He was rumored to be on the trading block. He was saddled with injuries, one of which kept him from playing in the very last game at Memorial Auditorium. He was bombarded with an average of 38 shots a night, the most of his Sabre career. But in the end, The Dominator emerged, as always, unscathed, still a Sabre — an even richer one at that — and for the first time an NHL All-Star.
Archives for July 8, 2001
'It's the new millennium, folks. They're all mercenaries and they have been for quite a while. The best of them come to play a few years for the Sabres or Bills, and then they go. Deal with it.'
'He took the "Dominator" nickname to a new level in the whirlwind weekend that abruptly brought an end to his Sabres' career. "Dictator" might be the term some prefer.'