'Martin won't travel on a regular basis with the team but will attend team practices here a couple of times a week, and do video study of some players. Also, he will keep tabs and offer specialized instruction to all players in the organization.'
Archives for September 23, 2003
Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff announced today Rick Martin, one of the franchise’s all-time great players, will join the Sabres coaching staff this season as a skill development coach. In this capacity, Martin will work with various Sabres individually on offensive skills, particularly on shooting.
'The Sabres are going their own way from others in the NHL. First Lindy Ruff hired Jim Corsi to be a full time goaltending coach. Now, they've gone into Buffalo Sabres past hiring Rick Martin to be a part time skills development coach. No team in the NHL has that kind of specialty coach. Martin is second all time on the Sabres goal scoring list with 382 goals. Martin scored 50 goals twice and had 49 another year.'