‘The winger scored 37 goals and 43 assists for Guelph of the OHL this season. He played for and captained Team Canada at the World Junior Tournament.’
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Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that Daniel Paille has agreed to terms to a three-year NHL entry-level contract. As is club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
‘“We believe that Daniel will bring a great deal of talent and character to our organization,” Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said. (Submitted by: 26CornerBlitz)’
'"This feels like home," Warrener said. "It's where I should be. I loved Buffalo. It was my kind of town, blue collar, good people and hard-working. I like to think that that's the type of hockey I played and the type of person I am. But I'm from Western Canada. If you're not from there, you don't understand."'
'"We got an offer (from Buffalo) and my agency made a counter-offer," Paille said. "They offered something and my agent countered with something. Who knows from there. The main thing is to be patient. I've been patient for two years now so I'm sure one more week won't hurt. I can't do anything now to improve (the offer), the season is over."'
'”It’s funny but Darcy (Regier, the general manager of the parent Buffalo Sabres) was right,” Miller was saying Wednesday night, after the Rochester Americans were knocked out of the Calder Cup playoffs by a 4-1 loss to the Milwaukee Admirals. “You didn’t want to hear it then (that he was being sent to the Amerks) but there were things I needed to learn.”'
'It makes you wonder why the Sabres couldn't find room for a veteran leader and consistent scorer. In 2000, Andreychuk thought he could boost a struggling power play and make a difference on a good team missing a few pieces. Who knows, he thought, maybe they could win it all. Instead, his second stint was basically a disaster.'
'"Everybody knows it was not a goal," Warrener said. "I don't know if now is the time to get into it. Just be honest. [The league] should admit they made a mistake. As far as I'm concerned, I don't think we lost that game."'
'Quinn added that the team will continue planning as if next season will start on time and has made no plans yet to cut staff. Quinn said the only job losses so far have come through attrition, in which employees left after finding opportunities elsewhere.'
'Even more frustrating is knowing the season could have been so much more fulfilling, if not for the amazing play of a 15th-year goalie and one decision in each of the past three games by the referee.'