'Coming into this season, the Sabres have at least eight defensemen, including Woolley, that could make the team. Besides Woolley they include Alexei Zhitnik, James Patrick, Dmitri Kalinin, Jay McKee, Rhett Warrener, Brian Campbell and Henrik Tallinder. It is no hidden secret that Ruff will keep seven defensemen. That could make somebody expendable.'
Archives for September 2, 2002
'"He deserves credit for exerting a calming influence on a volatile situation," said Gary Bettman, National Hockey League commissioner.'
'Imagine that: Cities such as Nashville, Atlanta and Columbus can sell more season tickets than a hockey hotbed like Buffalo, a league member for 32 years. Given the economic state of this area, however, that's reality. So, too, is the fact that the Rigas downfall has, at least partially, stripped away the trust many fans had in the organization.'