Keep Ruffin it Lindy!
Since June 21, 1997, we have had the blessing of a coach who represents Buffalo perfectly. Tough, hard working, and committed. Just thought it was noteworthy that with Jerry Sloan's resignation from the Utah Jazz today, Lindy is now the longest tenured coach in all of North American Professional Sports. Congrats Lindy and thanks for the great work!
Did you know? "The Sabres are 10-3-2 against backup goalies and 3-11-2 in games in which they faced the starter. Two of those wins came in shootouts."
Craig Rivet Question -
I hope this is the right place to put this. Has anyone heard anything about Craig Rivet's surgery? Has he had it? If so, how's his recovery. I saw it mentioned right after the season and nothing more. The Sabres Team Report from Yahoo! continues to say that he is planning to have it. Thanks.
Sabres source says unless something changes, both Tallinder and Lydman to hit market....
"I would have laughed in their face," Myers, said with a chuckle, in admitting he never entertained the notion of winning the Calder prior to the start of the season. "That’s it."
The Sabres have signed another prospect to an entry-level contract, as forward Jacob Lagace has agreed to a three-year deal. The contract calls for Lagace to make $545,000 this season and $565,000 each of the next two seasons.
"Corey is a big, physical defenseman who felt that the WHL was the best route for him in order to prepare himself to play pro hockey," Kamloops general manager Craig Bonner said. "He is a mobile defenseman that will have an opportunity to play an important role with our hockey club. Anytime you can add a player who is a highly touted pro prospect, it is a benefit to your team."
LARRY QUINN SPEAKS
Sabres minority owner Larry Quinn spoke to the Associated Press today. Here are his comments:
On the short lived playoff run:
"It was a good step, but I thought we could've gone a lot farther. I don't like (the result) and I'm very disappointed. But I woke up this morning and it's get back to work. It's obvious that our power play didn't score, so that's a concern. What's not obvious is how you address that. I think Boston's a very good team, so you can't just throw the towel in because you lost the series. We're very disappointed but not discouraged."
On free agents Tallinder, Lydman, Grier:
"We're going to have to address that. There's going to be a lot of work done by the hockey department before we got to any signing. But I think those guys are great players and have played tremendous hockey for us. So they're a very important part of our team."
Grier has already expressed to the Sabres through his agent that he would like to return.
A second-round draft pick of the Sabres in 2008, Adam is expected to turn pro next season. Talks on an entry-level contract are ongoing and the two sides have until June 1 to come up with a deal.