'"There's a risk in all situations, but they've earned the right to become unrestricted and the right to test the marketplace," Regier said. "Our plan is to go into free agency and we will talk to players in the event we aren't able to sign some of our current players."'
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‘The salary cap floor is rising to $28 million and the ceiling will be $44 million. The Sabres don’t want to be at the bottom of the spectrum because it negatively affects their status in revenue sharing, so they may have to spend about $5 million more than last season just to keep ahead of the cellar-dwellers.’
‘Playing in the rain-shortened 17th annual Ontario Charities Classic at CenterPointe Country Club, Ruff hit his tee shots right-handed, then reached into his bag for his left-handed clubs for chip shots and putts. His unusual playing style was the talk of the tournament, though it’s nothing new for the 46-year-old who just last week received the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Coach of the Year. “I’ve been doing it now for almost two years,” said Ruff.’
'The new rendition looks a lot like the St. Louis Rams logo from the National Football League, except it's a buffalo instead of a ram.'
‘The main issue does not appear to be money, but length of contract. McKee says he’s looking for a 4-5 year deal. He says the Sabres are unwilling to offer anything more than three years.’