'The game is actually in the works, although far from becoming official, Ch2 Sports has learned. The Sabres, the Bills, NBC Sports and anybody else possibly associated with the game is tight-lipped about the proposed game, but sources both in the Sabres organization and in Pittsburgh tell us the wheels are in motion for such a game.'
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‘With so many logistical issues to work through, there won’t be any announcement about an outdoor game made Wednesday afternoon, when the NHL releases its 2007-08 schedule. The NHL and Sabres declined to comment on the possibility of holding a game at The Ralph, but the Sabres appear to be in the running for what would be an intriguing event, reportedly a New Year’s Day game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.’
'"I'm a hockey player," said Brennan. "Everyone's got that fire in them to play the game. I liked lacrosse because it was physical, but there is nothing like hockey. It's just something about the connection with the other guys that you have on the team and just being out there on that ice that you just forget about everything at that time. That's all I'm worried about. It's just an unbelievable feeling and if you don't get that feeling, you can't really go through with it."'
'The jersey of Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins was the top seller last season. The jerseys of four Sabres' players — Ryan Miller, Chris Drury, Maxim Afinogenov and Daniel Briere — ranked second through fifth, respectively.'
‘Multiple NHL sources have told WGR that the Sabres are in line for a potential New Year’s Day game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.’
'We will have fond memories of both Briere and Drury, but their legacy is now a short one. Had they been loyal to Buffalo, the fans, and their teammates, they would still be here, despite management's obvious blunders. Had they signed long term deals, they probably would have won a Cup and seen a banner in the rafters, and maybe even seen their own numbers retired next to the French Connection. Then again that wouldn't really matter, because they couldn't see the banners from their mansions in other cities.'
'Many picks this year were off the charts, especially Drew Schiestel (rhymes with pistol), ranked 223rd by the International Scouting Service but who was picked 59th overall by the Sabres.'