Things I never said before the lockout:
“I was watching the Sabres game last night….”
But it was on the other day and I was enjoying some Upstate NY (represent!) vs. Toronto rivalry. Didn’t take me long to tell the otherwise empty room we’d found our next Foxy Friday: Marcus Foligno.
I’d like to officially announce a recount of my vote for Hottest NHL Player: Sabres. Kaleta’s out, Foligno’s in.
If Cosmo can make so many mistakes, surely I can have one.
Marcus is a 21-year old forward playing in (hopefully) his first full season with the Sabres. He tallied 14 NHL games last season and spent the rest of his time playing for the AHL’s Rochester Americans. His dad Mike played for the Sabres and Marcus was even born in Buffalo! All this Upstate NY love. His brother Nick currently plays for Columbus.
While the NHL was having a lockout, the Amerks were getting all their players to do the Gangnam Style dance. Sorry Troy Brouwer, you were game but Foligno’s freestyle wave takes the cake:
What’s that? You want to see it again?
Foligno had 10 goals in the first half of the Americans season, looking to outpace his 16 goal total from last season. We don’t think he’ll complain about not getting to finish the year in Rochester.
He had 6 goals in 14 games with Buffalo last year. So far none this season, but his 4 shots in the Sabres loss yesterday to Carolina predict that drought won’t last long. Chances generated by the Foligno-Ennis-Stafford line have been “encouraging” news for Sabres fans [link], despite a lack of secondary scoring in this young season.
According to Twitter, The Source of All Verifiable News, Marcus liked Silver Linings Playbook and watches USA Network’s Suits. Am I the only person NOT watching Suits? I see more Tweets about that show than about Manti T’eo.
Follow him at @marcusfoligno.
The Sabres are in DC for a game this Sunday. I wasn’t going to go – the Caps are too painful – but I might have just changed my own mind.
Note: This post is dedicated to our resident Sabres fan, @Tephywashere.