Topic should read 12/5, I was momentarily confused.
Very good honor for Andreychuk, his value to this team was so much more than just the on-ice play. My favorite memory (besides the obvious one) was his power play record setting goal against Nabokov, in typical fashion about two feet from the front of the net.
Thanks, that's a lot of years playing for one team.
Andreychuk remains second all time in assists and points, first in powerplay goals and third all-time in goals scored by a Sabres player. He is also sixth all-time for games played in a Sabres uniform. A great man.
I walked into the locker room at Nassau Coliseum and every player was sitting at their lockers, even Nikolai Khabibulin, who did not even play that night. I asked Andreychuk if I had walked in on a meeting and he said, "No. We're here for you. Ask anybody any question you want. We are going to be accountable.'' First of all, can you imagine that happening in any other sport? And how about the strength of personality Andreychuk must have had to carry that off.