BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Assistant coach Teppo Numminen of the Buffalo Sabres taps the glass to greet a young fan before their game against the Florida Panthers on February 3, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets