SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Who Might the Buffalo Sabres Target At Eight?

The NHL Draft is just over a month away, meaning that draft boards are being finalized as teams get set for the upcoming NHL Scouting Combine. For the Buffalo Sabres, the former last place team is picking eighth overall after picking second the last two years. Because of this, Buffalo isn’t likely to get a player that can suit up in the NHL right away. However, that doesn’t mean...
Via The Hockey Writers
24 minutes ago

Sabres Sign Brycen Martin to 3-Year Entry Level Contract

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Saturday that they have signed defenseman Brycen Martin to a 3-year, entry level contract. Martin was the Sabres’ third round selection (74th overall) in the 2014 NHL draft. He began the 2015-2016 season with the Saskatoon Blades and was traded to the Everett Silvertips of the WHL in December. In 66 games last season Martin tied his career-high...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

No Pressure on Sabres at Eight

Relax Sabres fans, the draft is nothing to fret over. After two years of having the ultimate, yet futile, goal of picking first, the Buffalo Sabres find themselves in a position they haven’t been in since 2013: picking outside the Top 5. In fact, the last time the Sabres didn’t pick second overall was when they drafted defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen with the 8th-overall selection...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 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
13 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
25 days ago  |  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 Sabres center sneakily wipes nose with teammate's jersey

Buffalo Sabres center David Legwand needed to wipe his nose while on the bench Monday night, but didn't want to take his gloves off - so he resourcefully turned to teammate Marcus Foligno and used his shoulder as a tissue.Perhaps Legwand simply had an itch? Let's hope that was the case.
Via Fox Sports
March 29, 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

Sabres fans take being '7th Player' to another level (VIDEO)

They might not actually know the pain of an NHL cross-check, but a couple of of Buffalo Sabres fans looked like they were part of the team when turned their seats along the Bell Centre glass into their own extension of the hockey bench. The two Sabres "players" sat there in full team regalia — home white jerseys with white helmets complete with all the appropriate decals — ...
Via The Other Paper
February 04, 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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