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Buffalo Sabres Will Sell Limited Number Of Tickets To 2016 NHL Entry Draft Tuesday, June 1

The Buffalo Sabres are hosting the 2016 NHL Entry Draft – but will you be able to attend? Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines, set your alarms, check your internet connection, and perform whatever voodoo magic or religious rituals you need to increase your luck. Tickets for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, hosted by the […] Buffalo Sabres Will Sell Limited Number Of Tickets To...
Via Sabre Noise
1 hour ago

Buffalo Sabres Draft Options: Logan Brown And The Idea Of Trading Down

Should the Buffalo Sabres consider moving down in the draft in order to pick up this massive kid and another first-rounder? The Buffalo Sabres currently hold the 8th pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, and chances are very good that this is exactly where the team will draft. Sure, I played around with the […] Buffalo Sabres Draft Options: Logan Brown And The Idea Of Trading Down...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres’ Late Round Draft Gems

The Buffalo Sabres have amassed an impressive stock of young talent through the draft in recent years. According to CapFriendly.com, Buffalo currently has 12 picks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Will the team use all of their picks or perhaps package one or more in a trade? Potential trades aside, the 2016 NHL Entry Draft is another opportunity for the Sabres to bring more...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Lehner, Eichel and Ristolainen will represent Sabres at World Cup of Hockey

Three Sabres will play when the World Cup of Hockey returns this September. One Sabre was added to World Cup of Hockey Rosters today, as Robin Lehner (Sweden) joined Jack Eichel (Team North America) and Rasmus Ristolainen (Finland), who were added in the first round of roster selections. Lehner is likely in a battle with Jacob Markstrom for the right to backup Henrik Lundqvist,...
Via Die By The Blade
3 days ago

Buffalo Sabres Robin Lehner Added To World Cup Roster

Buffalo Sabres netminder Robin Lehner will be heading to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. After a season where he saw limited playing time due to injuries with the Buffalo Sabres, Lehner bounced back enough to impress the folks in charge, being named one of the final players on the roster for Team Sweden. Lehner […] Buffalo Sabres Robin Lehner Added To World Cup Roster - Sabre Noise...
Via Sabre Noise
3 days ago

Sabres Sign Forward Vaclav Karabacek to Three-Year Deal

The Buffalo Sabres announced that they have signed forward Vaclav Karabacek, 20, to a three-year, $695,000 per year contract. The Sabres originally drafted Karabacek out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in the second round (49th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Without this agreement the Sabres would have lost the rights to negotiate with him June 1st and watched...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Sabres sign Vaclav Karabacek to entry-level deal

Winger scored 30 points in the QMJHL this season The Sabres beat the clock with Vaclav Karabacek, signing the forward to a three-year entry-level deal before the June 1 deadline. If the Sabres didn't sign him before next Wednesday he would be able to re-enter the draft. Karabacek scored 18 goals and 12 assists in 47 games between Baie-Comeau Drakkar and the Moncton Wildcats this...
Via Die By The Blade
4 days ago

Sabres sign prospect Vaclav Karabacek to 3-year, entry-level contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have signed wing prospect Vaclav Karabacek to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced this morning. The Sabres drafted the 6-foot, 198-pound Karabacek in the second round, 49th overall, in 2014. Karabacek, 20, split 2015-16 between the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Baie-Comeau Drakkar and Moncton Wildcats, compiling 18 goals and 30 points...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
5 days ago

2015-16 Buffalo Sabres Grades: Jake McCabe

The Buffalo Sabres 2015-16 season featured plenty of new faces that helped the team finally dig their way out of the league basement. We're grading everybody who played at least 20 games for the Sabres this year, from Bogosian to Ullmark. Age: 22 Contract: Restricted Free Agent Introduction: It's easy to forget that at the start of the season most people expected McCabe to spend...
Via Die By The Blade
5 days ago

Sabres sign defense prospect Brycen Martin to 3-year, entry-level deal

BUFFALO – The Sabres have signed defense prospect Brycen Martin to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced today. The Sabres drafted the 6-foot-2, 199-pound Martin in the third round, 74th overall, in 2014. Martin, 20, split 2015-16 between the Western Hockey League’s Saskatoon Blades and Everett Silvertips, tying his career highs with six goals, 31 assists and...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
9 days ago

