That might have been the poorest game we have played, Ruff said. We did not have a chance of generating with the way our defense played.
Archives for December 10, 2002
'The attendance of 9,966 was the smallest in HSBC Arena history.'
'…gave the Senators their first win in Buffalo since December 30, 1998.'
'Asked what would happen if Mark Hamister and partner Todd Berman couldn't finalize their purchase of the team within a 45-day exclusive bargaining period, Bettman said Tuesday he was getting positive feedback. “From everything I'm hearing from the lawyers, everybody is progressing and doing the things they need to be doing to move this along,'' he said.'
''"There are a variety of reasons why a person may not be a season-ticket holder, but would love to come to five or six games a year if the package included a bus with a nice meal and a safe return to their community. I think you'll find we're going to custom-plan our marketing to the needs of the fans."''
'"I do believe this is going to get turned around. I believe we have a pretty good hockey club here. That doesn't mean there aren't things to improve on. Hopefully, we'll be able to get some things done in the way of trades that are going to help us in some areas."'
'County Executive Joel A. Giambra said he has asked to see both Hamister's and Golisano's proposals "to compare apples to apples" before he makes any decision regarding a commitment of county dollars to the team. "I just put in a call to Tom Golisano to ask him to share with me a copy of his proposal," Giambra said. "I am not prepared to commit one penny of public dollars until I see both proposals."'
'"A piece from about here down had to be sewn back on," said Ruff, pointing to the outside edge of his ear, about two-thirds from the bottom. "Then he had a deep laceration on the back of his head. It wasn't like it was a clean tear. It's jagged, and there's a few pieces missing there, too. "They sewed what they could back on. It's not pretty, but it looks like an ear now again."'
'RW Marian Hossa has 13 goals and 10 assists in his last 16 games.'
'Botterill, whose 14 goals are second-most in the AHL, was promoted on Monday while defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick was returned to the Amerks after a two-week recall. Botterill is expected to play tonight against the Ottawa Senators at HSBC Arena in Buffalo. The fifth-year veteran left winger played four NHL games last season with the Calgary Flames, scoring one goal.'