'"It's tough to swallow," center Curtis Brown added. "We feel we're better than them."'
Archives for December 5, 2003
'"I couldn't be happier," Briere said. "For my career, it was the best thing that ever happened, no doubt about it. You come here and they want you to assume more leadership than what was expected in Phoenix. They give you more responsibility. You become the go-to guy. As a hockey player, that's what you want."'
'The loss was a big let down to Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff. “You battle back and tie up the game and end up losing. There should be a lot of disappointment and frustration,'' Ruff said in his postgame comments.'
'"It's uncanny how many big goals he scores for us," Francis said. "We're going to have to start nicknaming him 'Money' because when the game's on the line, he comes through."'
'Briere, on his former team: ''I'm not one of those guys that wants to see them lose or get killed. I was a part of that team for six years, and I still want them to win. I watch them on TV and I cheer for them."'