Archives for April 2004

Noronen Sparkles In Finland's Tie With Sweden

'Sabres goalie Mika Noronen followed up a bad performance against Slovakia with 28 saves to lead Finland to a 1-1 tie with Sweden in the World Championships.'

Grier Scores and Drury Notches Two Assists

Thomas Vanek, the Sabres’ top pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, continues to lead the way for Austria at the 2004 World Championships. Vanek leads the tournament with five assists and is tied for the lead with seven points (2+5) with Martin Rucinsky (4+3).

Miller backs up Askey but knows it's part of process

'While pulling Miller from the starting lineup before Game 5 and inserting journeyman backup Tom Askey created a stir, and also may have provided much-needed spark to the Amerks, it could also help Miller’s advancement as a pro. ”I think it’s just part of the growth process,” Regier told WNSA-FM (107.7). “This is not a straight line to the top for that position. It isn’t for any position, but certainly not for goaltenders.'

Golisano, Wilson square off in charity match

'Tom Golisano had no idea what he was getting himself into when he agreed to Friday night’s charity tennis match against the wife of Bills owner Ralph Wilson. "I knew she was into tennis,” said the founder and CEO of Paychex. “But I thought she was just a recreational player like me.”'

Sabres' games headed to WGR radio

'"Landing the Sabres will significantly boost that station's prospects," he said.'

Hecht Gets Garmany A Tie At World Championships

'Sabres winger Jochen Hecht scored a third period goal to help Germany tie Latvia Monday at the World Championships in the Czech Republic.'

Sabres at the World Cup

'Thomas Vanek, the Sabres’ top pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, is the leading scorer after Sunday’s action at the 2004 World Championships.'

Hecht And Noronen Lead Their Teams In The Czech Republic

'Sabres goaltender Mika Noronen made 15 saves as Finland opened the World Championships with a 4-2 win over the United States. Sabres captain Chris Drury had a goal for the Americans while Jeff Jillson has an assist.'

Ruff assumes pole position on coaching merry-go-round

'Don't think for a second that Ruff is on deck for the chopping block. His job is safe for the foreseeable future.'

Entercom to buy WNSA for $10.5M

'Entercom will likely shift the Sabres games and sports programming over to its own WGR-AM and put a music format on WNSA.'

World Championships Update

Sabres’ defenseman Jeff Jillson scored Team USA’s fourth goal in the 4-0 exhibition win over Germany Wednesday. Jillson knocked in a drop-pass in the center slot that went through the five-hole and into the center of the net.

Rammer Provides Bolts With Balance – And Stories

'He played 1,159 games in 14 seasons for Buffalo and never took a night off. He chased Bobby Orr and checked anything that moved. He had eight 20-goal seasons while hounding the awesome likes of Guy Lafleur and Mike Bossy. Ramsay was 175 pounds of pain in the butt, especially at penalty killing. He played 776 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in NHL history. It ended only after Ramsay had his ankle broken while trying to block a shot. That's Rammer.'

Buffalo Sabres 2003-2004 Season Review

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Ten Sabres take aim at the Worlds

Representing Team USA are forwards Chris Drury and Mike Grier, along with defenseman Jeff Jillson. Drury and Grier have had quite a history together after winning the NCAA Championship in 1994-95 season.

2004 Buffalo Sabres Hockey School

The Buffalo Sabres Hockey School is designed for youth hockey players looking to sharpen their basic on-ice skills, stickhandling, passing and shooting. It also gives each participant the opportunity to learn from their favorite Buffalo Sabres Players!