'"There's some improvements to do," the 23-year-old said. "I need to get defensively a little bit better, play maybe a little harder. It's not always perfect, but you try and you try, and sometimes you get rewarded. It's never enough. You have to keep going, keep going, never stop. I just want to be the best player you can be, the whole season long, all the time."'
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'"We thought in a couple days it'd calm down, but it's still affecting him," said Ruff, who hinted if Briere can't dress he'd move Curtis Brown up from the fourth line to skate with left wing Jochen Hecht and right wing Miroslav Satan. "That's a huge loss for us, but we can move Curtis up the lineup if Danny isn't able to play. There's still a chance he could."'
'The first time I was here, I went from being someone who really was never involved in public things, and it was a controversial time. I was getting thrown into the swimming pool and learning how to swim. Now, I just don't take it too personally. And I don't take it seriously. Business is serious, but I don't think my role in it is necessarily serious. It's not my identity. It's not who I am. It's a great community resource, so I think the resource is more important than my individual role."'
'The line of Elias, Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta has combined for 12 goals and 16 assists in six games.'
Milley is fourth on the Amerks with 29 points (16 goals, 13 assists) in 54 games and is approaching his third 20-goal season in the AHL.
'Since Jan. 25, the Sabres are 9-2-1. They trail the Isles by six points for eighth in the Eastern Conference.'
'With the NHL trade deadline approaching, this week my producer Mike Courtney and I have collaborated to propose a few trades that we think would bolster the Sabres for a stretch drive toward the playoffs.'
‘The Sabres need to get tougher in their own end of the ice if their going reach the post season and have a legitimate chance of getting past the first round. Tom Golisano isn’t accustomed to failure and unless Darcy pulls the trigger on something that improves Buffalo’s chances, he could face Golisano’s firing squad in June.’