If he goes back to Portland for a sixth AHL season, Mancari, 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, will instantly become the Pirates’ top player and one of the league’s elite scorers. He had 28 goals and 73 points in 74 games last year. He has 119 goals and 296 points in 362 AHL contests.
Archives for August 13, 2010
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, as winger Kevin Dineen terrorized the Sabres about eight times a season, it was hard to imagine the Hartford Whalers’ gritty sniper ever being admired in Buffalo.
‘"I am very excited to be back as part of the Buffalo Sabres organization," Dineen said. "My family and I are thrilled to return to Portland for a sixth season as we continue our effort of reaching our goal to win a Calder Cup championship for the great fans of Portland."’
‘"You go through a long and extremely drawn-out interview process, and I was very comfortable with the way things went," Dineen said Thursday night by phone from his family vacation retreat in Lake George, N.Y. "At the end of the day, when things don’t fall in place, there’s disappointment."’