Found October 22, 2013 on Buffalo Wins:
PLAYERS: Lindy RuffMike Weber
TEAMS: Buffalo Sabres
It’s time to get excited about the Sabres again. Well, OK, not exactly, but I’m more excited for the future than I have been in years, even though the team is 1-8-1. To be more accurate, I’m more excited for the future than I have been in years because the team is 1-7-1. For most of the Lindy Ruff era, I would’ve been happy with a scrappy team that consistently got the 6th or 7th seed. Playoffs are the best, after all, and the Bills sure as hell weren’t getting there, so just a chance at a first round upset felt thrilling. But after nearly winning the Cup in 2006 and 2007, I saw how much better it is to be great than good. After two honestly lousy chases for 8th in 2011 and 2012 (even division-winning 2010 was more bummer than joyride), I became totally disillusioned with the idea of being just good enough to get in. And let’s be honest, the 2013-2014 Sabres just plain suck, and the absolute worst thing you can do when you suck is win too many games. That’s been a chronic ...

Sabres recall rookie D Ristolainen from minors

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled rookie defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen two days after he was sent down to the minors. The rookie first-round draft pick was sent down to AHL Rochester on Saturday, before Buffalo's 4-2 loss to Colorado. The Sabres made the move to free up a roster spot to activate fellow rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov off injured reserve. Ristolainen, drafted...

Buffalo Sabres Report : 1st 10 Games

The Sabres continue to struggle mightily when it comes to putting the puck in the net.      We all knew this was a rebuilding year, but with the veterans still on this team I don’t think anyone expected it to be this bad. The first ten games of the Sabres season has been atrocious. The worst ten game start to a season in franchise history. There is not much positive to write...

WATCH: John Scott ejected from game after head shot on Eriksson

Sabres enforcer John Scott is going to get a call from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his vicious head shot on Bruins forward Loui Eriksson during the third period of Wednesday night’s game in Buffalo. After Eriksson passed the puck up ice to a teammate, Scott skated toward him from the side and delivered a hard hit with the head being the principal point of contact...

Sabres’ Tropp takes strides in returning from broken jaw

Corey Tropp is a long way away from playing in a game but the Buffalo Sabres’ forward moved a step closer toward returning to the lineup Monday when he practiced with the team for the first time since suffering a broken jaw last month. Tropp wore a non-contact red jersey during the hour-long workout at First Niagara Center and spoke to reporters afterward for the first time since...

Sabres' Kaleta to have suspension appeal heard on Monday in NYC

Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta will have his suspension appeal heard Monday afternoon. Kaleta will meet with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in person in New York City at 2:00pm et. The Sabres' agitator received a 10-game suspension on October 15th for an incident during an October 10th game against the New York Rangers when he hit Rangers forward Rick Nash with a check...

Bill Meltzer: Star Gazing: Ruff Takes Struggling Goligoski Off Blueline

After the Dallas Stars suffered their fourth loss in five games, head coach Lindy Ruff suggested to the media that there could be some lineup changes coming. He was particularly unhappy with some of what he's seen on the blueline. Today at practice, per Stars beat writer Mike Heika and official website writer Andrew Stepneski, Ruff did indeed shake up his defensive pairings...

John Scott delivers brutal cheap shot elbow to the head of Loui Eriksson

  The Bruins and Sabres faced off on Wednesday night as a part of NHL Rivalry Night, and Buffalo’s John Scott earned himself an early exit from the game in the third period with this brutal cheap shot to the head of Boston’s Loui Eriksson. Scott clearly targets the head of Eriksson and delivers a high elbow at mid-ice. Scott was ejected while Eriksson appeared to be very shaken...

The Islanders Could Use Ryan Miller

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, The Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller will be linked to all sorts of teams as trade speculation continues to swirl, but maybe the best landing spot for him would be Long Island, with the young New York Islanders, a team that has a lot of good prospects in the pipeline but is relying for the moment on 38-year-old Evgeni Nabokov as their...

John Scott’s at it again

The MetroWest Daily News's Dan Cagen points us toward a video in which we get to witness the latest suspension-worthy infraction from Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott, who very purposefully elbowed Boston Bruisn forward Loui Eriksson in the face:

Kevin Freiheit: 5 changes we will see in the next 10 years

Not much going on with the Sabres. They keep losing and don't look to be improving. What else do you want me to tell you? Corey Tropp, Cody McCormick and Ville Leino all practiced today. Ristolainen is back with the team...even though he never really left. Below is a list of some changes that I think we will see over the next decade. 5 things we will see in the NHL...

Bruins vs Sabres: keys to the game

For the first time this season the Boston Bruins are going to face their "rivals" the Buffalo Sabres. Last season the Sabres went out of their way to sign tougher players because they have to play the Bruins so often. Unfortunately for Buffalo, their team has fallen off the map, so adding those guys doesn't matter anymore.The Sabres have been awful so far this season...


God, **** Buffalo. Seriously, that city is nothing but a pit of misery and despair and I should know - I root for their football team. Seriously, I've never seen a city so ******* miserable in all their life when it comes to sports. I've written about this multiple times so I'm not going to harp on the ********** that we expect from them week in and week out.  It...

Ott Or Marchand?

from Dan Rosen of, Talk to players who regularly face Steve Ott and Brad Marchand and one thing you'll hear is their skill sets are as impressive as their mouths are loud. "The most important thing is they can play," Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher told "If they weren't able to play the game, no one would pay attention...

Video- Darren Dreger On A Few NHL Topics

Darren Dreger of TSN was on NHL Live today and discussed Alfresson playing against his former team, then the coaching position in Winnipeg was talked about. Lundqvist was the next topic followed by some Buffalo Sabres talk.  

Lindy Ruff ready to play hardball with Sergei Gonchar and Alex Goligoski

The Dallas Stars have suffered through and up-and-down start to the 2013-14 NHL season and head coach Lindy Ruff is ready to make some changes on the blue line. Alex Goligoski and Sergei Gonchar have both left much to be desired with their play in all three zones and could be scratched for today’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. Dallas raised some eyebrows when they traded for...
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