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POMMER'S BLOG: MAIL DAY

by Jason Pominville / Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres sniper Jason Pominville will be logging on to Sabres.com and give his insight into the Sabres throughout the 2007-08 season. The sharp-shooting 25-year-old set career highs last season in games played (82), goals (34), assists (34), points (68) and plus/minus rating (plus-25).


Click here to send Jason a question.  Select submissions will be answered from time to time in different blog entries.

 
Jason Pominville (photo: Getty Images)
I figured I hadn't answered questions in a while so I went through a few today.  Questions and my answers below.

Question: Who do you think hits the best and fights the best in the NHL? -- Emily Fuller from Caneadea, NY

"Fights the best I think would be a unanimous answer: Georges Laraque.

"Hits the best... Patty [Kaleta] has to be up there.  He's a little tank.  

"Yeh, I'll go with Patty on that one."

Question: Lindy Ruff has changed the lines up quite a bit this season. How does it feel to play with all those different people and which line do you think you do the best on? -- Meghan from Rochester, NY

"As a player, I think I would rather stick with one line.  Last year we were fortunate and our line of Danny Briere, myself and Jochen Hecht stuck together.  This year, unfortunately, we had to deal with injuries so our line would change once in a while.  

"Obviously, I would probably prefer to stick around with the same players, but if you have to change, that's all part of the game.  You adjust and it usually doesn't take that long.

"As for the best line, I think myself and Jochen definitely have chemistry and have played well in the past.  Overall this year, I've thought we've done a pretty good job.  With Timmy [Connolly], we started off pretty good, but he got hurt so we had to change.  But I really liked the three of us together."


Question: What is the weirdest thing a fan has ever said to you or asked you? -- Liz from Lancaster, NY

"Do you think Britney Spears is crazy?  

"That one was in one of my other blogs.  That's probably up there on the list."


Question: What is your middle name? -- Jenn from Niagara Falls, NY

"John.  Jason John Pominville."

Question: Who on the team is the most vocal during intermissions? -- Mike from Lancaster, NY

"That's a good question. 

"Take last night for example, before the game or during intermission, everybody was really focused.  No one was really talking.  Those are the nights we usually play the best.  When the room is calm and everybody is focused, that's the way I like it.  

"There are a few guys that talk to get themselves going.  [Henrik] Tallinder is probably up there.  He likes to talk a lot during intermissions."

Question: What's your biggest pet peeve either hockey related or in general? -- Monica Buck from Fredonia, NY

"Hockey?  I don't know.  Hockey-wise there aren't many things that annoy me.  In general, it would probably be a driver that drives slow in the left lane."

Question: How nasty does the trash talk get out on the ice, and have you ever been really offended by someone before? -- Jordan Oathout from Queensbury, NY

"It's not as bad as people think.  Once in a while maybe, but mostly it's the same things that always come up.  I really don't get worried about what anybody says.  There are a few guys that like to talk more than others but I don't think that really does anything."

Question: Do you ever feel that hockey interferes with your personal life? -- Karah Burns from Rochester, NY

"In general no, but maybe sometimes when you get recognized in public.  Sometimes you get stopped and people talk to you.  But really that's usually a good thing when you get recognized for what you do and people enjoy what you do.  

"It's not something that I mind, so no, I don't think it interferes."
 



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