'The Buffalo Sabres now have one less hearing to worry about.'
Archives for July 21, 2006
'Tallinder scored six goals and dished out 15 assists in 82 games last season for the Sabres, who went 52-24-6 for 110 points and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals before losing to eventual Stanley Cup champion Carolina in seven games.'
'Tallinder was scheduled for NHL arbitration on July 26th in Toronto.'
'Buffalo Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder has signed a multi-year contract with the team. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.'
‘The original Sabres logo was distinctive in pro sports, perhaps the only one that captured both a team’s city and nickname, with the buffalo and the crossed swords.’
‘”We’re just kind of waiting,” Briere said by phone Thursday night. “And you never know, something longer might come, so we’ll see. We’re still talking.”‘
‘Only this turf war had nothing to do with Nolan. Look, the guy isn’t about to cause trouble less than two months into the job after serving a nine-year sentence on charges that are still unclear. This was all Wang, the brilliant billionaire owner with a 5-cent brain when it comes to running an NHL franchise.’
‘Briere, 28, earned $1.938 million US last season when he put up with 58 points (25-33) in only 48 games and added 19 points (8-11) in 18 playoff games. It’s expected he’ll get a one-year award of between $4 million to $6 million.’
‘The rumored new design features a modified version of the buffalo, in blue and yellow. And although the team has not officially released the design, it is sparking lots of controversy.’
‘Last week, Luce was fired as Sabres director of player personnel after 19 seasons in their front office. “All I know is they called me in and said they weren’t renewing my contract,” said Luce, who would only say he wasn’t surprised to be fired. “I could see the direction they were taking.”‘