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Rivet: Not a full team effort

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Craig Rivet, like the majority of Sabres, sat motionless at his locker stall following Monday's loss to Vancouver. We'll see if his words stir action from the team on an 0-3-1 skid.

The captain was disappointed in some of his teammates and started his conversation by saying so.

"I think a lot of guys on this team played well," Rivet said to The News. "I’m just not sure if it was enough of a full team effort. I think you need all guys to play well in order to get wins right now."

So does that mean it was not a four-line, three-defense-pair showing?

"No, I don’t think it was," Rivet said. "I hate to say it.

"Our best line on the ice was Adam Mair, [Tim] Kennedy and [Matt] Ellis. Ellis was a guy that didn’t even get a warm-up [as a late addition for ill Drew Stafford]. Didn’t even get a warm-up, and he was one of our best players on the ice, so we’re not going to win too many hockey games."

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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