'It was the second time in two meetings with the Sabres this season that Mogilny was the undeniable first star.'
Archives for December 1, 2002
'"Rory's a very fit defenseman. He's strong. He's got good mobility. I think that's why you look at him and you see the way he plays and you think, "Boy, he doesn't hurt your club at all.' And he doesn't hurt your club."'
'Connections and money – they can go a long way in this town.'
If his personality matches that of his dad, Sabres fans will be the beneficiaries of a Hamister-Berman tandem that will engender a great deal of good will and, one hopes, produce a fine product on the ice.
Tonight was ugly (just like some of their recent victories), but sometimes ugly wins games.
And while there have been few rumblings in Western New York that his job might be in jeopardy, Ruff is speaking like a man who knows the end might be just around the corner.
I always felt it was not the Lindy Ruff I knew, said Woolley, who played for the Florida Panthers when Ruff was an assistant coach there. I saw a lot of older guys get driven out of there. You look at Dougie (Gilmour) and Andy (Dave Andreychuk), guys that came with a lot of expectations and great attitudes, leaving miserable and not liking the game.
'A methodical 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres marked their first three-game winning streak of the season.'
'The Sabres thought they scored midway through the period when the puck fell behind Belfour, but the replay showed the puck never crossed the line. However, the Sabres had to wait almost three minutes to find out it wasn't a goal as play continued without a whistle after the close call.'
'Hamister's business plan to revive the Sabres has three primary components: market the club to cities beyond greater Buffalo such as Rochester, N.Y., Syracuse, N.Y., and Erie, Pa.; fill HSBC Arena with as many events as possible; and achieve business synergies among the Sabres, Bandits and Arena Football League's Buffalo Destroyers, also owned by Hamister, such as selling joint sponsorships.'