'"Everything we do now really doesn't matter," Hecht said. "We're focused. We've accomplished a little thing with winning the conference. But it's not our main goal."'
Archives for April 4, 2007
'In terms of jersey sales, six of the top 10 selling hockey sweaters that Shop.NHL.com sold in March belonged to Sabres players.'
'Tuesday's win over the Pens was a positive indicator for a lot of reasons. It was one of the most complete games they've played all season. The perfect balance between lightning quick transition hockey, and outstanding team defense. The kind of defense that wins games in April, May, and June.'
'"We're on the right path. That's all it is. That's all it can be," Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller said.'
'“Forty goals in your second year and to be [plus-42] at the same time, that’s a pretty special place,” Ruff said of Vanek, who missed the final 13 minutes with back spasms. “Thomas is OK. . . . I wouldn’t anticipate him missing any time.”'
'“Looking back, we had a good team, a real good team,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, a rookie on the ’79-80 squad, said Tuesday.'
'Two fundraising efforts held as a show of support for Lindy Ruff after the Sabres coach was fined by the National Hockey League have taken in $11,100 for charity.'
'Here are the 10 people you can always find in Duff’s or any other Buffalo wing place during a Sabres game…'.
'“The support [the Sabres] receive on teen Web sites is simply amazing,” says Ed Kilgore, sports director at WGRZ-TV. “Young people share their concern over the latest injury, or share their outrage at what they think is an injustice or their happiness over a great win or performance.” Kilgore, whose teenage daughter listens to Sabres games regularly from her dorm at the University of Missouri, adds that young fans have definitely affected the atmosphere this season. “Young people have certainly added some excitement at the games themselves, and the players also notice the support of young people around town and in public.”'
‘”This store was something the town could appreciate,” he said. “They needed something local and trendy providing students in Okemos and East Lansing an opportunity to get a taste of what is usually reserved for Chicago.”‘