'"He looked a little nervous tonight," Ruff said of Miller. "I thought there were some uncharacteristic rebounds that came off him, but you get to the last game of the preseason, he put pressure on himself to really put a performance together. I think he was strong."'
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'"Could it be an old athlete refusing to accept retirement? Maybe," Patrick said with a laugh. "Could it be I'm having a hard time making the transition from player to coach? Maybe it's that, too."'
'Haywood adds Comcast won't allow the cable operator to carry the NHL package unless OLN is moved from Adelphia's highest digital tier, Digital Plus, to its lowest digital tier. The move would be costly and Adelphia still wouldn't hit the required 40 percent.'
‘”Because you speak French as well, do you ever use that to your advantage so nobody knows what you’re saying?”
Briere: “Well, playing with J.P. (Dumont) sometimes on the ice if we have a secret play or do something off the face-off we’ll speak French. But, we haven’t found another French linemate and no one wants to learn French to play with us.”‘
‘Mika Noronen is apparently No. 3 on the depth chart, and while the team may start the season with three goalies, general manager Darcy Regier says a trade will be made at some point.’
‘Golisano can’t speak for the rest of the league, but if Sabres’ ticket sales are any indication, Buffalonians are ready to forgive and forget. Roughly 90 percent of their season-ticket holders have renewed, and the team has enticed 1,300 new customers.’
‘The Sabres finished the preseason with a 6-2-0 record, their best since going 7-1 in 2000.’
‘Regier said Patrick got the offer to play from Frankfurt coach Rich Chernomaz, who is a family friend. “I understand it, he wants to play, he’s looking at a life experience,” Regier said. “If that’s something James wants to do, I have that much respect for it and understand it.”’
‘Chris Drury scored two power-play goals and added an assist as the Sabres defeated Minnesota, 5-3, in pre-season action at Blue Cross Arena.’