‘“A lot of time you end up doing the contract just before the hearing,” Regier said. “The dynamics are such management is there, the player is there, the agent is there. Even when things appear lost the day before, there’s always a possibility to get things done heading into the proceedings.”’
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‘Despite the losses of Drury and Daniel Briere the Sabres aren’t exactly hurting at center, not if Tim Connolly and Paul Gaustad return healthy and Derek Roy’s arbitration award fits into the budget. All three are on the rise. All three are and assets on special teams. Their presence relegates Peca to the fourth line, so what’s the sense?’
‘”You know, they were very supportive, the wives of the team liked it, or at least they told me they liked it. I don’t know what they said when they left the room. You know, it’s funny, it was back in the days of AM radio, Top 40 and all that and because I was a player, it got a lot of play,” Schoenfeld recalled. “The young fans, they liked it because I was a player, I guess you get away with a few sins because you are a hockey player.”‘
'"I don't know what to expect," said Paille, referring to how he'll fit in with the Sabres after the departure of the two star forwards. However, Paille said, the majority of last season's team remains intact and most of the returning players are young.'
'“I want it to happen,” Peca said Thursday from his East Amherst home. “I do have a couple of options right now that are pretty exciting, but Buffalo has always been at the top of my list.”'
'The left wing also collected 21 points in 29 games with the Rochester Americans of the AHL last season.'
‘Paille is expected to begin the season with the Sabres, something he didn’t do this past year. After starting in AHL Rochester, Paille was permanently called-up to Buffalo in mid-January.’
'In 43 career games, Paille has four goals and 10 assists.'
'Paille, the 6-1, 197-pound native of Welland, Ontario, appeared in 29 games last season with the Sabres, collecting 11 points (3+8).'
‘Left winger Daniel Paille accepted his one-year qualifying offer for $585,200. That leaves center Derek Roy and defenseman Nathan Paetsch as the only unsigned Sabres. Roy and Paetsch both filed for arbitration, meaning they will have salaries assigned to them.’