'"I'm really happy that I'm going to be back here in Buffalo," Mair told the Buffalo News. "It's something that was always at the top of my list. Everything went smoothly, and I think all sides are happy."'
'Mair had two goals and nine assists in 82 games last season and had five points in the playoffs.'
'“Adam is an important part of this team and we are glad to have him under contract for three more years,” said Sabres GM Darcy Regier. “He brings veteran leadership and a passionate physical presence to the Buffalo Sabres.”'
‘”I think you have to ask yourself, ‘Do you want to win?’ Free agents who went for all the money last year didn’t win, with one exception, Scott Niedermayer,” Quinn said, referring to the Ducks captain who won a Stanley Cup in his first season with Anaheim. “There’s a lot of situations where it didn’t help the player in a competitive situation, because it affects the team’s ability to have players around him.”‘
‘Mair earned a slight raise above the $675,000 he made last season. The deal was announced by his agent, Robert Gerow, and reached a day before Mair was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.’
'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have signed a three-year contract with forward Adam Mair. Mair was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.'
‘“I was working at a gas station and garage on Bridge St. in Niagara Falls, Ontario,” recalled Titanic. “I was working in the garage when one of the mechanics came out from the back and said that he had just heard on the radio that I had been drafted by the Buffalo Sabres.’
‘After speaking with several credible sources for both Chris Drury and Daniel Briere, the picture painted is not a pretty one. Both players are not happy with the way they and previous players have been treated by management. There should be no more wondering; Regier’s Sabres have earned a very negative reputation around the entire league when it comes to player negotiations and player treatment.’
‘Buy a blank Sabres jersey and laugh at the fans that spent $100 to $200 on a jersey that reads “Briere” or “Drury” on the back. At least your jersey will always be in style. Theirs won’t be.’
"I’m really happy that I’m going to be back here in Buffalo," Mair told The Buffalo News. "It’s something that was always at the top of my list. Everything went smoothly, and I think all sides are happy."
‘“I don’t think it’s necessary to get worked up,” Miller said. “If anyone doubted what our management staff has done, they’d be crazy. They saw how things would go way ahead of the rest of the league, and a lot of teams are modeling themselves after us right now. I’m not too concerned. You can’t get all worked up over things on June 29th.”’
‘The NHL Free Agency period begins this Sunday and it all but appears that the Sabres will lose both of their co-captains. The Sabres management policies are surely to blame, but can they salvage themselves before July 1st?’
'"We've decided we've come this far so we're going to hit the free-agent market," said Brisson. "There's no animosity with Buffalo, we just feel with free agency 48 hours away it's an exciting opportunity and Daniel and I have decided to go ahead and see what's out there. That doesn't mean we've closed the door on the Sabres."'
‘”We’ve made the decision to go to July 1 and sit down and seek all options at that point,” Briere’s agent Pat Brisson told The Associated Press on Friday.’
‘On Wednesday, the Sabres offered Briere a five-year deal worth approximately $25 million. Briere turned it down. Interestingly, it was a similar offer to the one the Briere camp (led by CAA agent Pat Brisson) had suggested to Sabres management last summer before the sides went to arbitration. It’s just more proof that timing is everything, eh?’