'"I won't accept it," said McKee, sitting in his HSBC Arena locker stall Saturday afternoon. "I'm as angry as I've ever been being here. I think they know that. I'm pretty (ticked) off right now."'
Archives for November 16, 2003
'"The overtime loss (stinks)," Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said Saturday. "It doesn't matter how you lost, you still feel like you lost. In a game where one team has a higher score than the other team, you lost."'
'"Every game, I have to play like it's my last game," Taylor said. "When you're in my situation you can't take anything for granted. You can't take one shift for granted. I play every shift like it's my last shift, like I'll never play again."'
'“I’m really angry,” McKee said following Buffalo’s practice Saturday at HSBC Arena. “I don’t think my play has warranted being benched for two games. So I’m (mad). I’m really angry. But I’ve just got to come and work hard and all I can do is do what I can do on the ice.” “He’s not happy. I’m not happy, which is the way it should be,” Ruff said.'
'It also turns out there was nothing wrong with the Sabres that a healthy amount of stubborn will and a billionaire on a white horse could not remedy.'
'We do have guys still here, but, if you look around, there have been a lot of changes. Probably not as much as in Pittsburgh, but a lot. In a lot of ways, it's a totally different team. But, in other ways, the makeup is still the same. We still stress going out and playing solid as a group, and we're still not the kind of team that can go out and have success as individuals. We don't have that type of talent. But we like our team. We feel we have a great group.'
'This was the third bad game for this club in its last four. The good news is they somehow picked up four out of eight points along the way. Lindy Ruff called out his five million dollar player for two days before the game. Miroslav Satan responded with another clunker. Satan is in full sulk and it's obviously rubbing off on his linemate and friend Ales Kotalik.'