'"It wasn't risky at all (starting Noronen)," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff added. "We hoped that Mika would challenge for the No. 1 job (this season). He has played well down in Rochester. When players get to a point where they play well, you have to give them the opportunity. He got his opportunity and he made something out of it."'
The Sabres Report - March 15, 2002