'Well, the Toy Town Museum's newest exhibit will give hockey fans of all ages the opportunity to see through a collection of original jerseys, programs, and memorabilia and of course, toys, just why people love the sport of hockey so much. The exhibit chronicles the history of hockey in Western New York from its start to the hottest team on ice today, the Buffalo Sabres.'
Archives for February 8, 2007
'"He's got a lot of great moments," says Dean Miller as he tries to think of a Ryan moment he's most proud of, "I think it's just the way he handles all of them, for me anyway. He sets goals and he's been able to reach quite a few lofty goals."'
'Q: You've coached the same NHL team for 10 years. In this day and age, that is an incredible achievement. What's the secret to your success? A: Lucky.'
Looking into Ryan Miller’s brown eyes is like diving into a dark sea of intensity. But put aside the serious demeanor that goes hand-in-hand with leading the Buffalo Sabres to the best record in the Eastern Conference, and Miller looks like the average 26-year-old. He’s tall, slight in frame, with shaggy disheveled hair that falls beyond his ears. If brushing past Miller on Buffalo’s bustling Chippewa Street, he looks more rocker than an athlete. But the assumption wouldn’t be a far stretch.
‘”I think we’re regaining a little bite, a little attitude, a little bit of physical tone that I thought was missing,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “It started [Tuesday] night. We built on it tonight. These last two games we showed a lot of fight from a lot of different guys.”‘
‘”He was a talent, especially on the power play,” Bowman said. “He was a quarterback, the way he brought the puck up the ice, the moves he made in the neutral zone. He had super skills. He could really accelerate. He was one of the better skaters I’ve ever seen.”‘
'"We were really pumped about this game," Vanek said. "We deserved to win."'
‘”This is one of the biggest wins we’ve had all year,” said Sabres co-captain Chris Drury. “They handed it to us four times in a row, we got in pretty late last night after a heck of a battle with Atlanta, so to come home and respond like that, we were really happy.”‘
‘Vanek had his first two-goal game since Dec. 30 and was named the first star while Afinogenov scored the other marker on a pretty feed from Ro
y. “That line had a real good night,” coach Lindy Ruff said. “They didn’t give up a lot going the other way. That’s a step in the right direction.”’
‘Phil Housley does not belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame. With 1,232 points, he has more points than any other American-born player. That alone will get him in, even if it’s not the right thing to do.’