There was a little bit of give on both sides, probably more on our side than his side. More than anything this is an acknowledgement of the commitment by the ownership to make sure we get the key players signed to give us the best opportunity possible to have the best season we can, and it also acknowledges Miro as a very valuable player to this organization. I believe it makes him the second highest paid player in the history of the Sabres.”
First of all, I am very happy to be a Sabre again and continue my career as a Sabre. I am happy that all of the negotiations are done and I am excited to get back on the ice and try to win some games.”
I think in a situation like this, where you have a player looking for a lot of money and is an elite player, you can make a wrong step and polarize them. Darcy, to his credit, talked to him everyday and I think that is really what got (the deal) done. My part was simply approving the money that was negotiated. I think it was nice of him to say but this deal really was done by Darcy (Regier).”
'Satan and the Sabres finally ended their contract impasse Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal worth $10 million. Satan will receive $4.75 million this season and $5.25 million next season.'
'Satan had said he wanted to be the highest paid player on the Sabres roster and was reportedly looking for $5 million a season. Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers in 1997, Satan has led the Sabres in goal scoring the last five seasons.'
'Satan sent 26 pucks into the net and finished with a total of 75 points last season. The 28-year old has led the Sabres in goals the last five seasons, on top of being the club's top all-time point producer over the last six campaigns.'
'Satan, who was a restricted free agent, will receive $4.75 million in the first year of the deal and $5.25 million in the second year. (submitted by: maulucci)
'The deal was struck after a conference call between managing partner Larry Quinn, general manager Darcy Regier and Satan, who was in his native Slovakia.'
'Financial terms were not disclosed for Satan, who earned $3.55 million last season.'
'Acquired from Edmonton on March 18, 1997, Satan, 28, has led the Sabres in goal scoring the last five seasons and has been the team's top overall point producer the last six years.'
'Members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, which serves thousands of area businesses, can purchase 100-Level II tickets to five games at a cost of $600. Officials said that represents a savings of as much as $680. The available games are Oct. 13, Dallas Stars; Oct. 28, Minnesota Wild; Nov. 5, Atlanta Thrashers; Nov. 7, Montreal Canadiens; Nov. 14, Pittsburgh Penguins.'
‘”We are very pleased to have Miro signed for the next two years,” said Regier. “He has been an integral part of the organization for the past six seasons both on and off of the ice.”‘
'Coach Brian Sutter called it a hard-hitting game that was tough on defensemen as rookies on both sides tried to impress their coaches to earn a roster spot with the regular schedule beginning in less than 10 days.'
'The contest marked the midpoint of Buffalo's eight-game preseason schedule. The Sabres will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Kitchener, Ont., on Tuesday. Then they host Chicago in Rochester's Blue Cross Arena on Thursday. The Sabres' only preseason home game in HSBC Arena comes on Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.'
'Steve Sullivan wouldn't mind more games in the regular season like he had Sunday night in the Blackhawks' preseason.'