'The Sabres would undoubtedly like to pick up an extra defenseman at the deadline as well as physical, fourth-line forward. But with the Sabres tip-toeing on the brink of the NHL Upper Salary Cap Limit, is it even possible?'
Archives for February 14, 2007
‘”When you don’t have any additional cap space, you have to look at flexibility,” Regier said. “Do you want the extra depth in goal? Do you want to exchange it for an extra defenseman or an extra forward? The thing that has to be respected is that this group that put us in first place, so to the extent that we change it, it’s because we believe it’s going to make us stronger.”‘
'"He suffered a small stress fracture just from exercising, so we're probably looking at seven to 10 days off the ice. . . . In Tim's case, you feel sorry for him."'
'Nearly 25 percent of the Sabres – coach Lindy Ruff and players Daniel Briere, Brian Campbell, Paul Gaustad and Jason Pominville – have their own radio gig. There are also two Saturday television shows that feature taped interviews with different players each week, "PowerPlay" at 6 p.m. on WNYO-TV and "Face Off" at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 2.'
'Miller held his first major off-ice event Tuesday night. "Catwalk for Charity" raised money for the Miller's Steadfast Foundation that supports kids fighting serious illnesses. The night featured live music, a live auction during which Miller's mask sold for an amazing $55,000, and a fashion show featuring all of Miller's teammates.'
'After the NCAA finals, Central Scouting rated him the 3rd best North American Skater and the Hockey News rated him 8th overall prospect. In their 2003 draft preview ICHC quoted several NHL scouts, one of which described him as a "great physical specimen." That scout further stated that "he's got everything. He can skate like the wind and has the quickest hands I've seen on a kid that age in a long time." The only knocks on Vanek were that he was perceived by some as lazy and as taking nights off.'