‘”During the lockout, I got some other chances to play in Russia”, stated Afinogenov. “I chose to come back to Buffalo because I wanted to play in the NHL”.
Archives for September 14, 2005
‘The ‘C’ will not be rotated based upon performance as it was during 2003-04.’
'The Sabres have not had a full-time captain since the team traded Stu Barnes to Dallas in March 2003.'
'Both players wore the "C" during the 2003-04 season as Ruff rotated the captaincy on a monthly basis.'
'"There's still the hockey mentality that if you want to go after our skill guys, we will take an extra two minutes and you will pay a price for it," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said Tuesday in HSBC Arena following the first scrimmage of training camp. "That's just the law of the land, and I don't see that changing."'
'What matters for now is that the Sabres are back, that we won't have to endure another hockeyless winter. Training camp is under way, the sights and sounds more comforting than I'd ever imagined.'
'Sabres players are trekking through the dressing rooms and corridors in gray T-shirts with slogans invented by the coaching staff. The back of the shirts are emblazoned with either "Heart and Desire" or "Demand and Deliver." "It's an example for how we have to play and the attitude that we have to have," Ruff said. " "Heart and Desire,' and "Demand and Deliver.' Demand a lot of yourself and your teammates, and go out and deliver."'
Fans Talk Hockey Tuesday Night (RNews.com)
Amerks Town Hall Meeting ushers in 50th anniversary (Amerks.com)
'In fading from the playoff picture in recent years, the Sabres have taken on what is perhaps an unfair image. They're regarded as all defense and no offense, yet they were 10th in the 30-team league in scoring in 2003-04, the last season the NHL played.'