'"It's a chance to be part of something great. There's an obligation as a hockey player to pass along the game. We have a unique challenge in the United States, where it's very regional and a niche sport in some regards, and this is chance to do something for the sport. This is a great chance for hockey to pick up some new fans."'
Archives for October 1, 2007
'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has assigned forwards Mark Mancari and Marek Zagrapan, and defenseman Michael Funk to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.'
'"It doesn't look good for playing in the opener or this opening weekend, but I wouldn't project past that of him missing any more games," Ruff said.'
‘“His work ethic has always been very strong,” Ruff said early in training camp. “He’s a smart player on the ice that, for the most part here, has always played against the top lines. His role will be important.”’
'Neale's decision to leave the Toronto Maple Leaf regional telecasts is expected to be announced today.'
'In Buffalo, Neale will fill the vacancy left when veteran analyst Jim Lorentz announced his retirement after 26 years with the Sabres.'