Found March 15, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
I'm pretty confident that the Sabres would be happy to get, say, a 5th or 6th-round draft choice for Jochen Hecht on or before April 3rd.  Hey, John Scott was dealt for a 5th-rounder last season at the trade deadline, so who knows? To all of you Sabres fans who think such a return would be worthless, and can't understand why Buffalo would demote Brian Flynn or Marcus Foligno instead of waiving Hecht, I have 10 reasons for you: Continue reading "10 Reasons Why The Sabres Won’t Waive Jochen Hecht"

Sabres D Sulzer done for season

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Alexander Sulzer will miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. Interim coach Ron Rolston provided the update Thursday, after Sulzer was spotted walking on crutches in the locker room. Sulzer had missed eight games since being hurt when his skate got caught in a rut in a 4-0 loss to the Islanders on Feb...

Leino, Ennis Expected To Return Saturday

Tyler Ennis is expected to return to the lineup Saturday afternoon(Photo Courtesy: Dan Hickling) Despite the announcement that Alexander Sulzer will miss the remainder of the season due to knee surgery, there was some good news that came out of Sabres practice this morning at First Niagara Center. Tyler Ennis, who missed Tuesday’s game against New York, and Ville Leino, who hasn’t...

Timing Of Grigorenko Demotion Is No Coincidence

It certainly was a lousy PR move, much worse than the Tim Kennedy pseudocrisis a few years ago that nearly triggered an earthquake in South Buffalo.  But, contrary to the beliefs of angry Sabres fans, it wasn't a vote of confidence for other underperformers on the team. It's likely no coincidence that yesterday was the exact day Mikhail Grigorenko was sent back to juniors...

Grigorenko’s Demotion

As a general rule it is a bad idea to rush your draft choices into the NHL.  This rule of thumb exists regardless of the question of hurting their development by rushing them too quickly into a role that they are not ready to succeed in.  A player can become an unrestricted free agent at age 27 or after seven NHL seasons in the current CBA.  A player who is rushed to the NHL at...

Goalie Quality Starts: Part One – Introducing a New Measure of Goalie Consistency

These days, there is more than enough chatter about Ryan Miller to go around.  Some people want him traded before this year’s deadline because they see him walking at the end of next year when he becomes a free agent, while others think that is the worst decision this team could possible make.  They feel like the team in front of him has been a flaming pile of dog-do and without...

Panthers get D Brennan from Sabres for pick

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres have traded defenseman T.J. Brennan to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in this year's draft. The move came after Buffalo already began shuffling its roster by returning rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko to his team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Brennan had one goal in 10 games this season. He also had...

Net Effect Week 8

  A bunch of situations to discuss this week, so let’s get right into it: Buffalo Sabres- Ryan Miller is dealing with a sinus infection, and although Buffalo doesn’t play again until Saturday, there’s a chance he may miss that game. Miller has lost four in a row (one was in a shootout where he came in the third period late in a tie game) but has yet to show flashes...

The Song remains the same

I can’t be the only one out here that really hates seeing the Sabres lose to the Ottawa Senators, am I?  Sure, I mean I hate when they lose to your Flyers, your Bruins, your Maple Leaves Leafs, etc.  But I really don’t like watching the Senators take 2 points from Buffalo, ever. See, here’s the thing, I know many of you still have bugs up ya about Carolina getting over...
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