'"It was unfortunate in once sense that I didn't make the playoffs. But on the other hand, while I was playing for the Islanders, we had a really young team and I got the chance to play a lot and get a lot of good, NHL experience under my belt. I think the frustrating thing playing with the Islanders is that we were usually out of the playoffs early on in the season. Here in Buffalo it's been a different story. We've had a shot each year to make it, yet we came up a little short."'