'Biron made 23 saves for the Sabres, who own just one win in their last 15 games (1-10-3-1).'
Archives for November 2002
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“They can't score.” How many times have fans heard those words used to describe the Buffalo Sabres? But what about the reasons for what seems to be a never-ending problem of lack of goal production from Sabre forwards? A study recently conducted by this writer suggests that one reason may frequently be overlooked. The Sabres can't score because they can't draft scorers.
'From those days of doubt with the Sabres, Andreychuk has cemented his legacy among the greats of the game.'
'More than 8,000 tickets remain for tonight's game. Almost 6,000 are available for Friday's contest against Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins.'
'Former Sabres C Brian Holzinger had an assist Saturday in his return from a broken leg.'
'Lightning assistant coach Craig Ramsay, who spent 22 years with the Sabres as a player, coach and in the front office, said it would be a big blow to the city if the team were to ever leave. “With [Toronto] so close, they have such a natural rivalry,'' Ramsay said. “This is a good hockey city and so many people love the game around here. It would be sad if that were to ever happen.'''
'Buffalo has one win in its last 14 games and has gone 1-10-2-1 during that span.'
'Tampa Bay trails the series 10-24-3-1 and is 6-12-1 at Buffalo, where it hasn't won since March 1999 (0-6).'
'Alexei Zhitnik, the Buffalo Sabres' ice-time leader, will miss at least a week because of a broken bone in his right foot.'
'They know they’re making stupid mistakes. They know they’re not playing as well as they can. They need to get back on track, but they got off the path somewhere back there, and all their effort just carries them further in the wrong direction. It’s called “pressing,” and it’s just as productive as trying to force the kid to understand the homework.'