'"In the last couple weeks, the atmosphere has been so much better," Ruff said. "The confidence that Marty has given the team in his last four or five starts is . . . a lot of guys in the room believe we can keep pushing up. That atmosphere has been tremendous around here."'
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'"It's amazing," Briere said. "If I look back a year ago and the way things were going in Phoenix, it's quite a change. I was struggling. It wasn't going that well in Phoenix. Nothing seemed to be working."'
'The Sabres have allowed one power-play goal in their last seven games.'
'"I'd like to have them build it and I'll run it," he said. "There's probably some compromise in there somewhere, but I think it would make sense for Tom Golisano's group to own it."'
'Bang for the Buck — Sabres 35th and Bills 67th.'
Working as a colour analyst on Buffalo TV broadcasts, Ray said he is only 3 lbs. above his playing weight.
'Sabres goaltender Martin Biron says the decision to give the C to #48 is a wise one…"Danny's a guy with a lot of poise, lot of attitude and character. When things don't go well, he sure makes statements…and when things go well he strives for more," says Biron.'
'''It's quite an honor,'' he said. ''And it's a lot more fun to be nominated when you're still in the hunt, when you're playing for a reason.'''