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At 18, center Jack Eichel set to make NHL debut with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jack Eichel had no trouble interpreting the cautionary message the Buffalo Sabres sent when they randomly assigned him a No. 41 jersey to wear for the team's rookie developmental camp in July. There would be no special treatment for the Sabres' top prospect no matter how much buzz the 18-year-old center had created in Buffalo upon being selected with the No. 2...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

New faces in new places: Sabres' offseason makeover leads the way

Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray jokes he could have secured his long-term job security by selling owner Terry Pegula on a five-year plan to rebuild the team solely through the draft. ''Somebody could say that would've been great for me personally,'' Murray said in his ever-blunt and forthright manner. ''But that's not what I was interested in personally.'' Patience, however...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodrigues scores twice in Sabres' 4-0 shutout of Leafs

Evan Rodrigues scored two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night in Buffalo. Jack Eichel and Matt Moulson also scored for the Sabres. Eichel, the second overall pick in last June's draft, scored on a shorthanded breakaway. Robin Lehner made 24 saves to record the shutout. Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier allowed three goals on...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres (Last Season: 23-51-8, finished last in the Atlantic Division)Coach: Dan Bylsma (252-117-32; Seventh season; First with the Sabres)Key Departures: Mikhail Grigorenko, Ted Nolan, Nikita ZadorovKey Additions: Jack Eichel, Dan Bylsma, Ryan O’ Reilly, Robin Lehner, Cody FransonKey Player: Jack EichelEichel is going to be the core of this team. Even surrounded...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Eichel, Sabres hold off Wild in exhibition opener

At St. Paul, No. 2 overall pick Jack Eichel's short-handed goal 5:44 into the third period gave the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. Nicolas Deslauriers and Matt Moulson also scored for the Sabres. Eichel assisted on Moulson's tying goal 1:36 into the third. Chad Johnson made 15 saves in 40 minutes for Buffalo, while Nathan Lieuwen stopped all three shots he faced...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Elliot's dog is scaring his teammates

On the field, Ezekiel Elliott is scaring opposing defenses. He has been doing so since last season, and it got amplified by his performance in the season’s last three games against quality defenses that he torched. So far in 2015, Elliott is still doing his thing and still scaring those he plays. But there is another member of the Elliott family who is making some people cringe...
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma says he has a hard time “not wanting to kill” Patrick Kaleta

Old instincts and habits are hard to break. Dan Bylsma is learning that the hard way now that he’s the head coach of Patrick Kaleta and the Buffalo Sabres. While Kaleta is battling for a spot on the roster, Bylsma is fighting the urge to kill him after years of opposing the forward. Bylsma’s comments, via the Buffalo News: “I have a hard time not wanting to kill him. I...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane wins back model girlfriend with billboard

Who says grand romantic gestures don’t work in this day and age? A stunt pulled by Buffalo Sabres superstar Evander Kane seems to prove that at times, an act of desperation can thaw even the most rumored frigid of hearts. Kane and model girlfriend Mara Teigen apparently were on the outs for some unknown reason but a stunt he pulled courtesy of a billboard located on Sunset Strip...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel plans to move in with teammate Matt Moulson

All eyes are on Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel as teams around the NHL prepare for training camp. McDavid may enter the season with higher expectations, but Eichel will certainly be under a microscope as fans hope he’ll lift the Buffalo Sabres into relevancy. As we’ve seen with other skilled youngsters, Eichel won’t be living on his own during his first NHL season. The current...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Sabres have a 96% season ticket renewal rate

The Buffalo Sabres announced that the club has had 96% of season ticket holders renew their tickets for the upcoming 2015-16 season. This is the 10th straight season which the club’s renewal rate has eclipsed the 90% mark. The Sabres have capped their season ticket sales in 2015-16 at 16,000 tickets. “The fact that we had such a high rate of renewal from our season ticket...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cody Franson is the Buffalo Sabres Best Option

View image | 5 After losing out on the Johnny Oduya sweepstakes, the Buffalo Sabres are forced to turn elsewhere in their search for a leading blueliner. The solution for the Sabres is either trade or free agency signing. With Cody Franson still available, on the free agent market the Sabres can find their option without giving up any other assets. The Buffalo...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues add Andre Benoit for defensive depth

The Blues continued to fill out their depth, signing defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year, two-way contract believed to pay a $600,000 NHL salary and a $350,000 AHL salary. Benoit previously skated for the Buffalo Sabres, appearing in 59 games in 2014-15 while scoring one goal and eight assists. Benoit, 31, is purely a depth signing. Though he appeared in a large number of games...
Via Frozen Notes
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
July 03, 2015  |  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...
June 06, 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

Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Tim Murray has the chance to draft a once-in-a-generation player. Unfortunately, that player is not Connor McDavid.   The Buffalo Sabres general manager has raved about McDavid in recent weeks, even admitting that he “thinks too much” about the Erie Otters star and projected No. 1 overall pick. With the NHL’s worst record this season, Buffalo entered Saturday night’s...
April 18, 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

Looking ahead to Buffalo’s goaltending options for 2015-16 by @2ITB_Buffalo

At long last, time is winding down on the Sabres season. The marathon trek to the league basement is all but complete at this point as the Sabres hold a four-point advantage over the Arizona Coyotes for the right to the 20% odds at the NHL Draft Lottery. While the Sabres aren’t yet guaranteed one of the top two picks in the draft, it’s looking more and more likely that t...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 31, 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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