'Kozlov spent his first 10 NHL seasons with the Wings, winning two Stanley Cups. Some of his first words after the trade indicated he wasn't entirely pleased about coming to Buffalo, telling the Detroit Free Press he would play out his contract this season, sign a qualifying offer for one more and then become an unrestricted free agent the following year. On Wednesday, though, he called the Sabres "the No. 1 organization in the NHL."'
Motowner no more
September 13, 2001 Submitted by
Via: Buffalo News