The Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl of the Game

by Ryan

We here in the Roost are always open to new and completely original ideas, and so today we start up something I think we are all going to enjoy. After every Sabres game we will be giving one player a special honor, the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl of the game. What is a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, you ask?

The Ferruginous Pygmy Owl is small, typically 15 cm (6 in), and stocky with disproportionately large talons. The upperparts are brown, heavily spotted and/or streaked with white on the crown and wing coverts. The underparts are white, streaked with brown. There are prominent white supercilia above the facial disc. There are two eyespots on the nape. The tail is barred brown and black. Sexes are similar with females slightly larger and more reddish, especially on the brown in the tail. The flight is low to the ground and rapid with long swoops.

It’s funny, I’ve heard certain parts of Tim Connolly described the exact same way.

In any event, after every game we will unleash this bad boy and maybe keep track of just how Ferruginous each player is over the course of the year.

For now let’s give the first one to Thomas Vanek. Nothing small and furry about his first six games, is there?