Found July 02, 2012 on Buffalo Wins:
PLAYERS: Derek Roy
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Before getting traded, if you go by just being a regular player on the team, did you know that Derek Roy was the longest tenured Buffalo Sabres player? Yup, with Hecht more than likely gone and Miller only starting 18 NHL games before the lockout, Roy played 49 games during the 03/04 season. Funny, but I can still recall my first Derek Roy moment. I couldn't do that with Vanek or Pommer. For whatever reason, Roy's first moment for me sticks out. It was during the last few weeks of his rookie year when the Sabres were making one of their early (Heroic) runs to the playoffs. We were playing Atlanta (When they had a team) and the Sabres needed to win in OT to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Derek Roy raced down the right side against a defender backpedaling. The D-man didn't give any room for Roy to make a move around him, so Roy just flipped a backhander towards the goalie and it went in. Simple and painless. Too bad the rest of his career didn't go that way....
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