'“It’s actually, technically quite a challenge because we’re not trained to monitor weather in structures. Nobody is ever asked to monitor weather in these kinds of conditions. We’re usually in natural environments and big open areas. It was technically quite a challenge to find something that we would consider to be representative for the stadium because the wind is going in all different directions and all different speeds.”'
Archives for December 28, 2007
‘During the game the HSBC crew will be operating as if it were a normal Sabres game at their own arena, including all the ice cuts.’
'The forecast for Buffalo on New Year's Day is a chance of snow showers, cloudy with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Perfect, wouldn't you say, for hockey. Outdoor hockey.'
'The Amerks are apparently facing some serious financial questions, and the Sabres are none-too-happy with the way things are working out. As a result, reports coming out of Rochester point to the Sabres severing their ties with the Americans and moving their prospects to Portland, Maine, while the Panthers become the sole NHL affiliate.'
‘”Growing up, my dad was a principal, and through him I’ve always had an appreciation of the importance of education. Playing hockey is of course important, but helping out with things like Summit means just as much,” Campbell told me.’
'When the Ottawa Senators’ star-studded trio of Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley took the ice to start all three periods Wednesday night, Tallinder and Lydman watched from the bench. Campbell and Spacek were on the ice.'
'“I’m not trying to make anybody the bad person,” Campbell said Thursday. “I like the organization, and I like being here. There’s nothing I don’t like. But to say I don’t think about it or it frustrates me is an understatement. It bothers me. It’s been dragging on for a while, and it’s not close to being done.”'
'Plainly put, it could be a week or two before concussion-induced headaches subside enough to allow Stafford to start skating again. And perhaps another week before he can play.'
'If those estimates hold, the Jan. 1 NHL event will top the $4.2 million in spending tied to the multiday slate of NCAA basketball tournament games played in HSBC Arena last March.'
'Kotalik is — in a game filled with playmakers, skaters and specialists — a bona fide sniper. His vision is average at best. His passing has never been noteworthy. But when the former sixth-round draft choice can lay into a one-timer, good things are bound to happen.'