Posted October 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Buffalo Sabres are expanding their television reach into Canada. The team announced Wednesday that Bell TV has agreed to broadcast 50 Sabres games this season to its customers in southern Ontario. The Sabres have spent several years attempting to broaden their exposure into the neighboring Niagara region, from which the team draws many fans. Most Sabres games have previously been limited to being broadcast on U.S. cable networks not available in Canada. Sabres fans in Ontario instead had to purchase the NHL's Center Ice package to watch the team play. Bell will not charge additional fees for broadcasting the games. The first broadcast will be Buffalo's home game against Columbus on Thursday.

Sabres’ Roster Not Good Enough

from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News, If the game Tuesday proved anything, it’s that Ryan Miller and Enroth should switch duties until Miller signs a contract extension or is traded. Miller, who backed up Enroth while nursing a tender groin, is the better goaltender. But if the Sabres are working toward their long-term future, they should be playing Enroth and shopping Miller...

Sabres put Tallinder on IR, get Foligno back

Buffalo lost some experience but gained some youth on Tuesday. The Sabres put veteran defenseman Henrik Tallinder on injured reserve with an upper-body injury paving the way for 22-year-old Marcus Foligno to make his 2013-14 debut against Tampa after missing the first three games of the season with a shoulder ailment. Foligno will play on a line with Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford...

Sabres’ Mikhail Grigorenko to sit tonight for Johan Larsson

As expected the Sabres will scratch 19-year-old center Mikhail Grigorenko tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Rookie Johan Larsson a scratch Tuesday will pivot Zemgus Girgensons and Brian Flynn inside the First Niagara Center. Grigorenko one of 17 pointless Sabres hasn’t showcased the competitiveness coach Ron Rolston wants to see. “He’s got to continue consistency...

GARTH'S CORNER: Rolston Wants More Urgency From Grigorenko

It only took Mikhail Grigorenko 4 games to play himself out of the Buffalo lineup. His head coach Ron Rolston wants to see more urgency in his play away from the puck. He wants to see Grigo making plays with the puck. Hoe wants the 19 year old to hold on to more pucks to make plays. Bottomline: Rolston wants Grigorenko to create more offense for the team that has the NHL's worst...

Kevin Freiheit: Sabres/Jackets preview, what's the plan for Grigorenko?

Another Sabres game night and we're still waiting on the first win of the season. Could tonight's game vs. Columbus be the one? Practice notes: -Ryan Miller looks to get the start in goal tonight -Johan Larsson is in, Mikhail Grigorenko is out -John Scott and Alexander Sulzer appear to be healthy scratches -Henrik Tallinder was skating during practice, but wearing...

Kevin Freiheit: Enroth era coming soon

Just some final thoughts on last night's game. It was Buffalo's best all year. I am continuously amazed by the goaltending so far this season. I know how good Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth can be, but it looks like Enroth has taken the next step up. I remember when he went forever without winning a game, but he has been in the zone this season. Because of that, I feel...

GARTH'S CORNER: Vanek Cruises Down Hertl Ave.

Rather entertaining first period here at First Niagara Center. The Sabres trail the Blue Jax 3-1 after 20 minutes of play. Buffalo fans have had three things to cheer about: 1). Thomas Vanek's cruise down Hertl Avenue Thanks, 2. Kaleta-Boll 3. McCormick-Prout Thanks, ___________________________________________________...

It is official: I don't care about the Sabres

It is normal a routine of mine to call a friend during my walk to the subway after work. I just need someone to talk to while I'm passing the time and the jackoffs on the streets of Midtown. Normally, I connect with someone with a Buffalo connection that I can shoot the **** about Buffalo sports. Last Thursday, I made a call to my friend Scott, who is a Buffalo transplant living...

Thomas Vanek goes through the legs for sick goal

It’s not quite as sexy as the through-the-legs display that Tomas Hertl showcased earlier this week, but Thomas Vanek netted his own impressive goal through the five hole against the Blue Jackets on Thursday. Let’s hope his teammates can keep it in their pants, unlike Hertl’s. [@GoldAndOrSmith] The post Thomas Vanek goes through the legs for sick goal appeared first on The Nosebleeds.


The Buffalo Sabres played two teams on Tuesday night. They lost to both. The Sabres entered the game win less in their first three games. They had scored two goals in their first nine periods of regulation hockey. Enter the Tampa Lightning. The Sabres started slowly vs. the Bolts, however scored 2 PPGs in their first 3 PP attempts. Leading 2-1 early in the third period, ot appeared...

Blue Jackets-Sabres Preview

The potential return of No. 1 goaltender Ryan Miller should instill some confidence in the struggling Buffalo Sabres. Unfortunately, he won't be able to do much to improve the league's worst offense. With Miller likely to return, the Sabres aim to notch their elusive first win Thursday night when the well-rested Columbus Blue Jackets visit. After opening the season with...

Video- Game Day With The Sabres

With the success of 24/7, more and more teams are going behind the scenes to give up an up close look at their team via the Buffalo Sabres, See and hear what it's like to be on the ice and in the locker room on a Sabres game day. Watch the 7 minute feature below... Continue reading "Video- Game Day With The Sabres"

Lindy Ruff On Protecting The Goalie

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, “It doesn’t matter to me who is on the ice,” Ruff said, delivering maybe the most important message of the discussion. “If someone is taking advantage of your goaltender, you all respond…all five guys respond.” Old school? Ruff was asked. “Old school,” he said. “Everbody ropes, everybody rides.” Saturday’s...

GARTH'S CORNER: Healthy Changes Everything

Ryan Miller just dodged a proverbial bullet. His slight groin strain only side lined him for one game. Thats it. Jhonas Enroth was scheduled to start the Pittsburgh game anyway, so the Tampa game was Miller's only skipped start as he rested and recovered from his lower body ailment. Thanks,

Sabres’ Thomas Vanek Scores Between the Legs Goal vs. Blue Jackets (GIF)

San Jose Sharks rookie winger Tomas Hertl threw his hat into the ring for goal of the year on Tuesday night with a sensational move against New York Rangers goaltender Martin Biron. On Thursday, Buffalo Sabres star Thomas Vanek gave him some competition. The 29-year-old winger used a similar between the legs move to shoot the puck five-hole, which tied the game at 1-1.  Making the...
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