'Regier insists, despite all the rumours, that nothing serious was in the works involving either Biron or Noronen before Miller broke his right thumb in practice Wednesday. Miller had surgery Friday to insert screws in the thumb. "There wasn't anything close," Regier said of trade talks.'
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‘Biron, who has spent much more time as a starter during his career, is expected to receive the bulk of the work with Miller out. In 248 career games, Biron is 102-103-25 with a 2.47 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.’
'The Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals have been mentioned as teams that could be franchises that might consider a move.'
'"They know what to expect. I think they're up to the challenge," coach Lindy Ruff said after Thursday's fire-at-the-goalies practice. "We expect them to be a lot better, and I honestly expect our team to be a lot better in front of them, too."'
'"Hopefully, it can just carry on here," Pominville said. "This is the last step to make, and hopefully I'm ready. I think I am, and I hope I can take advantage of it."'
'The only player with a positive plus-minus ratio is Ales Kotalik, who is at plus-2.'
'"I think in the past, we've underestimated this team," defenceman Francis Bouillon said. "We've gone into Buffalo thinking this team isn't that good and they've surprised us. They have a lot of skilled players and guys from Quebec like Daniel Briere and (Jean-Pierre) Dumont. These guys know their family and friends are watching back home and they always get up for the Canadiens."'
‘During the ten-year period from 1992 to 2001, the Senators’ first round picks were Alexei Yashin, Alexander Daigle, Radek Bonk, Bryan Berard, Chris Phillips, Marian Hossa, Mathieu Chouinard, Martin Havlat, Anton Volchenkov and Jason Spezza. During those same years, the Sabres’ first round picks were David Cooper, Wayne Primeau, Jay McKee, Martin Biron, Erik Rasmussen, Mika Noronen, Dmitri Kalinan, Barrett Heisten, Artem Kryukov, and Jiri Novotny. It is no wonder that the Sabres lag behind the Senators in the standings.’