'Questions were raised after the team, which finished last place in the Northeast Division in 2004, made moves to get rid of high profile — and high-priced — players such as Miroslav Satan and Alexi Zhitnik. Fans were also unsure how young goalie Ryan Miller would respond to being a starter in the NHL. It didn’t take long for the speedy Sabres to establish themselves as a contender…'.
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'"It's a big step in the right direction for us," said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, whose players have lost 69 games to injuries, not counting concussed center Tim Connolly.'