'The Big Easy' is here to stay in Buffalo

Updated: March 18, 2010, 1:28 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The NHL's all-time winningest coach sat down for a game Oct. 24 in Tampa Bay and marveled at the 6-foot-8 rookie blueliner logging the puck up and down the ice for the Buffalo Sabres.

Scotty Bowman, whose six decades' worth of hockey knowledge would need several hard drives to store, is not easily impressed. But he was on this night by a 19-year-old kid named Tyler Myers.

"His stride," Bowman recalled to ESPN.com on Tuesday night. "He just came out of ...

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