‘The Sabres have unfortunately and unwisely painted themselves into a corner, making it very likely that at least one of their co-captains will be hitting the road in the coming weeks. And from the various rumors bouncing around in local media and on various websites, it appears the Sabres are making — or will make — a hard play at Chris Drury before deciding what to do with Briere.’
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‘These trends illustrate an important facet of the Sabres’ play, this past season. They reflect a glaring absence of control and expose a lack of discipline; a level of poorly structured habits which verged on mediocrity.’
‘Rochester will continue to be the top developmental team for the Buffalo Sabres. The affiliation agreement calls for the Buffalo Sabres to provide the Amerks organization with a minimum of 10 prospects and the entire coaching staff. The remainder of the roster will be filled by Rochester.’
'Over the last eight seasons, the Rochester Americans have been the most successful AHL team in terms of number of points earned.'
'Next season will be Rochester's 29th as the Sabres' farm club. It is the longest affiliation in the NHL.'
'"Our organization is very happy to once again have the Rochester Americans affiliated with the Buffalo Sabres," said DiPofi. "Over the past few seasons, the Amerks organization and the City of Rochester have been a key to the success of our franchise both on the ice and in the Western New York community.”'
'Under the deal, the Sabres will provide the Americans with a minimum 10 prospects and the team's entire coaching staff. The Sabres consider the Americans an ideal partner, considering Rochester is an hour drive from Buffalo.'
‘The Amerks have renewed their dual affiliation and will remain the development team for the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers for the 2007-08 American Hockey League season.’
‘Drury’s chief concern immediately after the season wasn’t whether he would get his money. He wondered how Buffalo would be better if his getting a hefty salary meant Briere was forced to leave. The Sabres have already made it clear they’re going to be cautious with payroll. That’s where I see Drury hitting the roadblock and ultimately hitting the road.’