'Archambault represents Buffalo's J.P. Dumont, a restricted free agent. Last week, Archambault accused the Sabres of insulting Dumont by offering him the standard 10 percent qualifying offer over his 2000-01 salary of $875,000. He called it "ridiculous." He suggested the team had "laughed at" Dumont. He demanded "respect" and said Dumont was ready to sit out training camp if he didn't get a contract commensurate with his status as Buffalo's second-leading scorer. But by Thursday, Archambault was already backing off. Reached in Montreal, he described the situation as a "misunderstanding" and said he was looking forward to meeting with Sabres management.'
Archives for August 25, 2001
'This fall, the organization will launch the Buffalo Sabres-Oxygen Icebreakers Program to encourage the growth of girls hockey in Western New York. "This is the first organized program that any NHL team has done with girls hockey," said John Cimperman, Sabres executive vice president for integrated marketing. "What we want to do is basically throw gasoline on what we see as a small fire in women's hockey. We want to really get behind it and support it."'