‘”It seems like we’re digging deeper and deeper into a hole,” Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere said. “Maybe we don’t feel the urgency to produce. It’s not something we can let go anymore. You can lose two or three, but not four, five going into the playoffs.”‘
Archives for March 26, 2006
‘”It’s something that crossed my mind quite a bit, more so this year than ever,” said McKee, who sat out Saturday night’s game against the Boston Bruins. “I’ve been pretty lucky when I look back. I’ve actually thought about it, and I’ll probably wear the visor. After hockey’s said and done, I would much rather see my children with two eyes than one.”‘
'The Sabres gave up numerous odd man breaks and all 5 Bruins' goals were near carbon copies of each other as time after time Ryan Miller faced 2 on 1 breaks.'
'Previously regarded as an organization top-heavy in forwards, there are currently three defensive prospects placed in the top 10 for the first time since 2001. All in all, there are seven rearguards holding spots in the top 20 with forwards filling out the remaining 13 spots. What for years was a position with a quality prospect in the top five, not one goaltender made the cut this time around.'
'“If you could pick one teammate to drive across the country with, who would it be and why?”
Mair: “That’s a good question. I'd have to maybe pick Marty (Biron), because he could entertain me with his conversation all day.”'
‘Boston squandered a 4-2 advantage the third period, but Sturm took a pass from Boyes in front and beat Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller to the short side with 4:49 left to help the Bruins win for only the third time in 12 games.’
‘”I don’t think it’s a case of losing confidence,” said Campbell. “I think we know we can do stuff. I think maybe it’s just a matter of simplifying our game. If we’re trying to dipsy-doodle like we were earlier in the year, it’s not going to work out.”‘
‘The Sabres continue to sit in fourth place in the Eastern Confrence with 93 points, but the recent losing skid has allowed Philadelphia and the New York Rangers to reel them in. The Flyers have 90, but are in third becuase they the Atlantic Division. The Rangers trail by four points with 89 and will face the Sabres Monday night at Madison Square Garden.’
‘”We made some big mistakes.”‘