The Sabres Observer
by @DaveDavisHockey on 03/01/11 at 12:09 PM ET
“I think we’re getting a creative offensive player that a couple years ago scored 30 and 40 goals. He can complement our offense and play 17, 18 minutes a game.” Ruff named Boyes one of his top six forwards and he will play a big role on the power play as well. “We’d like to use him in the slot area. We can use him on the unit with two lefties and use him on the slot or in front of the net like Vanek.”
Lindy Ruff also touched on the Sabres’ strategy before the NHL Trading Deadline and the decision to keep Tim Connolly. “With the situation with Derek Roy not having our #1 center, without filling that hole with another player, we feel with Tim we can maintain the pace we are going at.”
more, including why Ruff thinks the Sabres have been better on the road than at home, when Ryan Miller will get his next game off, and an injury update on Derek Roy.
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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003. He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene. Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.
Davis originally garnered media attention in 2002 as leader of a lobbying campaign working in unison with potential buyer Mark Hamister attempting to secure state financing to keep the Sabres in Buffalo. In 2004, Davis was briefly back on the airwaves - this time reaching the finals of the inaugural "WGR Rookie" sports talk competition. After a few years of "syndicating" his articles on various sites, along with doing some internet radio work, Davis now devotes his new media efforts to bringing quality Sabres related opinions and content to Kukla's Korner.
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