'The goal creases in Finland could have a Buffalo flavor the next few weeks.'
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'Martin Biron and Ryan Miller will both represent their countries at the World Hockey Championship in Finland, which begins Saturday and ends on May 11.'
The Sabres now appear to have a semblance of direction. They must first decide where they are going and who will take them there.
“By no means is this a negative or are we thumbing our noses at Canada,” Sabres vice-president of communications Mike Gilbert said. “It’s just the opposite. We plan on doing more (in Canada) than has ever been done in the past. The new ownership feels we’ll be able to have more resources to spend in Canada by not having an office there. The Canadian market is extremely important.”'
'Sabres' Fan Appreciation Day this year was like waking up from a restless dream.'
'The former Sabres coach was invited to speak in Buffalo as part of Buffalo State College's monthlong Native American Heritage Celebration. Nolan, an Ojibway Indian, had no hesitations in returning to a familiar place, six years after he and the Sabres parted ways over a contract dispute.'
'The Sabres went into 2002-03 with an enviable group of young goalies, yet ended their season without a No. 1 – mostly because Noronen finally started showing why he was twice selected as the Hockey News' minor-league prospect of the year.'
'Also losing their jobs Monday, several sources confirmed, were Joe Guarnieri, senior director of broadcast and production services, and Jeff Holbrook, administrative assistant coach.'
'The two let go are Ron Bertovich, administrative vice president, and Christye Peterson, the team's vice president of marketing.'
'"Tom Golisano rejuvenated the locker room," McKee said. "The difference from now and one year ago is enormous."'