After the four years from the mid-’70s come two Dominik Hasek seasons in the early ’90s that happened in a rapidly expanding NHL. The league had added five teams over three seasons, and this depressed the average level of goaltending. Hasek’s two MVP seasons came later, when the NHL was in between expansions and thus did not rank as highly on this list.
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'The Buffalo Sabres announced changes in starting times for four of their home games in the coming season.'
‘The defenseman split his 2006-07 season between Windsor and Barrie in the Ontario League. He had six goals and 28 assists with 172 penalty minutes.’
‘And the general public — those unwilling to put down a $100-per-seat deposit to land a spot on the season-ticket waiting list — may be shut out completely from the most popular games, including the four games with the Toronto Maple Leafs.’
‘The Sabres second-round pick in the 2006 draft, Weber enjoyed a career junior year with six goals and 28 assists for 34 points split between Windsor and Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League last season. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Weber also showed a rugged style in being issued 172 penalty minutes.’
'NBC, the league's over-the-air network, has the option to air three Sabres' home games under its "Game of the Week" package, which is set to air on Sunday afternoons beginning Jan. 20, 2008. NBC has been granted a "flex" schedule, meaning the network has 13 days prior to a date to select a game.'
'Versus will broadcast 7 games, the second most for a team on their schedule.'
'The 6-foot-2, 205 lb. Weber started last season with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, before being dealt to the Barrie Colts at the OHL trade deadline.'
'Weber was Buffalo’s second-round selection (57th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.'
"It would have been pretty cool," Kaleta said about possibly playing with Peca. "I skate with him every morning at the Pepsi Center. It’s neat to share the same room and ice as my favorite player. It would have added to the experience, him being part of the team again."