Buffalo Sabre’s winger Maxim Afinogenov fell on his wrist, in their home game against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night, breaking his scaphoid bone in his shooting wrist. Afinogenov has 23 goals, 34 assists, and a plus-17 rating this season. He already had more goals then in any other season in his career and was on pace for his best season by far. Instead he will miss the majority, if not all, of the remaining games in the season. His lightning speed, excellent puck control, and quick bullet shot will certainly be missed by the Sabres. We can only hope he will return for the playoffs. The main reason why Buffalo didn’t win the Stanley Cup in 2006 was due to injuries.

Hi and welcome to my sports blog. Reading this will give you a glimpse into my opinions on sports. From my most passionately followed sport of baseball, to my occassional trip to the horse track, and everything in between.

There may be quite a bias on local Buffalo, NY sports, like the Buffalo Sabres, the Buffalo Bills, Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Buffalo Bisons, NCAA basketball & football teams of my alma mater, The University of Buffalo, and the occassional trip to Fort Erie Race Track in Fort Erie, ON (a short drive into Canada for me). There may also be a bias on my only favorite team not local to me, the New York Mets. Despite these biases I still closely follow Major League Baseball, the NFL, the NHL, NCAA Hoops, NCAA Football, and many other sports.

The NBA doesn’t quite hold the focus that I have on the other sports because to be frank, I think basketball loses its appeal after the college level. The game turns to all offense, “how many points can we score in a game”, and most of the fundamentals of the game are lost. Players are allowed to get away with almost anything, referees seem to turn their back on traveling violations, carries, and etc.

This blog will give me the opportunity to vent my very opinionated views on sports that to be perfectly honest, my friends and family are sick of hearing.

Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy. Feel free to tell me what you think as I am always open to some constructive criticism.