It wasn’t easy for today’s guest to cheer for his hometown Buffalo Sabres. Once known as a force to be reckoned with, the Sabres had fallen on hard times and brought in the legendary Scotty Bowman to try and turn things around. Unfortunately, that didnt help and our guest’s brother convinced Mike to turn his attention to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
It didn’t take him long to fall in love with the Leafs. He would analyze each of the Leaf’s games methodically and would phone in to the radio stations to talk part in the “after-hours” conversations. That’s where he became known as “Mike in Buffalo.” He took his passion and understanding of the game into the world of journalism.