'The Buffalo Sabres have added some muscle for the stretch run, acquiring defencmeman Brad Brown and a 6th-round pick in 2005 from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 4th-round pick in 2005.'
Archives for March 8, 2004
'Buffalo now stays six points behind the New York Islanders for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Both teams have 14 games remaining on the schedule.'
'Adelphia, on Monday, agreed to sell the station to Entercom for $9 million, about $4 million more than the Rigas family paid for the station in 2000. WNSA-FM, with an all-sports programming format, is primarily known as the home of Buffalo Sabres radio broadcasts.'
'He celebrated a shorthanded goal in Saturday night's triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs by taking off his glove, putting a pretend phone to his ear and saying "Hello, Darcy." "My teammates got a kick out of it," Satan said of the phone stunt.'
'OK, I'll acknowledge that Parrish isn't Satan. Thank goodness. Parrish stands a better chance of showing up every night. I'd take him in Buffalo over Satan in Buffalo for the final 14 games. Several of Satan's teammates wouldn't be heartbroken if he walked out the door. It's addition by subtraction of distraction.'
'"It's a bruised rotator cuff," Zhitnik said. "It's just day by day. It could be a couple days, could be one day, could be three days. It's not a separation or a dislocation. It's just bruised muscles inside. It could have been much worse."'
'Drake gave the Blues a 1-0 lead, but his hit of Alexei Zhitnik into the boards changed the game. The Sabres' top defenseman, Zhitnik left the game after his second shift with of a bruised shoulder. Coach Lindy Ruff said Drake deserved "a major (penalty) and (to get) kicked out of the game." Neither happened, and Buffalo didn't have Zhitnik's 14 power-play points on its point.'
'In the third period, Cajanek deftly set up Demitra for the goal to give the Blues a two-goal lead. A few minutes later, he punctuated his evening with a snazzy, breakaway goal.'
'After the game Satan spoke with Ruff and Regier about his future in a closed-door meeting. “I'm still a Buffalo Sabre,'' Satan said. “It's still up in the air. I don't know what they want to do. You'll have to wait and I'll have to wait.'''
'Lindy Ruff won his first game as an NHL coach against the St. Louis Blues more than six years ago. He hasn't beaten them since.'