Archives for July 2008

MacArthur, Mancari accept qualifying offers

‘Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that forwards Clarke MacArthur and Mark Mancari have accepted their qualifying offers.’

Paille agrees to multi-year deal

‘“Danny is a talented young player that can make a difference at both ends of the ice,” Regier said. “Danny has been a key component to our penalty killing unit and we look forward to helping him continue to develop with our club for years to come.”’

Weber ready to move onto Buffalo blueline

‘”Camp was really good,” Weber said. “I’ve had a pretty good summer because, since we didn’t make the playoffs, I’ve had extra time to work on things that needed attention. I felt really good at camp. It was my second time there and I was a little more comfortable this year. I knew what to expect and it was my turn to help out the younger guys who were just drafted.”‘

Pirates awaiting moves, but not too anxiously

‘”I don’t think its affecting us in any way,” Petrovek said. “It’s a process that Buffalo is going through. There’s no sense of urgency for us.”‘ (Submitted by: wildcat48)

Take 5 with Dean Miller, Co-owner, The Refinery

‘Dean and Ryan Miller opened The Refinery, an upscale casual men’s and women’s apparel store, in East Lansing in April 2007. Since then, the shop has received 5,000 unique customers, said Dean Miller. He declined to discuss sales figures but said business is "going pretty well." The Refinery’s majority owner, Ryan Miller, 27, is a former Michigan State University hockey player and now spends most of his time in Buffalo, N.Y., where he’s a goaltender for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.’

Cunneyworth may return to Rochester Amerks

‘Cunneyworth has coached the Amerks the past eight seasons, including the three during the split affiliation with Buffalo and Florida. He has always been under contract to the Sabres. His latest one-year contract doesn’t expire until the end of August, and at that time virtually every other job in pro hockey would be filled.’

Wings pre-season schedule

‘…Buffalo (5 p.m., Oct.5).’

Sabres 2008 draft review

‘Likely concerned about the lack of an agreement between the NHL and European leagues, the Sabres picked exclusively players from Canada and the United States.’

Luke Adam is Newfoundland’s latest star

‘”I think that describes him well,” says Buffalo General Manager Darcy Regier. “Luke has very good skills now and the expectations are that he will build them. With another year or two of development he is going to get stronger and he is going to get more proficient on the scoring side. We need his size and physical play.”‘ (submitted By: Vanek-Man)

Numbers dispel theory that Sabres are cheap

‘Of the four teams with 19 players signed, the Sabres have the highest payroll.’

Paille Only Negotiating With Sabres

‘However, at the Kevin Everett Golf Classic in Hamburg Monday, Paille told Channel 7’s Shawn Stepner, that he has had talks with the Sabres, and expects to have a contract done with the team in time for training camp.’

Sabres find it&#8217s tough to recruit

‘Forget the woe-is-Buffalo excuse. Everybody knows this is a passionate hockey town, but the word has spread about the organization’s business practices. The Sabres are known more for their commitment to the bottom line than their commitment to winning. To players, it might as well be Edmonton.’

Sunday’s Vancouver Coverage

Bernier could fit on top line (Vancouver Province)

Sabres set for another year’s Street HockeyFest

‘The seventh annual Buffalo Sabres Street HockeyFest will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, on the streets outside of HSBC Arena in Buffalo.’

Buffalo gets a defensemen via trade

‘”It really came down to who could we move in order to acquire the defenseman,” general manager Darcy Regier said. “… The decision was to take one of our quality forwards and acquire a quality defenseman.”‘