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It’s time for the Sabres to address their rafters by @2ITB_Buffalo

  The summer is expected to bring changes to One Seymour H Knox III Plaza both on the ice and off. Tim Murray will not only be ushering in the second overall pick in the draft – which is all but assured to be Jack Eichel – along with a number of other acquisitions which are expected to improve the on-ice product. Away from the ice, improvements to the arena will be on their...
Via Buffalo Wins
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo rebuild an enticement for BU's Rodrigues

The Buffalo Sabres are a bit of a mess after a lost season in which they tanked in the hopes of landing top prospect Connor McDavid only to fall short in the draft lottery and settle for the second overall draft pick. Buffalo also traded most of its players during the season in order to help build for the future, meaning the Sabres might be in development mode for the next few years...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaleta faces crossroads in life, career

Patrick Kaleta might have played his last game in a Buffalo sweater. Just don't tell him that.The agitator will turn 29 in June, and as a player who features in the less glamorous side of the game -- killing penalties, defending teammates in brawls, chipping in through small plays to help the team with little glory in return -- Kaleta is unlikely to be a vital part of Buffalo's plan...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres sign BU's Rodrigues to 2-year deal; teammate Eichel to follow?

  Should the Buffalo Sabres draft Jack Eichel in June, he won't be the only Boston University product on their roster. The Sabres signed BU forward and assistant captain Evan Rodrigues to a two-year contract Wednesday. Rodrigues was an undrafted free agent who completed his senior season with the Terriers. He had 21 goals and 40 assists for 61 points to finish second in the nation...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Sign BU Forward Evan Rodrigues To Entry-Level Contract

The Buffalo Sabres are expected to select Boston University forward Jack Eichel with the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. On Wednesday, they signed one of his linemates from the 2014-15 season. Terriers winger Evan Rodrigues signed a two-year, entry-level contract Buffalo on Wednesday, the team announced. WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin first reported the story Tuesday...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres ink BU’s Evan Rodrigues, set up potential Boston connection

After last weekend’s NHL draft lottery saw the Buffalo Sabres slide to the second overall pick, it is highly likely that the Sabres will draft Jack Eichel (above, left) from Boston University. It appears Buffalo will also add another Terrier in senior forward Evan Rodrigues. According to numerous sources, the Sabres are close to signing the 21-year-old […] The post Buffalo...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Tim Murray has the chance to draft a once-in-a-generation player. Unfortunately, that player is not Connor McDavid.   The Buffalo Sabres general manager has raved about McDavid in recent weeks, even admitting that he “thinks too much” about the Erie Otters star and projected No. 1 overall pick. With the NHL’s worst record this season, Buffalo entered Saturday night’s...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

In spite of Tank-a-palooza, Buffalo leads the way in NHL markets this year

The Buffalo Sabres played some pug fugly hockey this year in the name of tanking for a top draft pick.  Just how ludicrously tragic was it?  The home fans Buffalo were cheering the team getting beat at home so they could ensure a Top 2 pick.  In that regard – mission accomplished.  The Sabres are guaranteed one of the two elite draft prospects in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid Sabres Jersey Sighting

Sabres fan jumping the gun already (h/t Evelbug) A photo posted by Bacon Sports (@baconsports) on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:55am PDT The NHL playoffs start tonight and one team that is not playing is the Buffalo Sabres. They finished with the worst record in the NHL and have a 20% chance of landing the number one overall pick, who most certainly would be Connor McDavid. When all...
Via Bacon Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Nolan Fired: Buffalo Sabres on-ice results and coaching future

The Ted Nolan Era, Part Two came to an end Sunday evening, when news broke that general manager Tim Murray relieved Nolan of his coaching duties. In Part One of our analysis yesterday, we looked at Murray’s press conference and analyzed the discrepancies between the general manager and the coach. Today, we dive in and dissect the […] The post Ted Nolan Fired: Buffalo Sabres...
Via Along the Boards
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Nolan Fired: Buffalo Sabres GM and coach not on the same page

The Ted Nolan Era, Part Two came to an end Sunday evening, as news broke that general manager Tim Murray relieved Nolan of his coaching duties. This comes as a surprise to nobody, as the disparities in the season’s goals as viewed by coach and GM were fairly obvious. In addition to the flaws Nolan […] The post Ted Nolan Fired: Buffalo Sabres GM and coach not on the same page...
Via Along the Boards
11 days ago  |  Discuss

There Is No Middle Ground by @LukeWachob

  BUFFALO, NY – NOVEMBER 15: Ted Nolan stands on the bench in his first game back as interim head coach of Buffalo Sabres against the Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center on November 15, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)   “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” – Cersei Lannister, Game of...
Via Buffalo Wins
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Ruhwedel returns to Rochester Americans

