SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres Shootout Must Improve

The Buffalo Sabres showed significant signs of improvement during the 2015-16 season. Sabres’ GM Tim Murray continued to reshape the roster this summer. With new players in the fold, expectations for the club are higher heading into the 2016-17 season than they’ve been in quite some time. Just how high these expectations should climb will be an important question for Sabres...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 hours ago

Sabres fall in ESPN prospect rankings

The Sabres don’t quite have the farm system they once did, but they still have some nice pieces for the future. Each year, one of our favorite articles to argue over is ESPN writer Corey Pronman’s organizational prospect rankings. They’ve been fun for Sabres fans because, as the team has recently gotten worse, their farm system has gotten better. Now, as the team has young...
Via Die By The Blade
22 hours ago

Sabres’ Jack Eichel refreshed for new season

BUFFALO – Jack Eichel had a front-row seat for the commotion surrounding Jimmy Vesey, the college free agent whose negotiating rights the Sabres owned for 57 days. As the summer wore on, crowds swelled inside the Foxborough, Mass., rink where the two skated as teammates in a recreational league. Media members and TV crews started showing up to interview and film Vesey. Some high...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres – Possible Trade Targets… Let’s Shake Things Up!

The Buffalo Sabres should be a team on the rise this season, but does that mean they’ve improved enough to make the playoffs? Let’s look at some potential trade options that may be key pieces towards making the post season. I think the majority of us can agree that the Buffalo Sabres at fairly set with centers. […] Buffalo Sabres – Possible Trade Targets… Let’s Shake...
Via Sabre Noise
3 days ago

Sweden’s Lehner withdraws from World Cup to heal knee, Enroth takes his place

Robin Lehner was only able to suit up for one-quarter of the Sabres’ games in his first season as presumptive starting netminder for the club. But in an attempt to avoid that in his second campaign, Lehner is making sure he takes his time to heal the ankle injury that sidelined him late in the season. It was announced Friday that Lehner, 25, has decided to withdraw from Team Sweden’s...
Via The Hockey News
4 days ago

Buffalo Sabres Top Five Games: No. 4

Today I continue my list of my top five favorite Buffalo Sabres game. To continue my list from Wednesday, my fourth favorite game is another Buffalo Sabres playoff game against the Philadelphia Flyers. This one is different though – it differs from number five on this list because I was actually at this game. My […] Buffalo Sabres Top Five Games: No. 4 - Sabre Noise - Sabre Noise...
Via Sabre Noise
5 days ago

Sabres goalie Robin Lehner out of World Cup

Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner, who’s still recovering from season-ending ankle surgery in March, has pulled out of next month’s World Cup of Hockey, Team Sweden announced this morning. Former Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth, who signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, will replace Lehner. “We really wanted to give Robin the opportunity to recover from his injury from...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
5 days ago

Who Should be the Sabres Future Captain?

Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta is entering the final year of his contract. The 37-year-old is likely playing in his last season with the Sabres and possibly of his career. The hot debate in Buffalo these days is who’ll take over the “C” after Gionta departs. Some people believe the answer is obvious, but other factors may influence the decision. Captain in Waiting The...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Ticket talk: How dynamic are the Sabres' new approaches?

For a team that has more than 16,000 season ticket-holders, the Sabres sure generate a lot of chatter and a lot of complaints about ticketing. I've never completely figured out if they're really causing a lot of trouble in this area or if it's just par for the course in professional sports (although I do maintain the Sabres lag far behind most teams in benefits for longtime customers...
Via Sabres Edge
6 days ago

My Top Five Buffalo Sabres games Part 1

I have been to a good amount of Buffalo Sabres games from regular season to deep into the playoffs. Over the next few days I will countdown my favorite games. This list of my top five Buffalo Sabres games includes games that I wasn’t even at but these five games are memorable to me and […] My Top Five Buffalo Sabres games Part 1 - Sabre Noise - Sabre Noise - A Buffalo Sabres Fan Site
Via Sabre Noise
6 days ago

Sabres’ Alex Nylander May Play in AHL Due to Loophole: Report

Alex Nylander may be heading to the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans as soon as the 2016-17 season, according to a report by OHLInsiders on Tuesday. Hearing Mississauga #Steelheads FWD Alex Nylander will go to Rochester AHL on a loan type deal similar to what Dallas did with Julius Honka — OHLInsiders(.com) (@OHLinsiders) August 22, 2016   Nylander, 18, was selected...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Report: Sabres’ Alex Nylander could head to AHL thanks to loan loophole

After one 28-goal, 57-point campaign in the OHL, Buffalo Sabres first-round, eighth-overall draft pick Alex Nylander is reportedly set to leave the Mississauga Steelheads for the AHL’s Rochester Americans. According to OHLInsiders, Nylander, 18, could be set to head to the Sabres’ farm club as soon as the 2016-17 campaign, which would means the young winger is making use of a...
Via The Hockey News
8 days ago

Evander Kane is also being sued over December sexual assault allegations

Legal drama continues to follow Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane. This week, Kane pled not guilty to charges including non-criminal harassment stemming from an incident at a Buffalo bar. Now, on top of those charges, Kane is facing a civil suit in relation to sexual assault allegations from December. The victim claims Kane assaulted her badly enough for her to require surgery...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres

After two years of being in the basement of the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres made a large improvement in 2015-16. They finished one game below the NHL's version of .500, finishing with 81 points. This coming season, the Sabres should be ready to make a push for a playoff spot, especially considering that they are in arguably the weakest division in the NHL at the moment. At least that...
Via Razzball Hockey
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane pleads not guilty to charges stemming from bar incident

Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane has pleaded not guilty to charges of non-criminal harassment, disorderly conduct and trespass, in a Buffalo court room on Monday, reports the Associated Press. Kane was arrested in late July, following an incident at a Buffalo club in June. According to court documents, one woman told police Kane put his hands around her neck after she rejected...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Alleged Evander Kane incident detailed in court documents

Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane has struggled to stay out of trouble in his NHL career, and now an alleged incident from one month ago has been detailed in court documents, and it doesn’t look kindly on the Sabres star. WKBW in Buffalo obtained the court documents that detail the incident which occurred at a Buffalo bar the night of June 24th. In a sworn statement, one of...
Via The Comeback
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Evander Kane arrested after turning himself in

Evander Kane was arrested on Friday in Buffalo, turning himself into police. According to WGRZ and the Buffalo News, the Buffalo Sabres forward was charged with four separate counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass. The incident appeared to be connected to allegations from nearly a month ago, where Kane was accused of threatening and making...
Via The Comeback
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly’s impaired driving charges have been dropped

Ryan O’Reilly has avoided criminal charges after he was arrested for impaired driving after an incident in which police said the Buffalo Sabres star drove his truck into a Tim Horton’s back in July. O’Reilly was in court where after an interview with Mary Smith, a Tim Horton’s worker who witnessed the accident, it was determined that O’Reilly couldn’t be directly identified...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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