Joseph Vito DeLuca

Joseph Vito DeLuca American born, now makes his residence in Amsterdam. Whether it's marketing for a tech company or writing about hockey, food or advertising, Joe provides himself on being a unique communicator who engages audiences and tells the stories of the people, places and things that surround us.

Recent Articles by Joseph Vito

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The Sabres Shouldn’t Draft a Goalie Early

Heading into the NHL Draft and free agency, it’s no secret that one of the Buffalo Sabres biggest needs is goaltending, as Chad Johnson is the only NHL netminder currently […]

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Will Sam Reinhart Make the Sabres Roster?

While all the talk has been about the Buffalo Sabres 2015 likely second-overall pick Jack Eichel, let’s not forget about last year’s second-overall pick Sam Reinhart. In what will be a […]

by · June 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres
What to Expect with Dan Bylsma

What to Expect with Dan Bylsma

Terry Pegula and Tim Murray may not have reeled in big fish Mike Babcock, but that doesn’t make Dan Bylsma any less of a hire. With Bylsma onboard and wunderkind Jack […]

by · May 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

PRAGUE – If you think you had a tough week, try being Alexander Ovechkin. After yet again failing to win a Game 7  –after having his team lead 3-1 in […]

Jack Eichel(Photo: Dan and Margaret Hickling )

Jack Eichel Takes Home More Than Bronze

PRAGUE – Jack Eichel may be coming home from the Czech Republic with a bronze medal, but what he’s taking away from the 2015 IIHF World Championships is far more […]

Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby will have to battle it out with John Tavares for this year's Hart Trophy. (Tom Turk/THW).

Crosby vs. Ovie in a Matchup You Didn’t Expect

Artemi Panarin set the stage for the latest chapter in the USA-Russia hockey odyssey when he proclaimed, “We’re in a fighting mood to play the Americans. We need to teach […]

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Gold, Cash, History Await Canada

PRAGUE – In a matchup against the home favorite and the actual favorite, there wouldn’t be much reason to cheer for the crowd inside the O2 Arena, as Team Canada defeated […]

Available in four-fifths of Yahoo! leagues, Tyler Ennis is playing on his team's first line and putting up some fairly decent numbers. (Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports)

Ennis: ‘Bringing the Winning Attitude Back to Buffalo’

PRAGUE – After two very difficult seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Tyler Ennis is enjoying his time at the 2015 IIHF World Championship with his Canadian teammates. Once again being […]

Jaromir Jagr is still searching for his first goal following his NHL return (cr: Platxi64@Flickr)

Czechs Show Their Love For Hockey, Jagr Propels Team to Victory

PRAGUE – In the words of Jon Bon Jovi, “nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” The people of the […]

Keith Aulie and Tyler Myers celebrate a Jordan Eberle goal at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa. Photo Courtesy Reuter Daylife, Creative Commons

Canada Routs Belarus, Exposes Hockey’s Growth Problem

PRAGUE – Here we are during the quarterfinals of a sport’s world championship and the game is decided almost immediately after it begins. To be exact, Brent Burns put Canada […]

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Jack Eichel & Evander Kane: A Matchup Nightmare

The days of “suffering” finally seem to be in the past as Hockey Heaven’s savior is soon to make his grand entrance. Dreaming of Buffalo’s Future with Jack Eichel is what Sabres fans […]

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Speed & Skating Ability Catalysts to USA’s Success

Lo and behold, USA is undefeated through its first three games at the IIHF World Championship in Prague. Given the commentary in regards to the roster leading up to the […]