'Opposing players detest his arrogance, but most teams would love to have him. He's one of the NHL's last true characters, in the same league with Brett Hull when running his mouth. And he's no phony. Earlier this year, he accused coach Ken Hitchcock of being "a control freak," grounds for a good scolding in these parts. At the same time, he has embraced Hitchcock's demands to play both ends of the rink.'
The Sabres Report - January 8, 2004