"We've talked about playing aggressive offensively, but we need to play aggressive defensively. Defense gives you a chance to win every night," Phil Housley said yesterday. "They'll understand, but we want to be fast and aggressive. The days are gone where a guy makes a breakout pass and the D just watches the rush go up and play."
And with those thoughts in mind, the Sabres will practice together for the first time this season. Fifty-one players are in town for training camp. Catch them from 9:45-10:30 and 11:45-12:30 today at HarborCenter.
Here's what you need to know.