Today on Sabres Hockey Hotline…
Off the top, Matthew Coller and I talked about what opening day at training camp is like, inspired obviously by the Buffalo Bills opening camp today. We also talked about where the Sabres match up in the conference as of right now going into the season, specifically against the Boston Bruins.
In the second half of the first hour, the always colourful Martin Biron took time away from the goalie clinic he's running at HARBORCENTER with the Academy of Hockey to talk to us about young goalies and the main message he tries to get through to them. Marty also talked about Randy Cunneyworth being hired in Rochester.
Our discussion with him on Robin Lehner is also definitely worth the listen.
Interview with Marty Biron
The second hour featured Western New York native and Stanley Cup champion Todd Marchant, who gave us some of his time. He, too, is running a hockey school this week.
Todd is the Director of Player Development with the Ducks and gave great insight on what Anaheim has done to develop their team to where it is today – which is a solid contender for the Cup.
Have a listen to how they've built what some are calling "The Best in West" and brought them to a place where I think we'd all love to see the Sabres in the East.
Interview with Todd Marchant
OK... our interview at 11:30 a.m. was one I was certainly looking forward to and Clarke MacArthur showed everyone why.
He told me he was sculpting his guns this off season and that tickets were "1/2 Price to the ‘Gunshow.’” Then he got serious when talking about how important Randy Cunneyworth's role was in his journey to the NHL. He talked about how good he believes his former teammate Robin Lehner is and what he thought of the Draft day trade. Curious? Then you should give it a listen.
He played with Zach Bogosian and Evander Kane for a short time in Atlanta, too. So just listen, all right? Clarke is as good in person as he was in this interview.
Interview with Clarke MacArthur
Thanks for listening! Kevin Sylvester will be back with us on Monday. Show starts at 10 a.m. on WGR 550.