‘“The only thing I was worried about was I had to pee a little bit and I didn’t know how long I’d have to wait.”’
Archives for June 2010
‘"Skating is such a big part of the National Hockey League today and Mark fits that," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier told NHL Radio. "Since the rule changes, mobility is a big factor. There is certainly room for a stay-at-home defenseman … but largely, it’s a skating, puck-moving game and again, Mark fits that."’
‘The Sabres continued their recent trend of picking North American players, selecting Pysyk, who had been projected as high as the top 10 by some scouts.’
‘"He plays a quiet game, a safe game at times, and sometimes it gets lost," said Oil Kings general manager Bob Green. "One of the things about him that is underrated is his physical strength and his mental toughness. He is under-valued by people. You’ve got to see him on a daily basis to know how important he was to our team."’
‘I need to work on my shot and getting bigger, stronger, playing with a little bit more of an edge," he said. "And also foot speed. Everybody can always work on that. You never really can be satisfied with any part of your game."
‘“He carried our team on his back a lot of nights this winter,” said Oil Kings GM Bob Green. “And the fact he played with a broken foot for a couple of games before he was forced to end his season shows you how much character he’s developed.”’
‘"We’re really proud of the way Mark has developed both as a hockey player and as an outstanding member of the community," Oil Kings General Manager Bob Green said. "He carried our team on his back a lot of nights this winter and the fact that he played on a broken foot for a couple of games before he was forced to end his season early shows how much character he’s developed."’
Derek Roy helped brighten the spirits of a Western New York child with juvenile diabetes, and raise money to try to fight the disease. SkunkPost’s Sara Serafin talked to him about that worthwhile cause…and what he expects from the Sabres this season.
‘Because of Buffalo’s position in the 30-team draft, there is a possibility the player it chooses with its first pick could be traded. "When you’re drafting that late, you end up with a list that probably has 10 names on it," Regier said.’
‘If the Sabres couldn’t grab defenseman Tyler Myers 12th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, the club planned to draft a European. And if winger Zack Kassian wasn’t available at No. 13 last year, the team had another European on its radar, Kevin Devine, the Sabres’ amateur scouting director, said.’