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Sabres shift Devine's role to director of player personnel

  The Buffalo Sabres have shifted Kevin Devine's role to player personnel director in the latest series of front-office shuffles this offseason. Devine previously served as the team's chief scout and assistant general manager. Those roles were filled by Greg Royce and Mark Jakubowski earlier this month. The Sabres also announced Tuesday that Randy Cunneyworth takes over...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta Excited About Playing In Buffalo

from Time Warner Cable News Buffalo, Brian Gionta was back on home turf Monday night, signing autographs at Frontier Field one month after signing a three-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. After more than 17 years away from home, the Greece native is glad to be back playing hockey in his neck of the woods. "We’re excited about it,” Gionta said. “It...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL Combine Heads To Buffalo For The Next Two Years

TORONTO (Aug. 18, 2014) – The NHL Combine, an annual event featuring the top 120 draft-eligible players from North America and Europe, will be held at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2015 and 2016, the National Hockey League and Buffalo Sabres announced today. The weeklong NHL Combine, gives all 30 Member Clubs a chance to evaluate hockey’s future...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres 'major announcement' for Monday focuses on '15 Scouting Combine

The Buffalo Sabres sent out a terse e-mail this evening that they are planning a "press conference for a major announcement" Monday at 1 p.m. in the First Niagara Center pavilion but did not specify the subject. The headliner at the press conference is Colin Campbell, senior executive VP of NHL Hockey Operations, and the Sabres and league are expected to jointly announce...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Kelly Not Confident About Jon Bon Jovi Keeping The Bills In Buffalo

  Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly recently met with Jon Bon Jovi to discuss the possibility of joining his ownership group in their attempt to purchase the franchise. However, Kelly reportedly declined to join the Toronto based group due to concerns that they could eventually move the team out of Buffalo. “I can confirm that Jim Kelly...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres call Monday press conference for 1 PM

#131099719 / gettyimages.com UPDATE:  I've learned #Sabres will be announcing they will be hosting the 2015 Scouting Combine. No announcement about '16 Draft. New post to come. — Mike Harrington (@BNHarrington) August 18, 2014   Will the 2016 NHL Entry Draft be in Buffalo?  Well, the Buffalo Sabres have called a press conference for Monday […]
Via The Hockey Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres’ Stewart to enter season with a chip on his shoulder

One could argue that power forwards are streaky by nature, yet Buffalo Sabres forward Chris Stewart still ranks as a stark example of “feast or famine.” The 26-year-old seems just as likely to suffer a penalty-minute-fueled meltdown as he is to score a tide-turning goal. The storyline almost seems tired by now: the big winger hopes to silence his critics and find the consistency...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Stewart thinks the Buffalo Sabres are a playoff team

Chris Stewart is pretty optimistic about Buffalo’s chances in 2014-15. Coming off of a 2013-14 season that saw the Sabres win just 21 games, the Sabres are desperately trying to climb out of the NHL’s basement. Most fans and experts agree that the club should be improved this season, but will they make the playoffs? It’s a debatable point, but Stewart is convinced that the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Sabres ‘not that far off?’

NHL.com's "30 in 30" series focuses on the Buffalo Sabres today, with the team's top prospects, Anthony Stewart's presence and steps that need to be taken by both in-the-lineup players like Tyler Myers and top picks like Sam Reinhart faring significantly into the probability of the team turning itself around this upcoming season. The "hook" regarding...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star RB Mike Weber Announces Commitment To Michigan On Twitter With Awesome Photo

Michigan fans – rejoice. The Wolverines just landed a big-time recruit for the 2015 class – running back Mike Weber. Weber, a four-star tailback from Cass Tech in Detroit, committed to play at UM by posting a photo of himself in a Wolverines jersey in Michigan Stadium. It’s unclear whether he was sent the photo by the school’s staff or had it custom-made. Either way, he...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday News and Notes: Royce Hired by Sabres, Sens Analytics, Wyoming is a Dump

Just a few short days after the Senators publicised a number of promotions to their scouting staff, the Buffalo Sabres formally announced that two former Senators scouts would be joining their hockey operations staff. From the press release: The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Rob Murphy and Greg Royce have been added to the team’s hockey department in the roles of director...
Via The 6th Sens
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Trottier, Irbe highlight Ted Nolan’s Sabres coaching staff

Buffalo Sabres coach Ted Nolan has filled out his coaching staff and it has a few familiar faces on it. The Sabres announced they have hired Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen as assistant coaches and Arturs Irbe as the goalie coach. As you might expect, Nolan is excited about the group he’s put together. “I’m very happy with the group of talented hockey minds we were...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres News: Bryan Trottier Added To Staff

After clearing out his staff, Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan has hired Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier, with whom he shares a mutual admiration with.#165229605 / gettyimages.comWhile Sabres spokesman Mike Gilbert told Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News that there was no imminent announcement coming, Gleason still reported,Sources: Sabres have reached an agreement with Hall of Famer...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

After the Tyler Ennis deal, how much can Mats Zuccarello expect?

Mats Zuccarello and his agent will have enjoyed the news out of Buffalo when the Sabres announced the new deal for Tyler Ennis this week. Ennis grabbed 43 points (21 goals) for an awful Sabres side who scored a meagre 150 goals all year. Ennis somehow managed to be a minus 25 but on such […] The post After the Tyler Ennis deal, how much can Mats Zuccarello expect? appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tyler Ennis, Buffalo Sabres Agree On Five-Year Contract

The Buffalo Sabres have locked up a talented young forward by agreeing to a five-year contract with Tyler Ennis. Kevin Weekes of NHL Network reports the deal is worth a total of $23 million, giving the 24-year-old center the second-highest salary cap hit on the team among forwards. BREAKING : It's believed Ennis deal with @BuffaloSabres is in 5 yr 23 Mil range with a 4.6 Mil...
Via NESN.com
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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