'In the end, it was mostly talk.'
Archives for February 25, 2007
'"The actions of his players – call it what you want, call it bullying – they just did the wrong thing," Campbell said. "People who know hockey know that was the wrong thing. Spezza and Heatley had no intent in participating in any fight. It went where it shouldn't have gone."'
'Sabres coach Lindy Ruff confirmed his co-captain would undergo more tests today to make sure he didn't break any bones in his face. Drury's right eye was swollen shut from smacking his head against the ice and suffering a gash that required 20-plus stitches. "He has concussion-like symptoms," Ruff said. "As soon as they clear up, it's going to be a period of time [before he can return]. He has to be symptom-free. His right eye is completely closed."'
'The Sabres get salary cap relief for Paul Gaustad. The other players could be bargaining chips…'
'Regier can make the necessary deals that can push the Sabres over the top, dollar for dollar, so long as he comes up with the required imagination. So let's call the time between now and Tuesday afternoon what it is: his defining moment as the Sabres' general manager.'
‘Ruff got news of the fine before Colin Campbell, the NHL’s director of hockey operations, arrived at Scotiabank Place yesterday. He met with with the coaches and general managers of both teams. Campbell made it clear he decided to come to the game in Ottawa because of what happened Thursday in Buffalo.’
The players claim Mair made a “classless” comment to Heatley about former Atlanta Thrashers winger Dan Snyder during a heated on-ice exchange. Snyder died six days after a car accident in September 2003 in Atlanta with Heatley at the wheel. Heatley wouldn’t comment on the allegations and Mair chose his words carefully when approached by the Sun.’
‘”It’s been written that Chris Neil is a bad guy in this,” said Murray. “He plays on our first line and I know he hasn’t scored since January. That doesn’t mean he’s reverted back to being a goon.”‘
A swing back to hockey (Ottawa Citizen)
Senators win on points (Ottawa Citizen)
Sabres’ Ruff stuff results in $10,000 fine (Ottawa Citizen)
Emery doesn’t need defensive help when it comes to fights, Neil says (Ottawa Citizen)
Sens slug one out (Ottawa Sun)
McGrattan raises roof (Ottawa Sun)
Did Sabre cut too deep? (Ottawa Sun)
Sabres coach slapped with $10,000 fine (Ottawa Sun)
Dustup beefs up interest (Ottawa Sun)
Photo gallery (OttawaSenators.com)
‘You can love or hate Ruff, but don’t mess with his players.’