The quest for the Memorial Cup starts tonight with one of the Sabres' top prospects.
Zack Kassian, taken in the first round by Buffalo in last year's draft, will join the Windsor Spitfires for the opener against the host Brandon Wheat Kings. The Spitfires are the defending champs of junior hockey's holy grail. (Kassian played in Peterborough last year.)
"Everyone's going to bring their A game and look to knock us out," Kassian told the Windsor Star, "but we like that challenge."
I like the fact they are playing the Wheat Kings because it gives me a chance to put the Tragically Hip on the blog again.