SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres legend Dave Andreychuk elected to Hall of Fame

Dave Andreychuk’s long wait is over. The high-scoring former Sabres winger, who scored 368 of his 640 goals with Buffalo, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame today. Andreychuk is a part of a star-studded 2017 class with Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Teemu Selanne, Clare Drake, Danielle Goyette and Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, a Buffalo native. The 53-year-old Andreychuk ranks...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
3 hours ago

Sabres sign Taylor Fedun to two-year contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres added defense depth today, re-signing Taylor Fedun to a two-year, two-way contract. The 29-year-old could’ve become an unrestricted free agent Saturday. Fedun split last season between the NHL and AHL, compiling career-high seven assists and seven points in 27 games, all career highs. The Princeton product also had five goals and 23 points in 29 appearances...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
3 hours ago

Sabres sign Fedun to two-year extension

Fedun notched seven assists with the Sabres last season The Sabres added to their defensive depth for 2017-’18, re-signing Taylor Fedun to a two-year, two-way deal. Fedun was a pleasant surprise for the Sabres this year, notching a career-high seven points in 27 games. He had the highest Corsi of any player on the team. He’s dealt with a severe leg injury in the past and had...
Via Die By The Blade
4 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres hire Sexton, Greeley to assistant GM jobs

Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabres hire Randy Sexton, Steve Greeley as assistant GMs

BUFFALO – The Sabres have hired Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley as assistant general managers, the team announced this morning. Mark Jakubowski, the Sabres’ assistant GM the last three years, has been named vice president of hockey administration. It was widely reported the Sabres would hired the 57-year-old Sexton, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ director of amateur scouting the last...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
7 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres 2017 Draft Recap and Analysis

The picks, the analysis, and the Twitter handles you crave from the 2017 NHL Draft. The Buffalo Sabres went in to the 2017 NHL Draft with six picks, including the #8 overall selection, and a brand new GM in Jason Botterill. They left the draft with a group of collegiate and European players that all excel at skating and offensive creativity, as well as a top goalie prospect to replenish...
Via Die By The Blade
2 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres select defenseman Oskari Laaksonen with pick 89

The Sabres turned some heads in the third round The Sabres picked a relative unknown in the third round, taking Finnish defenseman Oskari Laaksonen. He’s not ranked in scouting reports and no one seems to know who he is, which seems rather odd for a player taken so high. A 17-year-old, Laaksonen spent a majority of last season in the Jr. A SM-liiga, scoring six goals and three...
Via Die By The Blade
2 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Sabres Pick Casey Mittelstadt #8 Overall

With the Eighth Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Buffalo Sabres Have Selected Casey Mittelstadt From the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL. About Casey Mittelstadt There were some concerns about Mittelstadt heading into the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. His skill is unparalleled and his ability is unquestioned. The issues circle around the fact that Mittelstadt did what he did against...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Sabres Should Draft for Offense

Heading into the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, many fans and pundits believed that the Buffalo Sabres would use the eighth overall pick to bolster their blue line. Instead, the Sabres passed on available defensemen such as Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Chychrun and drafted the Swedish sniper, Alexander Nylander. Now, as we head into the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, many people are once again expecting...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Game on … and on: 11-day hockey marathon set for Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it’s game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game spanning 11 days — or 251 hours, to be exact. Their goal is to raise $1 million...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

Even with Ullmark in Hand Sabres Need to Supplement their Goaltending Pipeline

While the Sabres didn’t lose Linus Ullmark to the Vegas expansion draft, Buffalo’s goaltending pipeline remains a weak point within the organization; something that will need to be addressed this summer. It appears evident that Cal Petersen will exercise his right as a free agent and sign with one of the league’s other 30 clubs. Should Petersen depart, the Sabres will have...
Via Two in the Box
4 days ago

Minor Tweaks Equal a Major Win for Sabres Jerseys

The Sabres new uniforms aren’t royal blue and that’s okay. The slight tweaks the Sabres jerseys received in the Adidas changeover drastically improved the overall look of both the home and road jerseys. In conjunction with Adidas and the NHL, the Sabres took a step away from the grey/silver accents that have graced the uniforms since featuring prominently during the red and black...
Via Two in the Box
5 days ago

Evander Kane: “My name seems to create a buzz with some reporters and radio stations”

Evander Kane has been a familiar name in hockey media over the years and that might be putting things lightly. Kane has been at the heart of countless stories, from persistent trade rumors all the way to the infamous brick of cash story and the charges over a bar incident. Has Kane noticed all of the rumors and stories which have littered every hockey website and radio show over...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Beaulieu welcomed Montreal trading him to Buffalo Sabres

Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach

Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres, Rangers to play in 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field

It’s hard to believe that, on New Year’s Day 2018, it will have been 10 years since the Sabres hosted the Penguins in the first-ever Winter Classic at then Ralph Wilson Stadium outside of Buffalo.In the 2018 edition, the Sabres will once again participate, this time playing the Rangers at Citi Field in Queens.It’s not the first time New York City has hosted outdoor NHL games...
Via The Comeback
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss
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