'Now, Sabres general manager Darcy Regier needs to do something to rid himself of the three-headed goaltending monster. Ryan Miller, who played well earlier this season, is nearing a return from a broken thumb, and Mika Noronen remains on the roster. Regier will likely attempt to trade somebody, but when that will happen remains to be seen.'
Archives for December 16, 2005
‘”The Sabres asked me first. It’s just like the Yankees. I’m very much a loyal subject to a team. The Sabres got me. I was up for trade. A free agent. They got me.”‘
'Maybe they are a fascinating aberration, a team able to win without following the latest trends. But more likely, the Sabres are again proving that no matter how the game is played or how the rules are changed, a franchise with good team chemistry and a commitment to team play will be successful.'
'"With Marty playing as well as he's playing right now, we get deeper and deeper into those same conversations," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "I don't think, by any means, having three goaltenders around is an ideal world, but if you look back it's benefited us. Will it last long? I don't know."'
'Eventually, Darcy Regier has to decide whether Biron or Ryan Miller is his No. 1 goalie long-term. But he doesn't have to rush into a trade now. Knowing that Biron is capable of a prolonged hot streak, some NHL team will be eager to find out if he can do it in the playoffs. Of course, that team might turn out to be the Sabres.'
'Once considered a defensive liability – he had a minus-28 rating three seasons ago and a minus-25 rating as a rookie on Long Island – he has been one of Buffalo's top penalty killers. His plus-5 leads the team.'
'C Sidney Crosby has one goal and a minus-7 rating in his past eight games.'
‘The Sabres’ next home game is at 5 p.m. Saturday, when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at HSBC Arena. That other team is at home at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Where would you rather be? I know my choice, and it’s not Orchard Park.’
Scouting Report: Buffalo Sabres vs Penguins (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Scouting the Sabres (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Therrien debuts behind bench as Penguins host red-hot Sabres (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (20-10-1) at Pittsburgh Penguins (8-17-6) (The Sports Network)