'"We just need to play every night the way we've been playing the entire year," Miller said. "I don't think we need to turn it up a level. I think the intensity will follow, and it should just be there."'
Archives for January 30, 2006
'"We'll start with your height. At 5'8, you are the shortest guy on the team. Do any of the guys on the team play jokes on you?"
Derek Roy: "A couple of guys call me umpaloompa and things like that. Since I'm one of the smallest guys in the league, it's pretty funny around the dressing room."'
'Briere skated Sunday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia earlier in the month. He's expected to be out until March. Connolly, who leads the team with 29 assists, hurt his left knee last week after a questionable hit by New York Rangers defenseman Darius Kasparaitis. He will be lost for at least another five weeks. Mair is still trying to recover from a concussion sustained against Phoenix on Jan. 12.'
'Large and physical fourth-line center Paul Gaustad, not exactly a bonus baby as a seventh-round draft pick in 2000, made the team out of training camp and is out-pacing Pyatt's average campaign at less than half the salary.'
'Forward Taylor Pyatt skated with the team Sunday. He’s been taken off the I.R. and cleared to play for the first time since breaking his right wrist back on November 25. Ruff says Pyatt will be a game time decision on Tuesday.'
'Calgary video goal judge Doug Young may have officiated his last NHL game after botching the call on Robyn Regehr's kicked-in game-winner against Buffalo two weekends ago. The league, which called Sabres GM Darcy Regier to apologize for the oversight, told the Sun it was "handling it internally." Young isn't talking at all and hasn't returned the Sun's call.'