Archives for April 2013

Myers puts tough season behind him

‘“It’s only natural to hear things like that the way things have gone, especially this year,” he said. “I’ll be the first to admit I definitely need to turn things around, get back on that path to improving and working on the things that have made me successful. It’s just a matter of working that much harder this offseason.”’

Stars Miller and Vanek know their Sabres careers could be over

‘“There’s definitely signs that there’s been a little bit of a shift in the plan, the long-term plan,” Miller said. “So we’ll see if that’s something (they take) a little bit further, I become just an asset they’re going to use. Ultimately, it’s not going to be up to me.”’

Sabres’ Myers says conditioning will improve following poor season

‘“I don’t think the weight is necessarily what’s going to get me more conditioning coming into the season,” Myers said. “I think it’s going to be a matter of just doing the program as hard as I can. Obviously, I don’t want to lose weight. But I don’t think it’s necessarily gaining too much. I want to make sure I don’t lose any quickness.’

Brazen Buffalo blames CBA for tix boost

‘The scale of audacity just doesn’t register any higher than it does in Buffalo, where after just a couple of seasons in which, by the way, the Sabres have failed to qualify for the playoffs, Terry Pegula has gone from the Peoples’ Owner to, well, the Owner of the People.’

Goalie Ryan Miller uncertain of future in Buffalo

”’My status, it’s really up to Darcy and the direction they’re going to go,” Miller said, referring to general manager Darcy Regier. ”It’s definitely signs of a little bit of a shift in the long-term plan, so I don’t know. … Ultimately, it’s not going to be up to me. We’ll see.”’

Sabres’ Miller and Vanek in limbo

‘Much of what Miller has been doing lately has been indicating that he feels he won’t be back. Miller said, “I think it starts to happen as things tend to happen in the NHL. As far as my status, it’s really up to Darcy and the direction they’re going to go so that’s a conversation we’re going to have to have and it’s a conversation that unfortunately I’m not going to share with you guys because it’s just going to be something that’s going to have to happen down the road.”‘

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Americans drop Game 1 (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Toronto Marlies defeat Rochester Americans in playoff opener (Toronto Star)
Greg Scott leads Marlies past Americans 6-3 to take 1-0 playoff series lead (CP)
Amerks doubled up by Marlies, 6-3, in Game 1 loss (
Marlies Roll Over Rochester With Big Game One Win (

Miller basks in the moment

‘“Everything comes to an end,” Miller said in First Niagara Center. “It’s not always clean and easy. Most of the time, it’s a little bit dirty and not any fun. It was hard to watch these guys kind of leave a team one by one, but it’s the nature of sports, nature of life. You can’t just hold on to something that’s not sustainable. Everything becomes stagnant if you’re always trying to hold on to one thing.”‘

Rolston hasn’t heard about return

‘“Certainly, it’s my dream to be an NHL coach,” Rolston said in First Niagara Center. “I had an opportunity this year, and I want to continue that.”’

Sabres’ season ticket prices going up again

‘“I can assure you that we are not happy with this season’s results,” Sinclair wrote. “We are going to use the offseason to evaluate what actions need to be taken for us to improve and advance toward our goal of winning the Stanley Cup.”’

Ryan Miller’s house for sale

‘The asking price for the 2,700-square-foot property is $659,900, according to an online listing. Miller bought it for $348,000 in 2007, according to county property records.’

Miller buoys Sabres past Isles in season finale; Hecht retires from NHL

‘“It was a lot of fun,” said Miller, who became the 62nd goalie to play 500 games. “I just tried to take a moment to enjoy everything and take a moment to enjoy a milestone. With the position we were in, not being able to make the playoffs, it was just something I need to take my mind to a little bit different place and just try to enjoy the guys and just try to look around the crowd and appreciate all the signs everyone had up.”’

Saturday’s New York Coverage

Isles pick up point in shootout loss to Sabres (New York Post)
Isles’ regular season ends with shootout loss to Sabres (Newsday)
Sabres 2, Islanders 1 (SO) (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery 1 (Buffalo News)
Photo gallery 2 (Buffalo News)

Vanek lifts Sabres over Isles in season finale

‘Buffalo will miss the playoffs for the second straight season and fourth in six years. The Sabres head into the offseason with questions about the futures of general manager Darcy Regier, interim coach Ron Rolston, and Miller, who is entering the final year of his contract.’

Sabres forward Jochen Hecht retires

”’The last few weeks, I kind of decided, or we, my family, decided to go back and start our life in Germany,” Hecht said. ”That’s where we want to go back.”’