The Bruins have plodded along, always staying within smelling distance of the playoffs but not getting close enough to secure the taste yet.
Archives for March 6, 2001
'And that's not the worst part. With the fate of tonight's scheduled game (7, Empire, 107.7 FM & 1330 AM) at the FleetCenter still up in the bitterly cold air, the Sabres could wind up stranded in Boston, unable to fly home after eight days of trapsing around North America.'
'Brian Burke of the Vancouver Canucks was seething after a weekend report on Hockey Night in Canada suggested he may be close to trading Brendan Morrison and Bryan Allen to the Buffalo Sabres for Mike Peca…Published reports in Buffalo indicated there have been talks between the clubs, with the Canucks willing to part with Peter Schaefer and Matt Cooke for Peca.'
'"I know I can work with anybody who wants to hire me. I just need the chance," Nolan said. "But I've heard my name mentioned before and it didn't work out. I don't want to get overly excited, but if (Milbury) wants to talk, there's no question I'd be interested."'
'Nolan believes that teams might have steered clear of him because of rumors that he pleaded with Sabres brass to fire GM John Muckler. Nolan vehemently denies the accusations.'
'The former Buffalo Sabres coach yesterday received a glowing endorsement from a friend and former player, as well as former Islander, Pat LaFontaine, who yesterday said "anyone who picks up a Ted Nolan would have a tremendous, tremendous asset for their organization."'