'That means that Tallinder will battle the other six for a spot on the team. Of the six, the two that seem to be on the bubble would be Woolley and Campbell. There will be several other rookie defensemen getting their shot as well.'
Archives for August 27, 2002
'The Mighty Ducks are talking with the Buffalo Sabres about acquiring center Chris Gratton.'
Will the new owner, the league and the fans drive new life into the team? It is a bet worth taking; the real gamble is whether the product on the ice will warrant the 11th-hour efforts on this one-time Cinderella.
'"I believe that Ryan is the best goaltender to ever play college hockey."'
'Will Michigan State goaltender Ryan Miller someday make Buffalo Sabres fans forget about Dominik Hasek?'
'"I totally expected from the time I took the job that he wouldn't be back," Comley said.'
'"I think very much it was a dollar-and-cents issue," Comley said. "But it was a no-brainer. They had to sign him."'
'"You look at his achievements and it tells us as an organization he's ready to turn pro," Regier said.'
'Alan Maislin, one of the chief financial backers of the Bassin group, said Monday they were in the final stages of funneling the capital into one account. That account information will then be presented to the NHL as part of the bidding process.'
'"Ted Nolan is a winner, and the people of Buffalo know he won there,'' Bassin said. "We went to three straight (Memorial Cups) together, and when you consider our players graduate, that's incredible. Who else to come in here and speak, and let the people in Erie get to know him.'''