Archives for September 2003

Sabres assign 3 to Rochester

'The Sabres currently have 33 players on their roster.'

Partnership introduces Sabres promotion package

‘The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is teaming with the Buffalo Sabres to assist the franchise and to make Partnership members part of the upcoming National Hockey League season action.’

Satan still holding out in Slovakia

'"I don't think we've made up a lot of ground," Satan said by phone from Bratislava, Slovakia. "We still have a ways to go."'

Ask Tim Connolly a Question

Tim Connolly is one of the rising stars on the Sabres lineup. After a disappointing 2002-03 season, Connolly is ready to rebound and show that his offensive production is back to where it was in the 2001-02 season.

Defenseman McKee Agrees to New Sabres Deal

'McKee is usually among the league leaders in blocked shots and hits. The 6-foot-3 defenseman was sidelined for 21 games last season due to a knee injury.'

One down, one to go as Sabres sign McKee

'The Sabres sent Satan a proposal on Tuesday, but he rejected it. The team was expecting Satan to submit a counteroffer by today.'

The Sabres Have Their Only Rugged Defenseman In The Fold

'WGR Sports Radio 55 has learned that McKee will make 1.7-million this year and 2.1-million next.'

Darcy Regier Discusses McKee and Satan

“Well it is obviously what we wanted also. It is a good day. Anytime you can get someone like Jay back into the fold, with the help of some training camp, is good for the hockey club.”

Sabres re-sign defenseman McKee

'"Jay has been an integral part of this organization since being drafted," said Sabres general manager Darcy Regier. "He has developed into a steady and consistent NHL defenseman."'

Sabres continue to build on tradition

'No other team in the NHL has a skill development coach. With the appointment of Jim Corsi as Buffalo's full time goaltending coach after five years as a part-timer, the Sabres are showing they want to become innovators. ''We're doing a lot of things away from the norm,'' said Ruff. ''Not only with Rick and Jim but we're also doing some things different with video.'''

Sabres agree to terms with McKee

'McKee, a first-round pick by the Sabres in the 1996 entry draft, has 10 goals and 77 points in 464 NHL games.'

Sabres re-sign D Jay McKee to multi-year deal

'McKee made $1.533 million last season, when he recorded five points in 59 games, missing a quarter of the campaign due to a knee injury.'

Sabres agree to terms with Jay McKee on multi-year contract

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Jay McKee on a multi-year contract. As is club policy terms of the deal are not disclosed.

Begin visualizes a big year

'"He's a devastating hitter," coach Lindy Ruff said. "When he hits, he hits hard. "He plays a fearless game. I think you need a mix of players, and he plays on the edge. He irritates people. He's hit some people awfully hard in camp, and there's times when he's pulled up and not tried to hurt people, especially people on his own team."'

Sabres hope Martin can turn players into shooting stars

'Martin won't travel on a regular basis with the team but will attend team practices here a couple of times a week, and do video study of some players. Also, he will keep tabs and offer specialized instruction to all players in the organization.'