'"I'm not sure if I'm in the lineup yet," said Gaustad. "We'll see how the doctors appointment goes today. Skating wise, I feel pretty good. Everyday, it's been getting a little bit better, so I'm pretty excited about it."'
Archives for May 3, 2007
'"He's been that determined to work that hard when someone told him months ago, 'It's probably your season.' He's been such a character guy," Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff said Thursday.'
‘”I think everybody, maybe I’m including all of you (reporters), are looking at it like we should be a little bit down. There’s nothing to be down about,” Ruff said. “We’ve got a hell of a team. Geez, let’s get going again. Put the mind-set in the right place and put the aggression in the right place. Just go after it.”‘
'Numminen missed Wednesday's practice with a bruised knee cap, while Connolly has missed several practices in the playoffs, but hasn't missed any game action. This particular absence was scheduled.'
‘Ruff, who already has a Jack Adams Award in his trophy case and is nominated for another this season, wanted to make sure his team’s confidence level hasn’t dipped after dropping two straight at Madison Square Garden to leave their series tied 2-2. “I woke up and the sun was shining and it was such a beautiful day driving down here,” Ruff said. “After I met with you guys (Wednesday) I went home depressed. And I got to thinking, `What are they thinking?’ We’ve got a game in our barn, we’ve got a hell of a team, let’s get going again. Let’s put the mindset in the right place.”‘
'“Circumstantial evidence is not the standard here,” Peradotto replied. “They’re using a higher standard — conclusive evidence.”'
'The forwards are Dylan Hunter, Patrick Kaleta, Clarke MacArthur, Mark Mancari, Michael Ryan and Marek Zagrapan. The defensemen are Mike Funk, Timo Helbling, Mikko Lehtonen, and Andrej Sekera. Adam Dennis rejoins Buffalo as the team’s No. 3 goaltender.'
‘“There’s some areas where he needs to be better,” coach Lindy Ruff said. “There’s areas where if he is, he’ll help us win games.”’
‘As a colleague pointed out Wednesday, we have no problem putting someone on death row based on circumstantial evidence, but we can’t use it in a hockey game. Cops and district attorneys must be having a ball with this one.’
‘The Sabres got rolling in the third when Ruff moved Daniel Briere to a line with Tim Connolly and Ales Kotalik. It was a good idea. The only question was what took him so long.’