SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dmitri Kulikov on joining Sabres: ‘Change is sometimes for the best’

BUFFALO – When the Florida Panthers acquired Keith Yandle’s rights last week, Dmitri Kulikov was initially excited the team had an offensive defenseman in its arsenal. But three days later, the Panthers signed Yandle to a seven-year, $44.45 million contract. With the NHL Draft just a day away, Kulikov, 25, said he was starting to have doubts he would stay in Florida. “I was...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
5 hours ago

Young, Yellow and Blue in Buffalo

It appears the Buffalo Sabres have cracked the code on building a solid NHL roster. The answer was hidden in the jersey colours, in the combination of blue and yellow, which unifies the Sabres with Sweden. Since the Sabres invested both their first and second draft picks in Swedish prospects, the blue and yellow players might come to shine bright in Buffalo. The three Swedes...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres Being Used As Leverage By Steven Stamkos? Well Duh.

If the Buffalo Sabres are going “all-in” on the summer’s biggest free agent, fans should not expect things to be easy. It’s not secret that the Buffalo Sabres have gone “all-in” on their efforts to acquire a big fish in free agency. Of course, it’s not like the Sabres are the only team who will […] Buffalo Sabres Being Used As Leverage By Steven Stamkos? Well Duh...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Sabres qualify seven RFAs including Ristolainen, McCabe, Girgensons, Foligno

Tim Murray has extended qualifying offers to seven RFAs, and has let five more head to free agency. The deadline for extending qualifying offers to restricted free agents was today at 5pm, and the Buffalo Sabres just announced that they've extended offers to seven of their RFAs, including some very big names. We've extended qualifying offers to 7 RFAs: Catenacci, Foligno, Girgensons...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

Police reports outline complaints against Sabres' Kane

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo police have released a pair of complaints against Sabres forward Evander Kane in which two women accuse him of grabbing them at a bar. The accusers' names are blacked out in the harassment reports released Monday. The incidents allegedly occurred shortly after 3 a.m. EDT June 24. Police say they're investigating and no charges have yet been filed....
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mark Pysyk surprised by trade from Sabres to Panthers

BUFFALO – Fresh off his first full NHL season, Mark Pysyk figured he was in the Sabres’ long-term plans. With the defenseman skating regular minutes in 55 games, the team improved 27 points, moving from last overall to 23rd. “I wasn’t really banking on anything happening,” Pysyk told the Times Herald by phone Sunday. Then Saturday morning, as Pysyk slept, his phone began...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Nikita Zadorov claims Sabres don’t want too many Russians

Nikita Zadorov isn’t being quiet about his feelings about the Buffalo Sabres and how he thinks they approach Russian players. Speaking with Russian reporter Slava Malamud, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman told him that while the organization didn’t hate Russians, the Sabres “think there shouldn’t be too many of us on the team.” It’s a bizarre comment for Zadorov to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres tired vs rested over the past few seasons

How much difference does it make being rested? The good thing with analytics is that you can develop metrics for just about anything. The bad things with analytics is that you can develop metrics for just about anything. With the NHL Schedule dropping last week, one of the first things everyone rushes to look at before crying wolf is how many back-to-back games their team is...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Have Options In Restricted Free Agency

The Buffalo Sabres, and all other 29 NHL teams, have until 5 p.m. today, Monday, June 27, to make qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. As it stands right now, the Buffalo Sabres have several restricted free agents. If those players don’t receive qualifying offers by 5 p.m. today, they’ll become unrestricted free agents. There […] Buffalo Sabres Have Options In...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Make Nine More Strong Picks In NHL Draft

The Buffalo Sabres picked up nine more players on day two of the 2016 NHL Draft, including Rasmus Asplund and hometown boy Austin Osmanski. Just one day after selecting Alex Nylander in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres made nine more picks to build up the crop of players for […] Buffalo Sabres Make Nine More Strong Picks In NHL Draft - Sabre Noise - Sabre...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Austin Osmanski’s selection by Sabres emotional

BUFFALO – By late Saturday morning, as the seven-round NHL Draft crept toward the end, East Aurora’s Austin Osmanski and his 50 or 60 supporters started getting nervous. At one point, Osmanski, 18, joked to his father, Kevin, who was sitting beside him, they should leave. But deep down, the defenseman was really worried he wouldn’t be selected by anyone, let alone the hometown...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
2 days ago

Sabres take defensemen with back-to-back fifth-rounders: Nyberg of Sweden, Budik of Czech Republic

With consecutive selections in the fifth round, the Sabres chose a pair of European-born defensemen. At No. 129, Buffalo took Philip Nyberg of Sweden, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound right-shot player headed to the University of Wisconsin next year. At No. 130, the Sabres went for Vojtech Budik of the Czech Republic, who played last season for Prince Albert in the Western Hockey League. Nyberg...
Via Sabres Edge
3 days ago

Sabres select Rasmus Asplund in the second round

The Buffalo Sabres moved up five picks in the second round to snag another Swedish forward at the 2016 NHL Draft. This time it was center Rasmus Asplund from Farjestad of the Swedish Hockey League. “It’s an amazing feeling that they traded up to get me,” Asplund said. “That proves that they really believe in me and they want me to get here. … I need to prove to them that...
Via Sabres Edge
3 days ago

AP source: Sabres' Kane investigated on harassment claim

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Buffalo police are investigating an allegation that Sabres forward Evander Kane physically harassed two women at a downtown bar. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Friday because police have not revealed any details of their investigation. The person said Kane is accused...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's NHL draft strategy leaked on Twitter by Sabres fan

A sneaky Buffalo Sabres fan got his/her hands on a piece of Tampa Bay’s draft playbook Thursday afternoon and the slick Twitter user decided to put images of the Lightning’s purloined trade strategy online. The piece of computer paper, titled “Trade Ideas - 2016”, lists potential Lightning trading partners based on draft picks. The user said that his friend found...
Via The Other Paper
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Evander Kane has 2 crime reports filed against him

Evander Kane has reportedly had two crime reports filed against him after an incident at a Buffalo bar this week. WIVB reports that Kane and his group were escorted out of the bar on Thursday night, but details on the actual incident(s) are limited. From the report: The crime reports relate to an alleged incident following Kane’s appearance at a Buffalo bar called Bottom...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Buffalo Sabres might be going all-in on Steven Stamkos

The Buffalo Sabres might be going all-in this offseason. TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger appeared on TSN 690 on Tuesday and made some interesting comments regarding the Sabres’ interest in unrestricted free agent Steven Stamkos. He reports Buffalo is interested in the former Maurice Rocket Richard winner and that a number he’s hearing is $12 million per season. “There’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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