'''The reality is that the players that are here are capable of doing a lot more than what we have been doing,'' Regier said. ''If we can find a way to improve the hockey club, we will do that. But the emphasis is on getting this team back to where it can be.'''
Archives for December 17, 2003
'Paille, who already was captain of the Storm, was named captain of Canada's entry at the World Junior Hockey Championships.'
'Although the Storm has a history of its players making the Canadian junior team, Paille, a first-round draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres in 2002, is just the second to wear the captain's C.'
'"We got one goal and thought it would be an easy game after that."'
'"There is no doubt (Golisano is) not happy with the guy," said one source who asked that his name not be used. "He feels almost misled about him."'
'“It’s been that way since the Stanley Cup was first up for grabs, since they skated on lakes and ponds,” Miller said. “My dad explained it completely when I was 8 years old. No matter how well you play, when you lose the game, you’re going to get the blame. It’s not always right, it’s not always proper, but I accepted it, being the scapegoat. ‘Scapegoat’ might as well be our middle name.”'
'It was a solid win for the Penguins, who dominated play despite the narrow margin of victory.'
'Asked if he thought the Sabres had scored, Caron couldn't hide a slight smile. "I didn't really know because it hit my glove," he said. "I didn't know if my glove was in the goal. I was just hoping it wasn't in."'
'The Sabres have been through bankruptcy courts and two years of losing. Likewise, the Penguins' precarious financial plight has forced them to give away most of their high-priced players and have not been a playoff contender since.'
'The victory was the Penguins' second in two games against Buffalo this season and raised their record to 8-16-4-2. It also stretched the Sabres' losing streak to six.'