Archives for October 2004

Pominville's Journal: 10/20

My living arrangements have changed a little this year. Last year, I was living with “Roysy” (Derek Roy) but this year I decided to stay on my own. I never realized how much stuff I needed, like a kitchen table, sofa and all the other little things around the house.

Continued lockout will cost Sabres' employees jobs

'"It is important to note this date was selected by the organization so the affected employees have ample time to consider alternative employment opportunities. This decision was made by the Sabres in response to the current uncertainty."'

Lack of hockey leaves feeling of emptiness

'The Bills will always be our connection to the sporting big-time. The Sabres are a distant second, and they play in a league with major problems. But we're a town that loves hockey, and it looks like we're in for a long, empty winter.'

Player of the week – Clarke MacArthur, Medicine Hat Tigers

MacArthur, 19, was drafted in the third round (74th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2003 NHL entry draft.

Lockout leads Sabres to issue layoff notices to 25 employees

The layoffs will leave the team with about half of its normal 150 full-time staff. Anticipating a potential dispute, the Sabres have cut dozens of jobs through attrition since last spring.

Peters home after piling up penalty minutes in Sweden

'Peters played nine games for Bodens, collecting a goal and four points while racking up 101 minutes in penalties. Surprisingly, Peters said he didn’t get into one fight — the excessive minutes spent in the box were from misconducts.'

Sabres plan to lay off 25 workers

'The Sabres were supposed to be preparing to play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Rochester, but managing partner Larry Quinn called an 11 a.m. meeting in HSBC Arena to inform employees of the decision to terminate around 25 people.'

Sabres lay off 25

'Everybody will work through November and all will receive severance packages if the NHL lockout is still not solved.'

Q&A with Paul Gaustad

'HF: What has Buffalo told you that you want you to work on?

PG: Just kind of the overall game, my skating. Improve every aspect of my game as much as possible. Definitely my foot speed needs to get better. I think I’m improving on that the last three years.'

Danny Gare: Leary's Hockey Game Heats Up

"As soon as Leary said that, the hat was up in flames. Holding true to his word, the sponsor wrote Leary a check for $10,000 right on the spot. Everybody in the place went nuts."

Sounds of silence surround Sabres

'"Get together and get it settled."'

While Sabres span the globe, Amerks ready to roll

'Sabres employees could be facing layoffs any day. Managing partner Larry Quinn said last month the front office would begin to look at possible cuts today, but Sabres executives have been reticent lately, and for good reason.'

Vanek patiently waits for NHL shot

'"Everyone has their opinion, but I think I can do it," shrugs Vanek, whose three goals and two assists helped his team to a 5-0 preseason mark. "The goal of every player in the AHL is to make an impact, because there will be coaches and GMs down here watching every game. It's a chance to show what I can do."'

Roy thrives in spotlight for Amerks

'He'd be very involved with the Sabres again this season, if not for the lockout. But because NHL owners and the players' association are butting heads over a salary cap and other monetary issues, the season is on hold.'

Daniel Paille Answers the Quick Quiz

"I always wanted to be a police officer and then I could put my criminal justice background to use," stated Paille.