'The Sabres had scheduled various off-ice activities, including visits to the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre, bowling outings with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Niagara Falls and St. Catharines, and The Standard autograph session at the Pen Centre. Katzman said the club is arranging for Big Brothers and Big Sisters to attend a pre-season game in Buffalo against Ottawa Sept. 21. "We're trying to do some things to make this not such a bitter pill to swallow."'
Archives for September 13, 2001
'Kozlov spent his first 10 NHL seasons with the Wings, winning two Stanley Cups. Some of his first words after the trade indicated he wasn't entirely pleased about coming to Buffalo, telling the Detroit Free Press he would play out his contract this season, sign a qualifying offer for one more and then become an unrestricted free agent the following year. On Wednesday, though, he called the Sabres "the No. 1 organization in the NHL."'
'"I don't think you can stop living over this," Ruff said. "Obviously, there's a lot of meaning in getting back to work and doing what you're doing. We're going to have to carry on."'