Sunday, June 1, 2008

Welcome Aboard, Tim Kennedy!

by Anne

In a move sure to please locals, the Buffalo Sabres have signed native-son prospect Tim Kennedy to a 2 year entry level contract. Tim just completed his junior year at Michigan State.

As per usual:

  • Tim Kennedy was born April 30, 1986 in Buffalo, NY
  • His parents are James and MaryEileen Kennedy. Think they're from South Buffalo? to those who aren't from Buffalo, S. Buffalo is like 452% Irish
  • He is 5'10, 180lbs. Yet another forward that's on the small side. Great, just what we were looking for
  • He was drafted in the 6th round, 181st overall in 2005 by the Washington Capitals but was immediately traded to Buffalo in a draft-day trade
  • For the 2nd straight year he lead the Spartans in points with 43 (20+23) in 42 games
  • He's from Buffalo, which automatically makes him 1,000,000,000x cooler than anyone else on the team, with the obvious exception of Pat Kaleta.
  • He's a criminal justice major...I'm not sure that any of the players will require his assistance, but at the rate TimmyHO is going, he might
  • He attended Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School in Buffalo which is a private Catholic all-boys school. My sister dated a guy from Timon in high school, he did not play hockey
  • He did an internship with the Buffalo Police Department in the summer of 2007
  • Not surprisingly, his favorite team is the Buffalo Sabres
  • He will be the 2nd Spartan player on the roster, as Ryan Miller was a Spartan
  • His favorite player is Vincent Lecavalier
  • He says he was "in awe for about a week or so" when he was told that Buffalo had acquired his rights
  • He's totally awesome because I said so
My lord is this goal incredible:



I guess for Sabres prospects, when it rains it pours. This is the 3rd time Darcy has signed 2 players in as many days in the last 2 months. Good times.

5 comments:

  1. That was a nifty goal by Kennedy.

    Can't wait to see him in the blue and gold at some point next season.

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  2. He's a criminal justice major...I'm not sure that any of the players will require his assistance, but at the rate TimmyHO is going, he might

    This cracked me up! I can picture TimmyHO calling him at like 4 a.m. asking him about the legality of his latest "exploit" ;)

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  3. I can picture TimmyHO calling him at like 4 a.m. asking him about the legality of his latest "exploit" ;)

    .... but she told me she was 18!

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  4. OH MY GOSH that goal was INSANE!

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  5. I left Buffalo 30 years ago. 45 years ago I played baseball with Corky Kennedy. His little brother Jimmy Kennedy followed us everywhere. Jimmy was a feisty player who hated to lose. We gave Jimmy the moniker JK. Mom thought JK was the greatest. JK grew up to become a police officier, just like his father Leo before him. Tim Kennedy goes by TK, his father is Jimmy, a former Buffalo police officer. TK's grandfather was a cop too. JK and I grew up on Lockwood Avenue in South Buffalo. Tim's got to be Jimmy's kid. Haven't talked to Jummy in 40 years. Small world huh?

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Glossary... Sort of

  • "Ryan Miller" Shutout - A 58 minute multi-goal shutout lead that is blown by Miller allowing one meaningless goal
  • Britney or SabreBritney - Thomas Vanek
  • Butter Snaps - Carolina Hurricanes
  • Craigory - Craig Rivet
  • Full Monty - Steve Montador
  • Greener - MATT Greene (LAK)
  • JBG - Jolly Blonde Giant - Tyler Myers
  • Little Foot - Drew Stafford
  • MK - Anne's sister; often leaves nonsensical comments under her Twitter name Mmmkizzle
  • Noodles - Derek Whitmore
  • Oscar - Anne's cat and STH's unofficial mascot
  • Parsley - Jimmy Bonneau
  • Sir Christopher - Chris Butler
  • Sissy - Jaroslav Spacek
  • Telly Monster - Mikael Tellqvist

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