SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres’ Insistence on Lehner Caused Setback

June 26, 2015, will forever go down as a big date for the Buffalo Sabres in their rebuilding process. This was the day general manager Tim Murray pulled the trigger on a deal that would send a first-round pick (Colin White) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward David Legwand and goaltender Robin Lehner. At the time of the deal, most people found...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

5 Moves The Sabres Should Make at The Draft

The NHL draft is less than a month away and the Buffalo Sabres don’t have a general manager. Here are some bold moves that at I think the incoming GM should make. Trade Evander Kane Simply put, Kane should be moved. His off-ice issues have hurt his promising career and his time with the Sabres has been no different. This year, Kane finally broke out with Buffalo, scoring 28 goals...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

Sabres will pick 8th in NHL Draft; Devils win lottery

The Buffalo Sabres fell two spots in Saturday’s NHL Draft Lottery and will pick eighth overall June 23 in Chicago. The Sabres, thanks to finishing to 26th overall, had the sixth-highest odds, 7.6 percent, for the No. 1 pick. They couldn’t move back more than three slots. The New Jersey Devils, who had the fifth-highest odds for the top pick, 8.5 percent, won the lottery and...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
22 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres Need Luck in the NHL Draft Lottery

An event that hasn’t been kind in the past, the NHL draft lottery takes place tonight. The Buffalo Sabres currently hold the number 6 draft spot. Tonight marks the beginning of the off-season for teams who didn’t make the playoffs, or are have been eliminated already, including the Buffalo Sabres. The NHL entry draft lottery […] Buffalo Sabres Need Luck in the NHL Draft Lottery...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Sabres won’t get ‘headliner’ pick in NHL Draft Lottery

BUFFALO – You won’t find any slick youngsters like Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine – franchise-changing talents capable of starring in the NHL immediately – at the top of this year’s draft class. “You don’t have that headliner, like (people) used that word ‘generational’ player,” Dan Marr, the NHL’s director of Central Scouting,...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
2 days ago

Sabres Report Cards: Nic Deslauriers

Our report cards roll on with today’s subject - Nicolas Deslauriers. The season is over, and we’re going to rate every player who played more than 20 games this season on their performance the same way we were all graded back in the day - on a report card scale of A to F. We’re taking a look at everyone from Bailey to Rodrigues in our 2016-17 Buffalo Sabres Report Cards. Age...
Via Die By The Blade
3 days ago

Fans & Media Can’t Blame ‘the Tank’ for Sabres’ Woes

When fans ruminate over the Buffalo Sabres’ disappointing 2016-17 regular season, there will be no shortage of people or events to blame for a season that fell well-short of expectations. Former general manager Tim Murray? Check. Ex head coach Dan Bylsma? Double check. Injuries? Definitely. Inconsistent play, discipline and focus across most of the roster? Most definitely. ‘The...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Sabres sign Devante Stephens to 3-year, entry-level contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have signed defenseman Devante Stephens to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced today. The 6-foot-1, 172-pound Stephens just completed his third junior season with the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets, setting careers highs with 13 goals, 22 assists and 35 points in 67 games. Stephens has 19 goals, 57 points and 166 penalty minutes...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
4 days ago

Firing Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma the Right Move by the Buffalo Sabres

Less than two weeks after the season ended, the Buffalo Sabres dismissed Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma. This was an unexpected move, but it was still the right call. The 2016-17 season was a major disappointment for the Buffalo Sabres that saw them take steps in the wrong direction. It was obvious that changes of some sort needed to […] Firing Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma the Right...
Via Sabre Noise
5 days ago

Buffalo Sabres Firing of General Manager Tim Murray was too Soon

Buffalo Sabres shake up front-office with recent firings of coach Dan Bylsma and GM Tim Murray. Bylsma overstayed, but Murray should have been given more time. As many of us were reaching for the mid-morning cup of coffee, the Buffalo Sabres were once again searching for answers within their organization. Owner Terry Pegula made the bold […] Buffalo Sabres Firing of General Manager...
Via Sabre Noise
6 days ago

The Buffalo Sabres have fired coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Tim Murray

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel reportedly won’t sign extension with Sabres if Dan Bylsma remains head coach

The Buffalo Sabres are about to enter their third season with Dan Bylsma as head coach, Tim Murray as general manager and Jack Eichel as the face of the franchise. So far, rebuilding the team back to respectability has failed, and according to a recent report, it’s about to get much trickier.According to Paul Hamilton of WGR-AM 550 in Buffalo, Eichel reportedly won’t sign an...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres’ Jack Eichel misses out on $2 million bonus by 0.005 points per game

According to John Wawrow of the Associated Press, Buffalo Sabres young star Jack Eichel was due a $2 million bonus if he finished top-10 in the NHL in points per game. He finished 11th… by a difference of a 0.005 points per game average. Eichel finished the season with 57 points (24 goals and 33 assists) in 61 games, good for a 0.934 points per game average. However, the Edmonton...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly express frustration at ‘pathetic’ Sabres season

The Sabres have endured another forgettable, disappointing season in Buffalo and players aren’t happy about it.After slumping to only 81 points in 2015-16, many expected the Sabres to take a step forward after signing Kyle Okposo and getting a full season from Jack Eichel and Robin Lehner. Unfortunately, that improvement hasn’t happened. Buffalo has arguably been worse in 2016...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres’ Kyle Okposo reportedly in intensive care

The Buffalo Sabres are very concerned about the health of Kyle Okposo who reportedly is now in intensive care. Okposo has not been with the team since March 28. The Buffalo News says the winger is in the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Hospital, seeing doctors and undergoing testing. He reportedly was hospitalized on Sunday and later moved to the ICU. “He’s sick and ill...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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