'"It's been a tough stretch, and there's no hiding that," Quinn said. "But like I said to everybody, 'We got here together and we're going to get out of it together.' And that's all we can really do."'
Archives for January 23, 2008
'Coach Lindy Ruff still isn't using injuries as an excuse: "You still have to find ways to win games. The work we've put in, to end up losing games is disappointing. We've definitely put the work in to win them. We haven't won them. Will Tim (Connolly) and Max (Afinogenov) help us? Definitely."'
'“The record is what it is. We can’t avoid that,” Ruff said. “The record in this stretch could easily be .500. But it’s not. It’s not.”'
Ailing Amerks back on home ice (Rochester D&C)
Rochester hosts Quad Cities Wednesday night at BCA (Amerks.com)
‘So aside from Vanek, McKeon points the finger at the wrong players. What about Maxim Afinogenov, who has been on a steady decline since last season’s playoff run? What about Toni Lydman? Lydman has been very inconsistent this season. And then there’s Dmitri Kalinin, who had a great regular season last year with 29 points (7G+22A) but has only four assists this season, three of which came in Friday’s game against Atlanta.’
‘Let me first say that Darcy Regier doesn’t carry all the blame for this. In reading the aforementioned Gleason’s column today, it was mentioned again how Quinn was approached with a deal from Chris Drury last year that the Sabres didn’t accept. That is proof that Quinn shares in the blame, at least with the Drury negotiations, as Regier does – possibly more.’