‘It’s on the players to begin delivering on those high expectations and big raises that ballooned the team’s payroll from a relatively modest $29 million last season to approaching the NHL’s $44 million salary cap this year.’
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'What opponent do you least like playing against? Do I really want to give up that information? I don't want to give anybody a big head.'
'Sekera was Buffalo's third-round selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.'
'The Buffalo Sabres have assigned defenseman Andrej Sekera to the Rochester Americans. This leaves 24 players on the Sabres roster, with a deadline of 3 PM tomorrow to finalize it.'
'Should Thorburn clear waivers, he would report to Rochester, Buffalo's American Hockey League affiliate. The Sabres' 2001 second-round pick, Thorburn had one assist in two games for Buffalo in his NHL debut last season. He added one assist in six preseason games last month and is considered the Sabres' final cut in preparation for their regular season-opener at Carolina on Wednesday.'
'He gives him high marks, saying Regier kept the players and staff on an even keel during uncertain times. "Stability counts for a lot," Quinn said. "We're in the shape we're in today because of that."'
'Huller survived two ownership changes, the feeling of abandonment when the Rigases were hauled away in handcuffs, and the constant sense of nervousness after the team filed for bankruptcy. Then, shortly after the arrival of stable ownership, dark clouds once again hovered over the arena, this time representing the lockout – a situation he couldn't escape.'