'"I can't put a date on it, but from a conditioning standpoint you can guesstimate," Ruff said.'
Archives for January 29, 2007
'Ruff said Connolly skated very hard on his own today, emerging with no symptoms from the head injury that's haunted the Sabres center since the Eastern Conference semi-final against Ottawa. Ruff added that the team would look to put him on a more vigorous conditioning program and, while reluctant to name a time table, said he would guess it would be a 6-8 week program – maybe shorter, perhaps longer – provided Connolly remains symptom and setback-free.'
'"Confidence is a very fragile thing, and you want to make sure that you don't get too low, you don't beat yourself up," Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere said Sunday. "It's a little bit of the message that we're trying to send to everybody around the room."'
‘”It’s difficult for me to come in and see such great players not playing it,” the rookie defenseman said, “but I definitely love being on the power play. It’s something I’ve done in the past quite often.”‘
'After unsuccessful shopping trips, she finally found them on eBay. In December, Bucki won an auction, paying $233.99, which included $17.99 in shipping to a seller in Lackawanna. "I wasn't going to stop until I got one."'
'Five seasons removed from his time in Sioux Falls, Vanek has quietly evolved into one of the league's elite players. Along with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and Washington's Alexander Ovechkin, Vanek represents a new wave of young talent entering the ranks of legitimate superstardom in the NHL — gifted youngsters with crisp playmaking skills and natural goal-scoring abilities.'
'Q: What does a typical night consist of? A: I arrive about an hour before the game to do a sound check; there are a LOT of wires connecting to the speakers, so we have to make sure everything is set up. During the show I wear a headset so I can hear the producer, and he’ll tell me when and sometimes even what to play. I play mostly rallies, to get the crowd excited.'