'"A big part of this decision revolves around things like building and growing together, continuity and stability, and also being challenged," General Manager Darcy Regier said. "One of the things that this new ownership has brought is it's challenged us to be better on a daily basis. So we challenge each other as well, and I think the growth continues. Hopefully, we'll see the proof of it at the end of the year."'
Archives for October 12, 2005
'There's a lingering, hard-earned skepticism among Sabres fans. They've been burned too many times before, and a lot of them aren't ready to believe in what the team is selling. But Tuesday's announcement was a subtle way for the franchise to say, "We do believe. We believe in our coach and our plan. We trust in what the NHL is trying to do."'
'But it's going to take time. The Sabres have advertised heavily and lowered ticket prices for most games, but they still need to capture that important intangible: buzz. "You always want more fans, but we're not disappointed," says team PR director Mike Gilbert. "We've gotten off to a great start, and we're hoping the success will translate into even more sales."'
Amerks loan Scott Stirling to Trenton (ECHL) (Amerks.com)