'Everybody tried on the new pads and none of them liked them. Biron said, "After we put the pads on we found out they are not safe at all." He added, "you could tell that if you were looking straight on at the shooter, you'd have part of your leg exposed on either side. As a goalie, I'm excited they aren't going to change anything." Biron said, "They should back up the net and try to create more scoring chances. That's the way to go."'
Archives for July 16, 2004
'I would expect Campbell, Fitzpatrick and Noronen to come to terms before thier hearings. I don't see what they'll gain from their qualifying offers which would've given them a 10-percent raise. Those offers are now off the table.'
'Forwards Maxim Afinogenov and Mike Grier, as well as defenseman Henrik Tallinder, declined their right to arbitration. Tallinder, however, is reportedly close to signing a one-year deal.'