'Pyatt and defensemen Jeff Jillson and Henrik Tallinder accepted one-year qualifying offers, while defenseman Brian Campbell agreed to a one-year deal.'
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'Pyatt gets a ten percent raise and will make $1,240,250. That's a lot of money for a guy that could start the season on the fourth line.'
'University of Minnesota junior Thomas Vanek left Saturday for his homeland of Austria for three weeks still seeking what he considers a fair offer from the Buffalo Sabres. That would be a signing bonus in the $1 million range.'
'The 29-year-old Grier (6-1, 220), appeared in 14 games with Buffalo in 2003-04 recording one goal, 8 assists and a +10 plus/minus rating. His totals for last season were a combined 82 games with nine goals, 20 assists, and 29 points. He made his NHL debut against Buffalo on October 4, 1996, while with the Edmonton Oilers.'
'Grier, who earned $1.6 million last season, is an eight-year veteran and former two-time 20-goal scorer. He had a total of nine goals and 20 assists in 82 games last season.'
'"Mike provided our team with tremendous leadership after acquiring him late last season," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said. "He supplied us with a physical presence and veteran leadership that will help our young team develop, and we look forward to having him for a full season."'
'The bruising forward posted eight goals and 12 assists in 67 games for the Washington Capitals last season. He was dealt to Buffalo for prospect forward Jakub Klepis.'
'Grier will make $1,795,200 next season.'
Here’s a pop quiz: Which NHL team had one of the best records in the second half last season? Here’s a hint, not too long ago they had a second home in bankruptcy court.’
I have them, I just don’t notice them. I think I probably tape my socks the same way or put on one skate before the other, but I don’t think I have to do it before every game. That’s just the way I do it. It is more of a routine than a ritual.