Amerks to release 2005-06 schedule Friday (Amerks.com)
Archives for August 5, 2005
'Sabres GM Darcy Regier was on the Morning Show today and talked with Howard and Jeremy for a while about the rumors that Buffalo was trying to sign Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, their newly acquired defenseman Teppo Numminen, and the craziness that has been the opening days of the NHL free agency period.'
'"The more we talked to other teams, the more I started to feel like Buffalo was the right thing to do," Numminen said. "In the end, it was kind of an easy decision. I felt it was a good mix of players and I was a good match for the team."'
'The Sabres miscalculated, and they miscalculated badly.'
'A source close to the team informed The Buffalo News the Sabres would prefer the 42-year-old free-agent defenseman return to the team as a member of management – either in the front office or as a coach – to make way for younger players.'