‘On a cold January eve at HSBC Arena, the red-light was flashing as the Sabres did the bashing, racing out of the gates with the desperation and hunger that had eluded their play in recent weeks, and steamrolling the Bruins in one of their patented offensive explosions.’
Archives for January 2007
‘Maybe Nathan Paetsch can do it all.’
‘”Ryan needs a few days. He needs three or four good practices to get back into a groove,” Ruff said. “He’s played some situations differently. I haven’t seen just a relaxed state. It seems that everything is a little bit of a reaction here or a reaction there where some of it is reading the play, some of it looks like a little bit of frustration in his game. The fact that things haven’t gone the way he’s wanted them to go.”‘
‘C Paul Gaustad leads Sabres and is 35th in NHL with 95 hits.’
'"He needs two or three real good practice days where he just gets back to what I call a relaxed comfort zone," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "He seems like he's been uptight. He's put a lot of pressure on himself, which he usually does."'
'The Sabres need to have a handle on Connolly within the next couple of weeks. The Sabres would be up against the salary cap if Connolly can play. If he remains on long-term injured reserve, the club will be able to use his $2.9 million cap number to make moves before the Feb. 27 trade deadline.'
‘”Last year was a good learning experience for me and I wasn’t happy with how the season ended,” Vanek said. “I just prepared myself better over the summer. I worked on conditioning more and tried to be in better shape because with the way the game has changed you have to be prepared each and every night to skate and work hard.”‘
‘”He’s progressing and we hope he continues to progress,” said head coach Lindy Ruff. “It is encouraging. He’s had some workouts where he’s been at max heart rate and there haven’t been any setbacks.”‘
Sabres thumbnails (Boston Globe)
Bruins at Buffalo Sabres (Quincy Patriot Ledger)
Sabres try to reverse recent slide vs. Bruins (Sportsticker)
Boston Bruins (22-22-4) at Buffalo Sabres (33-14-4) (The Sports Network)
Game Preview (BostonBruins.com)
Game notes (BostonBruins.com)
Game # 52: Boston @ Buffalo (SabresFans.com)