'Coming into this season, the Sabres have at least eight defensemen, including Woolley, that could make the team. Besides Woolley they include Alexei Zhitnik, James Patrick, Dmitri Kalinin, Jay McKee, Rhett Warrener, Brian Campbell and Henrik Tallinder. It is no hidden secret that Ruff will keep seven defensemen. That could make somebody expendable.'
The Sabres Report - September 2, 2002