'"There are moments where you look at the plays, you look at some of the goals, you look at the effort, you look at some of the blocked shots, you look at the desperation, and you say, `Boy, they did a lot of good things,"' Ruff said.'
Archives for October 25, 2006
'From goals to assists to points to plus-minus to special teams, no team is dominating the numbers like the Sabres.'
'Paetsch is in a unique position, spending his days as a Sabres player and his nights as a Sabres onlooker. Although he participates in the pregame warm-ups, he's the only uninjured player who's yet to dress. "Obviously, I'm not stupid," Paetsch said after the Sabres' 4-1 win over Montreal on Monday. "You're not going to change the lineup when you're 9-0. Whether it's superstition or what, you just can't."'
'"I'm happy for them; it's a good group of guys who work hard," said Sharks forward Mike Grier, who chose to sign with San Jose during the offseason over a similar offer to return to the Sabres. "They have a good coaching staff and there's a lot of talent there. They can skate and make plays so I knew they would be fine."'
'“The difference is I’m not a rookie,” Vanek explained. “This is a tough league. You’re first year is a learning experience. Maybe don’t play as much. Last year was more of a learning year and I definitely learned my lesson. I’m just excited to be here this year.”'
'Dziomba, who has yet to meet the player, said no one on the Sabres finishes checks like Mair does and he thinks linemate Andrew Peters has improved his game alongside the Steeltown products. And, yes, Mair's willingness to duke it out doesn't hurt. "The middleweights are the most fun to watch drop the gloves," he said.'
‘This season the Sabres have outscored opponents 46-23 and have 12 more goals scored than their nearest competition.’