'If there was one thing that Tim Connolly wanted to do in training camp, it was to make a good first impression. According to all reports through the Buffalo Sabres first five days of training camp, Connolly succeeded.'
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'Ray expects his role with the team to be pretty much unchanged in providing leadership to the up-and-coming Sabres stars. "It's something older guys, we take pride in," said Ray, who has seen the club part with veteran players like Dave Andreychuk and Doug Gilmour over the summer months. "It's not just on the ice, it's off the ice and away from the arena, helping guys take care of things." He signed a one-year contract with the Sabres in July and wouldn't have it any other way. "It keeps you on your toes," he said.'
'"It's a big step for me," he said. "I'm just going to go down there and work hard and go up and down the wing, bump and grind and hopefully put the puck in a few times. My goal is just to go out there, feel 100 percent and have no regrets out there."'