'Rochester Americans General Manager Jody Gage announced today that left wing Michael Ryan has been re-assigned to Rochester by the Buffalo Sabres.'
Archives for March 27, 2007
‘The Philadelphia Flyers have settled on their No. 1 goalie, signing Martin Biron to a two-year contract on Tuesday.’
‘Vanek took over the NHL plus/minus lead in late October, and he’s stayed on top with consistency. He’s been better than plus-2 only twice, and he’s been worse than minus-1 only twice. He’s been plus-1 23 times, plus-2 14 times and minus-1 13 times.’
‘“It was a hard practice, and with the things they’ve been doing so far, I’m not seeing any problem playing Wednesday,” Kotalik said. “We just tried to see how the knee is going to feel in a regular practice. We did a lot of battling and things in the practice today, and I felt pretty good. I felt strong, and that’s what I need to be able to come back on Wednesday.”’
‘Shot totals aren’t necessarily indicative of how well or poorly a team is playing, but in this case they speak an uneasy truth. The Sabres are all about finesse on the back end. Outmuscling opponents isn’t their forte. The team needs to excel in transition to take the burden off the blue line, which means having the forwards forcing more turnovers in the neutral zone. Until that happens again, there’s reason to fret.’
‘ It will be another 2½ months before any team skates around a National Hockey League rink, hoisting the Stanley Cup in triumph. But the Buffalo Sabres already can claim they’re No. 1 — in an ESPN The Magazine ranking of all 122 major professional sports franchises.’
‘The 11,000 medallions featuring Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere were snatched up almost immediately early Monday. That’s a level of interest that the medallion manufacturer hasn’t seen in any other market where it has run similar promotions. In response, The News is arranging to have more medallions made and is promising its readers that anyone interested in buying the full set of 24 will be able to do so.’
'I spoke to a representative for the Buffalo News, who told me they were surprised by the great demand for the medallions. So now, you can place an order with the paper for either individual player medallions or the full set of 24. However, you will still need each coupon for each player you wish to buy.'
'Haskill's newest song, titled “Sabres Anthem 06-07,” is the soundtrack behind a fantastic Sabres music video making some noise on YouTube. The song, off the mix tape “When Opposites Attack” in which he works with fellow Western New York rapper Simmantics, can also be heard on Haskill's MySpace page.'