‘”We had our chance going down the ice,” Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said of the overtime session. “They had a guy that jumped on the ice 30 seconds too early. It should’ve been called but wasn’t, which was utter crap. I look at it as we lost the point. We got a point, but I think we gave a point away.”‘
Archives for January 2003
The Sabres Report - January 31, 2003
The Sabres Report - January 30, 2003
'Tallinder has been one of the pleasant surprises in an often-unpleasant season.'
'"He really wasn't feeling that well," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He saw the doctors the other night and the doctors saw him again the next day, and initially we thought maybe just one game, but it looks like the Tuesday game also."'
'The Sabres are winless in their last five games against St. Louis (0-3-2).'
'With the latest deadline now only four days away for Hamister to complete an agreement to buy the Sabres, neither that deal nor Hamister's request for government aid seems close to being resolved, several sources said Wednesday. And Hamister has admitted his increasing concerns about the process.'
'"I think everybody's shocked," Lever said. "I think that's what's happened to the team. It's easy to say it didn't effect them, but you just have to look at the way they're playing now. They started off strong. I think they just couldn't dig themselves out of reading all those negative reports."'
'Buffalo has the worst record in the NHL at 15-24-7-3. It has scored a league-low 108 goals, though it is 11th in the league in goals allowed with 128.'
The Sabres Report - January 29, 2003
You always thought that he could be a guy that could average a point a game, Ruff said. He plays in every situation for us he has had some big games. The numbers are adding up for him, and I think if he can keep that going he can easily set a record for himself.
'“The threat of moving this team is something that we're going to fight and resist at every step of the way,'' county executive Joel Giambra said. “It would be a tremendous injustice to this community from a financial standpoint and psychological (standpoint) to allow this team to leave. “We're going to throw everything but the kitchen sink into our position.'''
'Sabres forward Chris Gratton will miss the next two games because of a mild concussion after scoring four goals in the last three games.'