'Warrener, one of Buffalo's most dependable defensemen, was held out of practice Wednesday. He was initially injured during last week's 4-2 loss to Vancouver, but went on to play two more games. The game against Vancouver was his first after missing 10 games with a broken bone in his left foot.'
Archives for February 12, 2003
'Fitzpatrick is expected to fill in for promising rookie Henrik Tallinder, who's listed as day-to-day with a high ankle sprain.'
'It was the fifth time Buffalo lost when tied after two periods (6-5-2-1). The Sabres have six losses when leading after two, including three in overtime.'
'"Here's a guy who could be the new Sabres owner, and we've treated him like a trailer-park relative," one local business official said.'
'"Hopefully, the Sabres' situation will be resolved and we'll get a better price on the properties," Gallagher told the Common Council's Finance Committee on Tuesday. "We all hope the Sabres will be there come next October, and I'm sure we'll get a much higher price."'
'Golisano has taken some heat for taking his time working up a new offer, but let’s be real. When a team is more than $200 million in debt, plays in a league where half the teams lose money (even the good ones) and is facing another bitter labor dispute — where one owner, Chicago’s Bill Wirtz, said he wouldn’t buy even his own team — well, who’s calling the shots here?'
'Bankrupt Buffalo, winless in seven games and holding as many total victories (15) as the Blues now have on the road…'
'"I know that when we're getting close to having new ownership in here, it's limited the moves we can make because you're affecting what's being sold," said Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff. "We're somewhat limited in what we can do."'
'“We're still finding ways not to win games,'' Sabres defenseman James Patrick said. “That was the difference tonight. They capitalized.'' Rhett Warrener agreed. “That's a good lead,'' he said. “It should be enough. We've proven this year that we're capable of blowing it.'''
'"It's just a lack of taking advantage of our opportunities to put the team away," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. "You aren't going to play a perfect game, and I think that we gave up very few scoring chances in the game. We made a big mistake on the last goal and it ended up going into the net, but we should have had the team down and out."'