Archives for July 2008

Sabres sign goaltender Miller to 5-year extension

‘Miller was set to be an unrestricted free agent after the 2008-09 season.’

Ryan Miller signs for 5 more years and $31.25 million

‘Miller appeared in a franchise-high 76 games last season, posting a record of 36-27-10 with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. During the season, Miller made 34 consecutive starts from January 24-April 3 and a career-high three shutouts. Miller also earned his 100th career victory on February 10 against Florida.’

Miller Agrees to 5-Year Deal

‘The Buffalo Sabres today announced they have signed goaltender Ryan Miller to a five-year contract extension. Miller, who will enter the final year of his contract this season, is now signed with the club through the 2013-2014 season.’

NHLers on the block for charity

‘Girardi, a New York Rangers defenceman, and Paille, a Buffalo Sabres forward, will meet fans and golfers that day in Welland. What’s more, six other participants can golf side by side with the pair.’

Analyzing the Sabres schedule: Best of the West

‘Under the NHL’s new formula, they play six games (three home, three away) against the Northeast Division, four games (2-2) against the other 10 teams in the Eastern Conference, two games against West at-large opponents Detroit, Anaheim and Phoenix, and one game against the West’s other 12 teams.’

Bills, Sabres winning big at the box office despite weak economy

‘Both teams, especially the Bills, have done a better job in regionalizing their franchises, mostly to the east and north.’

Sabres, Paille agree to new deal

‘Paille, the 20th overall pick in 2002, blossomed during his first full NHL season in 2007-08, scoring 19 goals and 35 points in 77 games. He had three two-goal games. The 24-year-old has 23 goals and 49 points in 120 NHL games.’

Sabres host Montreal to open upcoming season

‘The league has revised its scheduling this year, with Buffalo playing Northeast Division opponents Boston, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto six times rather than eight. The Sabres will play each non-divisional Eastern Conference team four times, and all 15 Western Conference teams at least once.’

Buffalo Sabres 2008-09 Schedule

‘The Sabres’ 39th season of operation will begin when the Montreal Canadiens visit HSBC Arena on Friday, October 10. The Sabres will travel to Long Island to begin the road portion of their schedule on Monday, October 13 to face the New York Islanders.’

Homing in on schedule

‘So the Sabres will play 24 games against Northeast Division opponents this season, eight fewer than last year. Buffalo will then play four games against the 10 non-division opponents in the Eastern Conference, one game against all 15 teams in the Western Conference and three “at-large” games.’

Dan Paille literally on course for new contract

‘“I want to play more of role than I have in the past. I believe I can play more of a role with the club.”’

Paille staying in Buffalo

‘Overall in his NHL career, Paille has 49 points in 120 games after being taken by the Sabres in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.’

Sabres and forward Paille agree to multiyear deal

Paille, Buffalo’s first-round pick (20th overall) in 2002, emerged as a solid two-way forward in 2007-08, his first full season with the Sabres. He set career highs in goals (19) and points (35) while playing in 77 games.’

Paille Agrees To Multi-year Deal; Schedule News

‘The Maple Leafs have added a 5th preseason game to their dockett. They will play Buffalo in the Air Canada Centre on September 22nd. It will be called the Coca Cola Zero game. This game will be free to all fans via a ticket giveaway. These tickets will be distributed through a series of promotions and contests.’

Sabres to face Canadiens in home opener

‘The National Hockey League will announce the 2008-2009 regular season schedule at noon on Thursday, July 17.’