Chad Ruhwedel returns to Rochester. (Photo/Getty Images)The 2014-15 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season came to an end this past week and for some it’s time to play golf, for others it’s time for the playoffs. However, for Chad Ruhwedel, it’s time to head back to the American Hockey League (AHL). The Buffalo Sabres recalled Ruhwedel on Friday to skate in their final...
Via Mill City Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres fire coach Ted Nolan

The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday that Ted Nolan has been relieved of his duties as head coach. In addition, Danny Flynn has been relieved of his duties as an assistant coach and the contracts of Bryan Trottier and Tom Coolen will not be renewed. Nolan led the Sabres to the worst record in the NHL at 23-51-8.  In two seasons as coach, Nolan had a 40-87-17 record as Buffalo...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (4/10/15) vs Buffalo Sabres

The Columbus Blue Jackets won in their 81st game of the 2014-15 season, the 41st and final match of the year at Nationwide Arena. They beat the last-placed Buffalo Sabres 4-2, a score that doesn’t tell just how dominant the Jackets were. Save for a few shifts here and here, this was all Columbus, and the Jackets now build to a 12 game point streak. The final game is tomorrow at...
Via BS Hockey
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres recall defenseman Chad Ruhwedel

Chad Ruhwedel recalled by Buffalo. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)The Buffalo Sabres announced on Friday, April 10 the team has recalled defenseman Chad Ruhwedel from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). Ruhwedel is making his second trip from Rochester to Buffalo this season. He was first recalled on March 16, but only skated in two games tallying a single assist...
Via Mill City Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to Buffalo’s goaltending options for 2015-16 by @2ITB_Buffalo

At long last, time is winding down on the Sabres season. The marathon trek to the league basement is all but complete at this point as the Sabres hold a four-point advantage over the Arizona Coyotes for the right to the 20% odds at the NHL Draft Lottery. While the Sabres aren’t yet guaranteed one of the top two picks in the draft, it’s looking more and more likely that t...
Via Buffalo Wins
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Weber on Sabres fans cheering loss: 'A whole new low'

The Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes are the two teams with the worst records in the NHL. On Thursday night, those two teams faced each other in Buffalo. Yet, the cheers from the crowd made it seem like a home game for the Coyotes. Why? Because Buffalo fans want their team to finish last. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Ruhwedel reassigned to Rochester Americans by Buffalo Sabres

Chad Ruhwedel reassigned to Rochester Americans. (Photo/Micheline V/Rochester Americans)The Buffalo Sabres announced on Friday, March 20 the team has reassigned defenseman Chad Ruhwedel and forward Tim Schaller to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). Ruhwedel will return to the team he has spent most of his time with this season after skating in two games...
Via Mill City Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres indicate team is getting rid of awful third jerseys

One of the worst hockey jerseys of all time is about to be no more. The Buffalo Sabres are ditching their horrendous third jerseys, team president Ted Black said Thursday on WGR Radio, according to the Buffalo News. Black admitted issues in the roll-out process and said the Sabres didn’t “anticipate the amount of third-jersey fatigue,” according to the Buffalo News. Here’s...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers heads the puck (Video)

Buffalo Sabres left winger Nicolas Deslauriers headed the puck soccer-style in an attempted pass during Friday night's game against Ottawa.The puck floated softly in the air, giving Deslauriers the opportunity to make the unusual maneuver. We definitely wouldn't recommend this move to the kids at home, especially on a slapshot.Surprisingly, this is actually NOT the first time we...
Via Holdout Sports
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

On Evander Kane and trading away young talent

The Winnipeg Jets finally did the inevitable on Wednesday morning, in what was becoming an absolutely insufferable saga. After trade rumors that spanned across multiple years, they finally moved Evander Kane, sending him to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal that was highlighted by a return of Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers, with Zach Bogosian also headed to Buffalo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

A Michigan Lawyer Is Offering His Services, Pro Bono, To Get Mike Weber Out Of His Ohio St Commitment

If Mike Weber wants to get out of his Ohio State commitment, there’s a Detroit-based lawyer offering to provide his services, pro bono.  The four-star running back out of Detroit Cass Tech signed his national letter of intent to the Buckeyes on Wednesday, but he’s upset with the program after learning running backs coach Stan Drayton is headed to the NFL. Drayton was Weber...
Via College Spun
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres had a horrific month of January

We all know that the Buffalo Sabres are one of the worst teams in the NHL. That statement isn’t exactly a revelation. However, all of the headlines detailing how bad the team is have died down as the story is now all too familiar. You can only say a team is bad so many times. It’s time to pile on again. The Buffalo Sabres sucked in January. They’ve sucked for the bulk of...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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