Archives for September 2005

Gameday: Wild vs. Sabres

'Tonight's game will mark the first time this season the Sabres have played in Blue Cross Arena.'

Swirl, sip & savor

'Join the Buffalo Sabres alumni and their wives for the Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival…'.

Larry Quinn and Ryan Miller will visit West Seneca Recreation Center

'Miller will be available to sign autographs from 5:30-6 p.m., and SabreTooth will also be in attendance throughout the game.'

Tale of Tim Horton's last ride

'While all the other players drove back to Buffalo on the team bus, Horton had special dispensation from Imlach to drive the Pantera alone. Horton knew the route well and often stopped to visit franchises along the way. He had an early morning X-ray appointment for his jaw in Buffalo, that, given the amount of pain he was in, he probably didn't want to miss.'

Goalie-to-go looks like Noronen

'"Right now it looks like he wants either Millsie or Marty to be the starter," Noronen said after Thursday's practice in HSBC Arena. "I don't know what's going on. I didn't think it was going to be like this, but it is."'

Three regulars may be out at start

'The severity of Kalinin's injury wasn't immediately known. He will be re-evaluated today, but the Sabres are optimistic. "It's pretty much day-to-day," said Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier. "I wouldn't view it as critical or serious."'

Solid play by Miller is making decisions easier for the Sabres

‘”If we’re going to play him, we want to be sure on him,” Ruff said.’

Fitzpatrick’s final tuneup will be watched closely

‘”Fitzy has played well throughout camp,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said on Thursday afternoon. “He has mobility, strength and he has played very consistent for us.”‘

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks release 10 players from training camp roster (

Sabres Vanek low-key despite head-turning preseason

'"He has been as good as his stats," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's probably the most all-around gifted player I've been around."'

Ray reaches settlement with NHLPA

‘Ray sued the union last December, arguing it was wrong in determining he was not eligible to receive a monthly stipend — ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 — during the 10-month labor dispute that wiped out all of last season.’

Sabres D Kalinin hurts groin

'Defenseman Dmitri Kalinin hurt his groin in practice Thursday and could miss the Buffalo Sabres regular-season opener next week.'

Loss doesn't ease Sabres' logjam

'Among the forwards, at least two decisions are coming. The names Ruff mentions most often when discussing the possibilities are Taylor Pyatt, Tim Connolly, Ales Kotalik, Derek Roy, Paul Gaustad and Jason Pominville.'

Competition again lures Hasek back

'"Why are you still doing it?" I blurted out Wednesday afternoon at HSBC Arena. "There's still something to prove," Hasek said. "There is always something to prove, especially at my age. I feel there is something I can prove to some other people, and to myself."'

Ray receives $70,000 settlement in suit

'He sued the union after it informed him in November he had been classified as retired even though he hadn't filed the required paperwork. The union's stance denied him the $5,000 and $10,000 monthly lockout stipends paid to other players. "There's a settlement, and that's nice, too, but the big part was them admitting they were wrong."'