Finally, a week that was only about hockey. Sabres fans, weary of the constant lack of ownership and bankruptcy news, finally could concentrate on what was happening on the ice instead of off-ice matters. Lindy Ruff finally broke Scotty Bowman's team record of most wins, but outside of that, it was the same old story for the Sabres.
Archives for March 22, 2003
'That's where McMorrow comes in. With enforcer Rob Ray traded to Ottawa, the Sabres need someone to help Eric Boulton in case things get out of hand. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound McMorrow was the obvious choice.'
'D Bryan McCabe has been fined twice by the NHL in the past week ($1,000 for diving and $200 for a gross misconduct).'
'"People there (at WGR) have a relationship with the (new) ownership," Koshinski said. He noted that Golisano's initial proposal to buy the Sabres was handed to WGR staffers. "We'll see if they can live under the same type of scrutiny as we did," Koshinski said. He said being in common ownership with the Sabres might have led Empire to do more positive stories on the team.'
'The key to beating the Sabres: Toronto's cast of dumb-penalty takers will be pleased to learn that they can rack-up all the minutes they want against Buffalo. The Sabres' 13.3% success rate with the man advantage is fourth worst in the league.'
'The Sabres, whom the Leafs play tonight, learned a lesson. They might be winning less but they're also whining less. And — surprise, surprise — life among the zebras has become easier.'