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Archives for October 6, 2005
“Every time I step on the ice I try to improve a little bit,” stated Gaustad. “It’s been a goal of mine to always get better, never plateau and never settle for being good. I want to be great.”
'Rick Neuhauf, the owner of Squire’s Tap Room in the City of Tonawanda, said he subscribes to DirecTV, which has yet to reach a deal with the Madison Square Garden sports network to televise Sabres games. An agreement was thought to be a formality weeks ago, but the issue remains unsolved. “I have no idea when it will be settled,” he said. “It sounded like it was all taken care of. I’d like to show the games.”'
'"Not only did they come back with open arms, they really embraced this team right from the very beginning," Golisano said of the near-capacity crowd. "I think it's great. The game was quick and the fans enjoyed it."'
'"I thought we could have skated a liitle better in a few parts of the game where we had some letdowns, but overall we played pretty solid and Ryan Miller made the big saves".'
'The Sabres crowd makes up 60 percent of the Cobblestone's business.'
'"I felt there was a lot more electricity in the air," he said. "It's a good feeling to get a win like that in front of our fans to start the season."'
'Well, the lockout is in the past, and hopefully, so is that monotonous style of hockey. Every Sabres game won't be like Wednesday's, but if this level of play keeps up, fans should get their money's worth most nights. And it's been a long time since that could be said about NHL hockey.'
'Outside HSBC Arena, there were leaves in the trees. It was 80 degrees. And after raising the curtain with an entertaining 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders before 15,702 fans, the Sabres are hopeful their last game of the season will be played under a similar outdoor climate.'
'For all the subplots to the Sabres' 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders Wednesday night – Buffalo opening the regular season, the return of Miro Satan and Alexei Zhitnik, the new rules – none was more important than the most obvious: The NHL and excitement that had been absent for a good half-decade were back. Yes, that's what was missing.'