Archives for June 2013

Setting a foundation

‘GM for a Day Bucky Gleason starts reshaping Sabres roster…’.

Sunday’s Dallas Coverage

First choice or not, Stars should be thanking Buffalo for Lindy Ruff (Dallas Morning News)
While Stars’ playing persona still a little uncertain, Lindy Ruff does have one goal for his club (Dallas Morning News)

Ruff Excited for New Opportunity With Stars

‘I have a lot of great memories here. A lot of great experiences. I think you take those with you.’

Ruff pushes history aside, becomes new Stars coach

‘“I’ve gotten past that,” Ruff said at his introductory news conference in Dallas. “I’m a coach. I want to coach. I think this is an unbelievable opportunity. It all worked out great for Dallas, didn’t work out so good for us back then.”‘

Goalie Enroth knew he was playing for Sabres career in March, not fretting about Miller’s future

‘“Obviously, I care what’s going to happen with Ryan,” said Enroth, who thinks he could handle a 60-game load. “He’s a good friend of mine. I look up to him a lot. I wish him the best. Whatever happens happens. Who knows what’s going to happen? But I try not to worry about that too much right now.”‘

Saturday’s Dallas Coverage

Lindy Ruff attempting rebirth at place that celebrates his greatest loss (Dallas Morning News)
Ruff stresses team effort (Dallas Morning News)
Lindy Ruff officially named Dallas Stars coach (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Stars hire Lindy Ruff as new head coach (Fox Sports Southwest)
Lindy Ruff hired to coach Dallas Stars (AP)
Stars name Lindy Ruff new head coach (The Sports Network)
Stars hire Ruff as coach (The Sports Xchange)
Ruff excited about return to bench with Stars (
Dallas Stars hire Lindy Ruff as 22nd Head Coach in franchise history (

Moving up in draft may be mission impossible

‘The teams picking at the top – Colorado will draft first, followed by Florida, Tampa Bay and Nashville – have little to no desire to move down. They have elite prospects in mind, and they plan to draft them June 30 in New Jersey.’

Ruff appears close to deal to coach Dallas Stars

‘Fourteen years ago this week, Lindy Ruff yelled and screamed as the Dallas Stars grasped the Stanley Cup in front of him. In an interesting twist Thursday, Ruff shook hands with their owner and appeared ready to become their new coach.’

Regier doubtful Sabres will land top pick

‘“We’re exploring all the options,” said Regier, who re-signed backup goalie Jhonas Enroth to a two-year, $2.5 million contract Thursday, according to “We’ll continue to try to move up. But it appears now teams are getting more locked into keeping the pick and making the selection at that place.”‘

Lindy Ruff not the man yet, but if and when he is he will be looked upon as a ‘fantastic’ coach

‘Ruff, 53, would be looked upon as a fantastic coach. He spent the last 15 seasons as head coach of the Sabres and is a familiar commodity in the NHL. Everybody has seen him coach, everybody knows his demeanor, everybody understands how much a part of the Sabres he has been.’

Dallas Stars set to hire Lindy Ruff as head coach

‘“I tell you guys this. People and hockey fans have been asking me, ‘Who are you hiring as a coach?’” Lites told the audience at the chamber lunch. “As I was walking into the garage next to our building at Frisco, to drive here to speak to you, I passed our new head coach in the hallway and shook his hand. Unless something falls completely apart, we’re going to hire Lindy Ruff.”‘

Sabres sign backup G Enroth to 2-year contract

‘Enroth was scheduled to become a restricted free agent before signing on Thursday.’

Buffalo signs Enroth to two-year extension

‘Enroth was selected in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Sabres and was named to the 2011-2012 NHL All-Rookie Team. He has appeared in 53 games for Buffalo, compiling a record of 21-18-10 with a .914 save percentage and a 2.72 GAA.’

Sabres Regier says trading up seems unlikely

‘“I had an opportunity to speak with many of my counterparts and I would characterize the draft and the ability to move in the draft, to move up into those top spots will be extremely difficult if not impossible given the conversations that I have had as recent as yesterday.”‘

Enroth Signs Two-Year Extension

‘Enroth went 4-4-and-2 with a 2.60 goals against average during the shortened 2013 season.’