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When the Sabres took Mikhail Grigorenko with the 12th overall selection in the 2012 NHL Draft, the idea throughout the organization was that he was ready to play in the NHL this season.
On Monday, the mission to prove he’s ready begins.
Grigorenko will be a participant in the Sabres development camp this week, and is expected to be one of, if not, the most watched players of the week at a camp that will include Luke Adam, Cody Hodgson, Joel Armia, and Marcus Foligno among many others.
It wasn’t long ago that debate was stirring over whether Grigorenko could pass Nail Yakupov and be the first player off the board.
The Russian center has a lot of question marks surrounding him. Will he be able to handle the speed of the NHL? Will he be strong on the puck? Will he go full-force 100% of the time? The camp will be the first place that he’ll be able to begin to answer those questions.
The organization is hoping that Grigorenko will become their versio...
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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...
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The Buffalo Sabres are going to have to look elsewhere if they’re going to add that pure scorer they covet.
According to multiple sources, the Sabres have pulled themselves out of the Bobby Ryan competition. The reason being the price was getting to become to high, and Buffalo didn’t want to be part of a bidding war that would cost them much more than originally...
The Buffalo Sabres have signed two free-agent forwards, Mark Mancari and Kevin Porter, and re-signed minor league goalie David Leggio each to one-year contracts.
Mancari re-joins the Sabres after spending last year in the Vancouver Canucks' organization. He had no points in six games with Vancouver and spent the rest of the season in the minors. Selected by Buffalo in the seventh...
With the Sabres now out of the chase for Bobby Ryan, they have moved on to a new main team to try and improve their roster.
That main team, as some on twitter may have already guessed, is the Colorado Avalanche. The player involved, Paul Stastny.
Stastny has been a player linked in trade rumors to the Sabres for the past year or so now dating back to the 2011 trade deadline when...
The Dallas Stars have signed their first round draft choice from last months entry draft. Faksa was the 13the pick overall, one slot behind Buffalo selected Mikhail Grigorenko.
Sabres developmental camp behind Monday. Grigorenko has been in Buffalo and will attend rookie camp.
Wouldn't surprise me if Regier inks Grigorenko before rookie camp opens
Mark Mancari, huh?
Not a bad signing by the Sabres. In fact, I think it's a pretty good one.
In case you didn't know, Mancari set the AHL record for hardest slap shot in 2008, at 102.8 mph:
Just a quick, short post for today. Enjoy your weekend, everyone.
This next video has some recent memories. My favorite being Jochen Hecht scoring in a shootout.