'The team is stable. The team has a good mix of veterans and youngsters. The team is also doing this without a 100-percent lineup (Briere, J.P. Dumont have been battling injuries), so there is the potential for them to be even better. Scary thought.'
Archives for November 2005
'After a decade of trying, Martin Biron finally figured out how to win in Pittsburgh.'
'Here's a solution, I told him. Auction off the seats and then let the winners extract them themselves while opening the building for a one-week period.'
Fleury’s promotion unable to stop Penguins’ losing ways (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Firing Penguins head coach Olczyk no easy decision (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Thibault waived, could go to Wilkes-Barre (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Pens’ power play woes continue (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Pens to learn Thibault’s fate today (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Mario felt ‘much better,’ played vs. Sabres (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
New goalie, same result (Beaver County Times)
GM Patrick dumps goalie after just 10 starts (Beaver County Times)
Fleury allows ‘soft’ goal in Penguins’ loss (Washington Observer Reporter)
Sabres end winless streak in Pittsburgh with 3-2 win (PittsburghPenguins.com)
‘”We’ve been trying to get on a roll,” Biron said. “We went on a little skid there when we lost four in a row and five of six, but we’ve been able to bounce back and play well against some good teams. Pittsburgh had us going for a while, but we responded.”‘
‘”We knew as a franchise we hadn’t won here in a while, and it was important to get one tonight,” said Sabres center Chris Drury, who assisted on Gaustad’s goal.’
‘”We actually switched him (Kotalik) off the one unit to get him off the top power play because they were taking that away,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “When they were taking that away, sometimes Jochen (Hecht) is in the slot for a shot and we put him on the off side. It was just a read on his part trying to find the hole. But the difference is, you would rather have Ales shooting.”‘
‘The Sabres are now 7-0-1 in their last eight games, and have won 8 of their last 10. They are in Montreal on Thursday.’
‘While it wasn’t the Sabres most dominating effort, they were able to squeeze out another power play goal in the third period to clinch the victory.’
‘”Other guys stepping up, is a big part of the season.”‘
Osaer and Lojek return to Florida (ECHL) (Amerks.com)
'To make matters worse, there is growing concern regarding J.P. Dumont's abdominal injury. Ordered to stay off the ice for two weeks, Dumont still is experiencing pain. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff for the first time categorized Dumont's problem as a possible sports hernia, a condition that recently ended Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb's season.'
'This shot could be Pominville's best to prove he belongs in The Show. The Sabres have been hit hard by injuries up front. Daniel Briere and J.P. Dumont are out indefinitely with torso injuries. Taylor Pyatt could be sidelined for three months with a broken wrist. "As a kid you dream of playing in the NHL," Pominville said. "I've been waiting for it all my life. Hopefully I'll be here long enough to grab a handle on it and never let go."'
'The Sabres are 8-1-0 when leading after two periods.'