'"It has reached the point of anger with many guys," McKee said. "I'm a patient player. I'm optimistic. I just can't fathom the idea of hockey not being played and the business side of it not being run for a full year."'
Archives for October 2004
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'The Buffalo Sabres lost $8.2 million last season playing hockey. This year, they expect to lose $7.4 million – if they don't play.'
'If you weren’t in hockey, what do you think you would be doing?
I think I would actually be getting into law school. I always wanted to be a lawyer but when I chose juniors over college that all changed. I definitely think that I would be in law school right now.'
'Yes, his goals-against average (4.91 after Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Manitoba Moose) and save percentage (.850) are ugly.'
'Yet with no points, nine shots on goal and a minus-3 plus/minus rating through four games, it's quite clear that Amerks coach Randy Cunneyworth decided to deliver a message. Even if he wouldn't say so.'
'"We're involved now as an outsider working with the future stars of the NHL," Foligno said. "We're working with players who are inevitably going to be drafted come (NHL) draft time. Hopefully, there will be a draft. Hopefully, there will be a place for these players to go to. I'm sure down the road there will be, but as to when we don't know. We've got our fingers crossed that it will get rectified so these players that are draft eligible this year do get an opportunity and don't have to miss a year."'
'The Buffalo Sabres’ Mike Foligno, who served as team captain from 1989 to 1991, was named one of 11 members for the 2004 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2004. Foligno and the rest of his class will be inducted tonight at HSBC Arena.'
'''I'm a short, quick fix,'' said Foligno, who was among the 11-member class of 2004 inducted. ''You can never replace the real thing, and hopefully we'll get the opportunity to see the real thing in action soon enough. It's a great game and we can't go too long without it.'''
'Buffalo Sabres center Tim Connolly was one of 10 players named Wednesday to the U.S. men's national select team that will compete in next month's Deutschland Cup in Germany.'
"He's the closest thing I've seen to Bobby Orr," said Del Wilson, Montreal's highly regarded director of player development.