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Sabres use dance contest for practice-day fun

Friday, 10.18.2013 / 3:10 PM / NHL Insider

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Sabres use dance contest for practice-day fun
There was a new competition at Buffalo Sabres practice Friday. Call it "Dancing with the Sabres." Looking to inject a bit of humor into what's become a 1-7-1 start, coach Ron Rolston had a few of the team's younger players take part in a center-ice dance contest at the end of practice.

There was a new competition at Buffalo Sabres practice Friday. Call it "Dancing with the Sabres."

Looking to inject a bit of humor into what's become a 1-7-1 start, coach Ron Rolston had a few of the team's younger players take part in a center-ice dance contest at the end of practice.

"Get a little energy going and have some fun, a rookie dance-off," Rolston said.

"Twerking on skates," Sabres forward Tyler Ennis said. "That'll be the first time."

Among the players taking part were 2013 first-round pick Nikita Zadorov, who has yet to play this season due to a finger injury, Johan Larsson and 2012 first-round pick Zemgus Girgensons.

"I thought Girgensons won it," Ennis said. "I think he was moving pretty good out there. Looked a little bit like Miley Cyrus."

"It's a fun chance to embarrass the rookies," goaltender Ryan Miller said. "So at any turn we're going to take advantage of that. You only get one crack at them when they're rookies so you have to do it."

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