“That was a big part of my success, too. Staff and Marcus were playing awesome. We had great chemistry.”
Ennis isn’t shy about putting any of his goals on the table.
“I want more responsibility, (to) take on a bigger role and be the guy or one of the guys looked upon to really win games,” he said.
Ultimately, Ennis wants a long-term contract from the Sabres.
“I want to be here,” he said. “I want to win here. I’m excited.”
In the meantime, Ennis should be receiving on-ice instruction from a couple of former Sabres the current team has asked to help out. Ennis will bolt for Europe if an opportunity materializes, however.
“I would like to play,” he said. “I think it’s a good opportunity. I think it’s a good opportunity for me to workout. … I want to be in game shape by the team the season starts up.”
If the NHL lockout forces game cancellations, the Sabres will offer two options to 2012-13 season-ticket holders and mini-pack holders, the club announced Sunday.
1. The Sabres will refund any games canceled by the league at the end of each month. Oct. 1, for example, the team would refund all September exhibition games canceled by the league. The Sabres would communicate the refund process through email or mail.
2. Season and mini-pack holders will be offered 4 percent simple interest per annum on the value of canceled games.