'"It's a little weird for me coming down here, but it's a big honor," he said. "This is something I never thought I'd be doing, and I never thought this would happen. So it's very surreal and pretty crazy."'
Archives for January 23, 2007
‘”I’m hoping they keep the crackdown going the way they did all last year and the beginning of this year,” Sabres center Daniel Briere said. “It’s not as tight. You don’t want the boring games to come back. Lately, watching the games from home, I’ve seen more [no calls] than I used to see. To be honest, I’m a little worried.”‘
‘”First- and second-year players have shown they’re elite players in this league,” said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, who will lead the Eastern Conference. “I think you saw the changeover from the post-lockout, where their speed and skill just kills now. These players have dominated the game, made the game exciting and made it a lot more dramatic than it was in the past.”‘
‘”I want to make it perfectly clear, Brett,” Bettman said. “It was a good goal. That’s probably not going to make me very popular in Buffalo.”‘
‘Buffalo Sabres forward Adam Mair and his wife, Ali, are both scoring an assist with the SPCA serving Erie County’s campaign to prevent cruelty to animals. Mair can be heard in two SPCA public service announcements being broadcast on local radio stations…’.
'Here is one perspective on each season's events, as they related to the Sabres' involvement…'.
‘”He played great all last year and he’s doing the same things this year,” veteran defenseman Teppo Numminen said. “He is special. He works hard on his game, he’s a really focused guy and we have lots of confidence in him. We know when he’s in the net, we have a great chance to win. If he sees the puck, he’s going to make the save.”‘
‘”We probably expect that from him, and I think he expects that from himself,” Campbell said. “I mean what a save, probably the save of the year, but that’s what Ryan does. That save gave us a point in that game.”‘
Some Amerks still stranded in Chicago (Rochester D&C)
Amerk All-Stars (RNews.com)
Amerks & Foodlink ‘check out hunger’ (Amerks.com)
Trio returns to Rochester (Amerks.com)
Amerks return to BCA to face Grand Rapids this week (Amerks.com)
Coming attractions (GriffinsHockey.com)