'Former Buffalo Sabres coach Ted Nolan will speak on "Having a Vision and a Dream" at 6 p.m. next Wednesday in the Assembly Hall of Campbell Student Union at Buffalo State College as part of the college's April Native American Heritage Celebration.'
Archives for April 2003
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'''I am comfortable with them but, ultimately, we'll see where it goes,'' said Regier, following year-end meetings with his players, after the Sabres completed their regular season out of playoff contention last weekend.'
'For PR reasons, firing Regier and bringing in an outsider might make sense, but it’s only a temporary improvement as I see it.'
'"I think every day that goes by, I'm probably oriented to a larger percentage [of ownership] than I was before," he said Monday. "I believe it has gotten more important to me."'
I guess there is a lot of rumors about turning this organization around, said Sabres leading scorer Miroslav Satan, who is eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer. And if everybody is going to be serious about it, I definitely want to be part of it.
It was an unexpected and much appreciated end to what most feel was the Buffalo Sabres worst season in history. The team may have posted worst records, but considering the turmoil in trying to secure a new owner to keep the team in Buffalo along with the poor performance on the ice, and Sabres fans are already looking forward to next season. They may have gotten a glimpse of the future when the Sabres unexpectedly skated on the ice for their last game against the New Jersey Devils with their original home uniforms. It was greeted by a standing ovation and by just seeing the old blue and gold uniforms was well worth the price of admission.
'…the league contacted CCM's plant just outside Montreal on the morning of April 4 and asked it had enough backstock of Sabres' home uniforms and matching socks. The company had the jerseys, although they had to be lettered and numbered. As for the 50 or so pairs of socks, those had to be made that day…By the end of the day, the jerseys and socks were en route to Toronto and were snuck into HSBC Arena about 11:30 p.m. that night. With the Sabres on the road in Boston, few knew what was in store.'
'"There seems to be excitement in the city still," Sabres center Adam Mair said. "It's been really fun. Just having the ownership in place and knowing there's a good feeling around the team and around the community – it gives us hope."'
'The Sabres walked out of their dressing room in HSBC Arena, and 17,845 jaws dropped. Buffalo players were wearing the much-beloved blue-and-gold uniforms of the team's first 26 seasons. It wasn't just unexpected. It was downright shocking. And it received one of the loudest and most spine-tingling cheers of the season. "Going out there," defenseman Brian Campbell said, "the fans put shivers down me."'
'The tie gave the Devils a point in 11 consecutive games (6-0-4-1), following a 4-2 loss to Philadelphia on St. Patrick's Day.'