Archives for October 2004

Sabres lose patience over labor negotiations

'"It has reached the point of anger with many guys," McKee said. "I'm a patient player. I'm optimistic. I just can't fathom the idea of hockey not being played and the business side of it not being run for a full year."'

Less to lose in lockout?

'The Buffalo Sabres lost $8.2 million last season playing hockey. This year, they expect to lose $7.4 million – if they don't play.'

Beyond the Boards… Sean McMorrow

'If you weren’t in hockey, what do you think you would be doing?

I think I would actually be getting into law school. I always wanted to be a lawyer but when I chose juniors over college that all changed. I definitely think that I would be in law school right now.'

Miller won't sweat slow start

'Yes, his goals-against average (4.91 after Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Manitoba Moose) and save percentage (.850) are ugly.'

Point is made to pointless Vanek

'Yet with no points, nine shots on goal and a minus-3 plus/minus rating through four games, it's quite clear that Amerks coach Randy Cunneyworth decided to deliver a message. Even if he wouldn't say so.'

Foligno, inductees jump for joy

'"We're involved now as an outsider working with the future stars of the NHL," Foligno said. "We're working with players who are inevitably going to be drafted come (NHL) draft time. Hopefully, there will be a draft. Hopefully, there will be a place for these players to go to. I'm sure down the road there will be, but as to when we don't know. We've got our fingers crossed that it will get rectified so these players that are draft eligible this year do get an opportunity and don't have to miss a year."'

Inducted to the Hall Tonight

'The Buffalo Sabres’ Mike Foligno, who served as team captain from 1989 to 1991, was named one of 11 members for the 2004 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2004. Foligno and the rest of his class will be inducted tonight at HSBC Arena.'

Foligno gives Buffalo hockey fans brief fix

'''I'm a short, quick fix,'' said Foligno, who was among the 11-member class of 2004 inducted. ''You can never replace the real thing, and hopefully we'll get the opportunity to see the real thing in action soon enough. It's a great game and we can't go too long without it.'''

Sabres C Connolly selected to U.S. national team

'Buffalo Sabres center Tim Connolly was one of 10 players named Wednesday to the U.S. men's national select team that will compete in next month's Deutschland Cup in Germany.'

Sabre Legends: Gilbert Perreault

"He's the closest thing I've seen to Bobby Orr," said Del Wilson, Montreal's highly regarded director of player development.

The Sabres get under way, (on Xbox)

'The bad news for the Buffalo Sabres is that they are 1-3-2 after their first six games. The good news is that there are Sabres playing hockey, at least in the imaginary world created by G4TechTV, a cable channel that is simulating all 1,230 games of the NHL regular season. They play games with the video-game versions of real players on real NHL teams, using EA Sports' NHL 2005 on Xbox.'

News to follow Virtual Sabres

'The News will carry results of Sabres games each time they play throughout the season, courtesy of and EA Sports' NHL 2005.'

Wide right! No goal! Now locked out

'For this night, opening night in Buffalo, there is only wind, rain, sleet. Even the seagulls are afraid to take to the sky. (submitted by: Indy Dave)

Beyond the Boards… Derek Roy

"I live with Ryan Miller and Mike Ryan so it’s a pretty fun household right now," stated Roy. "We are just starting to get the house in one piece. I play the drums and Ryan plays the guitar, so we sometimes jam around the house."

Sabre Legends: Clint Malarchuk

Unfortunately Malarchuk is best remembered for one of the most horrific injuries in all of hockey history. Tragedy struck on March 22, 1989 when his jugular vein was cut by a skate.