‘”There’s a bit of sadness when you look back on all these years,” Biron said. “I met my wife in Buffalo, my two kids were born here. It’s where I made my home. There’s definitely a lot of history there. But am I excited? Yes. It’s going to be fun.”‘
Archives for February 28, 2007
'No general manager likes to trade draft picks, but it makes more sense for a team that feels it is on the brink of winning a Stanley Cup. This could be Buffalo's best chance yet to do it.'
'"We thought it was very important," Regier said. "And all you have to do is look at the trade center and a lot of teams felt it was important. You want to be able to help your team."'
‘”But at the same time, he’s got to find his own way somewhere else.”‘
‘”It makes sense that the locker room wouldn’t be disrupted with Marty leaving because it’s how he kept it. He brought the locker room together,” Miller said. “We all learned a lot from Marty and how to handle yourself. He was always positive. We’re kind of talking about the guy like he’s died.”‘
‘Now it’s a question of how quickly the Eastern Conference-leading Sabres — currently down seven regulars — can get healthy. “Time will tell,” Regier said. “As much as we did here, a big telltale is how quickly we can get the injured players back and get them back in rhythm.”‘
‘”These guys from the Rochester (AHL) are playing a lot of minutes and they’re playing really good for us,” Hecht said. They play physical and they also do whatever you want them to do.”‘
‘The scoring heated up in the second, with the Sabres tallying three times to go up 4-1.’
‘Jochen Hecht scored twice and added an assist while Clarke MacArthur pitched in for a goal and two assists to lead a depleated Sabres lineup to a dominant 6-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night. Buffalo was without both of their captains as Daniel Briere missed the game because of the flu.’
‘”I don’t think there are too many teams that can pull off something like that,” said goaltender Ty Conklin about playing with all of the injuries and problems that the team has dealt with. Conklin was traded for earlier in the day and served as Ryan Miller’s backup. Martin Biron was traded to Philadelphia in a separate deal. “To have so many guys out and yet see that many guys step up.”‘