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Sabres GM Jason Botterill stays patient at NHL Draft

CHICAGO – Forget about the quick fix. The Buffalo Sabres left the NHL Draft festivities with six prospects and nothing else. As trade activity engulfed the NHL over the past few days, new Sabres general manager Jason Botterill stayed quiet, choosing to take the patient approach. Botterill, the hockey world learned, will remake the Sabres, a team six years removed from its last...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
23 hours ago

Goalie prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen sensed interest from Sabres

CHICAGO – When Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen surveys Buffalo’s goaltending depth chart, the 18-year-old Finn sees an opportunity. With Cal Petersen passing on the Sabres, the team wants another strong netminding prospect to fill the void. So in the second round Saturday, 54th overall, the Sabres selected Luukkonen at the NHL Draft. “Of course, it’s a great situation to have when...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres 2017 Draft Recap and Analysis

The picks, the analysis, and the Twitter handles you crave from the 2017 NHL Draft. The Buffalo Sabres went in to the 2017 NHL Draft with six picks, including the #8 overall selection, and a brand new GM in Jason Botterill. They left the draft with a group of collegiate and European players that all excel at skating and offensive creativity, as well as a top goalie prospect to replenish...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

Goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen excited for opportunity with Sabres

CHICAGO – When Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen surveys Buffalo’s goaltending depth chart, the 18-year-old Finn sees an opportunity. With Cal Petersen passing on the Sabres, the team wants another strong netminding prospect to fill the void. So in the second round this morning, 54th overall, the Sabres selected Luukkonen at the NHL Draft. “Of course, it’s a great situation to have when...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

2017 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres select defenseman Oskari Laaksonen with pick 89

The Sabres turned some heads in the third round The Sabres picked a relative unknown in the third round, taking Finnish defenseman Oskari Laaksonen. He’s not ranked in scouting reports and no one seems to know who he is, which seems rather odd for a player taken so high. A 17-year-old, Laaksonen spent a majority of last season in the Jr. A SM-liiga, scoring six goals and three...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

2017 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres select goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen with pick 54

With the second choice in the second round, the Sabres have taken the player with the most K’s in his name. With pick #54 in the NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres have taken Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, goaltender from Finland. Luukkonen stands 6’4’’ and was rated as the #1 European goaltending prospect by NHL Central Scouting. He is slated to play in the Finnish Liiga next year, and...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

2017 NHL Draft: Sabres Pick Casey Mittelstadt #8 Overall

With the Eighth Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Buffalo Sabres Have Selected Casey Mittelstadt From the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL. About Casey Mittelstadt There were some concerns about Mittelstadt heading into the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. His skill is unparalleled and his ability is unquestioned. The issues circle around the fact that Mittelstadt did what he did against...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Sabres Should Draft for Offense

Heading into the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, many fans and pundits believed that the Buffalo Sabres would use the eighth overall pick to bolster their blue line. Instead, the Sabres passed on available defensemen such as Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Chychrun and drafted the Swedish sniper, Alexander Nylander. Now, as we head into the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, many people are once again expecting...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Game on … and on: 11-day hockey marathon set for Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it’s game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game spanning 11 days — or 251 hours, to be exact. Their goal is to raise $1 million...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Even with Ullmark in Hand Sabres Need to Supplement their Goaltending Pipeline

While the Sabres didn’t lose Linus Ullmark to the Vegas expansion draft, Buffalo’s goaltending pipeline remains a weak point within the organization; something that will need to be addressed this summer. It appears evident that Cal Petersen will exercise his right as a free agent and sign with one of the league’s other 30 clubs. Should Petersen depart, the Sabres will have...
Via Two in the Box
3 days ago

Minor Tweaks Equal a Major Win for Sabres Jerseys

The Sabres new uniforms aren’t royal blue and that’s okay. The slight tweaks the Sabres jerseys received in the Adidas changeover drastically improved the overall look of both the home and road jerseys. In conjunction with Adidas and the NHL, the Sabres took a step away from the grey/silver accents that have graced the uniforms since featuring prominently during the red and black...
Via Two in the Box
4 days ago

Losing Carrier to Vegas Not the End of the World

Only in Buffalo could there be so much love for a five-goal scorer. When the Sabres’ list of protected and available players came out Sunday, some were surprised, even astonished to see Will Carrier is available. Others were up in arms, especially with struggling Tyler Ennis and his $4.6 million contract being protected. In 41 games with the Sabres last season, Carrier tallied...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Evander Kane: “My name seems to create a buzz with some reporters and radio stations”

Evander Kane has been a familiar name in hockey media over the years and that might be putting things lightly. Kane has been at the heart of countless stories, from persistent trade rumors all the way to the infamous brick of cash story and the charges over a bar incident. Has Kane noticed all of the rumors and stories which have littered every hockey website and radio show over...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Beaulieu welcomed Montreal trading him to Buffalo Sabres

Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as head coach

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss
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