What Will Tim Murray Do?

The Next 20 Weeks Are Vital To the Future of the Sabres What a difference two points makes. If the Sabres had somehow beat the Blackhawks in their final game before their bye week, fans in the 716 would be dancing with unicorns and skipping on rainbows this week. A four-game winning streak? Back-to-back wins over two Western Conference playoff teams? Maybe this enigmatic group of...
Via Die By The Blade
18 hours ago

Sabres Deadline Preview: Not Quite Buyers but Not Quite Sellers

The roller coaster ride the Sabres have been on this season hit another high point as the team rolled into their bye week. Despite falling to Chicago 5-1 and failing to get much help from the out-of-town scoreboard, the Sabres crawled within two points of a playoff spot on the eve of their bye week. Sunday’s aftermath pushed the Sabres to a four point deficit, but their current...
Via Two in the Box
20 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres’ Loss To Chicago Proves The Team Is Not Quite Ready For Primetime

The Buffalo Sabres got spanked by one of best teams in the Pacific Division for the second time in February, showing just how far this team has to go to become playoff-ready. The Buffalo Sabres had a simple mission Sunday afternoon: win, and find themselves closer to a playoff spot than they have been in […] Buffalo Sabres’ Loss To Chicago Proves The Team Is Not Quite Ready For...
Via Sabre Noise
21 hours ago

Grading the Buffalo Sabres - Week ending 2/19/17

Vote in the player grades polls for this last week Your Three Stars from last week: the power play, Evander Kane and Robin Lehner. The Three Goats are Dan Bylsma, the penalty kill and Nicolas Deslauriers. Here is the LINK to the spreadsheet with all of this season’s results. It was so close to being a perfect week for the Buffalo Sabres as they approached winning four in...
Via Die By The Blade
22 hours ago

Potential Return Helps Justify Moving Kane

Raise your hand if you didn’t want the Sabres to move on from Evander Kane this past summer. How about at the end of November, shortly after he had returned from breaking his ribs on opening night? Put your hands down. Liars. I too thought it was time for Tim Murray to cut bait from his big-ticket acquisition after Kane found himself in hot water for the second time in roughly...
Via Two in the Box
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Three Stars Week Of February 19: Three Shades Of Kane

The Buffalo Sabres are getting unprecedented scoring from No. 9, who continues to be . . . the centerpiece of trade rumors?  We provide the yin to the trade talk yang. Buffalo Sabres fans, you worry me. Your team has put together a winning record in 2017, thanks in large part to a red-hot power […] Buffalo Sabres Three Stars Week Of February 19: Three Shades Of Kane - Sabre Noise...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Sabres Are Lacking an Identity

The 2016-17 NHL season was supposed to be a great one for the Buffalo Sabres. As fans, we all know what was supposed to happen. Kyle Okposo was supposed to be the first line winger the team desperately needed to round out their lineup. Fans expected Evander Kane to have a bounce back season after a lackluster 2015-16 campaign. Robin Lehner was supposed to prove himself as the starting...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Welcome to the Sabres bye week

The Sabres get the next five days off, but is that a good thing? In one of this season's new scheduling quirks, every team in the NHL will receive five days off in the middle of the season. Nicknamed "the bye week," these five days are to offset the extra games for players who had to play in the World Cup of Hockey earlier this year. Some teams have had their bye weeks already,...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

Sabres’ Red Hot Power Play

The Buffalo Sabres have fought their way into the playoffs race thanks to one of the best power plays in the NHL. This past Saturday, the Buffalo Sabres hosted the St. Louis Blues. When the Sabres got their first power play of the afternoon, Buffalo Sabres color commentator Rob Ray threw out a quick fact […] Sabres’ Red Hot Power Play - Sabre Noise - Sabre Noise - A Buffalo Sabres Fan Site
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Sabres fall to Blackhawks, still begin bye feeling good

BUFFALO – It’s funny what a short three-game winning streak and few strong weeks can do for an NHL team. After being given up for dead earlier this month, the Sabres have roared back into the playoff race, inching to within two points of the Atlantic Division’s final playoff spot and the wild card by Sunday afternoon. Sure, clubs with games in hand stand between the Sabres...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
2 days ago

Matt Moulson moving around Sabres lineup

BUFFALO – Early on Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks, Sabres winger Matt Moulson skated as a fourth-liner beside fill-in center Nick Deslauriers and Tyler Ennis. But Moulson, as he has all season, didn’t stay with the same linemates long inside KeyBank Center. Jack Eichel filled in for Deslauriers, a winger with zero points this season. Moulson also played on the top power...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
2 days ago

Nick Baptiste scores early in return to Sabres

BUFFALO – A positive trend has developed in the last few months for the Sabres. Each time they recall one of their forward prospects from the Rochester Americans, the youngsters make a strong case to stick around. Rookies Justin Bailey, William Carrier and Evan Rodrigues have all seized their opportunities and started earning regular NHL duty. After speedy winger Nick Baptiste’s...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
3 days ago

Sabres snap Blues' 6-game winning streak with 3-2 win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Robin Lehner and the Buffalo Sabres have been on a roll since the goalie questioned his teammates' commitment a week ago. Lehner stopped 16 shots in the third period and 37 overall, and the Sabres snapped the St. Louis Blues' six-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Saturday. Evander Kane and Nicholas Baptiste each had a goal and an assist in Buffalo's...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues' winning streak ends at six games with 3-2 loss to Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Robin Lehner stopped 16 shots in the third period and 37 overall, and the Buffalo Sabres snapped the St. Louis Blues' six-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Saturday. Evander Kane and minor league call-up Nicholas Baptiste each had a goal and an assist in Buffalo's third straight win, matching a season best accomplished three times. Ryan O'Reilly also scored...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner ripped his teammates following loss to Canucks

Robin Lehner has never been one to hold back his emotions and following the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Sabres goaltender ripped his team’s effort.Speaking with Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Lehner called out his teammates for acting like Chicago, when they “haven’t done anything in this league.”“We haven’t done anything,” Lehner told...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Sabres smack down Alex Burrows

I’m sure Alex Burrows has had better nights than the one he had on Sunday, as he learned that when you rough house with the Sabres, they will rough house back with you twice as hard. The Canucks tough guy battled hard in front of the net with Justin Falk and goalie Robin Lehner. Then after Lehner and Burrows instigated a little something with each other, he got mauled by Lehner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres say they’re not trying to trade Evander Kane

Tim Murray isn’t actively pursuing a trade of Evander Kane.The Buffalo Sabres GM made a radio appearance where he said he’s not looking to deal the enigmatic 25-year-old.“I wouldn’t rule it out, (but) I’m not pursuing a trade with him,” the Buffalo Sabres general manager told WGR 550’s Mike Schopp.Murray further elaborated he thinks Kane is a player the Sabres need...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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