'In fact, the Sabres — despite their youth between the pipes — allowed a respectable 219 goals last year. And now, with an upgrade in offense, the Sabres appear poised to make a move up the Eastern Conference standings. (Submitted by: Sabrefan81)
Archives for August 10, 2003
'Whether new ownership is winning back the public after two nonplayoff seasons and the Rigas fiasco is harder to gauge. Golisano resisted any temptation to clean house in the hockey department, retaining Regier and coach Lindy Ruff while bringing back Quinn, the former team president. Three rugged and popular players – Stu Barnes, Vaclav Varada and Rob Ray – were moved before last season's trade deadline. Tough defenseman Rhett Warrener, a top candidate to inherit the captaincy, was dealt in the Drury trade.'