'"But you're still hopeful. Right up to the night before the trade deadline my agent (Larry Kelly) said 'I think we're going to get a offer.' I was hopeful until the morning of the trade deadline. Obviously that wasn't to be. No I didn't want to go. I wanted to stay there. But that's what happens in hockey. You have to move on from it. But for me, (Buffalo) was kind of where I grew up and developed as a player and there was a lot of good times there, especially lately."'
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