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Travelogue update: Make the snow stop in Buffalo, please!

NDBy Mike Harrington

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- I see the weather is crummy back home. I see the South Dakota State basketball team can't make it in for its game at UB because of tough weather at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Great. Just where I'm scheduled to be headed tomorrow.

If you've been following on Twitter this week, you know I've had a few issues with this Sabres road trip -- namely I had to fly to Vancouver on Monday to get to Winnipeg on Tuesday, and then had to drive nearly 8 hours here yesterday from tonight's game because of more plane issues (I guess United is not the answer).

The shot above came as I left Manitoba and crossed into North Dakota -- yes, North Dakota -- yesterday on I-29 with the temperature at about minus-15F (You can click the pic for a closer view of the snowy, barren landscape).

The Winnipeg Sun gave my travails some pub with this story that appeared in Thursday's print editions and online Wednesday night.

If you missed the entire circus atmosphere, Global TV in Winnipeg did a quite funny Twitter roundup of what I've been up to. 

According to this CBC story, the deep freeze in Winnipeg was worse than what you see on the surface of Mars. Three trips later, I do wonder how so many people actually inhabit The Peg.

Be sure to join me tonight at 7:45 for our pregame live chat.


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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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