Archives for February 2006

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Losing streak haunts Amerks on home ice (Rochester D&C)

Q&A with Mike Card

'HF: Any contact with Sabres since training camp?

MC: Well, not much throughout the season so far. When I was down there I got to go the main camp and it was a good experience for sure. I got to talk to quite a few of the guys and the coaches. They gave me a few things to work on. I’ve spoken to the trainer a couple of times about a bit of a shoulder injury, but it’s a lot better now.'

Noronen hopes Sabres solve goalie glut by trade deadline

'"I've been hoping every day when I wake up that something's going to happen," Noronen said this week as the Sabres resumed practice following a 10-day Olympic break. "But nothing has happened and now it's two weeks left and I'm still hoping that something will happen. Hopefully, they move me somewhere or somebody else."'

Buffalo Sabres Olympic break report

'Most Valuable Player: It has to be goaltender Ryan Miller.'

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Slumping Amerks lose fifth straight (Rochester D&C)

Grand Rapids 4, Rochester 0 (AP)

Amerks Drop 5th Straight (

Amerks fall 4-0 to Griffins as streak hits five games (

Breaking away (

Sabres getting healthy during Olympic break

‘But the Sabres could use all the extra help they can get as they wrap up their schedule playing 26 games in 49 days.’

Sabres can take it easy with the trades

'With all that said, I wouldn’t be overly surprised if Sabres GM Darcy Regier brought in a defensive defenseman.'

Sabres third term player grades

'Overall – B+. One player goes down, cools off, another steps up his play. That’s the story of the forwards. They are a gritty bunch playing largely to their abilities and completely buying into Lindy Ruff’s system.'

Jason Pominville Q&A

'Being a French guy the first guys I went to is J.P. (Dumont), Danny (Briere) and Marty (Biron). When I was first called up and I didn't know the guys so it was a period of adjustment but being here for a little while and able to help the club, the guys have been awesome and have helped me a lot and made me feel like a part of this team.'

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks search for answers (Rochester D&C)

WNY values resonate with Krupp

'"Buffalo is definitely a place where I had great memories," he said. "I like the people there, and they left a mark."'

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Cherry an easy pick as all-time Amerk (Rochester D&C)

Ex-MSU goaltender disappointed about missing Olympics

'Miller, an East Lansing native and two-time All-American at Michigan State University, is playing the best of any American goaltender in the National Hockey League. But he isn't in Turin, Italy, because he was healing from a thumb injury when the team was picked.'

USA Hockey shoots wide of net

'Miller was sidelined for six weeks early in the season with a thumb injury. USA Hockey left him off the roster when it was announced in late December. Big mistake.'

Monday’s Rochester Coverage (Updated 6:00 a.m.)

Slide reaches 4 games for Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Metcalfe humbled to be Amerks Hall of Famer (Rochester D&C)

Barons break winless skid (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Cleveland 4, Rochester 2 (AP)

Amerks Lose Weekend (

Amerks fall to Cleveland; Barons end 13-game skid (

Fans name starting lineup for Amerks’ All-Time Team (

Barons Stomp On Rochester To Snap Losing Streak (