'"Marty had a strong finish to last season and we look for him to solidify into a top NHL netminder," Regier added. "He has experience as a starter in the NHL and we look forward to his continued development with our organization."'
Archives for August 2004
The Sabres Report - August 9, 2004
“Brad came in and right away supplied us with a physical presence and stability,” said Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier. “He is a strong and reliable defenseman and it will be great to have him on the backline for a full season.”
“Marty had a strong finish to last season and we look for him to solidify into a top NHL netminder,” said Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier. “He has experience as a starter in the NHL and we look forward to his continued development with our organization.”
"J.P. provided us with solid play and leadership throughout last season," Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier said. "He is a tremendous competitor and has developed into a solid NHL forward at both ends of the ice."
The Sabres Report - August 6, 2004
'Hecht and the team agreed to terms on a one-year contract earlier this morning, avoiding an arbitration hearing which had been scheduled to take place on Sunday.'
'The 27-year-old Hecht registered a career-high 52 points last season, despite playing in just 64 games due to a pre-season injury. The 27-year-old German broke his left arm in an exhibition game against Columbus, but returned to record 15 goals and 37 assists with an impressive plus-minus rating of +17.'
'The deal represents an $800,000 raise from last year and includes a $50,000 bonus if he matches last season's career-high 52 points. An arbitration hearing had been set for Sunday.'
'"Jochen was a strong contributor to our team on the ice and in the locker room last season," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said. "Statistically, he has proven that he is one of our top forwards and is part of the leadership core of players in our organization."'
The Sabres Report - August 5, 2004
'Biron's agent Gilles Lupien told The Associated Press Thursday that he believes his client deserves a $2.7 million to $3 million contract, comparable to what other goalies of Biron's caliber and experience have received.'
'Goalie Martin Biron is scheduled to plead his case Friday. Top two-way forward Jochen Hecht is on the docket for Sunday, third-leading scorer J.P. Dumont for Monday, top scorer Daniel Briere for Wednesday and defenseman Brad Brown for next Thursday. Teams can negotiate contracts with their players up until their respective hearings.'