Archives for August 2003

Sabres announce camp schedule

'“ Our game and our sport is really dependent on our ability to regionalize,” said Sabres general manager Darcy Regier. “ In some ways I think not coming to Rochester (for more than one day in the past) was a bit of a missed opportunity."'

Sabres to allow Vanek to develop at Minnesota

'“Our view is another year at the University of Minnesota is probably the best thing for him,'' Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said Wednesday. “He's going to be afforded opportunities (at Minnesota) that we couldn't give him … and from a development standpoint it's pretty tough to argue with right now.'''

Sabres Will Have Training Camp In 3 Locations Including Rochester

'General Manager Darcy Regier says he's very close to coming to terms with Curtis Brown. Regier says Miroslav Satan is acting as his own agent again.'

Sabres' training camp heading to Rochester

'The schedule includes evening practices on Wednesday, Sept. 17, and Thursday, Sept 18. The team will hold morning practices Sept. 15,16, 19, and on Saturday, Sept 20.'

Sabres to hold part of training camp in Rochester

'The Sabres will hold daily on-ice workouts at the ESL Sports Centre from September 15th through September 20th. All workouts will be free and open to the public. "This is a great opportunity for our fans in Rochester to come see the team first hand," Regier said. "It will give them a preview of our team and should build some excitement for our preseason game versus Chicago and our regular season game against New Jersey in November."'

Sabres to hold press conference tomorrow in Rochester

The Buffalo Sabres will hold a press conference on Wednesday, August 6th at 2 p.m. at the ESL Sports Centre on the Monroe Community College campus to discuss developments in the teams’ training camp for this season.

Darcy Regier Comments Part 1

I just wanted to take the opportunity to announce that we have come to terms with Adam Mair on a three-year deal. We are delighted to have him in the fold for the next three seasons. He adds a lot to our hockey club with respect to his grit, character and leadership. We think that we can expand on the leadership that he showed last year. There is a great opportunity here for him as well.

Darcy Regier Comments Part 2

I think that it is both. He gets to determine what he wants to do and we get to determine what we think is in the best interest of the organization and of Thomas. He can certainly make his own decision and we can make our decision. When I say ‘leaning’, we feel that he could probably play in the National Hockey League this year but it would be on a limited role, and in all likely hood he would be best served with continuing his development at the University of Minnesota.

Sabres finally get moving beyond turmoil of torturous Rigas fiasco

'Golisano understands that the only way he can truly be the savior of NHL hockey in this economically depressed region is by giving fans a reason to spend their hard-earned entertainment dollars on a team that has been mostly pitiful since the trades of future Hall of Fame goalie Dominik Hasek and former captain Michael Peca. Golisano has done that by overseeing the franchise's best marketing campaign in years, trying to win back fans through actions instead of using a catch phrase.'

Vanek will return to Gophers, Buffalo GM says

'"We feel that he could probably play in the National Hockey League this year," said Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier, "but it would be in a limited role, and in all likelihood he would be best served with the continuation of his development at the University of Minnesota."'

Free agents Boulton, Tallinder sign

'The Sabres have five free agents left to sign: Curtis Brown, Chris Drury, Ales Kotalik, Jay McKee, and Miroslav Satan.'

Limbaugh and Cox give ESPN some controversy lightning rods

'Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn confirmed Friday that he is trying to get one of the top four local network affiliates to carry up to 10 games in the upcoming season. The Sabres can't do that without permission from Adelphia, which has exclusive rights to any Sabres game produced. "Adelphia is willing to work with us," said Quinn.'

Sabres re-sign LW Boulton, D Tallinder

'"Eric provided us improved play and toughness last season," general manager Darcy Regier said. "He has developed tremendously over his three NHL seasons and we look forward to his contributions to our organization and community in the future."'

Sabres re-sign Boulton, Tallinder

'Boulton, who led Buffalo with 178 penalty minutes last season, signed a two-year deal, which he agreed to before an arbitration hearing earlier in the day. The contract is expected to provide Boulton a raise over the $400,000 he made last season, his third with the team. Tallinder agreed to a one-year, $836,000 contract by accepting the team's qualifying offer. The deal represents a 10 percent raise for the second-year player.'

Sabres settle with five restricted free agents

'In another roster development, Regier indicated dynamic winger Thomas Vanek, whom the Sabres selected with the fifth overall pick in this year's draft, will return to the University of Minnesota for his sophomore season rather than turn pro. "We feel that he could probably play in the National Hockey League this year," Regier said, "but it would be in a limited role, and in all likelihood he would be best served with the continuation of his development at the University of Minnesota."'