‘Without ruling out the possibility of re-signing with Buffalo, Briere’s agent, Pat Brisson, said Saturday the chances are increasing that his client will test the market once NHL free agency opens July 1. “It’s different now,” Brisson said, noting this is Briere’s first opportunity to be an unrestricted free agent. “We’ll see. It’s getting closer and closer.”‘
Archives for June 23, 2007
‘After waiting on the sidelines of Day One of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, the Buffalo Sabres used their first two picks – both in the second round – to select two defensemen.’
Moorestown’s Brennan emerges as top prospect (Philadelphia Daily News)
Forget cap and gown, Brennan NHL bound (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Moorestown’s Brennan gets crash course in NHL (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Brennan’s ‘freaking out,’ but that’s a good thing (St. John’s Telegram)
The dream (Hamilton Spectator)
'I think he has tremendous upside," said general manager Darcy Regier. "Our scouts watched a lot of video on him and really like his style of play."'
'With the 59th overall pick the Sabres selected Drew Schiestel from Mississauga of the OHL. Schiestel is 6'1" and weighs in at 181 pounds. Last season with Mississauga he recorded 6 goals and 15 assists in 66 games played. Next season Sabre fans won't have to travel far to see him as the Mississauga IceDogs have moved to St. Catharines and will be called the Niagara IceDogs.'
'The first pick of the second round and 31st overall, Brennan was the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's rookie of the year last season, playing for St. John's. He led rookie defensemen with 41 points (16 goals, 25 assists) in 68 games.'
‘General Manager Darcy Regier revealed to The Buffalo News he had contacted the Chicago Blackhawks about trading the No. 1 choice so the Sabres could select South Buffalo native Patrick Kane. “I talked to them to ask them what they were going to do, whether they were going to select or trade,” Regier said. “They felt they were going to select, so I’ll leave it at that. I’m not going to comment further. It was a good conversation. That’s all.”’