Fueled by two goals in the first period, the Western Region rolled over New York City, 5-1, in the opening round of the 2005 Empire State Games.
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“Clarke is an excellent addition to the organization and he’s a Buffalo-type of player with a strong work ethic and a great competitive spirit.” said Regier.
'A play-making forward, MacArthur spent the past three seasons with Medicine Hat of the Canadian junior Western Hockey League. He's a two-time 30-goal scorer, and finished with 30 goals, 44 assists and 74 points in 58 games last season. He also represented Canada in last winter's World Junior Championship.'
'The Sabres have given 2003 third round pick Clarke MacArthur a three year entry level contract.'
Sabres.com takes a look at four players who may be available around picks five through nine: Gilbert Brule; Anze Kopitar; Luc Bourdon; and Ryan Parent.
'Western New York sports fans will notice a serious conflict Dec. 17, when the Penguins pay a Saturday night visit. That game will start at 7:30 p.m., but one hour later the Buffalo Bills will play the Denver Broncos in Orchard Park. The Sabres tried to correct the glaring problem but were unable because they also play the Penguins the night before in Pittsburgh. The NHL won't allow an afternoon game to be scheduled the day after a night game.'
'When a player is in a contract year, he's not tanking his season to send a message that could undermine his market value.'
'"Guys are taking a pretty big pay cut, so I'm just waiting," MacArthur said from his home in Lloydminster, Alberta. "There's just no leverage for players anymore unless you're willing to go back to the draft, and that's an option for a lot of players right now." Is MacArthur willing to take that avenue? "Yeah, for sure," he said. "If you can't get the right numbers that's the only way to go."'
‘Among the possible dates are Wednesday, Oct. 26, against the Washington Capitals; Wednesday, Nov. 2, against the Ottawa Senators; Wednesday, Nov. 9, against the Carolina Hurricanes; and Thursday, Nov. 17, against the Capitals.’
‘Which leaves the fan base for both sports to ponder — does the revamped NHL think it can take on the NFL for revenue?’