The Sabres had practice as normal today following Terry Pegula's press conference (one transaction note: Paul Byron has been returned to Portland). Following the workout, Nathan Gerbe took a drill to the red Sabres eye at center ice and buried something in the ice. Gerbe would not divulge what he did. A bunch of us cynical media types were joking it was the last penny pinched out of the franchise by Tom Golisano but a source tells us it was actually a piece of a puck from last week, as a sign the team is trying to bury the last three games.
Anyway, Pegula met with the team this morning before his press conference and those in the room said he was as emotional with the team as he was at his public gathering. Here are some comments I gathered in the dressing room: