'"I think the message there is, "An opportunity is going to come your way. You have to put the work in. You have to be prepared. If you're not, somebody else may pass you by,' " Ruff said Wednesday. "We wanted him to be ready. He did a lot of work to be ready, and I think it's really paid off in the way he's played."'
Archives for February 15, 2007
'Miller established The Steadfast Foundation this year to help cancer sufferers, particularly children. The organization's inaugural fundraiser was Tuesday's event at The Church on Delaware Avenue. Ticket sales are still being totaled, but one of the organizers, Therese Forton-Barnes, said the foundation brought in $125,500 through auctions, purchases and donations.'
'The Oilers don't play at home until the Feb. 27 trade deadline.'
‘After last year’s debacle, it’ll be a huge surprise if Regier stands pat at the deadline. But even if he does, this hard-working, speedy club will definitely be a big favorite to represent the Eastern Conference in the Cup Finals when the playoffs begin in early April.’
‘This past week a freak skate slash to the ankle of Paul Gaustad brought his season to end. For the Sabres the 6’ 5”, 220-pound checking forward is an all too rare physical presence, and his contributions are far more significant to the team than his nine goals would indicate. Goalie Ryan Miller summed up the feelings of many after the Calgary game, saying, “I’m Paul’s biggest fan, you really feel for a guy like that…a guy who comes to the rink every day, takes care of himself, and to see something like that happen to him almost seems unfair.”’
Reasoner skates to a new tune (Rochester D&C)
Game Day (Edmonton Journal)
Oilers continue critical road trip against Sabres (Sportsticker)
Edmonton Oilers (28-25-4) at Buffalo Sabres (38-15-4) (The Sports Network)
Oilers visit snowy Buffalo (EdmontonOilers.com)
Game # 58: Edmonton @ Buffalo (SabresFans.com)
Sabres hope to end decade-long spell against Oilers (LetsGoSabres.com)
MacArthur patiently awaiting his Sabres’ opportunity (LetsGoSabres.com)
Amerks drop two of three as slump continues (LetsGoSabres.com)