Archives for September 2010

Sabres Beat Leafs 3-1

‘Ryan Miller started in net for the Sabres. His night ended six minutes into the second period, when he was relieved by Jhonas Enroth. Miller made all nine saves he faced. Enroth stopped 15 of 16 shots.’

Sabres owner donates $150,000 to Special Olympics

‘On the Sabres front, Golisano called his team to be in “pretty good shape,” and referred to coach Lindy Ruff as “an institution.” Golisano declined to say whether there have been talks to extend Ruff’s contract beyond this season.’

Talented Kassian Set to Make Preseason Debut

“He’s had a very good training camp,” Ruff said after the Sabres practiced Friday. “He’s a big body. On the offensive side of it, he’s done a nice job in practices and games. I’m curious to see how he’ll play in a preseason game.”

30 Teams in 30 Days: Buffalo Sabres

"If the Sabres top trio can rediscover their scoring touch, then Buffalo could very well challenge for the Eastern Conference title."

Patching the gaps is nothing new for Sabres

‘“Sometimes the battles for the top free agents turn out for teams and sometimes they don’t,” Ruff said. “We hope we make enough right decisions [on draft picks] and develop them into real good NHL players.”’

Youngsters To Start Against Leafs; Miller To See Action As Well

‘Ruff also announced that Ryan Miller will share time in net with Jhonas Enroth in the team’s first preseason game. For now, he will have his goaltenders share playing time during the exhibition action. In the past the bench boss has given his goalies full games to round back into regular season form.’

Butler looking ffor redemption

‘“I think I need to be more assertive with my reads. I need to be more confident in the plays I’m making and stop second guessing. If you’re going to pinch, pinch 100 percent – if you’re not, then back out,” he said. “I just need to stop being afraid of making mistakes. I think when I came back I was playing too tentative and worried about making errors when I had the puck instead of looking at it as an opportunity to make a play. I had to change my mindset and start to have fun again.”’

Morrisonn joins forces with Myers

‘"I was always noticing him up in the rush next to me," Morrisonn said Friday. "I was like, ‘What’s this big guy doing here?’"’

Sabres in HD is a no-go for FiOS

‘"The FCC has essentially removed the loophole, yet they still look the other way," Verizon spokesman John Bonomo said. "I do think they are waiting till the FCC acts on our complaint, and they are forced to act. But there’s this element of cable-company collusion … I like to call it a cozy cable cabal."’

Weber hopes to take action

‘“My whole mindset is to be here with this organization,” he said. “They drafted me, they know the most about me and they’ve put the most time and money into me. I want to be here and I want to help this organization win.”’

For Sabres’ Stafford, It’s Now or Never

“He had flashes,” Ruff said. “I don’t think he was able to maintain a high enough level of play. He’d follow up good stretches with poor stretches. I think what he needs to do is try to maintain that higher level of play.”

Adam, Tropp bucking for roles with Pirates

‘"Last season was great, and I’m hoping to follow it with another great season this year," Adam said in HSBC Arena. "It’s something that I’m looking forward to, to go in there and hopefully pick up a role where I can help the team. I know there’s great coaches down there and I’m looking forward to learning a lot of new stuff and really rounding out my game, becoming a complete player to make it to the next level."’

Regier goes to the video

‘The people who work here deserve tremendous credit for having a growth mind-set over a fixed mind-set," Regier said. "A growth mind-set is nothing more than asking, ‘Is there a better way to do this?’ If you have enough people working from that angle, you figure out better ways to do things."’

Stafford Must Earn His Spot

‘The thing Sabres fans may not realize is this: compared to the rest of the 2004 draft class, Stafford stacks up very well. Other than possible future Hall of Famers Alexander Ovechkin and the obvious second choice Evgeni Malkin, not many other players from the class have blossomed at this point in their NHL careers. Washington defenseman Mike Green was drafted near the end of the first round and he was quite the find for the Capitals, but other players in that draft include Cam Barker, Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler and Wojtek Wolski, just to name a few. Ask around the league and most general managers or head coaches would take Stafford over pretty much the entire class of ’04.’

Sabres reach crossroads

‘Lindy Ruff is a god here. Does he deserve to be? He’s got plenty of wins — and postseason wins — to his name. For the record, the Sabres have made the playoffs three times in the last eight seasons. I think Ruff should share in the blame for Torres, as Torres seemed to fall out of favor with the coach almost immediately upon his arrival.’