Joseph Vito DeLuca | @joevitodeluca

Joe, American born, now makes his residence in Berlin, Germany where he does PR within the capital city's burgeoning tech scene. In addition to Germany, he has experience in the US, UK and Italy that spans the professional world and academia. Armed with a BA in Journalism/Mass Communication and an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from St.Bonaventure University, Joe has a wide array of skills encompassing, social media, online writing, public relations, copywriting, online marketing and mobile advertising. His professional background spans the advertising, gaming, mobile, education and sports industries.

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Recent Articles by Joseph Vito

Picks like Sam Reinhart will now get tested at the combine in Buffalo the next two seasons. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Will Another Buffalo Sabre Become a World Junior Hero?

Last year was the year of Rasmus Ristolainen, as he upset host nation Sweden with an overtime goal in the gold medal game. Could another Buffalo Sabres player rise to […]

Zemgus Girgensons has been playing very well with Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis - and fantasy managers will likely capitalize on the situation if the sophomore can keep up his current level of play. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Zemgus Girgensons the All-Star?

The Hockey News reported that as of November 28, Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons was fourth overall in voting (and most recently has been as high as second) for the 2015 […]

Should the Buffalo Sabres Trade Tyler Myers?

Should the Buffalo Sabres Trade Tyler Myers?

Although it’s only the middle of November, when you’re firmly planted in the basement (yet again) and one of the few teams labeled as an early season seller, trade speculation […]

by · November 16, 2014 · 5 comments · Buffalo Sabres
Pictures from the friendly international game between the Dutch National Team and the French National Team (3-1) of Saturday 8 Feb 2014 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (NIJB)

Dutch Hockey: Building the Game From the Inside Out

After taking a look at hockey’s early history, Dutch leagues and the national governing body in part one of our series on hockey in the Netherlands, we’ll examine the country’s challenge […]

by · November 9, 2014 · 4 comments · International Hockey
Here's an inside look at the IJssportcentrum in Eindhoven

The State of Hockey in the Netherlands

As a two-part series, THW will examine the state of ice hockey in the Netherlands. In this first instalment, we’ll take a look at hockey’s early history, Dutch leagues and […]

by · October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International Hockey
(Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

The Forgotten Prospect: Joel Armia

With what already appears to be another long season in Buffalo, fans can’t help think about the team’s stockpile of prospects and drafts picks and what some of those draft […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Buffalo Sabres
Helsinki, Finland

The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

One of the hot topics in the NHL has been expansion, with rumors of Quebec, Seattle, Toronto and Las Vegas as potential cities. However, this thinking seems a bit too […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 14 comments · The Business of Hockey
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

The World Cup, Hockey & The American Way

A throng of casual fans tightly pack together and surround the television screens inside their local gastropub. As the pace of the game accelerates, so too do the heartbeats of the anxious […]

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Religion & The Sabres Season

When Terry Pegula took over the reins of the Sabres, Ted Black proclaimed “A clarion call should go out to the league that Buffalo is hockey heaven.” Fans of the organization […]

by · April 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Buffalo Sabres
(Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Pat LaFontaine: More Like Marino Than Elway

The Pat LaFontaine resignation from President of Hockey Operations has sent shock waves down the Sabres organization and through the Buffalo community. This comes on the heels of the blockbuster […]

by · March 3, 2014 · 2 comments · Buffalo Sabres
Connor McDavid is the consensus number one prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft early in the season. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The NHL Needs to Change Its Draft Process

Here we are in the midst of the NHL season and the biggest concern in Buffalo is a fear that the team will win too many games and lessen its […]

by · February 16, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, NHL Entry Draft
Gilobert Perreault still leads the Buffalo Sabres in most offensive categories. (THW Media Library)

A Roulette Wheel, Lottery Balls & The Sabres Draft Fortunes

Even though we are in the midst of an NHL season, fans of the Buffalo Sabres find themselves thinking more about lottery balls than hockey pucks. That’s because the team […]

by · February 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, NHL Entry Draft