'Asked if it was the best deal Buffalo could get, he replied, "That's a good question. Given the deals that were on the table yesterday, you really had to take a step back and wonder what they were doing by not seriously considering some of the [other] offers. . . . Some of the other offers out there were as good as the Islander offer, or perhaps better, depending on people's opinions. These were offers that were serious. They weren't marginal offers at all. There were a lot of teams that really wanted Michael Peca."'
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