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SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cunneyworth returns for 2nd stint to coach Sabres' AHL team

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Randy Cunneyworth is returning to the Rochester Americans for a second time to coach the Buffalo Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate. Cunneyworth had a 306-273-61 record and led the Americans to six playoff berths during an eight-season stint from 2000-2008. He's also a former NHL forward, who played 866 games over a 16-year career split between six teams...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane & Girlfriend Mara Teigen Have Been Busy This Summer

PHOTO: @EvanderKane_9 & model Mara Teigen pose at the premiere of the new film ‘Vacation’ in Los Angeles on Monday. pic.twitter.com/Fewsmp0qnm — NHLPA...
Via Busted Coverage
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabres sign prospect defenseman Guhle to entry-level deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have signed newly drafted defenseman Brendan Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal was announced Monday, a little over a month after Buffalo drafted Guhle with the 51st pick. Guhle turns 18 on Wednesday and spent the past two seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. He is eligible to return to play...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gionta knows the Sabres will be better

The Buffalo Sabres were a pretty terrible team last year. The Sabres finished with just 23 wins and 54 points, dead last in the NHL and a historically bad year for their franchise. But now, after a series of Sabres moves and acquisitions in the offseason, Buffalo is looking towards the only direction they could possibly go....up. Sabres captain Brian Gionta believes in the club....
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson is the Buffalo Sabres Best Option

View image | gettyimages.com 5 After losing out on the Johnny Oduya sweepstakes, the Buffalo Sabres are forced to turn elsewhere in their search for a leading blueliner. The solution for the Sabres is either trade or free agency signing. With Cody Franson still available, on the free agent market the Sabres can find their option without giving up any other assets. The Buffalo...

Ryan O’Reilly Arrested Following DUI

View image | gettyimages.com After recently signing the largest contract the Buffalo Sabres have ever dished out a 7-year $52.5 million contract, Ryan O’Reilly finds himself in a bit of legal trouble North of the border. The Sabres superstar was arrested in Middlesex County on Monday after reportedly driving his truck into a Tim Hortons and driving away. He has been charged...

Sabres GM Tim Murray comments on the Ryan O’Reilly situation

Ryan O’Reilly apparently drove drunk and crashed his car into a Tim Hortons. He then fled the scene, but the police reportedly caught up with him and have charged him with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. Sabres GM Tim Murray released the following comments: #Sabres GM Tim Murray: “We are aware of the reports regarding the incident involving...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Drunk Ryan O’Reilly drove truck into a Tim Hortons

According to a report filed by AM 980 Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly was arrested on Monday for being impaired while driving his truck into a Tim Hortons and fleeing the scene. Here’s how the report describes the bizarre event. According to Middlesex County OPP, a green Chevrolet pickup struck struck a commercial building on Richmond St. last Thursday morning (July...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jack Eichel appears to shoot a puck through the net

As if Jack Eichel’s time with the Buffalo Sabres needed any additional hype, his legend grew following this shot which appeared to go through the net. Did Eichel just put this puck THROUGH the net??? @MatthewWGR @JeremyWGR @pham1717 #SabresDevCamp pic.twitter.com/FAnyouOo9h — SabreTalk.com (@SabreTalk) July 12, 2015 We’ve seen some optical illusions which looked like a...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres draw over 17,000 fans for scrimmage

Do you think Buffalo Sabres fans might be excited to see Jack Eichel? An announced crowd of 17,115 fans took in a scrimmage game, shifting what should have been a relatively typical prospects game into a playoff atmosphere. OFFICIAL ATTENDANCE: 17,115. That is a #BlueAndGold scrimmage record. Thank you fans for your support! #OneBuffalo pic.twitter.com/hNJEEXaUV4 — Buffalo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

All Eyes on Jack Eichel During Buffalo Sabres Development Camp

SUNRISE, FL – JUNE 26: Second overall pick Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres poses for a portrait during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Jack Eichel was selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2015 NHL draft. As training camp begins, Eichel is the center of attention and will have every...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues add Andre Benoit for defensive depth

The Blues continued to fill out their depth, signing defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year, two-way contract believed to pay a $600,000 NHL salary and a $350,000 AHL salary. Benoit previously skated for the Buffalo Sabres, appearing in 59 games in 2014-15 while scoring one goal and eight assists. Benoit, 31, is purely a depth signing. Though he appeared in a large number of games...
Via Frozen Notes
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No. 2 Pick Jack Eichel To Sign With Sabres, Leave Boston University

Buffalo Sabres fans won’t have to wait to watch Jack Eichel play in the NHL. The No. 2 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft will leave Boston University after one season to sign an entry-level contract with the Sabres, according to WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin, citing a source. Eichel, who won the Hobey Baker Award last season, was one of a record 23 current or future Hockey East players...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Houk returns to Elmira Jackals for 2015-16 season

Joe Houk re-signs with Elmira Jackals. (Photo/Toledo Walleye)The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League‘s Buffalo Sabres and the American Hockey League‘s Rochester Americans, announced on Monday that defensemen Joe Houk has re-signed with the Jackals for the 2015-16 season. Houk will enter his second professional season this coming year after splitting...
Via Mill City Sports
28 days 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
June 27, 2015  |  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
June 26, 2015  |  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
June 26, 2015  |  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
June 26, 2015  |  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
June 06, 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

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

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

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
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