‘During Monday’s practice, Lindy Ruff had him paired with the newly acquired Dainius Zubrus on the right wing, and Michael Ryan on the left.’
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‘Since Toronto fancies itself the “Center of the Hockey Universe,” anything involving a Maple Leafs player usually receives scads of attention from the hockey world and the NHL. The contentious hit New Jersey Devils tough guy Cam Janssen laid on Toronto’s Tomas Kaberle, which left the defenseman briefly unconscious, was no exception. The NHL cited the lateness of the hit in suspending Janssen three games without pay Saturday. In about three seconds, Janssen considerably raised the awareness of suspect hits to the head.’
‘ He felt good and should be ready to play Wednesday night when the team faces Colorado.’
'“I’m getting an opportunity here to play with some great players,” Stafford said. “I’m going to do my best to take advantage of it because that’s just how I am. That’s my personality. I’m a competitive guy. I’m getting this chance. This is where I want to be. This is what I want to do."'
'The event is tonight from 5pm until 8pm at Casa Di Pizza on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.'
‘The Sabres may be in the process of becoming hockey’s version of the New England Patriots, football’s model franchise, a team able to lose key parts and replace them with others without missing a beat.’