'"Technically, it could have been worse," Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier said. "You can lose three guys. We only lost two."'
Archives for October 4, 2003
'On Feb. 10, the Rangers sent Bouchard to Pittsburgh as part of the eight-player deal that brought Aleksei Kovalev back to New York. Bouchard, 29, played well for the Rangers last season after Brian Leetch had an ankle injury.'
'Bouchard, 29, turned down the Rangers' offer and signed with the Sabres during the summer, but a young Buffalo team left the veteran of 311 NHL games unprotected. After the Rangers lost two players they claimed on waivers Tuesday – Shawn Heins was reclaimed by the Thrashers and Jeff Heerema went to the Blues – Glen Sather decided to scoop up Bouchard, who should compete for the seventh defense spot.'