'Connolly has had headaches again and is back to square one.'
Archives for November 3, 2003
'"It is going to be very tough," Ruff said of the eventual roster adjustments. "You can't say that after a month where you look at the schedule and had seven on the road and four at home, and you come out of that 6-5, that those guys didn't put the work in and weren't a big part of the reason why we won."'
'Buffalo is the Rodney Dangerfield of American cities, and it pays the price in insults from the mouths of smug Torontonians. Examples: "Hey, is this where they filmed Planet of the Apes?" "Brett Hull: legal goal! Tennessee Titans: legal lateral!" That old standby as we head back to our cars for the trek back to Canada via the Peace Bridge: "Yeah, yeah — your team won. But at least we get to go home to Toronto. You have to live here."'
'So far, there are no plans to honor LaFontaine, though a large group of Sabres' alumni is expected to be present in Toronto.'
'As it turned out, shuffling off to Buffalo wasn't really so bad for Lafontaine. He ended up on a line with a young Mogilny, and the two started tearing up the league. In their first year together, Lafontaine had 46 goals and 93 points, while Mogilny had 39 goals and 84 points, and then in 1992-93, Mogilny scored 76 times while his center chipped in with 53 goals and 95 assists for 148 points.'