Brushing Off the Dust – Thanks Rochester

SHELBY GRISWOLD | 716 PRESS

It’s been awhile for this thing.

Have you heard there’s a lockout in the NHL? I hope so because if you haven’t then you either don’t watch hockey or have been living under a rock. Welcome to this dark, desolate cave where hockey fans must find other leagues to watch other than the big one.

This is why we have Rochester.

The Amerks are currently holding their training camp right now at Blue Cross Arena. They have so many guys over there that Ron Rolston probably doesn’t know what to do with himself. I don’t blame him. Since the lockout is going on, all of the guys that would still be in Buffalo, aren’t. There is an abundance of talent in Rochester.

Wait, you’re telling me that Marcus Foligno and Brayden McNabb didn’t play for the Sabres all year long last year but yet just NOW they’re going to be what you call ‘stacked’?

Right.

Rochester had and still has a bunch of talent coming back for them this year. Including Foligno and McNabb, you have the likes of T.J. Brennan being an offensive threat on the backend, Phil Varone being the quiet yet offensive power on the forward lines, and David Leggio being a brick wall for the later half of last season. It’ll be fun to watch them again this year with these guys being able to come back even for a little bit.

The Amerks take on the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins at the Monroe Community College ice rink tomorrow night at 7:05 PM. Jon and I will be attending together so there’ll be a post game review up at some point the day after. More than likely will be me writing it. Going to a new arena will be fun too so I can’t wait to experience it.

Freeze the frame, folks. Hockey will be back in Rochester.

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