'Gaustad collected 24 points and 65 PIM's during his rookie season with Buffalo in 2005-2006.'
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'The 6-4, 217-pound Gaustad trailed only Pittsburgh Penguins phenom Sidney Crosby among first-year players with 433 faceoff wins.'
'In his rookie season with the Sabres, Gaustad posted nine goals and 15 assists with 65 penalty minutes in 78 games. The 24-year-old played in all 18 of Buffalo's playoff games, collecting four assists and 14 penalty minutes.'
‘Gaustad’s agent, Carlos Sosa, said the Sabres prompted the deal by opening talks late last week. Sosa added, Gaustad was seeking a two-year deal because it leaves him eligible for one more year of arbitration in 2008.’
‘Gaustad will make $675,000 next season as part of a two-year deal.’
'There appears to be little doubt that the Sabres will accept the ruling on Briere, since walking away from it would mean they'd lose him without compensation to unrestricted free agency.'
'“I worked for the Sabres for a long time and we didn't have maybe the cash resources to go out and have a high payroll and sign the best players," he said. “So our philosophy was, we really believed in character and hard work and the players playing for one another and the 20th man on the roster being as important as the first or second man. That was our philosophy in Buffalo and I bring that with me now to the Bruins."'