'"We have a lot of offensive talent," Connolly said. "Briere is an exceptional player and J.P. Dumont can score. Hecht and Afinogenov are very creative. We have a lot of guys capable of putting the puck in the net."'
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'In 2003-04, the Sabres were six points in back of the Islanders for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They could close that gap even more this season. But it will take a committed, consistent effort on the part of everyone. Buffalo is relying on the team approach instead of putting all its hopes in the hands of a couple of star players.'
'As Levy explained later, the Sabres are a community asset, not just a toy for a wealthy businessman, owner B. Thomas Golisano.'
'When the Sabres play any regular-season NHL game in Rochester, it is a significant sports happening and the thing to do on that particular night. But I wouldn't count on annual capacity crowds with such steep ticket prices ($35 to $77) to watch Wednesday night games against bottom-shelf opponents such as the Capitals.'