Deep Breaths, People. Deep Breaths.September 15, 2008
– Just because Pominville and his agent have put a Friday deadline on signing a contract extension doesn’t mean that it is time to panic. From all accounts, both sides have said that the lines of communication remain open. Both sides have made offers and counteroffers. Both sides are still talking to each other. I can completely understand why Pominville wants to have a deal done before camp starts and I can also understand that he doesn’t want to have the contract negotiations hanging over his head, affecting not only his play, but potentially the play of his teammates. Not that the Sabres have any experience recently with that type of phenomenon, or anything. It’s not yet panic time.
– Today was the Sabres First Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Via the video on the Sabres site, it looks like a good time was had by all. Each foursome was captained by a member of the team. No word on who the winner was of the tournament, as it looks like the video was filmed before the hard core golfing took place.
Most of the video was taken up by an interview with Craig Rivet. He mentioned that while he’s only been in town for three weeks, its felt like three months, as the guys have all been so friendly.
– Tim Kennedy will be blogging from Rookie Camp. Today, while the big boys were out golfing, the rookies and prospects were up at 5:45 am to make sure they could catch the bus to the Pepsi Center. Sucks to be a rookie sometimes, doesn’t it?
– It was announced today that there is the potential of WIVB and WNLO being dropped from Time Warner’s cable lineup if TWC and the stations’ ownership cannot agree on a new licensing deal by October 2nd. Since the stations were the ones that announced the potential loss of coverage, one can only hope that they were hoping for disgruntled (or even gruntled) Bills fans, CSI fans and Gossip Girl/ANTM fans to light up the switchboards at TWC to protest the situation. However, there is a downside to this situation on both sides. It could cause more people to drop TWC and head for the Dish or the new FIOS slowly entering the area. In addition, missing a prime time show isn’t that big of a deal these days, as both CBS and CW put their shows on the internet. If I can’t watch Gossip Girl on Monday night, I’ll watch it the next day on CW’s site. No big deal.