‘For me, it gives me a new beginning, a chance to come back closer to friends and family, which is a great thing,” said Rivet, who was in Buffalo earlier this month to find a place to live and check out the area. I’ve spoken to a lot of players who have played there previously and every single guy I talked to has loved it there. I’m really looking forward to getting down there. I’ve spoke to the GM(Darcy Regier) and coach Lindy Ruff. This is a young, talented team. I think last year, they were among the top five in the league in goals (fourth, with 255). They have a lot of guys who can score goals and put up offence, but at the same time, they’re allowing a lot of goals against. We are going to score goals, but if we can get better defensively and worry about our defensive zone and cut down on those goals against, I think we’ll be pretty solid.”‘
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