'“All the players played well tonight,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “I liked all of them. It’ll be a tough decision when it comes down to it, and we’ve got other players yet, too, to take a look at.”'
Archives for September 19, 2006
'"I've got to do whatever it takes to make the team."'
'The moves leave the team with a 40-player roster.'
'Center Benjamin Breault…defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani…center Felix Schultz…goaltender Thomas Tragust…defenseman Mike Weber.'
'The Sabres have a couple potential forward openings for the moment with center Tim Connolly out indefinitely. They also will need a reserve. Novotny, Ryan and Chris Thorburn must clear waivers before they can be assigned to the minors, while Paille and Mancari can be sent down without risk.'
‘There are very few slugs, if any, on the speedy Buffalo Sabres roster. That being the case, why does their new logo look like one?’
For many, Sabres logo a no-go (Toronto Sun)
Deja boo for Maple Leafs (Toronto Sun)
Plenty worth noting (Toronto Sun)
Colaiacovo to undergo more tests (Toronto Sun)
A work in progress (Toronto Star)
Sabres are a crime against fashion (Toronto Star)
Net result: Raycroft fares well (Toronto Star)
Woozy Carlo still on the shelf (Toronto Star)
Westrum following in father’s footsteps (Toronto Globe and Mail)
Raycroft displays technical savvy (Toronto Globe and Mail)
Leafs pay for mistakes (National Post)
'The Sabres, after all, were debuting new uniforms which feature a stylized buffalo and, for the folks consulting programs, numbers on the right chest. This week, an Internet headline labelled the new get-ups "controversial." And they are — as long as you're using "controversial" to mean "yet another abomination to sporting aesthetics."'
'There's certainly no shortage of Sabre hopefuls, and one prospect who's hoping to remain in Buffalo at the start of October – rather than report to AHL Rochester – is 23-year-old centre Jiri Novotny. "I feel so much better at this training camp than in past years, but I don't really know why," said Novotny, a native of the Czech Republic. "I feel lighter on my feet, faster on the ice. I don't know, I just feel better."'
'The Sabres wore new road uniforms – white with dark blue and bright gold trim – that had a stylized bison head and small numbers on the front. "I like them," said coach Lindy Ruff. "I like them even more when we win."'