'"There are a lot of special stories in the book and a lot of them we drew from right here," [Pat LaFontaine] said Wednesday on a whirlwind tour of Western New York to promote Companions in Courage, Triumphant Tales of Heroic Athletes (Warner Books, hardcover, $23.95).'
Archives for February 8, 2001
'His first goal since Jan. 12 had just powered past Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro, giving the Sabres a 2-1 overtime victory. "I was really happy we won the game; it was an important game for us," Afinogenov said. "For sure, it's a very important goal for me, too."'
'He's been the best player on the ice among the Sabres for most of the season, but an interview with Stu Barnes, even under the best of circumstances, is like phoning the electronic teller at your bank.'
'He spends his free time these days in Connecticut, where he owns a fledgling home renovation company that already has refurbished five houses, including his own.'
February must be "streak-buster" month. One night after the Sabres got goals from three players in terrible scoring slumps,"Mad Max" broke a nine-game schneid with one of his most dominating outings in recent memory.
'Rick DiPietro continued to be the best player on the ice for the Islanders and yet continued his career-opening winless streak.'
'Peca, a restricted free agent who made $1.6 million last season, last month turned down a four-year offer for $11.5 million that tops out at $3.25 million in the last season. A Selke Award winner two seasons ago as the league's top defensive forward, Peca has drawn interest from many teams around the league, including the Islanders.'
'After losing five of six entering the All-Star break, the Sabres have won two straight.'
'After limping into the All-Star break, the Buffalo Sabres have gotten well at the expense of their intrastate rivals.'