Archives for March 23, 2006
'"We're not happy with the way we've played against them, there's no disguising that," Ruff said Thursday. "We need to make a statement."'
‘Coach Lindy Ruff said Thursday that team doctors have recommended both players get another four or five days to recuperate from their respective knee injuries.’
‘”We kind of get on a roll in the third period, it’s just too late,” Sabres winger Ales Kotalik said. “When you’re down, 4-nothing, it’s tough to get back in 20 minutes. It’s tough.”‘
‘”It’s a little troubling,” said Mike Grier. “I think when you start scoring five or six goals a night, you get lulled into a false sense of belief. As a team, we let things slide. Maybe this stretch will help us get our heads screwed back on.”‘
‘”He was just telling me if I’m not going to work hard, if I’m not going to play well and stuff, he’s going to sit me,” Vanek said. “I told him that I understand that. I just said that I could have helped out in the third period, and I was surprised I got benched. So I just told him I guess I’ve just got to show up and play harder and make his job easier.”‘
‘Madeleine, who was expected to visit Roswell Park Cancer Institute last week, had the surgery at an undisclosed Buffalo hospital, the Sabres announced Wednesday. The mass was discovered two weeks ago at Women and Children’s Hospital after she began suffering dizziness and severe headaches.’
'"There's plays you're going to have to eliminate and plays you have to make," coach Lindy Ruff said, trying to explain how the Sabres can shake their slump. "The players we're counting on are going to have to step up and make those plays."'
‘Kalinin made mistake after mistake in Wednesday’s showdown of two teams hoping to play deep into the Cup playoffs.’