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With 10 blueliners who played NHL minutes last season, the Sabres have basically become the Costco for NHL defensemen this offseason.
When Adam Pardy came over from Dallas via trade, he gave the Sabres eight NHL defensemen with two more prospects prepared to jump to the NHL this season. Based on the ridiculous level of depth the Sabres have, it isn't out the realm of possibility to think one or two may be leveraged in a trade that would help the Sabres fill their need at center.
Potential trade partners, the asking price for whoever the Sabres are looking to acquire and the market for the players Buffalo has to offer will have a major effect on what kind of action Darcy Regier can take in shopping these players. In addition, the value of Buffalo’s defensemen varies widely.
Players like Adam Pardy, Alex Sulzer and Mike Weber have such limited upside that they would offer little to a trade than just an extra piece. Given that his cap hit is over $2...
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from Kevin Oklobzija of the News and Democrat, For the three dozen prospects of the Buffalo Sabres — from rookie first-round draft picks Mikhail Grigorenko, Zemgus Girgensons and Mark Pysyk to the returning members of the Rochester Americans — development camp started out as a day at the beach.
The players may not like the beach anymore.
Summer hockey camp has become boot camp...
Last June, I wrote an article about Patrick Kaleta and how there may not be room for him on the roster. (You can read it here - "Is Kaleta's future in Buffalo in jeopardy?")
Looking back at that post, I ask that same question again, but this time, I think Kaleta is more at risk for losing his spot.
This is what I had to say about Kaleta last year:
I met my now husband, Mark, in 1997. That’s when I met the Buffalo Sabres, too. For the first couple of years we were together, we lived in Birmingham, Alabama so the Sabres remained a pretty distant concept. I watched the ’99 Cup run, but after that, they were off the radar. Even after we moved to Buffalo in August of 2000, I didn’t take to hockey right away. If...
Add the Buffalo Sabres to the long list of teams that have shown interest in unrestricted free agent Shane Doan.
Terry Bross of Lagardere Unlimited confirmed with me today that there have been discussions with Buffalo regarding his client.
“We have been in touch with the Sabres,” Bross said. “At this time, we have not narrowed the list of teams down that we will consider...
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It was a bit of a whirlwind time for Sabres center Cody Hodgson last Spring.
He went from being on a top team in Vancouver to a team fighting just to make the postseason. He was acquired in the middle of a long road trip which required an unusually excessive amount of travel; he had to fly from Vancouver to Buffalo to California. He was also inserted right...
Cody Hodgson says that the past two days have been grueling, in terms of the on and off ice activities at development camp. CoHo says that every attendee is better for having invested fully in the process.
Marcus Foligno says that he's getting the best of both worlds at this camp: mental and physical toughness.
Darcy Regier, Lindy Ruff, James Patrick, Teppo Numminen, Kevyn Sdams and the Sabres scouts look forward to days like today. The reaseasrch and due dilligence has been done. The drafting and player acquisition deals have been complete (for now). Now its time to sit back, in a controlled environment and to gauge the progress of all the young dudes that the Sabres have opted to add to their alrea...
Hockey is still a little over three months away. Once in a while I like to take a look back at past Sabres moments and relive them. That's what I'm going to do today.
Below is my summary of a game between Buffalo and Philadelphia that happened on October 17th, 2006.
At the start of the 2006-2007 season, the Buffalo Sabres were off to a perfect 5-0 start...