"I guess I got to play for him because he should’ve been in the same position as me next year, playing his first year pro," Weber said. "But in the same breath I know he’s helping me out."
Archives for March 23, 2008
‘The conclusion? If you want to boo the home team because it’s playing poorly, that is certainly your right after buying a ticket. It’s part of experiencing the event. It may not have the positive effect on the team or athlete you are aiming your ire at that you think it does, but it does do this: it probably makes YOU feel better.’
‘Rochester’s record suggests an AHL team in complete disarray, but that’s only partially accurate. A feud among the team’s three owners has contributed to financial problems and continuous speculation about a sale. The Sabres and Panthers, the only NHL teams that share an AHL affiliate, have made it clear the dual relationship no longer works.’
‘“It’s tough right now,” Ruff said. “You have no Campbell. You have no Spacek. You have no Connolly. Some roles have changed. Bringing up the puck has changed.”’
‘Consider that the Sabres have only two defensemen — Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman — who started the season among their top six. Brian Campbell was traded and Nathan Paetsch (concussion), Dmitri Kalinin (shoulder) and Jaroslav Spacek (chest) are out. Two others have stepped in. Twenty-year-old Mike Weber was plus-13 in his first four games since being called up from Rochester and fellow rookie Andrej Sekera was plus-8 over the same span. Then there’s forward Jason Pominville, who received the "C" for March in the team’s monthly captain rotation, and entering the weekend was third in the NHL in points this month.’
‘This season has been a bipolar roller coaster ride for the Sabres fans. One day they are down in the dumps, thinking that any playoff hopes are lost, and then they win 3 straight, averaging almost 7 goals a game. The emotional ride has hit bottom again after a horrid performance against Toronto Friday night.’
‘Like they have at several points this season, the Sabres ended a winning streak with a peculiar loss.’