'"But if it hadn't been for Dave Andreychuk … he's such an influential guy, he took the rest of the team and accepted what we were doing and he grasped it and he dragged everybody along with him."'
Archives for July 2001
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'Last season, Andreychuk had 20 goals and 33 points in 74 games for Buffalo primarily as a power-play specialist.'
'"Dave Andreychuk is the consummate professional in many ways,"…'
\’But the Sabres also have their share of weak spots: Buffalo desperately needs an experienced back-up goaltender, and the team has done little to shore up its ability to score goals. Unless the largely anonymous corps of forwards can convert its workhorse philosophy into a more potent attack, the Sabres seem destined for another sub-par season up front.\’
'The Buffalo Sabres are going to have the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dominik Hasek for lunch next season.'
OK, Sabres' fans, get out your 2002 year-at-a-glance calendars. For March 13, pencil in this reminder: “Buy throat lozenges.” You'll need them after Detroit Red Wing Dominik Hasek and New York Islander Mike Peca make their returns to Buffalo on March 10 and March 12.
'Personally, I have a hard time seeing these Red Wings being one of the top contenders for the new season.'
Whatever you think of The Dominator, his fifth season as a Buffalo Sabre provided plenty of ammunition for future appraisals — both good and bad.
'Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rhett Warrener is not on track to win a Nobel Prize in medicine. He's no good in a laboratory, and not much help in an operating room, either. He can't do anything to change the Dickensian horror that has colored Carly's past. So he doesn't try. Instead, Warrener took on the role of Honorary Chairman of Carly's Club, a charity founded by Carly and the Collards through the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.'