‘Sabres owner Tom Golisano did not become a billionaire without taking plenty of risks. I think that management style should filter down to the Sabres front office. Mabye there needs to be some risk to get the ultimate reward. I hope that the current management has a plan to be more than just competitive, the plan on this new level playing field should be to win the Stanley Cup! Right now the Sabres plan is a little too conservative for my taste, but there’s still time. Afterall, we’re talking about hockey in August, that’s a whole lot better than last year.’
Archives for August 8, 2005
'The native of Halifax, Nova Scotia set NHL career highs with five assists, six points and 178 penalty minutes with the Sabres in 2002-03. Boulton, who was signed as a free agent with Buffalo on Sept. 14, 1999, has earned 92 points (45 goals, 50 assists) and 1,250 penalty minutes in 271 minor-league games in the AHL, former International Hockey League and ECHL.'
'The physical Boulton, 28, registered 17 points and 511 penalty minutes in 172 games with the Buffalo Sabres from 2000-04. Last season, Boulton registered 23 goals and 16 assists with 124 penalty minutes in 48 games with the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL.'
'Right wing Mike Grier re-signed with the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, accepting a one-year qualifying offer to earn nearly $1.4 million this season.'
'The 30-year-old Grier recorded a pair of 20-goal seasons with the Edmonton Oilers in 1998-99 and 2000-01. He has 105 goals and 139 assists in 612 career games with Edmonton, Washington and Buffalo.'
'The restricted free agent posted eight goals and 12 assists in 67 games for the Washington Capitals during the 2003-04 season. He was then dealt to Buffalo on March 9, 2004 for prospect forward Jakub Klepis and notched one goal with nine points in 14 contests with the Sabres.'
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that restricted free agent forward Mike Grier has accepted a one-year qualifying offer from the club.'
'The Sabres have put an Aug.12 deadline on fan voting for the categories and are offering prizes for participants. Having lost Miro Satan and Alexei Zhitnik from their roster and having added only Teppo Numminen, they've been getting roasted by the local media — and are desperate for any signs of goodwill.'
'From a marketing standpoint, LaFontaine is ideal: He hits every market segment, from older fans to young adults who watched him as kids.'
'For all the saves former Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek made during his nine years with the team, none was as spectacular as what he's done in the city's Riverside section.'