Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier is no stranger to the unpredictable nature of the NHL Entry Draft, having been involved in numerous drafts during his 20+ year professional hockey administrative career. Under Regier's direction, the Sabres have drafted potential superstars such as winger and Memorial Cup winner Derek Roy, defenseman Dmitri Kalinin and Hobey Baker recipient Ryan Miller. With the 2004 Draft looming later this month, Darcy Regier will answer questions submitted to Sabres.com.
Archives for June 3, 2004
'Will Daniel Paille start next season in Rochester?
"Well it really depends on a bunch of different things. If he has a tremendous off-season and a great camp you would make those decisions. It always seems advantageous to have a player start (in Rochester). It really depends on how he looks in camp and through preseason."'
I do not know why it did not work out, he said. Maybe they just did not have the money to spend and they did not want to spend it in that area. I loved Rochester though. I liked all the guys. I…would have loved to have played there. But that is the way it works, I guess. I never got the idea (Buffalo) had much interest in signing me.which is fine. It happens all the time in this business.