Slowly, general manager Darcy Regier has assembled a team with modest talent but a fair amount of giddyup and Ruff is back in the saddle. We have more guys that care here than we have had for years, Ruff said. We have got (Chris) Drury now, (Johan) Hecht, (Daniel) Briere, (Chris) Taylor, Adam Mair, Dmitry Kalinin. Max (Afinogenov) plays like he cares now. It is almost contagious.
The Sabres Report - January 4, 2004