'He is a talented two-way player, an unrestricted free agent, a Buffalo native and he wants to play for the Sabres.'
Archives for June 2003
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'The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Delmore struggled on the defensive end, which might have led to his departure after just two seasons with the Predators. Delmore had a minus-17 rating, third-worst on the team behind Denis Arkhipov and Karlis Skrastins.'
In two full seasons with the Predators, Delmore posted 34 goals and 38 assists for 72 points in 144 games.
'Buffalo Sabres General Manger Darcy Regier today announced the organization has acquired defenseman Andy Delmore from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a third round pick in the 2004 NHL Draft.'
'Delmore scored 18 goals and had 16 assists in 71 games last season. His 14 power-play goals led all NHL defensemen.'
'"Andy is an offensive defenseman who has been one of the most productive blue-liners in the NHL the past couple of seasons," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said. "We feel that he will be a great addition to our power play and significantly enhance our offensive production from the back end."'
'If there is one area MacArthur might want to focus on, it’s defence. His plus-minus rating of -27 is the only sore spot on his current WHL resumé, but he points out it’s not exactly telling of his entire season. “First half I was -25, second half I was minus two, so we turned it around in the second half,” he said. “I want to round off my game, offensively and defensively so I can be a two-way player in the NHL one day. I’m a long ways away yet, but I’ll just keep working hard, go year by year like he (Hartnell) did and maybe something will turn out for me.”'
'Coach Lindy Ruff was pleased with the pick, considering Vanek could be ready to make the jump to the NHL. "He's more mature than some other players, so he's a year closer," Ruff said. "He's playing against older players, and that puts him a step ahead of a lot of other players."'
'Whatever direction, Regier already won. We're in the fourth week of June, the kids are out of school, and we're talking hockey. The picture certainly is prettier than it was a year ago. This might even be the setting for a playoff team.'
'Morrow, who stands 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds, will play hockey at Boston University in the fall. "The first 10 guys drafted have legit chances of playing right away," Morrow said. "The rest are prospects drafted on where they are going to be."'