'Becoming the team's highest-paid player, Satan will earn $3.25 million this season — a hefty raise over the $2.5 million he made last season — and $3.55 million in 2002-03, according to figures released by the NHL Players Association.'
Archives for August 8, 2001
'Miroslav Satan, the Buffalo Sabres' leading scorer last season, on Wednesday was awarded a two-year contract by an arbitrator. Satan, a Group II free agent, became the club's higest paid player and will earn $6.8 million over the next two seasons, ESPN is reporting.'
'"He was the absolute wrong person in the hockey business," Trefilov said. "He doesn't know how to take care of the guys. The bad thing is that he does not even realize what he is doing. He kind of tried to go around the general manager, tried to do his own thing. He was Coach of the Year (in 1997), and nobody wants him because he got this reputation. In the end, he got what he deserved. When I left the team, I told him what goes around, will come around."'
'The Buffalo Sabres have released the schedule for their 2001-02 preseason training camp, which includes sessions in Ontario and South Carolina.'
'Goaltender Tom Askey, 26, was re-signed to backup Mika Noronen again after he finished with a 15-8-4 record and a 2.55 goals against average last season for the Amerks. Defenseman Mario Larocque, 23, has come over from the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.'