'"I was expecting (the pace) to be faster, but it's definitely faster than I expected it to be," said Paille, who wore No. 25 on the Sabres' white team. "I was a little nervous early on, but after the first period I settled down and I think I held my own after that."'
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'"I've gone through Rochester and gone through being a backup," said Biron, a 25-year-old native of St. Charles, Que. "Hard work got me to where I am now, so I have to keep doing it the same way."'
'"No question there's going to be a learning process," McKee said Friday morning after practice at Jack Gatecliff Arena where the Sabres held their first workout of training camp. "Guys play 25 years of hockey and to change up something they've been doing their whole lives, there's going to be a period of adjustment."'
'The Sabres opened camp Friday in Jack Gatecliff Arena with 52 players, some eager to erase the sting of missing the playoffs last season and others ready to earn a roster spot and ensure the postseason becomes a reality this year. Mair is one of the latter.'
'In reality there might be one forward spot open, with second-year center/ winger Ales Kotalik and third-year right winger Norm Milley the two players who will be given the longest look.'