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SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

AP source: Sabres place forward Cody Hodgson on waivers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the decision has told the Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have placed forward Cody Hodgson on unconditional waivers with the intention of buying out his contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. Hodgson has four years and $19 million remaining on his contract, one of the last significant...
Via AP on Fox
51 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Former Senators goalie Lehner calls out ex-coach MacLean

It was inevitable that Ottawa would trade a goalie in the offseason, and they pulled the trigger on Friday when they flipped Robin Lehner to the Buffalo Sabres. The opportunity for Lehner, a back-up in Ottawa, is wide open in Buffalo, as the team has not had a consistent goaltender in over a year.But Lehner had some parting shots for former Ottawa coach Paul MacLean before Lehner...
Via Fox Sports
59 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner: Goalie of the Future for Buffalo Sabres

OTTAWA, ON – FEBRUARY 16: Robin Lehner #40 of the Ottawa Senators makes a save against the Carolina Hurricanes at Canadian Tire Centre on February 16, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images) The selection of Boston University freshman Jack Eichel 2nd overall in the 2015 NHL Draft captured the headlines of the Buffalo Sabres’ activities...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jack Eichel was mic’d up during the NHL Draft

What was Jack Eichel thinking prior to his name being called in the 2015 NHL Draft? What did he do after officially becoming a member of the Buffalo Sabres? These questions were answered as Eichel was mic’d up before, during and after the draft. The post Video: Jack Eichel was mic’d up during the NHL Draft appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Get to Know J.T. Compher

  While Nikita Zadorov and Mikhail Grigorenko are certainly the biggest pieces headed to Colorado in return for Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn, make no mistake, J.T. Compher is a valuable and piece of this Avalanche blockbuster trade. J.T. Compher is a 5-foot-11, 184 pound forward who can play both center and wing. Don’t let his smaller stature fool you, however, he is a fierce...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

O’Reilly traded to Buffalo in advance of draft

As expected, the Colorado Avalanche traded Ryan O’Reilly. The centerman was moved to the Buffalo Sabres just before the start of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and with the move Colorado improved its defense with a young defender. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Montreal was the first to report the move. Ryan O'reilly traded to Sabres — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 26, 2015...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly Traded To The Buffalo Sabres

And just like that, it’s over. Ryan O’Reilly is reportedly being shipped to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal, thus ending the saga between him and Avalanche management over the past couple of seasons. The recent acquisition of Carl Soderberg and hefty contract demands of O’Reilly seemed to make this result inevitable, and the Avalanche will move forward without their...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres get their goalie: Robin Lehner goes to Buffalo

The first of what surely will be a small handful of draft day trades took place this morning as the Buffalo Sabres traded for Senators goalie Robin Lehner. The Sabres also acquired David Legwand from Ottawa in exchange for the 21st pick in the draft. The Sabres will hope that Lehner can continue to advance in his career and become that no doubt number one goalie. The 23-year-old...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres locked in on Eichel at No. 2, open in rest of draft

  The Buffalo Sabres are all but certain to select Boston University center Jack Eichel with the second overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft. ''I figured you guys knew that, so I wondered why I had to come here,'' Buffalo general manager Tim Murray joked last week at a news conference previewing the draft. Murray has said drafting Eichel, the 18-year-old Hobey Baker winner, will...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Buffalo Sabres

Here is the results of the draft so far: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabana Arizona Coyoteskingling43 Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22 Carolina Hurricansjaschiff New Jersey Devilskbennett Philadelphia Flyers304Yinzer Columbus Blue Jacketsbozefus...
Via The Pensblog
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel hasn't decided on NHL or college next season

The chances of Jack Eichel being selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft are about as high as the sun rising each and every dayThe odds of him playing in the NHL next season don’t appear to be the same. “If it ends up that my heart tells me that I want to move on and try to play in the NHL, then that’s what I’m going to do,” Eichel said...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane’s recovery from shoulder surgery is ahead of schedule

Buffalo Sabres fans have some more news to get excited over. Evander Kane required surgery on his left shoulder back in February and he recently visited Buffalo for re-evaluation. According to Pro Hockey Talk, things are progressing ahead of schedule. Kane was originally expected to miss between four and six months, but Kane’s agent Craig Oster outlined that he’s ahead of schedule...
Via Bloguin Best
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Bylsma to Buffalo, DeBoer and more

