Miroslav Satan steps away from the left-wing wall near the goal line and has a clear pathway to the front of the net. All that's missing is a red carpet.
Archives for February 2, 2001
Inside — really inside — the Numbers in the wake of the Sabres' 4-2 loss to the Lightning. 1: Goals by Sabres' defensemen in the last 22 games
'General Manager Darcy Regier is about to experience a climatic aberration. He'll be the first guy to go from Florida to Buffalo in February and feel like someone turned up the heat. And the kettle is whistling heartily after the Sabres fell to the lowly Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2, in the sparsely filled Ice Palace.'
'Matthew Barnaby got his wish. The former disgruntled Buffalo Sabres became a former disgruntled Pittsburgh Penguin Thursday when Team Mario sent him to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for ex-Sabre Wayne Primeau.'
'Stu Barnes and Doug Gilmour scored second-period goals 54 seconds apart for the Sabres, who have lost five of six.'
'The team that lost a league-worst 10 straight and traded center Wayne Primeau to Pittsburgh hours before beat Buffalo 4-2 before an announced 12,610 at the Ice Palace. Tampa Bay has its first winning streak since December.'
'The All-Star break came at the right time for the Buffalo Sabres.'
'"Teams go through slumps. There's no reason and no excuse for losing," Sabres defenseman Rhett Warrener said. "We're paid to win. We're going to have to start concentrating more."'
'The team holds a $9.5 million option on Hasek for next season. But he hasn't indicated whether he would even want to come back for that season.'