'"I think the message there is, "An opportunity is going to come your way. You have to put the work in. You have to be prepared. If you're not, somebody else may pass you by,' " Ruff said Wednesday. "We wanted him to be ready. He did a lot of work to be ready, and I think it's really paid off in the way he's played."'
The Sabres Report - February 15, 2007