SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres’ Sam Reinhart says misread text led to benching

BUFFALO – Sabres winger Sam Reinhart said a “mistake” – he misread a text and missed a team stretch – caused him to get benched for Tuesday’s 3-1 loss in Columbus. “It was 10:30, I thought it was 11,” Reinhart said this afternoon following practice inside KeyBank Center. “I was just sitting in my bed waiting to go down for breakfast.” Reinhart, 21, said Sabres...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
33 minutes ago

Buffalo Sabres’ Remaining Games Still Have Worth

The Buffalo Sabres are on the outside looking in yet again, having failed to qualify for the postseason for the sixth straight season.  A season that opened with talk of the playoffs will end with the Sabres being lucky to reach last season’s point total of 81, and will be accompanied by a lot of speculation regarding the roster, head coach Dan Bylsma, and GM Tim Murray.  As...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 hours ago

Eichel and Reinhart: No Sophomore Slump

It’s unfortunate the Buffalo Sabres will miss the playoffs for a staggering sixth consecutive year. This is the longest drought of not making the postseason in franchise history. The previous length of three years missing occurred back between the 2000-01 through 2003-04 seasons.  The lack of solid defensive play, weak five-on-five play, and overall lack of consistent intensity...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 hours ago

Report: Sabres to sign college free agent C.J. Smith

BUFFALO – The Sabres plan to sign undrafted college free agent C.J. Smith, who just finished a 23-goal, 51-point junior season at UMass Lowell, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Smith, a 22-year-old winger, compiled 56 goals and 125 points in 120 games with the River Hawks, including 41 appearances this season. Notre Dame eliminated UMass Lowell from the NCAA Tournament...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
21 hours ago

Sabres sign college free agent CJ Smith

The Sabres are expected to sign CJ Smith, the leading scorer this season for UMass-Lowell. As the season comes to a close, the Buffalo Sabres are still looking to add potential talent to their organization, now in the form of college free agents. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Sabres will be signing CJ Smith, a forward from UMass-Lowell. Smith, a 5’11’’ left...
Via Die By The Blade
22 hours ago

Catching up with Buffalo Beauts’ Devon Skeats

With the Buffalo Beauts winning the Isobel Cup not even 2-weeks ago, the team is already enjoying the offseason and the opportunity to showcase the trophy to their faithful fans. It is the first time since the old AHL’s Buffalo Bisons that a professional hockey team has brought a championship home to “the city of good neighbors,” and the Beauts are making the most of it. Appearances...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Sabres’ Sam Reinhart benched for violating team policy

Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma benched Sam Reinhart for Tuesday’s 3-1 road loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets because the 21-year-old winger “violated a team policy” earlier in the day. “The discipline was not playing in tonight’s game,” Reinhart told reporters in Columbus. Bylsma wouldn’t reveal what policy was violated. “Disappointed, but it happened and we dealt...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Recap: Sabres come up short against Blue Jackets, lose 3-1

It was another solid effort, but not enough against one of the best in the NHL. The past two games, the Buffalo Sabres have been showing that they can give a consistent effort, take control of games, and keep the other team down when they have a lead. Of course, that was against the Leafs and the Panthers, not exactly the cream of the crop in the NHL. Tonight, the team gave a...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

Brian Gionta to Play in 1,000th Career NHL Game Tonight

Congrats to a Boston College legend! Brian Gionta, a Boston College hockey legend, will play in his 1,000th career NHL game tonight. Gionta is one of the players that can be credited with helping to improve BC’s hockey profile, and he is the program’s leading scorer with 123 goals as an Eagle. Gionta currently plays for the Sabres, and luckily for those of you without an NHL...
Via BC Interruption
3 days ago

Gionta scores in 1,000th game, Sabres beat Panthers 4-2

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres captain Brian Gionta scored while playing his 1,000th career game and Buffalo beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Monday night. Ryan O’Reilly, Zach Bogosian and Marcus Foligno also scored for the Sabres, who led 3-0 after Gionta’s goal 1:25 into the second period. The goal drew a large cheer from the crowd after the 15-year NHL veteran was honored during...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Buffalo Sabres Should Trade Their 2017 First Round Pick for Defensive Help

The Buffalo Sabres need to make moves this offseason, particularly on the backend. They have options when it comes to addressing this situation. It is a pretty well-known fact that the Buffalo Sabres have been held back this season by a weak defense. Other things have gone wrong such as the lack of 5 on […] Buffalo Sabres Should Trade Their 2017 First Round Pick for Defensive Help...
Via Sabre Noise
3 days ago

Jack Eichel Trolling Leafs Fans Is Everything The Buffalo Sabres Could Want, And More

The Buffalo Sabres got three points out of their young center Saturday evening, but those points don’t tell the full story. There was a bit of a playoff atmosphere inside the KeyBank Center Saturday evening when the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Obviously, said atmosphere had nothing to do with the Sabres’ postseason […] Jack Eichel Trolling Leafs Fans Is Everything...
Via Sabre Noise
4 days ago

Buffalo Sabres Face Age-Old Dilemma: Play For Pride, Or Tank?

Now that the playoffs are out of the picture, the Buffalo Sabres must once again decide which approach will best prepare for the team for next season. The Buffalo Sabres host the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight in the KeyBank Center, and those who attend or tune in on the boob tube will finally have a […] Buffalo Sabres Face Age-Old Dilemma: Play For Pride, Or Tank? - Sabre Noise ...
Via Sabre Noise
4 days ago

Sabres outlast Ducks in 10-round shootout for 2-1 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th round of the shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Ryan O'Reilly and Rasmus Ristolainen also scored in the tiebreaker to help the Sabres end a seven-game skid in Southern California. Buffalo had not won in Anaheim or Los Angeles since a 2-0 win over the Ducks on Feb...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL’s 2018 Winter Classic appears headed for the Mets’ Citi Field

The NHL’s annual tradition of playing outdoor games in football or baseball stadiums appears set to be renewed in 2018 with the next Winter Classic. It has been rumored for some time now that Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, could be in the running to host an outdoor game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, and on Wednesday Newsday reported that a deal to make...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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