'"Until it's over, it's not over,” Amerks' President Steve Donner said, “We're gonna proceed to leave the door open and I'm sure at the end of the day whatever makes good business sense for the Sabres they'll do, and whatever makes good business sense for the Amerks we'll do."'
Archives for November 27, 2007
'If you're asking if I think he should be captain, the answer is yes.'
'"We’d played good hockey before the streak and didn’t get rewarded," Ruff said. "We were out-playing (and) out-shooting, but we weren't finishing and maybe we weren’t getting that timely save. When you start winning, it starts getting contagious."'
‘”People take a lot of pride of being from Buffalo and everything associated with it.”‘
‘“We’re vastly improved in a lot of areas, but we’re going to have a lot of tests coming up,” said Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, who won his fourth straight decision. “It only gets harder during the year, and we can’t just accept that this is good hockey we’re playing. We have to keep going.”’
‘It’s proof Ruff has confidence in the pair, confidence he didn’t have last year. It’s easy to see why. Campbell entered the game against the Capitals with a team-high 13 assists, while Spacek led the blue-liners with five goals despite missing eight games with a shoulder injury. They were a combined plus-3.’
‘Hecht nearly had a hat trick, but Washington goalie Olie Kolzig robbed him from right in front during the third period.’
‘Buffalo reclaimed the lead at the 8:07 mark of the second. Daniel Paille stole the puck between the circles and quickly passed it to Hecht, who was perched in front of Kolzig. Hecht snapped a wrister that beat Kolzig on the stick-side.’
‘For the fifth straight game the Sabres scored first as Jochen Hecht wrapped around the net and banked it home halfway through the first period.’