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This week’s Water Cooler features QCS writers Jason Davis and Brandon Hess
Is the recent Sabres stretch indicative of the team’s product on the ice or are they just having a rough stretch early in the year?
Brandon Hess: At the risk of severely overrating this team I’m going to say they’re just in a bit of a slump. There’s too much talent up front for the scoring issues to continue, and they’ve made many mental mistakes that have led to opponents’ goals. I’m not as much worried about their ability to right the ship as I am the time it will take them to do so. It’s a shortened season, there’s no margin for error, they have to start racking up wins now or they’ll be out of the playoff picture by Valentines Day.
Jason Davis: This is indicative of the product on the ice. This team didn’t improve much at all over the offseason. Adding a young center in Grigorenko helps a little bit but nothing else has really changed. They missed the playoffs last season and are on the way to missing
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Buffalo Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta was released from the hospital Wednesday after being held overnight for observation, but he did not travel with the team for Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo News reported. Coach Lindy Ruff told the News that Kaleta was hospitalized because of a neck injury sustained after taking a hit from behind from Toronto'...
Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta was released from the hospital Wednesday, after absorbing a hard hit late in the first period of Buffalo's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs Tuesday in Toronto.
Kaleta, who has a history of head and neck problems, was boarded by Toronto's Mike Brown, who was assessed a minor penalty for the play. Kaleta skated off awkwardly with 2:26 left in the period...
The good news is that the Sabres have announced that winger Pat Kaleta had been released from hospital. he will not be playing in Boston on Thursday night.
The bad news is that Leafs winger Mike Brown wasnt held accountable for the hit that should have been avoided.
Late in the first period of an evenly played 1-1 game, Leafs numb skull, Mike Brown, wasted Patrick Kaleta from...
BOSTON — Many thought Thursday night’s Bruins-Sabres game would begin with some fireworks and controversy. However, it was what happened in the game’s final seconds that have some people talking.
Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff called a timeout with just 13.6 seconds to play and his team leading 7-4. Ruff defended the move by saying he didn’t like having Lane MacDermid, a noted...
The Buffalo Sabres got tougher this offseason, and many think that has to do with the defending Northeast Division champion Bruins, who the Sabres continue to chase.
Buffalo isn’t just chasing Boston in the standings, though. They also proved last season that they also lack the toughness that has become one of the Bruins’ best traits.
The Sabres were criticized far and wide for...
A line brawl and three fights in four seconds. That, along with two losses for his team at the time, the Dallas Stars, tell you the story of center Steve Ott's recent trips to Boston. In a word, the B's are 'aware' of Ott and what he brings to the Sabres' lineup.
"I have no problem with anything. I think thatâs their choice to build a team they want...
Tuesday night didn’t end well. Ryan Miller allowed a pair of questionable goals and there were some struggles from various players on the roster. However, Tuesday’s overtime loss to the Leafs was followed by a 7-4 win over the Bruins.
Thomas Vanek continued his Hart-worthy play with a five-point effort that was complimented by his first hat trick since 2011. Buffalo’s defensive...
Coming into tonight's Buffalo versus Boston game the primary focus was the potential physical play. Since the Sabres got bigger over the off season, with the additions of enforcer John Scott and agitator Steve Ott, many Sabres fans thought they would finally receive an answer for last season's Milan Lucic and Ryan Miller incident.However, Sabres sniper, Thomas Vanek grabbed...
Thursday night's game between the Bruins and the Sabres may not have gone how most people predicted. This includes not only the score of the highly offensive game, but the bad blood between these two teams as well. The result of the game was a 7-4 win for Buffalo, and an angry and offended Brad Marchand.
But Marchand wasn't angry with a Buffalo player, but rather the man...
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins are already one-eighth of the way into their season, but they’ve yet to take on any Northeast Division rivals. That will change on Thursday night when they welcome the Buffalo Sabres to town.
The B’s and Sabres will renew what’s become one of the game’s better rivalries at TD Garden on Thursday night. The B’s are flying high, entering the game with...
Thomas Vanek of the Sabres had a nice move to beat Tuukka Rask of the Bruins to complete his hat trick.
Alex Ovechkin circled the wagons!
John Scott of the Sabres gave Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins a little bit of a beatdown.
Logan Couture turned a turnover into a goal and celebrated by “Kaepernicking”
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