Archives for July 2010

Sabres 2010 draft review

‘All told, the Sabres drafted three defensemen and six forwards.’

Conboy Up! Sabres Add Depth

“I would apologize to him if I saw him,” Conboy said. “It’s something I’d not proud of doing. … (But) he’ll learn I’ll be doing that for him in a heartbeat, too.”

Sabres agree to terms with Conboy

‘In 59 NHL contests, all with the Hurricanes, Conboy has six assists and 121 penalty minutes.’

Sabres sign Tim Conboy

‘Conboy (3/22/1982, 6’2”, 210 lbs.) appeared in 37 games with the Albany River Rats (AHL)last season, collecting three assists and 87 penalty minutes. Conboy also appeared in 12 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season, collecting 34 penalty minutes. Overall, the Farmington, Minnesota native appeared in 59 career NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes, picking up six assists and 121 penalty minutes. In 342 career AHL games, Conboy has collected 58 points (16+42) and 826 penalty minutes.’

Can Butler Do It for Sabres?

“It’s going to be a little, ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’” Butler said. “I’ve got no one to blame but myself for the way I was playing. I’m not going to sit around, point fingers at anyone else but myself. I’m frustrated and disappointed with the way things ended, but I’m motivated at the same time to try to improve and come back ever stronger.”

Sabres announce ticket price structure for upcoming season

‘The Sabres have capped season ticket sales at 14,825 and have announced a 98 percent renewal rate from last season despite a 5 percent increase in those prices.’

Filling the Defensive Hole

"I haven’t gotten any feedback with that," Myers said last week at the Sabres’ summer development camp in nearby Lewiston. "Whoever I’m matched up with, I’m looking forward to seeing who it is. Everybody on the back end is a good player. I don’t really have any preference."

Sabres Agree To Terms With Whitmore

‘Whitmore (12/17/1984, 5’11”, 185 lbs.) collected 34 points (18+16) in 78 games last season for the Portland Pirates (AHL). In 163 AHL career games with Portland and Rochester, Whitmore has amassed 57 points on 30 goals and 27 assists.’

Ruff pleased with progress

‘"I thought it was a great camp,” Ruff said. “Obviously you can see the progress made from the players that have been here a year or a couple years. It gives our players, our draft picks from this year, a good reference point to see how much stronger they get.”’

Camp recap

‘Many fans are wondering why Niedermayer? Besides the leadership and experience, he brings 10 goals from last season with New Jersey, the ability to take faceoffs and the ability to kill penalties. Now if he could only convince his brother to come out of retirement and demand a trade to Buffalo.’

Sutch takes it all in stride with Sabres

‘Sutch, you see, is severely hearing impaired. Always has been. But what some people might view as a hindrance, Sutch sees an advantage, especially when people find out he’s a stellar lip-reader.’

Ruff believes Sabres’ youngsters can replace departed veterans

“We’ve seen in years past we get concerned about losing players,” he said, “but all of a sudden somebody steps in and gets a greater opportunity and does a good job for us.”

Ruff excited about up-and-comers

‘"We’ve seen in years past, when we get concerned about losing players, that all of a sudden somebody steps in and gets a greater opportunity and does a good job for us," Ruff said at Niagara University. "You always miss players you lose, but you’ve got other players who step in and surprise you. They get a bigger role. They feel more important."’

Enroth&#8217s camp at NU full of twists

‘“There’s a lot of things I still have to learn. If I have to play there next year I’m going to go down and do my best,” said Enroth, who was injured late in the season last year and couldn’t help the Pirates in the playoffs. “We had a really good team down there and I think we could’ve had a really good chance to go deep. But it is what it is. I’m trying to focus on the things I can and do my job.”’

Foligno helps Blue to victory at Sabres camp

‘It may not actually count, but the Buffalo Sabres prospects in blue will take bragging rights over those wearing white into the long summer.’