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from Bill Hoppe of the Niagra Gazette, The Sabres, of course, also have their own free agents.
Regier said earlier this month it was “probably less likely than likely” forwards Brad Boyes and Jochen Hecht, the notable unrestricted veterans, would return.
Roland Thompson, Hecht’s agent, told the Gazette on Saturday that he’s only spoken to Regier once recently, at the NHL Combine, and he was told the Sabres hadn’t “had a chance to discuss” Hecht’s status.
The 35-year-old Hecht, the longest-tenured Sabre at 10 years, endured three concussions over a 10-month span recently, including two last season.
Hecht made his 22nd and final appearance of 2011-12 on Jan. 21. Thompson said he’s “now 100 percent healthy; he’s had clearance from the doctor.”
“I’m just disappointed that a player that’s given 10 years of his career … there wouldn’t be some kind of personal interaction to say thanks,” said Thompson, who’s “not sure if that’s the right way to exit a guy from the organ
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Brad Boyes is now officially a former Buffalo Sabre.
The former 40-goal scorer has officially signed a contract with the New York Islanders. The deal is for 1-year, $1-million.
Boyes was brought to Buffalo at the trade deadline in 2011 when the Sabres sent a 2nd round pick to St. Louis. Buffalo was...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 19, 2012)—- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the team has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent forward John Scott on a one-year contract.
“John’s size and toughness make him a difficult player to battle against,” Regier said. “His physical play will be a valuable addition to our team.”
I’m joined by Brad Riter of TrendingBuffalo.com and Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald, as we discuss what the Sabres did on July 1, what Brad Boyes said about Lindy Ruff, and what the Sabres should and shouldn’t do to get Bobby Ryan.
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This little ditty will be short and sweet because that's all the Sabres signing of John Scott is.
It's not Parise, but it's something. John Scott's one-year, $600,000 contract with the Sabres was announced on the night of one of the more boring "Free Agent Frenzy" days in recent memory.
The immediate reaction amongst most was "who the hell is...
Tough day for Sabres fans, or so we had hoped...
When will Buffalo do something?!
Paul Gaustad didn't stick up for Ryan Miller, and he headed to Nashville. Some fans were hoping the Sabres could get him back, but he signed for a ridiculous amount with the Predators.Â The Sabres had opportunities to sign some big and tough players as free agency hit today at noon, but...
from Doug Harrison of CBC, CBCSports.ca: Do you think you can sign with a team Sunday?
BB: I’m hoping, too, but it’s tough because you don’t have a lot of information [on the direction of teams] before that day. If not, [my agent Pat Brisson and I] will look at the next day.
CBCSports.ca: When negotiating on your behalf, will your agent Pat Brisson speak to this past season...
Well one of the New York teams have jumped into the free agent market as the Islanders have signed Brad Boyes to a one-year/$1 million deal. Boyes is far removed from being a productive goal scorer at this point but the Islanders are a team that needs some sort of forward depth and this is a [...]
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An unexpected addition to the Free Agent pool, Shane Doan is will garner much attention from a plethora of teams starting July 1. Of course his old team of 16 season, the Coyotes...
from Arthur Staple tweet, #isles sign Brad Boyes to 1-year, $1 million deal.