'"I received a phone call from Dougie the week after and he left a message on my phone," Varada told the Buffalo News. "I admire that he did that. I'm not going to reveal what he said, but he didn't say any bad stuff."'
Archives for November 16, 2001
'"It's not that he's playing bad, but you need the big save," Ruff said.'
'Both Rhett Warrener and Dmitri Kalinin are experiencing delays in returning to action. It will be weeks before either defenseman can play in a game.'
'The Sabres are 7-2 following a loss.'
'Monday's 5-3 Panthers loss to the Sabres at National Car Rental Center contained more accusations of dirty tricks than a South Florida election. The 3 1/2 fights in the last eight seconds was reminiscent of some Don King promotions.'
'"[Barnes] was sort of the heart and soul of our team [in Florida]," Ruff said. "I think you always wanted him to be bigger and…a little stronger, but what he brought to the ice and the energy, he captured the fans' hearts in South Florida."'
'"When guys are going for knees, it's uncalled for," Panthers co-captain Paul Laus said. "The same guy did it twice in one game, and he's a repeat offender. It's not just a penalty. It's a guy's career. But we're not going to focus on going after this guy. Our main objective is to get a win."'