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Dan Bylsma to meet with the Buffalo Sabres

After missing out on Mike Babcock, the Buffalo Sabres are moving on and continuing their head coach search. That search now turns to Dan Bylsma who is expected to meet with the team this week. The Sabres already received permission to speak with Bylsma from the Pittsburgh Penguins (Bylsma was fired by the Penguins, but is still on their payroll as his contract ran through next year...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Buffalo Sabres out of running for Mike Babcock

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the discussions has told The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are out of the running to hire Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team is not discussing its coaching search to replace Ted Nolan. The development comes a day after Babcock and Sabres general manager Tim...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ennis helps Canada hop out to lead at World Championships (VIDEO)

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis is not used to dominating teams the way Canada did in a 9-0 win over Belarus at the IIHF World Championships on Thursday, but his unfamiliarity with winning did not prevent him from joining in on the scoring party. Ennis helped Canada jump out to a 2-0 lead over Belarus when he scored off a centering pass 7:36 into the first period on Thursday, and he...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Meszaros Leads Slovakians to Close 2-1 Victory

While most of the world was off watching Team Canada destroy Team Germany in Group A action, I was tasked to watch the non-televised middle-power game between Belarus and Slovakia. Don’t get me wrong: I love each and every international hockey game, regardless of the teams, and Belarus-Slovakia is a vastly underrated matchup in World Championships history. In the 2012 World Championships...
Via The Hockey House
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres fire coach Cassidy of AHL affiliate in Rochester

  The Buffalo Sabres are embarking on yet another coaching search after firing Chadd Cassidy, the coach of their minor-league affiliate in Rochester. The decision was announced by the Sabres on Friday, two weeks after the Rochester Americans missed the playoffs by finishing 14th out of 15 teams in the American Hockey League's Western Conference standings. The move comes three weeks...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Barstool deliberations by @buffalowins and @2ITB_Buffalo: Pressing the issue of no Sabres Pressers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, speaks on the phone on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)   Chris: The Sabres yet again have decided against an end of season press conference, much to the dismay of the Buffalo sports media...
Via Buffalo Wins
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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
April 24, 2015  |  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
April 22, 2015  |  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
April 22, 2015  |  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
April 18, 2015  |  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
April 16, 2015  |  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
April 15, 2015  |  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
April 15, 2015  |  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
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Mission McEichel: Accomplished

It has finally happened. Buffalo Sabres fans can finally stop tossing and turning every night worrying about last place. No more channel-flipping to the Arizona Coyotes game to see them blowing another game, then switching back to see Brian Gionta has continued his torrid goal-scoring pace and put the Sabres in the lead. It’s official: Either […] The post Buffalo Sabres Mission...
Via Along the Boards
April 11, 2015  |  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
April 10, 2015  |  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
March 31, 2015  |  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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