'"The players that played there and are playing with us now know what it's about. They know that it's about team, it's about finding ways to win, it's about focus, it's about roles and responsibilities. "But more than anything it's about keeping the team first. I do think that that's had a very positive impact on our team this year. Even head coach Lindy Ruff expressed some surprise at the way his team took flight after the first month of the season."'
The Sabres Report - December 31, 2005