The Devils have at times this season looked every bit the dominating team that won the Stanley Cup last spring. Most of the other times, they've just been a solid and consistent club en route to the top spot in their division.
Archives for February 17, 2001
'For example, the Vancouver Canucks, looking to improve up the middle, asked about Peca two weeks ago and gulped when they heard the price tag. That's easy, said Buffalo general manager Darcy Regier. We want your best player. With the Canucks not about to part with Markus Naslund, the conversation ended.'
'Martin Biron's last two outings were disappointing. So on Friday he was sent down to the minors.'
'But lately Afinogenov has been putting together a more complete game, a pleasant trend the Sabres hope continues tonight at 7:30 against the New Jersey Devils in HSBC Arena.'
'When Martin Biron joined the Rochester Americans yesterday for a one-game conditioning assignment, goaltending consultant Jim Corsi passed along one word of advice: spot. And no, he wasn't talking about a dog. It's a reminder of how to approach the game. Square up to the shooter, position yourself, and be on time.'
'Chris Taylor is again nearing the magic number 10 with the Buffalo Sabres. For the Rochester Americans, it could be the tragic number. It means he may not be returning.'