'“Alexei is a perfect fit for us,'' Milbury said. “He's one of the best two-way defensemen in the game and he's a highly respected player. He's going to play big minutes for us in all situations.'''
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'"The Islanders were at the top of my list of teams I wanted to play for," Zhitnik said. "I spoke with (general manager) Mike Milbury and (coach Steve Stirling), and they told me what's expected of me. I'm very happy to be an Islander."'
'"I've played in the Eastern Conference for a decade and know what it takes to win," Zhitnik said. "The Islanders have been a playoff team the last few years and now I'm hopeful I can take us to the next level. The playoffs have always been when I have played my best hockey."'
‘After nearly 10 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, defenseman Alexei Zhitnik has signed on with the New York Islanders. The deal will reportedly pay Zhitnik 14 million dollars over the course of four years.’
‘”Alexei is a perfect fit for us,” said Islanders general manager Mike Milbury. “He’s one of the best two-way defensemen in the game and he’s a highly-respected player. He’s going to play big minutes for us in all situations.”‘
'The Sabres – based on the new on-ice rules expected to stamp out obstruction and emphasize speed and scoring – are looking for a defenseman who can carry the puck, contribute offensively and gobble up ice time. In other words, they're looking for the same things as every other team in the league.'
'"I have been a player who always performed better when he had trust from his coach," Satan said. "Those are the things as a player you're going to be looking for."'