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SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Evander Holyfield praises Evander Kane's fighting skills

Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane was named after world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield approximately 24 1/2 years ago.On Wednesday, Holyfield took to social media to praise Kane's fighting skills after the latter engaged in three separate bouts with Florida Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic.Kane unofficially kept score and deemed himself the winner of each "round...
Via Fox Sports
56 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Sabres place Girgensons on IR, call up Bailey from minors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have placed forward Zemgus Girgensons on injured reserve and called up forward Justin Bailey from the minors. The moves were made on Wednesday, a day before Buffalo travels to play at Philadelphia. Girgensons did not play in a 7-4 loss to Florida on Tuesday night after sustaining an upper body injury in a 2-1 overtime loss at Boston on Saturday...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Moment 2/4/16

Timeout Boston with 31.2 seconds left and faceoff in their zone. 2-2. — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) February 5, 2016 I would certainly say that this is a great time to reevaluate their place in the world. Tied with Buffalo and a faceoff in your own zone is pretty bottom of the barrel. Get well soon, Bruins.
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres fans take being '7th Player' to another level (VIDEO)

They might not actually know the pain of an NHL cross-check, but a couple of of Buffalo Sabres fans looked like they were part of the team when turned their seats along the Bell Centre glass into their own extension of the hockey bench. The two Sabres "players" sat there in full team regalia — home white jerseys with white helmets complete with all the appropriate decals — ...
Via The Other Paper
7 days ago  |  Discuss

McGinn, Larsson lift Sabres past slumping Canadiens 4-2

MONTREAL (AP) Jamie McGinn, Johan Larsson and Brian Gionta all scored in Buffalo's big third period and the Sabres rallied for a 4-2 comeback victory over the slumping Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Marcus Foligno also scored for Buffalo, which played its first game since the All-Star break and led 2-1 heading into the final period. The Sabres, last in the Atlantic Division...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres enter NHL All-Star break by demoting 3 to minors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have assigned three forwards to the minors as the team enters its weeklong NHL All-Star break. Cal O'Reilly, Tim Schaller and Philip Varone were demoted to AHL Rochester on Wednesday, a day after Buffalo's 3-2 win at Ottawa. All three had been called up to fill spots on the Sabres' injury-depleted roster. Buffalo is playing minus Tyler Ennis...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: KHL player lights stick on fire at All-Star shootout event

The hot new expression on social media these days? “IT’S LIT!” A minor-league hockey all-star event just got lit — in a literal way. When it comes to all-star games in sports, the luster and intrigue has dwindled for a variety of reasons over the years. To some, the home-run derby has long since lost its cool factor. The NBA’s slam-dunk competition still seems to be a...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo's Ristolainen finally growing into his big shoes with the Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres boast a handful of young players who are finding their way in the NHL this season, Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart included. But aside from the young guns on offense, the Sabres are also enjoying a breakout year by 21-year-old defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, who was one of the worst players on defense for the Sabres last season but is now one of their top blue-liners...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma is surprised the Sabres haven’t scored more goals

The Buffalo Sabres don’t light the lamp very often. Throughout 2015-16, the Sabres have been near the basement in terms of goals scored and continually struggle to put more than one or two past the opposing goalie. Head coach Dan Bylsma is surprised to see this outcome considering there are several players on the roster who have historically found the back of the net. Via the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Fans think Buffalo Sabres games are boring

The Buffalo Sabres are playing better hockey this season and have the exciting Jack Eichel in the lineup. Why has their average attendance dropped in 2015-16 compared to 2014-15? The Sabres are averaging 18,245 fans per contest according to ESPN, a drop compared to their mark of 18,580 last season. Though the numbers aren’t far apart, the eye test shows there have been a lot...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 24, 2015  |  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
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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