'"He has been as good as his stats," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's probably the most all-around gifted player I've been around."'
Archives for September 29, 2005
‘Ray sued the union last December, arguing it was wrong in determining he was not eligible to receive a monthly stipend — ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 — during the 10-month labor dispute that wiped out all of last season.’
'Defenseman Dmitri Kalinin hurt his groin in practice Thursday and could miss the Buffalo Sabres regular-season opener next week.'
'Among the forwards, at least two decisions are coming. The names Ruff mentions most often when discussing the possibilities are Taylor Pyatt, Tim Connolly, Ales Kotalik, Derek Roy, Paul Gaustad and Jason Pominville.'
'"Why are you still doing it?" I blurted out Wednesday afternoon at HSBC Arena. "There's still something to prove," Hasek said. "There is always something to prove, especially at my age. I feel there is something I can prove to some other people, and to myself."'
'He sued the union after it informed him in November he had been classified as retired even though he hadn't filed the required paperwork. The union's stance denied him the $5,000 and $10,000 monthly lockout stipends paid to other players. "There's a settlement, and that's nice, too, but the big part was them admitting they were wrong."'
'What is your favorite non-hockey sports team?
It used to be the Montreal Expos. Now I follow the ex-Expos, Vladimir Guerrero, Pedro Martinez. There's two teams I like in football – the Colts and the Bills.'
'Individual tickets for the Buffalo Sabres regular season home game against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday October 26 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY, go on sale this Friday starting at 10:00 a.m.'
‘Daniel Briere and J.P. Dumont each recorded a goal and an assist for Buffalo, which was outshot 31-25 on the night.’