'"I think you hit it on the way they are," said defenseman Brian Campbell. "Danny's pretty fiery. He can get pretty mad. Chris can be a little more even keel. It forms well. They feed off each other."'
Archives for November 17, 2006
'Ryan Miller will go through an extensive workout today and if all goes well he could back-up Martin Biron in net tonight. If he is unable to go, the Sabres will call up Adam Dennis from Rochester.'
‘”I’m frustrated, but it’s something we haven’t used as an excuse, and we’re not going to use as an excuse,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said after the team’s morning skate Friday.’
‘”I just need time to heal,” said Afinogenov. “Hopefully I can jump in right away and play the way I did before. With missing games, it’s probably going to be a little tough but I’m ready for that. It’s the whole reason why you practice.”‘
‘”It’s weird,” said Campbell when asked about the nomination. “It’s a nice feeling and a nice honor, but I’m kind of like, ‘wow.’ I just don’t see myself in that category.”‘
‘The Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame announced today they will be inducting Phil Housley in a pre-game ceremony on February 7, 2007, prior to the game against Ottawa.’
California natives Andrew Dimento and Daniel Tsunekawa are on a quest to see all 30 NHL arenas in a two and a half month span.
'"You've got to look outside the bubble, and outside the bubble leads are changing," Ruff said. "If you spend enough time watching games, it's not a lock anymore [with a late lead]. You don't hold leads."'
'Well, Briere hasn't played like a star. He has played like a superstar, like one of the NHL's elite performers. Through the first quarter of the season, in fact, you could make a strong case for Briere as the leading candidate for the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player. Only one Sabre – Dominik Hasek – has ever won the Hart.'
'"Max has been skating and feels a lot better," Ruff said. "There's a possibility in Max's case he could play. The doctor has cleared him, and depending on how he feels . . . There's still going to be soreness, but he's going to have to play through that."'