'Some noise was made by Oilers fans before the game about their desire to see Martin Biron play for the Oilers. Well I’d like to encourage Darcy Regier to pull the trigger on Biron quickly. Miller’s the real deal Darcy. You’ve look both ways nine thousand times, it’s time to cross the street.'
Archives for January 17, 2006
'The author is pro-Buffalo, pro-Sabres, pro-Knox group, a man who spills his blue and gold blood all over these pages. He takes the reader into the board rooms, into the locker rooms, into negotiations, everywhere but in the faceoff circles and the corners of the rink. This is the definitive history – or at least one version – of the first 35 years of the Sabres' franchise, told as oral history, by a man who was there.'
‘”We’ve been a team that’s able to come out on top in close games,” Connolly said. “We’ve always been able to get that clutch goal when we need it.”‘
‘Ruff was asked if Mair’s season could be over. “You have that fear any time when you get into a week away and he’s doing worse,” Ruff said. “I don’t know if it’s season-ending, but it will be a long period of time.”‘
'The first-round pick from 1997 wishes Buffalo the best, but he isn't getting a sniff behind the big two and figures a change of scenery would be best for everyone. "I guess (three goalies) has been working pretty good because we've been winning games," said the 26-year-old Finn. "But from my part it's really a bad situation. I've been trying to ask from them to get out of it but it looks like I'm stuck right now."'
‘”It’s been tough to get all three guys involved,” lamented Ruff, who won’t get any sympathy in this town. “I don’t know if any coach relishes the fact he has three goaltenders, and I don’t think any goaltender, especially in Mika’s case, would want to be there the whole year and not play.”’
Feisty Oilers pay for penalties (Edmonton Journal)
Dance of the Sabres goalies (Edmonton Journal)
Oil Spills (Edmonton Journal)
Oilers caught short (handed) (Edmonton Sun)
Oil need goalie NOW! (Edmonton Sun)
He’s back on bench (Edmonton Sun)
A pleasant problem (Edmonton Sun)
First-rounder Noronen is third guy out (Edmonton Sun)
Game review (Edmonton Sun)
Oilers downed by Sabres 3-1 (EdmontonOilers.com)
Photo Gallery (EdmontonOilers.com)
‘”Everybody was waiting to see how we would react after the big win at home,” Numminen said. “This was huge for us.”‘
‘”Miller made the key saves when we needed him,” said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. “That’s all you can ask of him.”‘
‘”It was a total opposite from the game against L.A.,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “We knew what to expect, that they would come at us with their speed, and I thought we played a very solid defensive game.”‘