'Brown will wear his familiar 37 he had in Buffalo.'
Archives for March 10, 2004
'The Bruins entered this season hoping Jillson would develop into the offensively skilled, defensively sound defenseman they lacked.'
'"Inside the dressing room and in the hockey department, we believe very strongly that we're still in this thing, as evidenced by the trades," General Manager Darcy Regier said. "We could have very easily sold. We believe we can make it."'
'Lastly the Sabres latched onto winger Mike Grier, an older, slightly more offensive (and expensive) version of Vaclav Varada. The Sabres obtained Jakub Klepis in last year's Varada deal, then dealt Klepis in Tuesday's Grier deal. Here they are, a year later, pretty much right back where they started after playing 68 games with neither.'
'Season Series: Sabres lead, 3-0.'
'The Sabres believe playoff experience is vital in the development of young players, which is why they will assign Roy to the Amerks when their season is over.'
'O'Connell said the Bruins weren't disappointed in Jillson's play; they simply were offered a player they coveted. Boyes is a former first-round pick, taken No. 24 overall by Toronto in 2000.'
'Delmore is a somewhat odd case. He had 34 goals the last two years for the Predators – including 18 last season, tying him with Sergei Gonchar and Nicklas Lidstrom for tops among NHL defensemen – but just 2-5-7 totals in 36 games this season for Buffalo. How he'll fit on the B's is questionable, since Gonchar and Jiri Slegr already fit the “offensive defenseman'' mold, and for Delmore to play, he'll have to supplant an established player.'
'"Mike will bring a veteran presence," said Fee. "He's a high-class individual on and off the ice and will teach the younger players there what it means to compete every night."'
'The cause for concern with the Bruins with regard to Jillson's development was his contract situation. If Boston decided to send him to Providence, he would have had to clear waivers, so that was an unlikely scenario.'