Clean game could earn free tickets to Amerks (Rochester D&C)
Archives for September 16, 2007
'Tom Golisano spent approximately $60 million of his own money to garner 14 per cent of the vote as the Independent Party nominee in the 2002 New York Gubernatorial election, yet the 557th richest man in the world with a net worth of $1.8 billion (according to Forbes) doesn't have a nickel for one of his Buffalo Sabres' employees who will undergo heart surgery on Thursday.'
‘The Sabres made a move on Thursday that raised a few eyebrows and most likely tainted their image even further in the eyes of NHL players. When it was revealed that Teppo Numminen needed to undergo a third heart operation, the Sabres immediately suspended him. This is yet another case of the great touch of class that Darcy Regier has shown since he took over as general manager over 10 years ago.’
'“The team last year was one that scored our way out of situations, and I don’t think we want to get in those situations as much this year,” Buffalo defenseman Brian Campbell said. “That’s not because we can’t score. It’s just not going to win you games in the playoffs. That’s been talked about a lot in the locker room.”'
'Jochen Hecht mostly has skated on the left wing for the Sabres, but he could become the third-line center. So could Paul Gaustad, who started out in the middle but was shifted to the wing last season.'
'But all of these early arrivals said they were surprised there weren’t more fans waiting outside the arena. By 9 a.m., the head count was at about 130.'
'They could have taken the high road and said we're going to keep paying him. He's an assistant captain, one of the team's leaders. Instead, they went the other way.'
‘It’s unlikely there will be any legends exhibition — unfortunate because they could trot out the French Connection line of Gil Perreault, Rick Martin and Rene Robert vs. some of the Stanley Cup Penguins like Mario Lemieux, Tom Barrasso and Ron Francis.’