‘”Not in my wildest dreams I’d think a night like this would happen,” LaFontaine said Friday night when the Sabres honored him before a game against Toronto. “To be back in this fashion is really special. This gesture is over the top and overwhelming.”‘
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'"But to play in front of you fans was something I will cherish for a lifetime. You are truly, truly the best."'
'The Pat LaFontaine era of the Sabres, ranks to me anyway, as probably the most underrated time for the Sabres franchise. The team was obviously overshadowed by the Bills, but the Sabres held their own.'
'Goals and assists are just a small part of LaFontaine.'
‘The rivals don’t get along all that nicely as it is, but hostilities between them should hit a fever pitch down the homestretch.’
‘”To go back and reminisce about my time in Buffalo and share that with friends and family, it’s going to be exciting,” LaFontaine said this week from his home on Long Island. “It doesn’t happen too often. I look at the names of the guys who are up there, it’s obviously a very special and prestigious honor to have your number and jersey retired.”‘
‘G Ryan Miller has started 10 straight games.’
‘Starting tonight at HSBC Arena, the Leafs and Sabres will hook up five times before the season ends.’
Sabres to retire LaFontaine’s jersey prior to game vs. Leafs (Sportsticker)
Toronto Maple Leafs (27-26-5) at Buffalo Sabres (36-16-5) (The Sports Network)
Maple Leafs take road woes to Buffalo (CBC Sports)
Thorburn & Stewart in Minor League News FAB50o (Amerks.com)