Botterill leads the AHL with 36 goals, and has 56 points in 61 games with Rochester this season. He appeared in one game with the Sabres in December.
'"You lose your stature, you lose your touch, you lose your place on the team. Other guys had to step up and fill the role that maybe you once filled. You come back in and all of a sudden you feel awkward because you haven't been the guy that's been there."'
'But I can't, in good conscience, recommend that you remain as general manager. I think they ought to make you sell season tickets and pay you strictly on commission.'
'"It's just bad luck the whole year. Hopefully it'll get better next year."'
'Tonight will be the Sabres' fourth game in a five-game, seven-night stretch.'
'Individuals close to the negotiations cautioned that the agreement was only verbal and that a written contract is still being worked on. If there are no delays or glitches, a final, written deal could come as early as next week.'
'RW J.P. Dumont has one goal in his last 10 games. He has 12 goals this season after consecutive 23-goal seasons.'
'Golisano and his advisers have been working with the NHL trade deadline of March 11 in mind. “He (Golisano) has clearly indicated that any owner would like to be in control of the team before then,” Pigeon said.'
'NHL spokesman Frank Brown declined to comment on the TSN report. Laura Saxby Lynch, Golisano's spokeswoman at Paychex, said he was out of town and unavailable to comment.'
'Billionaire B. Thomas Golisano is seeking the best terms to reconfigure a $22.4 million loan as his bid to buy the bankrupt Buffalo Sabres nears completion.'
'Golisano provided no details of what he submitted to the NHL, calling it a “letter bid” that is subject to due diligence work before a formal contract is submitted.'
WGR Sportsradio 55 has learned that Tom Golisano submitted a bid to buy the Buffalo Sabres back on February 14th. The NHL accepted that bid the very next day.
However, no sale has been finalized and the two sides continue to work out the details.
'Hecl became expendable after Rhett Warrener returned to action in Wednesday's 3-2 loss at Washington. Warrener had missed seven games because of a concussion.'
According to WGR Sportsradio in Buffalo, the NHL has accepted former gubernatorial candidate Tom Golisano’s bid to buy the financially strapped team, TSN reported on its Web site Thursday. Golisano submitted a bid back on Feb. 14. The report says the NHL accepted Golisano’s proposal the next day. (Submitted by: Smitheo)