Navy SEALs earn their stripes through brutal training that typically stretches over 30 months. The Buffalo Sabres are putting prospects attending their summer development camp through just over a week’s worth of training with members of the elite SEAL fraternity. The sessions have commenced bright and early at 4:30 a.m. each morning on Woodlawn Beach outside Buffalo.
The SEALs may be better qualified than anyone to teach teamwork and, in reports on the workouts to date, players have stressed that their mental strength is being tested as much as their physical capacities. Either way, it sounds like an experience that will be appreciated and a unique and effective way to inculcate a spirit of camaraderie, teamwork and toughness.
Check out this video footage from WVIB in Buffalo:
When the Sabres drafted high-profile Russian center Mikhail Grigorenko it was a common belief that he was NHL ready.
Sabres Director of Scouting Kevin Devine said it, Darcy Regeir said he had a chance to make it, and even Grigorenko himself stated that he felt he was good enough for the NHL during his post draft interview.
The team immediately began talking contract with Grigorenko...
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...
Zemgus Girgensons faces an interesting dilemma.
The Buffalo Sabres second first round draft pick of 2012, due to playing in the USHL, can either stick with his commitment to play at the University of Vermont, or begin his professional career at age 18 with the Rochester Americans.
The question has been asked countless times since the draft, and now the time has come that Girgensons...
Brayden McNabb departed Buffalo at the end of last season feeling great about his game. The first-year pro played 25 games with the Sabres during several call-ups, and he was a regular on the blue line when the team finished the year. When he comes back to training camp, though, McNabb will likely be back to square one despite taking numerous steps during his rookie season. The...
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Defenseman Brayden McNabb is player that Sabres fans became familiar with quite fast last season.
After a strong start in AHL Rochester, McNabb earned himself a call-up in December when the injury bug began to hit the team.
His 25 game stretch in the NHL earned him the respect and admiration of the Sabres faithful for his big hitting and...
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.
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The fans spoke and the Buffalo Sabres have listened – the organization is building a statue of the famed French Connection line outside First Niagara Center. It’s a tribute that has been a long time coming.
Sabres President Ted Black announced the plans for the bronze statue at a press conference this afternoon.
“This was one of the most requested...
Retired goalie Dominik Hasek has met with the Buffalo Sabres in his desire to return to the NHL, but the Sabres aren't interested. Sabres general manager Darcy Regier told the Buffalo News on Thursday that Haskek, 47, contacted the team about a month ago, but he also said the team will pass on trying to sign him. "One thing I am sure of: He has no doubt in his mind...
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...
Tyler Myers. Christian Ehrhoff. Robyn Regehr. Jordan Leopold. Reggie Sekera. Alex Sulzer. Mike Weber. Adam Pardy.
Eight, count 'em eight bonafide NHL D already have their names written on Lindy ruff;s dry erase board.
Brayden McNabb doesn't like the math. Why should he. He played in Buffalo's top 6 last season. No rookie jitters. No fear factor. No mistakes. The...
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