'Tallinder has been one of the pleasant surprises in an often-unpleasant season.'
Archives for January 30, 2003
'"He really wasn't feeling that well," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He saw the doctors the other night and the doctors saw him again the next day, and initially we thought maybe just one game, but it looks like the Tuesday game also."'
'The Sabres are winless in their last five games against St. Louis (0-3-2).'
'With the latest deadline now only four days away for Hamister to complete an agreement to buy the Sabres, neither that deal nor Hamister's request for government aid seems close to being resolved, several sources said Wednesday. And Hamister has admitted his increasing concerns about the process.'
'"I think everybody's shocked," Lever said. "I think that's what's happened to the team. It's easy to say it didn't effect them, but you just have to look at the way they're playing now. They started off strong. I think they just couldn't dig themselves out of reading all those negative reports."'
'Buffalo has the worst record in the NHL at 15-24-7-3. It has scored a league-low 108 goals, though it is 11th in the league in goals allowed with 128.'