'I think the goaltender position is always the most challenging because it is the key to every teams success. This challenge isn’t just with the Sabres, but each NHL team. If you look at the Stanley Cup Finals, both Khabibulin and Kiprusoff played integral roles in their teams success. You always have to keep in mind that your best forward plays 20 minutes a game while your best defenseman plays 25 to 30 minutes a night, but the goaltender plays 60 minutes. It is also far and away the most difficult position to play.'
Archives for June 18, 2004
'Should Buffalo Sabres assistant coach Scott Arniel choose to pursue the vacant head coaching job with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, then Cunneyworth said he’s “absolutely” interested in taking his place on Ruff’s staff. ”It’s a level I eventually want to be at and it would be quite enjoyable,” said Cunneyworth, who has been the Rochester Americans head coach the past four seasons and is under contract for next season.'
'Defense is an area the Sabres need to address. Six defensemen are about to become restricted free agents while two others will be unrestricted.'