'Roy, who played four seasons with the Rangers from 1999 through the 2002-2003 season — winning the Memorial Cup in his final year — was Buffalo's second-round pick, 32nd overall, in the 2001 NHL entry draft. He played much of last season centring a line with high-scoring wingers Thomas Vanek and Maxim Afinogenov. He'll play a bigger role with the Sabres this year because the Sabres lost co-captain forwards Chris Drury and Daniel Briere.'
Archives for July 28, 2007
‘Roy was surprised at the length of the deal, which extends three seasons into what would have been his unrestricted free agency. Roy and agent Larry Kelly requested a five-year contract, but the Sabres responded Thursday night with a six-year proposal. The Sabres then increased the money Friday morning. Roy was hooked.’