Buffalo Sabres home arena changing names to KeyBank Center

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres home arena is undergoing yet another name change, and will soon be referred to as KeyBank Center. Sabres President Russ Brandon announced the pending change on Wednesday after federal regulators approved KeyBank's merger with First Niagara Financial Group. It's the latest name change for the downtown arena that was first called Marine Midland...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres re-sign forward Johan Larsson to 1-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract. Larsson was eligible to become a restricted free agent once his contract expired this summer. The Swedish-born player is coming off a season in which he set career bests with 10 goals, 17 points and 74 games. He also finished tied with rookie center Jack Eichel in scoring five game...
Via Associated Press
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Figure skating giving many NHL players a cutting edge

Every professional athlete looks to gain an edge whenever possible. For hockey players, the game is evolving to be more about speed than ever before, so finding a way to add some speed on skates is essential. That has led some NHL players to lace up with some figure skating experts to fine tune their skating skills. This isn’t straight out of the 1992 film The Cutting Edge, in...
Via The Comeback
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 10 Hall of Fame members who played for the Buffalo Sabres

10 players in Buffalo Sabres franchise history are members of the NHL Hall of Fame. How many of them can you name?
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Buffalo PHWA votes Ryan O’Reilly, facing DUI charges, as Masterson Trophy nominee

It was announced today Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly was named the team’s nominee for the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, the award given to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey,” voted on by the Buffalo chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. The nomination is a weird one. New ...
Via Awful Announcing
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Evander Kane wants Jen Selter to slide into his DM

Evander Kane made his best effort to get something going with social media star Jen Selter on Twitter Monday. After a fan tagged Kane and Selter in a tweet saying all they wanted was a “boyfriend like” Kane and a body like Selter’s, the Buffalo Sabres winer replied and tagged Selter in the post, along with a wink. He then tried to get Selter to slide into his DMs. You can’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

U of M forward Fashing signs with Buffalo Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Hudson Fasching to an entry-level contract.Fasching, 20, finished his junior season at the University of Minnesota and will forego his final year of college eligibility. Fasching is one of Buffalo's top prospects after getting 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) as a junior. He was also named to the All-Big Ten second team."Hudson...
Via Associated Press
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: PK Subban stretchered off ice after being hit in head

Montreal Canadiens defenseman PK Subban was stretchered off the ice after being hit in the head inadvertently by a teammate during the third period of his team's 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. Subban was in the corner going for a puck when teammate Alexei Emelin collided with him and hit him in the head: This angle shows Subban's neck got jammed: PK Subban's...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: NHL Phenom Jack Eichel Hang Cleaned 300 Pounds in High School

Jack Eichel is having a fine rookie season. The Buffalo Sabres' center has already amassed 20 goals and 26 assists. The second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the 19-year-old Eichel is quickly becoming one of the league's brightest young stars. He's strong, he's fast and he has elite vision and playmaking abilities. Much of Eichel's explosiveness can be attributed to his...
Via Stack
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Evander Kane on hockey: 'I think I can take it more seriously'

Evander Kane is ready to put yet another incident behind him. The Buffalo Sabres forward was suspended by the team for tonight’s matchup against the Ottawa Senators after Kane overslept and missed practice yesterday. The reason he slept in? He was busy partying at NBA All-Star festivities in Toronto. “If you watch me play on the ice, I do take hockey seriously,” Kane told...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Evander Kane suspended for missing practice after NBA ASG

Professional athletes love spending time around one another, no matter the sport they play. However, it appears Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane had himself a bit too much fun at the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto on Sunday night. That’s because he apparently was late to a call for practice and eventually missed the entire thing. According to reports, Kane missed practice after...
Via The Comeback
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: KHL player lights stick on fire at All-Star shootout event

The hot new expression on social media these days? “IT’S LIT!” A minor-league hockey all-star event just got lit — in a literal way. When it comes to all-star games in sports, the luster and intrigue has dwindled for a variety of reasons over the years. To some, the home-run derby has long since lost its cool factor. The NBA’s slam-dunk competition still seems to be a...
Via The Comeback
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma is surprised the Sabres haven’t scored more goals

The Buffalo Sabres don’t light the lamp very often. Throughout 2015-16, the Sabres have been near the basement in terms of goals scored and continually struggle to put more than one or two past the opposing goalie. Head coach Dan Bylsma is surprised to see this outcome considering there are several players on the roster who have historically found the back of the net. Via the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Fans think Buffalo Sabres games are boring

The Buffalo Sabres are playing better hockey this season and have the exciting Jack Eichel in the lineup. Why has their average attendance dropped in 2015-16 compared to 2014-15? The Sabres are averaging 18,245 fans per contest according to ESPN, a drop compared to their mark of 18,580 last season. Though the numbers aren’t far apart, the eye test shows there have been a lot of...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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