Good news for fans of the Buffalo Sabres.  Play by play man Rick Jeanneret will announce the complete slate of games this season - that's 82 regular season games, plus preseason games and playoff games.

It's hard watching or listening to a game without Jeanneret behind the mic.  The last couple of seasons he cut back on the number of games he did and it sounded like he was contemplating retirement.  The result wasn't pretty.  The replacement announcers they used don't come close to the excitement that Jeanneret brings.  It'll be a sad day when Jeanneret finally does hang it up.

Just recently Jeanneret was named this year's winner of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.  He'll be presented the award at the Hockey Hall of Fame this fall.

So for at least another season we can look forward to "top shelf where mama hides the cookies" and "Millerrrrrr - stops 'em cold."