'Yet, outside of a three-game winning streak from October 11-15, the Sabres have been unable to get any kind of momentum going.'
Archives for November 9, 2007
‘The Buffalo Sabres are making 4,500 obstructed-view tickets available for the Amp Energy NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sabres also unveiled the vintage white jersey they will be wearing for the special game.’
'“If we were 10-2 or whatever and I was struggling, I’d take that any day,” the Buffalo Sabres forward said Thursday. “I’ll take my own problems over the team’s problems."'
'“Under the top of the circle it’s pretty well three forwards versus five defenders,” Ruff said. “Around the league it’s something that is very common. Ask all the top forwards. That’s why they’re struggling. There’s a lot of good goal scorers with two, three, four goals. A lot of good players aren’t ripping it up. The tendency seems to be going toward that again.”'
'Spacek has a shoulder injury that’s forced him out of the last three games and seven of the past eight. He said he’s progressing and hopes to play either tonight or Saturday in Boston, but it’s possible he’ll be out until Thursday in Ottawa.'
'The Buffalo Sabres plan to announce today that 4,500 seats with obstructed views will go on sale at noon today, on the Sabres’ Web site, for the Sabres-Pittsburgh Penguins game. The seats, many of them too low for a good view of the action, are priced at $10 apiece.'
'Ruff says Vanek feels the weight of his contract – $50 million (U.S.) over seven years – and feels the pressure to be the go-to guy on the Sabres offence. “Obviously I know it's there,'' said Vanek of his contract. “I know people expect a lot. But like I said a million times, money doesn't change the way I play my game. It doesn't change the focus of my game. I still put a lot of pressure on myself, more than anyone else.'''
‘”The whole league is getting the disease where there’s a lot of people back when you get to the blue line,” Ruff said. “I can show you clips where we hit the line and there are four guys lined up, or five guys there. There aren’t a lot of options.”’
'In their last 11 games the Sabres' opposition has scored first, and over their last 10, the Sabres have had the lead for just 11 minutes and 37 seconds.'
Rattled Sabres (Toronto Sun)
Sabres trying to get untracked (Toronto Star)
Maple Leafs Game Day (National Post)
Flat Sabres offer a chance (Hamilton Spectator)
Sabres look for second straight win (Sportsticker)
Toronto Maple Leafs (6-7-3) at Buffalo Sabres (6-7-1) (The Sports Network)
Sabres look to go streaking as Leafs blow into town (LetsGoSabres.com)