Monday, April 20, 2009

Welcome Aboard, TJ Brennan and Drew Schiestel!

by Anne

The other day, the Buffalo Sabres signed defensemen TJ Brennan and Drew Schiestel to three year entry-level contracts. TJ is actually already with Portland and might see some action in the playoffs, once Coach Dineen thinks he's ready for the pace.

As per usual, I will welcome them to the FailShip:

TJ Brennan
  • Born April 3, 1989 and his hometown is Moorestown, NJ (of all the facts I write, their place of birth tends to be the most disputed)
  • Defenseman, shoots left
  • 6'0" 188lbs (ok maybe not? according to the Erin Pollina he's 6'4"? No, that can't be, his roster spot says 6'0" 205 lbs)
  • Drafted by the Sabres 31st overall in 2007, ya know, back when we were good
  • Played last year for the Montreal Junior Hockey Club
  • He was Montreal's highest scoring defenseman this year, registering 34 points (5+29) in 59 games
  • He and I are Facebook friends. I added him and then like an hour later he confirmed. He's efficient, I like that.
  • Also, his mom writes on his Facebook wall, its cute
  • Here's a feature that was done on him in Philly before the draft in 2007 that talks about his journey to juniors and to the draft:

Drew Schiestel
  • Born March 9, 1989 hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
  • Defenseman, shoots left
  • He does not have a Wikipedia page, this seriously cuts into my ability to find stuff out about him
  • 6'2" 193 lbs
  • Drafted by the Sabres 59th overall in 2007
  • Played last year in the OHL for the Niagara Ice Dogs
  • The Goose's Roost did some Facebook stalking um, research of Drew a while back
  • After I read that he'd been signed I went on Facebook to add him as a friend only to discover two things 1. I often spell his name Scheistel when its Schiestel and 2. we were already Facebook friends
  • This year he had 48 points in 63 games which was a personal best
  • His nickname is apparently Shitter. We will not be calling him that
  • Based upon being his Facebook friend, he has some diverse interests and I guess I can put it best by saying that if I was forced to choose from amongst our prospects the next one to fracture some vertebrae by falling off a barstool:

Welcome Aboard, boys!


  1. If either of them friends me back on Facebook, I will be really surprised.




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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