'Woolley, who is making $1.4 million this season, had three assists in 14 games for the Sabres, who are last in the Northeast Division at 3-9-3, 14 points behind first-place Boston.'
Archives for November 13, 2002
Defenseman Jason Woolley, blamed for the Buffalo Sabres’ ineffective power play, was placed on waivers Wednesday.
'The 33-year-old Woolley has 57 goals and 196 assists in 548 career games. He was acquired from Pittsburgh in September 1997 for a fifth-round pick in the 1998 draft.'
THE BIG PICTURE Screw the franchise-record 12-game winless streak the Sabres are quickly closing in on. After Tuesday night's 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins, their fourth in a row, the Sabres are approaching the team's low-water mark for most consecutive losses, seven.
'The Sabres' largest home crowd of the season serenaded the team with boos for almost the entire game.'
'Later in the afternoon meeting, Bettman confirmed that he had met with both Hamister and Golisano earlier in the day. "I met with Mark in Jeremy Jacobs' office, and I met with Tom in Rochester…".'
'Attendance has fallen . But with the Sabres no longer papering the house, it's amounted to just a 3 percent decrease in revenue.'
'Historically, Bruins-Sabres games have been ugly, grinding, sweaty, and sometimes bloody affairs, and this one was no different.'
'The Bruins lost forward Mike Knuble with about 8:30 left when he was crushed by Buffalo defenseman Rhett Warrener. Knuble was light-headed and went to the bench, but said after the game he was fine.'
'The game was an uneven affair from the get-go. Thornton (Nos. 7 and 8) scored just 21 seconds into the game, but that was the high point of the first period for the B's. J.P. Dumont tied the game off a turnover and the Sabres, who owned an 11-5 shot advantage in the period and 37-20 in the game, could have had a commanding lead if not for Shields. "He saved us in the first,'' said Thornton.'