Ruff thanks players, Sabres organization in farewell


‘”The fans of western New York are number one,” Ruff said. “They really came to the forefront when I dealt with my daughter’s medical condition. Got us through a real tough time in our lives. And I know there’s a thank you outside, a fan sign, and I’d like to put my thank you right next to it because it’s a special group. It’s a place that I call home [and] always will call home.”‘