'"The commitment everybody made in the offseason the year before, with some people coming into camp who didn't dedicate themselves in the offseason, it told a whole different story coming into the year that it was going to be push, pull or drag a lot of the time," Ruff said. "This year, we don't have that scenario. From a man-to-man standpoint we had guys come back in fabulous shape. They made some big gains in every department."'
The Sabres Report - October 10, 2002