1

2 The Dominator 5

3 Welcome to the Stanley Cup Finals 10

4 No Goal 13

5 May Day 17

6 Lindy 19

7 Flying Frenchmen 22

8 The 1999 Finals 25

9 Punch 29

10 Soviet Slaughter 32

11 Rico 35

12 Breakfast, Anyone? 39

13 The Winter Classic 42

14 Thank you, Sabres 45

15 The Defection of Mogilny 48

16 Drury and Briere Bolt 51

17 Continental Flight 3407 53

18 The Only Place it Didn't Work 55

19 The Derek Plante Goal 58

20 The Hockey Hall of Fame 61

21 Procuring a Franchise 63

22 A Spin of the Wheel 66

23 Breaking Down the Barriers 68

24 Working Overtime 71

25 The Ironman 73

26 All Tuckered out 76

27 Win and In 78

28 LaLaLaLaLaLaLaFontaine 81

29 They Travel Well 83

30 The Ken Dryden Pads Caper 85

31 Perreault Hits 500 87

32 Rene Robert 89

33 Miller Time 93

34 Going Batty 95

35 Near Tragedy 97

36 The President's Cup 100

37 "Punching" Out the Leafs 103

38 Darcy Regier 105

39 The Saddest Night 107

40 The Dynamic Duo 111

41 "Now do you Believe?" 113

42 Remember the Aud 116

43 The Trade 120

44 No Garden Party 122

45 The Year of Uncertainity 125

46 Picking Pierre 127

47 Thomas Vanek 130

48 Razor 133

49 First-Round Flopping 135

50 The Muckler-Nolan Feud 137

51 The End of the Spectrum Jinx 140

52 Mike Ramsey 142

53 Sauve's Double Shutout 145

54 "Wowie" 147

55 Hometown Heroes 149

56 Schony 152

57 Gerry Meechan 154

58 Captain Clutch 157

59 The Bowman Showcase 159

60 The Underappreciated Hall of Famer 161

61 Steady Bill 163

62 The Bottle Cap Bisons 165

63 Luuuuuuuce 167

64 The Saga of Perreault's Retirement 169

65 Mike Foligno 171

66 Sabres University 174

67 The Owners 176

68 Roger the Dodger 180

69 Wounded Knee 183

70 Larry Playfair 186

71 Attend a Party in the Plaza 188

72 A Hero's Welcome 190

73 King Kong Korab 193

74 Impact Trades 195

75 The Hardest-Working Spectacle in Hockey 198

76 The Sabres Store and the Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 200

77 The One that Got Away 202

78 The Joker is Wild 205

79 Takin' it to the Streets 207

80 The Ripper 208

81 The First Game 211

82 Tom Barrasso 213

83 The Other Guy 216

84 Michael Peca's Holdout 218

85 Gretzky's Big Night 219

86 The Voices of the Sabres 222

87 Shackie 224

88 Les Nordiques 226

89 Support the Sabres Foundation 228

90 Scoring Frenzy 230

91 The First One Against the Great One 232

92 Floyd Smith 233

93 Wear the Colors Proudly 235

94 An Imperfect 10, Plus One 237

95 Danny's Debut 239

96 It Starts with the Kids 242

97 Meehan Floors the Flyers 244

98 The Voice of the Aud 245

99 Blizzard Broadcast 247

100 See Ya, Seymour 249

Sources 253

About the Author 255

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