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SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabres sign O'Reilly to 7-year, $52.5 million contract extension

The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while a person familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres did not disclose...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: New Buffalo Sabre Jack Eichel visits young cancer patients on second day as pro

Photo credit: Bill Wippert, via Buffalo Sabres’ Facebook page On Wednesday, new Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel signed his first professional contract.  On Thursday, the 18-year old was visiting children at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.  In a word, wow. Having family (and thus a rooting interest) in Buffalo, the city has been Eichel-mania since the Sabres drafted...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 pick Eichel signs entry-level deal with Sabres, leaving school

  Jack Eichel is eager to begin his NHL career. Eichel, the 18-year-old center selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in last week's draft, signed his first professional contract Wednesday, opting to skip his final three years of college hockey. ''I couldn't be more excited about it,'' Eichel said during his introductory press conference at First Niagara Center. ''Looking...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 30 For 30: Buffalo Sabres

View image | gettyimages.com Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a brand new series that will breakdown every NHL team this off season. You can expect to see a new post everyday until the end of July, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

North Chelmsford’s Jack Eichel expected to leave BU, sign with Sabres

Jack Eichel to sign with Buffalo Sabres. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)Something most people expected to happen is getting closer to being official. It looks like Boston University forward Jack Eichel is expected to leave BU and sign an entry-level contract with the NHL‘s Buffalo Sabres, according to Scott McLaughlin of WEEI.com. Eichel was selected with the 2nd overall...
Via Mill City Sports
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sabres place forward Cody Hodgson on waivers

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A person familiar with the decision has told the Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have placed forward Cody Hodgson on unconditional waivers with the intention of buying out his contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. Hodgson has four years and $19 million remaining on his contract, one of the last significant...
Via AP on Fox
4 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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres draft Jack Eichel with No. 2 pick

The Buffalo Sabres selected forward Jack Eichel with the No. 2 overall pick in the NHL Draft on Friday. Eichel will join a young Buffalo core that includes forward Evander Kane and goalie Robin Lehner. The Sabres acquired Lehner and center David Legwand on Friday from the Ottawa Senators in a trade for the No. 21 pick, which originally belonged to the New York Islanders. Buffalo acquired...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres get their goalie: Robin Lehner goes to Buffalo

The first of what surely will be a small handful of draft day trades took place this morning as the Buffalo Sabres traded for Senators goalie Robin Lehner. The Sabres also acquired David Legwand from Ottawa in exchange for the 21st pick in the draft. The Sabres will hope that Lehner can continue to advance in his career and become that no doubt number one goalie. The 23-year-old...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Buffalo Sabres

Here is the results of the draft so far: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabana Arizona Coyoteskingling43 Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22 Carolina Hurricansjaschiff New Jersey Devilskbennett Philadelphia Flyers304Yinzer Columbus Blue Jacketsbozefus...
Via The Pensblog
25 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane’s recovery from shoulder surgery is ahead of schedule

Buffalo Sabres fans have some more news to get excited over. Evander Kane required surgery on his left shoulder back in February and he recently visited Buffalo for re-evaluation. According to Pro Hockey Talk, things are progressing ahead of schedule. Kane was originally expected to miss between four and six months, but Kane’s agent Craig Oster outlined that he’s ahead of schedule...
Via Bloguin Best
May 30, 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

Report: Buffalo Sabres to hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

After throwing crazy money at new Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock and missing out, it seems the Buffalo Sabres have settled on an adequate backup plan as John Wawrow reports the team is set to hire Dan Bylsma.  Just filed: Person familiar with talks tells AP that #Sabres have agreement in place to hire Dan Bylsma pending compensation to #Penguins. — John Wawrow...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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

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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