'Ah, but Biron's bulb is burning dimmer these days, his 100-watt glow reduced to a 60, his ebullience noticeably reduced. He's a free agent after this season, turns 30 in August, and would like to think, not dreamily, either, that he could be a No. 1 in some other place. Yet the season's half over and he's played all of 12 games while residing in the realm of double jeopardy. Not only does he feel less a part of this team, having played 35 games a year ago, but his marketability is suffering as well.'
Archives for January 8, 2007
'The Northeast has been the most competitive division in league thus far. Through the weekend, each of the five teams had a winning record (Toronto was below the watermark counting overtime and shootout losses). The Boston Bruins had the lowest point total with 43 – no other division had all teams above 38 points – even though the Bruins had played the fewest games in the league.'
‘“For us, we have a No. 1 goalie playing every night, either way,” said Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere. “It’s a luxury. Not too many teams can count on two guys of that caliber.”’