'“The reason we do it [leave a day early] is you lose the three hours going out [to the west coast],” Lindy Ruff said. “We try to keep them on a normal schedule by getting out there and getting a day of practice in and trying to get your meals in that time frame. I think it helps. I found just if you fly out the day before you just don’t seem to catch up. We’re playing three days in four nights and it gives us one more day just settle in and get into a routine."'
Archives for December 4, 2007
'For the first time in their professional careers, the siblings will spar when last season's President's Trophy winners face the defending Stanley Cup champions. Drew, Anaheim's sixth-round selection (186th overall), made his NHL debut during the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals and has appeared in 19 games for Anaheim this season, registering two goals and four points.'
'"We're best friends," Drew said. "He'll do anything for me, and I'll do anything for him. It meant a lot to me that he came to see me play. He hasn't been able to see me play in a long time, so it was a big thing for him to do."'
If the Buffalo Sabres intend to replace the Anaheim Ducks next season as the National Hockey League parent of the Portland Pirates, it’s news to Brian Petrovek, the managing owner/CEO of the AHL team.
‘On Monday Sexton said it’s common knowledge in NHL circles that the Sabres are headed to Portland, Maine.’
Panthers prefer to stay with Amerks (Rochester D&C)
Pirates deny change pending (Portland Press Herald)
No reading appearances tonight!! (Amerks.com)
Amerks to spend weekends at home (Amerks.com)