'''It takes a lot of things to be successful on the power play,'' Delmore said. ''You have to have forwards in front of the net and good passes. The power play is a five-man unit that has to work hard.'''
'The Sabres can keep the players by matching any offer from another NHL team.'
'The Buffalo Sabres announced Monday they have extended qualifying offers to 14 players, including defenseman Dmitri Kalinin and winger Ales Kotalik. The Sabres also gave offers to forwards Eric Boulton, Curtis Brown, Tim Connolly, Jaroslav Kristek, Norm Milley, Andrew Peters, Taylor Pyatt and defensemen Rory Fitzpatrick, Adam Mair, Jay McKee, Henrik Tallinder and Rhett Warrener. The Sabres also picked up the option on defenseman Brian Campbell's contract.'
'The players would have become unrestricted free agents if Buffalo had not made the qualifying offers.'
'The temptation of turning pro is going to be difficult for Vanek. With its lineup in tact next season, he knows the Gophers have a legitimate chance to win a third-consecutive national title, and he wants to be a part of it.'
'Delmore, 26, had 14 power-play goals, which was also tops on the Predators. Overall, he scored 18 goals and had 16 assists in 71 games with Nashville last season. He has 34 goals and 38 assists in 144 games with the Predators over the last two seasons.'
'Tickets for the NHL exhibition game between the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres, scheduled for Sept. 19 at Binghamton's Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, will go on sale Saturday, July 12.'
'"Andy is a defenseman who continues to grow," Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier said. "At least to start he'll fit in nicely into the fifth or sixth spot. We'll still have our top four guys playing in key defensive roles, but this generates more flexibility on our power play."'
The former Flyer is 26 years old and has scored 41 goals and 53 assists in 239 NHL games. That\’s a 14 goals average over 82 games.
'“We’re not taking Empire away; those people who want it can buy it,” said Brian Wirth, vice president of public affairs for Time Warner in Rochester.'
'He is a talented two-way player, an unrestricted free agent, a Buffalo native and he wants to play for the Sabres.'
'The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Delmore struggled on the defensive end, which might have led to his departure after just two seasons with the Predators. Delmore had a minus-17 rating, third-worst on the team behind Denis Arkhipov and Karlis Skrastins.'
In two full seasons with the Predators, Delmore posted 34 goals and 38 assists for 72 points in 144 games.
'Buffalo Sabres General Manger Darcy Regier today announced the organization has acquired defenseman Andy Delmore from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a third round pick in the 2004 NHL Draft.'
'Delmore scored 18 goals and had 16 assists in 71 games last season. His 14 power-play goals led all NHL defensemen.'