He is still progressing. He has certainly gotten better, Regier said, adding that Connolly is working out under the teams supervision. But concussions are a very gray area and you have to have a comfort level going forward.
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I don’t think it’s any secret that all things being equal, our preference would be to acquire a defenseman. The draft varies from year to year. I think if you look at 1998, the number is somewhere over 80 percent of those first-round selections are playing in the National Hockey League and you can have years in which it’s under 50 percent.
Although no official information has yet been released, the announcement will pertain to something unprecedented in Sabres’ history relating to the ticketing plan for next season.
The Slovakian honor was decided by a fan poll by Slovakian natives in which Satan received the most votes out of 10 nominees. The “Golden Puck” was bestowed on the Topolcany native at a festival in Bratislavia on June 19.
"If I had to chose one guy, considering where the Sabres ended up after the lottery, I would have to choose Boris Valabik. What more could you ask for in a 6'6'' big defensemen? He's a great all-around player with spite and spirit."
'Slovak national ice hockey team captain and Buffalo Sabres striker Miroslav Satan became the winner of the annual fan poll and was declared the best player of 2003/2004 season at a festive ceremony "Golden Puck" in Bratislava on Saturday.'
'It has been a whirlwind year for Paille. He was captain of the silver medal-winning Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Helsinski and recently signed a three-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres, but said something else stands out as the highlight of his year. “There are so many things, but the one thing I’d have to say is going to the Memorial Cup,” he said.'
'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.'
'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.'