‘“I don’t buy any of that,” Ruff said. “I don’t buy one ounce of it. I said, ‘You can change that word to stupid instead of scared.’ We didn’t do anything scared, but we did a lot of dumb things. We’re going up for video right after this. If they can have any proof of being scared over dumb, I’ll apologize. But there was nothing scared about it.”’
Archives for February 10, 2008
‘The Sabres have a terrible reputation among players. The franchise appears to have a major recruiting problem, especially after taking the “it’s just business” approach while suspending classy veteran Teppo Numminen. Heck, the Sabres are having a hard time keeping active players who actually like it here. Tom, what’s the solution?’
‘“I feel like I’m ready to go out there and try, whether it be a special teams role, a fourth-line role or even a bigger role,” Connolly said. “I’m basically going to have to go out there and find out. I’m going to have to try and give them as much feedback as possible as to how I’m feeling out there.”’
Sabres get Connolly back, look to keep rolling (Sportsticker)
Florida Panthers (26-26-5) at Buffalo Sabres (25-21-8) (The Sports Network)
Amerks defeat San Antonio in shootout (Rochester D&C)
Rampage lose in shootout (San Antonio Express News)
Amerks win in shootout fashion (Amerks.com)
Rampage drop heartbreaker to Rochester in shootout, 3-2 (SARampage.com)
‘”I realize what the issue is. I think I realize how important that organization is to the Buffalo area,” Golisano told The Associated Press. “And I’ll say the same thing I’ve said before: If the situation arises, I would do what I can to try to keep the team in the area.”‘
'"Do I think we would like to have a better record this year? Sure I would," he added. "The fact of the matter is, this team is young and it's doing very well as far as I'm concerned. … With the great potential this team has, we think they're going to be a stalwart in the league for a long time."'
'Connolly said after practice Saturday that he expects to be in the lineup Sunday when Buffalo hosts Florida. Diagnosed with bone spurs in his hip, Connolly will have to play with pain and will eventually require surgery.'