Archives for August 2006
‘Two teams comprised of formaer professional soccer players and German entertainers compete in Carl Benz Staduim in Mannheim each year in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000 prior to the Formula-1 German Grand Prix.’
'The Sabres over the past two years have forsaken hockey doctrine. Rather than dispatch a gaggle of scouts to scour the globe, the Sabres rely heavily on video analysis and young office assistants to splice it into easily digestible packages that rarely leave HSBC Arena. The Sabres call it efficient. Many others label them cheap.'
‘…a series of weekly rebroadcasts from the team’s memorable 2005-2006 season.’
'The Sabres will appear a total of eight times on the National Hockey League's U.S. TV partners, including opening night Oct. 4 when Buffalo visits the defending Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes.'
‘The Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes will play the Buffalo Sabres as part of an Oct. 4 opening night doubleheader on the channel formerly know as OLN.’
'The Buffalo Sabres will be on national broadcasts for eight games this upcoming season. Seven of them will be on OLN, with one game on NBC.'
'His approach – unmercilessy hitting anything in his path – grabbed the attention of the Sabres coaching staff and players alike.'
'"I was real anxious," Dumont said. "My stomach didn't feel right. After I said my goodbyes it was pretty emotional. I got in my car and that's when I got the phone call. I didn't want to believe it, but I was expecting it."'
'The payroll would have gone over $40 million if the Sabres had assumed Dumont's salary – and that's with Ryan Miller and Dmitri Kalinin yet to sign. Once they picked up Daniel Briere's $5 million arbitration, you knew Dumont was gone. The only question was whether they would trade him or set him free.'
Five Minutes With Mark Mancari (Amerks.com)
'The Sabres waited until Tuesday's afternoon deadline to make the decision.'
'Dumont's arbitration hearing was heard on Monday, July 31 and he was awarded a one-year, $2.9 million contract two days later. The Sabres had the option to agree to the contract or allow Dumont to become a free agent.'
'His price was considered too steep for the cost-conscious Sabres, who have yet to re-sign starting netminder Ryan Miller and defenceman Dmitri Kalinin as they approach the $44 million salary cap.'
'The third overall pick of the New York Islanders in 1996, Dumont collected 20 goals and 20 assists in 54 regular-season games in 2005-06, his fifth campaign with the club and seventh in the league. He added seven tallies and seven assists in 18 playoff contests.'