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Be Wary

from the Ottawa Citizen,
The Senators open their Eastern Conference semifinal at home tonight to the Buffalo Sabres, another team built on speed, skill and quickness. You like getting your medicine over the counter? These teams administer medicine through the counter: the counter-attack, pouncing on the most innocent turnover to create a scoring chance or draw a penalty. The Sabres aren't as deep as Ottawa, and they weren't as deadly on the power play in their first-round victory against the Philadelphia Flyers as the Senators were against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Still, as Senators head coach Bryan Murray said yesterday, teams that aren't wary aren't breathing, for long. "You better not take anything for granted in this league, or in a career," Murray said, a message he has surely delivered to his own players in person. "Careers go by fast," Murray said. "Calgary thought it was their turn to rise up, and they lose in the first round. There are no guarantees.
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