End of the year press conference: Part II

Via: Sabres.com

‘How much of a red flag is it that both Portland and Buffalo went out early in the first round of their respective playoffs? REGIER: I wouldn’t… Portland is a very different animal. That is about developing players and that is about process. That team, briefly, we had eight rookies on that team. They and the coaching staff there, that team from the trainers to the coaching staff, that organization, the ownership, did a tremendous job in their development of those kids. You saw Tyler Ennis. He had a terrific year, won Rookie of the Year in the American Hockey League. Nathan Gerbe was there, we have a group of I think very good, young defensemen coming. And that’s part of the process for them so everything there is very positive.’