‘”I think our game was pretty much the same (as Monday),” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “We made more mistakes and made more turnovers but we got better results (Wednesday), so it’s funny how it goes.”‘
Archives for December 13, 2007
'Quinn may not win many friends in the board room wotj his approach and he may not be building a consensus for that reason, but that's not to say he's wrong. It's just that the message doesn't seem to be getting through.'
'“It was tough but it was still good. It was kind of what I expected; good passes, bad passes, good shots, bad shots, skating well, falling down. So you know, it’s like training camp.”'
‘”It felt great,” said Numminen after taking part in the team’s optional practice at HSBC Arena. “It was an exciting, fun day for me, and I’m just happy that I was able to come back.”‘
'The 39-year-old Numminen was cleared to practice after visiting the Cleveland Clinic on Monday and following up with team doctors on Wednesday. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff estimates it will be at least a month before Numminen is ready to return to the lineup.'
‘“There was a lot of stuff called that maybe hasn’t been called in previous games,” said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, who examined the previous work of Brad Meier and Dean Morton and figured special teams would be important.’
‘“He’s just good to talk to,” Peters said. “Some guys in the room can’t really relate to how I prepare. The only guy really is Adam Mair that I talk to about fighting.”’
'After his playing days, he became the chief color analyst for the expansion Buffalo Sabres, and served in that position until retiring from broadcasting in 1982.'
'“He had a great sense of humor,” Wayne Redshaw, who covered the Sabres for decades and is now a member of the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Committee, said of Hannigan. “We called him ‘Hoolie,’ and Hoolie and Ted Darling were a great match. I thought they really complemented each other. Ted was the voice, but Hoolie knew his hockey. He always did his homework.”'