Buffalo Sabres

An electric atmosphere. Great sight lines. Lively glass panels and boards that would rattle and reverberate from solid body checks. There was so much to love about Buffalo’s Memorial Auditorium. Before jumping back in to another Sabres season that’s filled with new front office personnel and an overhauled roster, let’s pause and turn back the
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It’s tough to call a draft “uneventful” especially when your team picked first overall, but following a week chock full of trade rumors, the Buffalo Sabres stood pat, for now. Leading up to Friday evening, as many as eight teams had reportedly contacted Jason Botterill regarding a deal involving veteran center, Ryan O’Reilly. Though the
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Entering the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Buffalo Sabres’ biggest needs were scoring wingers and goaltending. They left with five defensemen and one center. It’s not cause for alarm, but many are second-guessing general manager Jason Botterill’s master plan. Don’t. At least not yet. There’s no need to get antsy. Let’s not forget, the Sabres
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Ever since Buffalo Sabres’ general manager, Jason Botterill expressed a desire to shake up the current core at his end-of-the-season press conference, speculation has run rampant as to which players might be available, and at what cost. This type of conjecture tends to ramp up towards the NHL draft, as teams re-assess their organizational depth,
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Jason Botterill has been very busy this offseason, adding a number of young players to the Buffalo Sabres organization. With the likes of Rasmus Asplund, Victor Olofsson, and Lawrence Pilut among others signing with the Sabres, Botterill has flexibility with his roster. The Sabres GM needs to use this flexibility to unload some of the
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It’s hard to imagine there could be greater divide over a single player on the Buffalo Sabres roster more than Robin Lehner. But, times have changed. Move over Robin — it’s Ryan O’Reilly’s turn. After O’Reilly’s comments at locker room cleanout day that he’d “lost passion for the game at times this year,” he’s become
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The Buffalo Sabres’ outlook got a lot brighter after the team won the NHL draft lottery. With a certain blue-chip defenseman all but guaranteed to don the blue-and-gold next season, fan interest has been reignited after an abysmal 2017-18 showing. Pair that with the excitement surrounding the continued growth of high-potential players like Casey Mittelstadt,
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The Buffalo Sabres have scored over 12,600 goals since entering the NHL in 1970. But there are some goals that are so etched into franchise history that they stand out above all the others. Compiled here are the best of the best. Note: They are not ranked in any particular order of importance. Brad May’s
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With the sun setting on a disappointing season for the Buffalo Sabres, nobody expected them to put up much of a fight on Saturday against the playoff-bound Nashville Predators. After falling behind 3-1 in the second period, the performance looked like more of the same from a Sabres squad that has seldom mounted multi-goal comebacks
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“It’s almost embarrassing.” That’s exactly what Ryan O’Reilly – one of three members of the Buffalo Sabres’ leadership group – had to say about their 3-0 shutout loss to the Montreal Canadiens Friday night. The team lost their third straight game, their second blanking in those games. It’s hard to tell which of O’Reilly’s words
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It’s no secret that the Buffalo Sabres have struggled this season. At 22-35-11, they sit securely at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. In a year where the team hasn’t provided much to cheer about at KeyBank Center, fans have shifted their focus toward the future. Though several valuable future assets were squandered during the expedited
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It’s been nearly three years since the Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets made their blockbuster, eight-player deal. The Feb. 11, 2015 trade, a few weeks before the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline, involved players, prospects and a first-round pick. At the time, the Sabres were in 30th place in the NHL standings, while the Jets were
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Taylor Leier, Pat Cannone, Charles Hudon, Jakub Markstrom, Brandon Pirri, Ryan Hamilton. What do these men have in common? They’re all fringe players who’ve achieved limited (to no) success in the NHL? Mostly correct, but the answer I was attempting to extract is that they’re the most recent recipients of the AHL All-Star Game/Challenge MVP
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You can now add All-Star to Jack Eichel’s list of achievements. For the first time, Jack Eichel was selected as the Sabres representative for the NHL All-Star game. The announcement came Wednesday morning. Congrats to @JackEichel15 on being named an #NHLAllStar – he’ll represent at All-Star Weekend Jan. 27-28 in Tampa! ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/YqPqGlxDrF — Buffalo
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The Buffalo Sabres currently hold the NHL’s second-longest active playoff drought (Carolina Hurricanes) and for the past seven seasons, the entry draft is really all fans had to look forward to. As the team finds itself in the league basement yet again, the blue and gold faithful have turned their attention toward the Sabres’ impressive prospect
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According to statisticians, it happened with 1:09 remaining in regulation. That’s when the New York Islanders rallied with a goal to tie their game against the Sabres, 2-2. Not according to Robin Lehner. “Everything is predetermined against us,” Lehner said after the game in Barclays Center. “I know Toronto already made up their mind it
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