'Defenseman Rhett Warrener and forward Chris Gratton accepted qualifying offers from the Buffalo Sabres and agreed to one-year deals Wednesday. Defenseman Brian Campbell, who spent part of last season in the minors, also accepted his offer.'
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'The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday re-signed center Chris Gratton and defensemen Rhett Warrener and Brian Campbell. Terms were not disclosed.'
'Chris Gratton would like to negotiate a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. However, the 27-year-old from Brantford expects to sign a $2-million US, one-year qualifying offer from the Sabres today.'
'The young center on Tuesday agreed to accept the Buffalo Sabres' qualifying offer of one season at about $1.128 million. The salary figure is a 10 percent raise over the $1.025 he made in 2001-02.'
'You can promise, and deliver, honest value for honest pay and treat the people you deal with and who work for you the way you hope to be treated. Or you can go around trying to screw everybody. From most accounts, John Rigas built his empire the first way. The way most older, up-by-the-bootstraps entrepreneurs go about it. But he made three mistakes. He fathered sons. He sent them to Wharton and Harvard to learn the second management strategy. Then he gave them the keys.'
'The contract gives Connolly a 10 percent raise over the $1.025 million he made last season.'