Archives for September 2005

Pyatt feeling the heat

'"He's got good size. He's got good speed. But he's got to do something with it," Ruff said after the Sabres worked out Saturday in the ESL Centre on the Monroe Community College campus.'

Fifteen sent to Amerks

'Three of those players – center Chris Taylor, winger Sean McMorrow and defenseman David Cullen – must clear waivers before they can officially join the Amerks when their training camp opens Monday. Other NHL teams have until noon Monday to claim them.'

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks keeping an eye on young talent (Rochester D&C)

Sabres Skate Here Again

‘The Sabres assigned 14 players to the Rochester Americans following Saturday’s practice. John Adams, Clarke MacArthur, David Cullen, Mark Mancari, Branislav Fabry, Sean McMorrow, Dylan Hunter, Chris Taylor, Jiri Novotny, Chris Thorburn, Nathan Paetsch, Scott Stirling and Daniel Paille will join the Amerks for the start of their training camp on Monday.’

Sabres trim roster to 28

'Buffalo's roster is down to 28 following the moves. The Sabres need to get down to 23 players before their season opener Oct. 5 against the New York Islanders.'

Sabres cut 14 players

'The Buffalo Sabres announced today the team has cut the following 14 players…'.

Sabres Cut 14 Players

'The Sabres cut the following 14 players today, trimming their roster down to 28…'.

Meet the Sabres: Thomas Vanek

'"What was the first thing you bought when you signed your pro contract?"

Vanek: "A car. A Cadillac Escalade"'

Meet the Sabres: Teppo Numinnen

'"16 years in the N.H.L. and you have never played in the Eastern Conference. What are you expecting different from the Western Conference?

Numinnen: "I think everybody's saying about the travel and that the teams are much closer. So I think that's going to be a big difference."'

Golisano Says Lockout Benefited NHL

‘”Before the lockout, quite candidly, 19 out of the 30 teams were losing money and you can’t do that very long before the whole thing would become in jeopardy, so what the lockout achieved was to bring more financial equity between the owners and the players so the teams can remain stable and obviously stay in business,” Golisano said.’

Prime location

'"Once the team has a chance to practice a little more in Rochester and play a few games here, which is going to happen in the preseason and regular season, they will start tobuild a great relationship that will only get better as times goes on."'

Vanek is poised as new dominator

‘And now, at age 21, he’s ready to bring his amazing hands, unmatched creativity and uncanny knack for finding the net to the ultimate level. The start of the NHL regular season is still 11 days away, but the Buffalo Sabres already have sweater No. 26 ready for Vanek to wear.’

Sabres Bring Camp Here

‘“Anytime you bring the Buffalo Sabres camp to Rochester it’s great opportunity, not just for the players but for the fans to see the young prospects to see the Sabres grow and to see how much talent they have,” explained center Chris Taylor who will play again for the Amerks this season. “Obviously it’s nice with Mr. Golisano being from Rochester and to bring it home for a couple of days.”’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Training camp Monday at ESL Sports Centre (

Rochester Practice Tonight

'…Thomas Creek Ice Arena in Fairport, NY from 6-9 PM.'