‘Wednesday night hundreds of fans filled the First Niagara Center to send off the Sabres in style with chants of ‘Let’s go Buffalo.’ The first 3,000 fans got to line-up for autographs before players and prospects hit the ice for a full-team scrimmage.’
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‘“The team contingent will be about 80 people, about double what we normally send out for a typical road game,” says Sabres spokesman Mike Gilbert. “We have a number of spouses coming along, and in addition team senior management and other front office personnel who will be making this trip.”.
Amerks rookie Marcus Foligno much like his father (Rochester D&C)
‘“It’s unfortunate because Brad Boyes gets suspended for two games and there’s not even a review on some of the other hits. Disappointed a little bit, but move on.”’
‘The Sabres believe NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan got the call on Boyes right and totally missed the call on Armstrong.’
Greece native Derek Whitmore playing for Amerks (WHEC-TV)
Pace picks up on Day 2 of Amerks’ training camp (Amerks.com)
Amerks sign forward Phil Varone (Amerks.com)
Amerks to host exhibition game vs. The University of Western Ontario (Amerks.com)
‘”Players get more reps and the less numbers you have, you can go into more detail with what you want to work on,” Ruff said. “We’ve kept the groups down to practice size but it’s nice to get into four lines and more scrimmage-like and game-like situations.”‘
‘”I’m going to try to bite my tongue as much as possible,” Gaustad said. “I’m just a little bit disappointed by it because I’m not the type of player that stays down. If I get up, I get up. They haven’t asked how I’m doing. The NHL hasn’t asked me. They don’t know if I’m injured or not. They didn’t check on it, at least to my knowledge.”‘
‘Kotalik, a native of the Czech Republic, apparently is pursuing playing options in Europe instead of calling Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial his hockey home for the 2011-12 season.’
‘Of course, with that newfound financial wealth comes expectations. The Sabres can no longer play the poor-and-broke cousin card. They have to win now, and there are no more excuses. Just how the Sabres deal with that will be an important storyline over the next few years.’