Archives for September 2008

Tuesday’s Toronto Coverage

Not bad, for starters (Toronto Sun)

Moore-Hollweg pairing impresses (Toronto Sun)

In the Nik of time (Toronto Sun)

JFJ back in his element (Toronto Sun)

Leafs off to a strong start (Toronto Star)

Leafs can’t even give ’em away (Toronto Star)

Leafs shoot out the lights (Toronto Globe and Mail)

Price is right for fans (National Post)

A Fresh Start (National Post)

Not A Bad Start For Leafs (

Among the Madness at the Tailgate (

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Moore scores twice as Maple Leafs rout Sabres

‘Marek Zagrapan, Philip Gogulla, Mark Mancari and Jochen Hecht had goals for Buffalo.’

Dominic Moore makes an impression as Maple Leafs beat Buffalo 7-4

‘Tickets to the exhibition opener were given away for free and the 18,819 in attendance at Air Canada Centre saw a pretty good game that featured some physical play and plenty of scoring.’

Toronto 7, Buffalo 4

‘Marek Zagrapan had a goal and two assists while Mark Mancari, Philip Gogulla and Jochen Hecht also lit the lamp for the Sabres, who finished two spots higher than Toronto with 90 points in the East last season.’

2008-09 Buffalo Sabres Preview

‘The Sabres have a solid nucleus on offense, but still need somebody to step up and take charge in the opposition’s zone. Until that happens, Buffalo will toe the line between playoff hopeful and postseason spectator.’

Roy looking to build on breakout year

‘“If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse and I really believe that,” Roy said. “That’s what I live by and how I try to improve. Your game is always a work in progress. You’re never perfect.”’

Sabres extend Regier

‘Eleven years later, he’s the NHL’s longest-tenured general manager and one of its most respected. He’s put a team in the Stanley Cup final, four in the conference final, made some shrewd trades and helped the Sabres become a model post-lockout franchise for two seasons.’

Sabres’ just trying to find their way

‘"We’re going to approach it exactly the way it looks," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said of the 2008-09 season, which officially begins this morning with the first on-ice workout with veterans. "We’re a team that was on the outside looking in."’

Golisano hungry for playoffs

‘“I’m invested, if you don’t mind me telling you, in seven or eight businesses,” Golisano said. “I still have the responsibility of chairman of the board of Paychex. I like to go to Florida a lot. I like to travel. I think the team is in very solid hands between Larry and [minority owner] Dan [DiPofi], and Darcy and [coach] Lindy [Ruff]. I don’t miss any games. I see every one of them, if not in person on television. Larry Quinn knows this more than anybody, we talk at least once a day, from the day the hockey season starts right to the end of it. Then it’s every other day.”’

Prospects have stars in eyes

‘“It’s pretty exciting to see those guys out there,” said forward Tyler Ennis, one of the Sabres’ two first-round picks in June. “Coming up here makes you want it that much more, seeing all these guys, just the lifestyle and everything that goes along with it. It just makes you want it.”’

Old is new again

‘“It has the old ’70s logo sort of combined with the new type of logo,” he said. “It just looks really cool.”’

Sharp Sabres

‘But now, with the team having kicked off its 2008 training camp yesterday, there are indications the ownership, led by Tom Galisano, is finally beginning to get it.’

Numminen off to new start with Sabres

‘“It’s a different mind-set than in the past,” Numminen said. “Training camp is a grind and it’s kind of a pain. But not this time. It’s exciting to be back.”’

Sabres officially unveil new third jersey

‘The Sabres are expected to wear their new alternate jersey for the first time against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, November 26th.’

Sabres sign GM Regier to two-year extension

‘In his time as general manager, Regier has compiled an overall record of 397-302-121, ninth best in the NHL since 1997-98. The team has made the playoffs in seven of his 11 seasons as GM, including an appearance in the Stanley Cup finals in 1999 and back-to-back Eastern Conference finals appearances in 2006 and 2007.’