‘Tentatively, the entry draft, in which the Sabres will hold the first round’s eighth pick, will be held Oct. 6, free agency will open Oct. 9, or seven days following the end of the Stanley Cup Final, training camps will begin Nov. 17 and the first puck drop of the 2020-21 season will occur Dec. 1.
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‘At this point, there aren’t enough people of color playing the game. That pool, so to speak, would have to be built almost from the ground up at this point. You do have more of these programs that are in the inner cities and, of course, if you have programs in the inner cities, then you’re going to need people in those cities to step up and help out. You can’t just have it be a one-way street. Everyone needs to work together.’
‘“His mode of operation and how he conducted himself and the investment he would make in himself every day gave him that self-confidence that (said), ‘Hey, I can do this,’” Schutte said.’
‘“My goal is to play in the NHL when next season starts and I don’t know when that is going to be,” Cozens said. “There is still a lot to be decided with the junior season as well, so the biggest thing is just being ready for anything, getting my body stronger to compete with NHL players and just being ready to play whenever the time is.”’
‘“Lindy doesn’t just do something for the now. He does things for the now and the future, and for me that’s the sign of a quality head coach.”’
‘My wife and I have become good friends with the people in our neighborhood during the past two years, and they’re just so supportive. Yes, they’re huge Sabres fans, and you can see that passion all the time. It gives me a lot of pride when I go to the rink.’