No hibernation for the Big Bear


‘Ruff just wants Bernier’s focus to be speed, with and without the puck. Skating lessons and off-ice cross-training will be the "Bear’s" meat and potatoes for the next six months. “I’m going to take a little bit of a break, I’m going to start training maybe in May,” Bernier said. “Hopefully everything will go well for me and I can improve to be better for the Buffalo Sabres next year. I was here for 16 games and for those games I played hard, I did the best I could and hopefully that was enough,” he continued. “I’m sad to leave Buffalo for the offseason but I will try to get ready for next year with the Sabres.”’