'Sabres left-winger Jochen Hecht might be gone for the duration of the season after aggravating a wrist injury.'
Archives for February 20, 2003
' If the Sabres keep losing defensemen at their current rate, the tollbooth attendants on the New York State Thruway from Rochester to Buffalo will know Rory Fitzpatrick by name. A rash of injuries to Sabres defensemen has necessitated Fitzpatrick's recall from the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans four times this season. This time he might have to stay.'
'"I can't be happy with this season because the main picture is how the team is doing. We are on the bottom of the league right now, and I don't think anybody in this dressing room can be happy with that. When I look at the individual things it's an OK season for me. But I wish I was having a better season so I could maybe help the team even more."'
'"(John) Rigas, to me, was a very undisciplined businessman," Quinn said. "I always went away wondering what he was talking about. Tom is very, very businesslike. He has a very sharp mind. He sees things and asks, "Can I improve something; can I make money, make it a better product?' "'
'"We needed a win and that's why I decided to use three forwards in the 4-on-4 situation," Julien explained. "Unfortunately, we had the turnover and they came back and scored."'
'The bankrupt Sabres have the worst record in the NHL and have fallen off the radar in western New York. A visit by the Canadiens usually brings an influx of fans from Canada, but there were large blocks of empty seats.'