‘“This is by far the worst year I’ve had statistically in my whole life, not just in the National Hockey League,” Hodgson said on locker cleanout day. “Individually, as a team, it just wasn’t a success. That’s tough on everybody and takes a toll on you throughout the year.”’
Archives for April 15, 2015
‘“It was tough,” he said. “I made a couple mistakes this year off the ice, and it’s all maturity. I’m not going to make them anymore.”’
‘“Be more mature, don’t be a kid anymore,” he said. “It’s a men’s league. It’s all the pros, just keep it simple.”’
‘Despite having the worst roster in the league, the Sabres played hard for Nolan. With a good percentage of fans — and some members of the Western New York media — openly rooting for the Sabres to lose, they didn’t lock up last place in the standings until the second-to-last night of the regular season.’
‘Poor Ted was in the worst position possible.’
‘Thirteen other teams — perish the thought — have a chance to win the lottery too. Here’s who this Sabres fan would root for from that batch, in reverse order…’.
‘”You go out and play hard for a bunch of reasons…Nobody wanted the coaches to get fired. Being in the business for as long as we have, we know it’s an unfortunate result of where we finished.” Gionta continues “We battled hard, we had ourselves in 90% of those games, but unfortunately for certain reasons we didn’t come out on top.”‘