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Who the Buffalo Sabres Should Protect in the NHL Expansion Draft

This year’s NHL Expansion Draft in Vegas provides the Buffalo Sabres with additional decisions to resolve. While many Buffalo Sabres fans continue to suffer from post NHL-Draft Lottery depression, the reality still exists. The Sabres have a unique draft to attend at T-Mobile arena this June. What makes this June so unique is the type […] Who the Buffalo Sabres Should Protect...
Via Sabre Noise
10 hours ago

Sabres report cards: Taylor Fedun

Another depth defenseman is up for debate in today’s report card. The season is over, and we’re going to rate every player who played more than 20 games this season on their performance the same way we were all graded back in the day - on a report card scale of A to F. We’re taking a look at everyone from Bailey to Rodrigues in our 2016-17 Buffalo Sabres Report Cards. Age...
Via Die By The Blade
12 hours ago

Now that the World Championships are over, #AntipinWatch begins

The Russian defenseman is planning on arriving in Buffalo this week, according to one source. For most hockey fans, watching the World Championships offers them some extra chances to see their team’s stars compete for kin and country, while getting to root for their own homeland in the process. It’s a cool, light mixture of patriotism and an All-Star game, and gave us some fun...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

How Much Is Evander Kane Worth?

If the Buffalo Sabres were to re-sign Evander Kane this summer, how much would it take to keep him on the roster? Kane has 300 points in 496 career NHL games since being drafted fourth overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2009. The 25-year-old is coming off a season where he scored 28 goals and 15 assists for 43 points. Finishing the year as the Sabres’ top goal scorer, Kane showed...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Sabres Should Look to Expansion Draft to Improve Goaltending

There’s been talk that the Buffalo Sabres should take advantage of the expansion draft in order to add a quality defenseman to its roster. While it would cost the Sabres an arm, or two, and possibly even a leg to try and trade for a top-pairing blueliner, it is true that the Sabres might be able to add some depth on defense, or acquire a bottom-6 forward, courtesy of teams looking...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

World Championship update: Eichel, O’Reilly advance, Girgensons out

Three Sabres players have advanced to the playoff round. The 2017 IIHF World Championships are finally through the round robin stage, and the playoff games begin today. Of the four members of the Buffalo Sabres organization participating in the tournament, three are moving on to playoff action. Jack Eichel and Cal Petersen are part of the Team USA squad that finished first in Group...
Via Die By The Blade
5 days ago

Sabres’ Coaching Search Begins

It has almost been a week since the Buffalo Sabres named Jason Botterill as the eighth general manager in team history. Now that the team has filled that sizeable gap in the front office, it is time to turn our focus behind the bench and take a look at another pretty large gap – the head coaching vacancy. Whether or not you buy into the narrative that Jack Eichel needs to be handled...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Sabres GM Jason Botterill wants coach with Mike Sullivan’s traits

BUFFALO – When Sabres general manager Jason Botterill interviewed Mike Sullivan for Pittsburgh’s AHL coaching vacancy two years ago, thoughts of the candidate’s unsuccessful run as an assistant in Vancouver were fresh in his mind. “I had an impression,” Botterill said Thursday of Sullivan, who spent a tumultuous season with the Canucks in 2013-14 beside embattled coach...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
7 days ago

Buffalo Sabres Coaching Search Begins

With the hiring of Jason Botterill, the Buffalo Sabres can now move forward and search for a head coach. It is now finally official, the Buffalo Sabres have a new general manager. Jason Botterill is officially the new general manager. Officially official. Welcome back to the Sabres organization, Jason! pic.twitter.com/Vxtw5U9LHX — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) May 11, […]...
Via Sabre Noise
11 days ago

Sabres GM Jason Botterill plans to make Rochester a priority

BUFFALO – Very quietly, general manager Jason Botterill played a key role in the development of the talent that once made the Sabres a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. Botterill played three seasons with the Rochester Americans, piling up goals while helping prospects like Paul Gaustad, Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville, Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek acclimate to the AHL and eventually...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
11 days ago

Sabres finally name Jason Botterill GM

BUFFALO – The wait is over. The Sabres this morning named Jason Botterill the eighth general manager in franchise history. Botterill, a key figure in the construction of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup winners in 2009 and 2016, has been regarded as one of the NHL’s brightest young minds and a future GM for years. He most recently served as Pittsburgh’s associate GM....
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
12 days ago

AP source: Buffalo Sabres hire Pittsburgh Penguins associate GM Jason Botterill to be next general manager

Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Will Play in 2018 NHL Winter Classic

A full ten years after hosting the first NHL Winter Classic, the Buffalo Sabres are back again in 2018. During game six between the Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made news featuring the Buffalo Sabres. The Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers will play outdoors at Citi Field on January 1st, […] Buffalo Sabres Will Play in 2018 NHL Winter...
Via Sabre Noise
13 days ago

Sabres, Rangers to play in 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field

It’s hard to believe that, on New Year’s Day 2018, it will have been 10 years since the Sabres hosted the Penguins in the first-ever Winter Classic at then Ralph Wilson Stadium outside of Buffalo.In the 2018 edition, the Sabres will once again participate, this time playing the Rangers at Citi Field in Queens.It’s not the first time New York City has hosted outdoor NHL games...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Sabres have fired coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Tim Murray

Via Associated Press
April 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel reportedly won’t sign extension with Sabres if Dan Bylsma remains head coach

The Buffalo Sabres are about to enter their third season with Dan Bylsma as head coach, Tim Murray as general manager and Jack Eichel as the face of the franchise. So far, rebuilding the team back to respectability has failed, and according to a recent report, it’s about to get much trickier.According to Paul Hamilton of WGR-AM 550 in Buffalo, Eichel reportedly won’t sign an...
Via The Comeback
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly express frustration at ‘pathetic’ Sabres season

The Sabres have endured another forgettable, disappointing season in Buffalo and players aren’t happy about it.After slumping to only 81 points in 2015-16, many expected the Sabres to take a step forward after signing Kyle Okposo and getting a full season from Jack Eichel and Robin Lehner. Unfortunately, that improvement hasn’t happened. Buffalo has arguably been worse in 2016...
Via The Comeback
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres’ Kyle Okposo reportedly in intensive care

The Buffalo Sabres are very concerned about the health of Kyle Okposo who reportedly is now in intensive care. Okposo has not been with the team since March 28. The Buffalo News says the winger is in the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Hospital, seeing doctors and undergoing testing. He reportedly was hospitalized on Sunday and later moved to the ICU. “He’s sick and ill...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 05, 2017  |  Discuss
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