'"What we are telling people now is if they want to come down and place an order we are not making any guarantees they will be in for Christmas," said Gilbert.'
Archives for November 22, 2006
'Ryan Miller may not lead the NHL in shutouts or goals-against average, but he doesn’t have to. All he has to do is win games, and judging by his 11-2-1 won-lost record, he’s doing just fine in that regard. Just ask the Maple Leafs, who were stoned time and again by Miller with the Sabres clinging to a 5-4 lead in the final minutes Wednesday.'
'Likely due to that success, the Sabres have released a new stocking stuffer for this year, debuting Jeanneret’s “Top Shelf,” a DVD documentary of the team’s legendary voice, at Wednesday’s game with the Toronto Maple Leafs.'
'Maxim Afinogenov. No specific reason, but whenever I see 61 has the biscuit it’s a bigger rush than a shot of Primatine.'
'Of Buffalo's 18 wins, seven have come after it has trailed by at least a pair of goals.'
'With the game tied, the Sabres scored off a turnover by Raycroft to take a 5-4 lead with 5:19 remaining. Daniel Paille dumped the puck into the Toronto zone and Raycroft stopped the puck behind the net and fired a pass up the left boards. Pominville though knocked down the clearing attempt at the half wall and centered the puck to Briere, who fired the puck past Raycroft, who never regained solid position in the crease.'
"Mom has been on holiday back home this past week," joked Campbell. "Maybe that’s the reason for it."
Sabres forward Jochen Hecht is out for tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an inner-ear problem.
'The Sabres can exceed the cap by $2.8 million as long as Tim Connolly remains on long-term injured reserve. But if the concussed center comes back and that original $95,000 cap space is gone, the Sabres wouldn't be able to call up anyone from Rochester as a short-term injury replacement – unless the team cleared cap space through a trade or by waiving someone.'
'There are many reasons for the Sabres' rise to prominence. But Gaustad's arrival as an NHL player, and the sustained play of the fourth line, have been big factors. When you can roll four lines, as Lindy Ruff has done, it filters through the roster. It fortifies a team for the end of games, the end of road trips, and the playoffs.'