  View image | gettyimages.com  The Buffalo Sabres are team with loads of young talent who figure to add Jack Eichel to the pool at this year's draft. After firing Ted Nolan this offseason, the Sabres needed a coach to lead all the young players. Thursday afternoon they announced they have that coach as Dan Bylsma was introduced as the 17th head coach in franchise history...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

No Babcock, no problem: Buffalo Sabres hire Dan Bylsma

As of Thursday afternoon, it appears Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray has found his head coach: Dan Bylsma. BREAKING NEWS: Dan Bylsma has been named the 17th head coach in #Sabres franchise history. #WelcomeDan pic.twitter.com/vQ6FbdPDnY — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) May 28, 2015 The former bench boss of the Pittsburgh Penguins seems to be the right […] The post...
Via Along the Boards
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Buffalo Sabres to hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

After throwing crazy money at new Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock and missing out, it seems the Buffalo Sabres have settled on an adequate backup plan as John Wawrow reports the team is set to hire Dan Bylsma.  Just filed: Person familiar with talks tells AP that #Sabres have agreement in place to hire Dan Bylsma pending compensation to #Penguins. — John Wawrow...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Barstool deliberations by @buffalowins and @2ITB_Buffalo: Pressing the issue of no Sabres Pressers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, speaks on the phone on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)   Chris: The Sabres yet again have decided against an end of season press conference, much to the dismay of the Buffalo sports media...
Via Buffalo Wins
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres ink BU’s Evan Rodrigues, set up potential Boston connection

After last weekend’s NHL draft lottery saw the Buffalo Sabres slide to the second overall pick, it is highly likely that the Sabres will draft Jack Eichel (above, left) from Boston University. It appears Buffalo will also add another Terrier in senior forward Evan Rodrigues. According to numerous sources, the Sabres are close to signing the 21-year-old […] The post Buffalo...
Via Along the Boards
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Tim Murray has the chance to draft a once-in-a-generation player. Unfortunately, that player is not Connor McDavid.   The Buffalo Sabres general manager has raved about McDavid in recent weeks, even admitting that he “thinks too much” about the Erie Otters star and projected No. 1 overall pick. With the NHL’s worst record this season, Buffalo entered Saturday night’s...
Via NESN.com
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

In spite of Tank-a-palooza, Buffalo leads the way in NHL markets this year

The Buffalo Sabres played some pug fugly hockey this year in the name of tanking for a top draft pick.  Just how ludicrously tragic was it?  The home fans Buffalo were cheering the team getting beat at home so they could ensure a Top 2 pick.  In that regard – mission accomplished.  The Sabres are guaranteed one of the two elite draft prospects in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel...
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid Sabres Jersey Sighting

Sabres fan jumping the gun already (h/t Evelbug) A photo posted by Bacon Sports (@baconsports) on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:55am PDT The NHL playoffs start tonight and one team that is not playing is the Buffalo Sabres. They finished with the worst record in the NHL and have a 20% chance of landing the number one overall pick, who most certainly would be Connor McDavid. When all...
Via Bacon Sports
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to Buffalo’s goaltending options for 2015-16 by @2ITB_Buffalo

At long last, time is winding down on the Sabres season. The marathon trek to the league basement is all but complete at this point as the Sabres hold a four-point advantage over the Arizona Coyotes for the right to the 20% odds at the NHL Draft Lottery. While the Sabres aren’t yet guaranteed one of the top two picks in the draft, it’s looking more and more likely that t...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Weber on Sabres fans cheering loss: 'A whole new low'

The Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes are the two teams with the worst records in the NHL. On Thursday night, those two teams faced each other in Buffalo. Yet, the cheers from the crowd made it seem like a home game for the Coyotes. Why? Because Buffalo fans want their team to finish last. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres indicate team is getting rid of awful third jerseys

One of the worst hockey jerseys of all time is about to be no more. The Buffalo Sabres are ditching their horrendous third jerseys, team president Ted Black said Thursday on WGR Radio, according to the Buffalo News. Black admitted issues in the roll-out process and said the Sabres didn’t “anticipate the amount of third-jersey fatigue,” according to the Buffalo News. Here’s...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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