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The Sin Bin Sports Blog:
Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July.Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres had a roller coaster season last year. They came into the season considered Stanley Cup contenders, but got out to a slow start and did not live up to may expectations. Miller alone had a tough season, that involved as much physical contact as some players, thanks a lot Milan Lucic.Despite missing some time with a concussion, Miller returned and anchored the Sabres during a late season push for the playoffs that came up just points short.Although it was not Miller's best season he still eclipsed the 30 win mark, grabbed a .916 save percentage, and had six shutouts in his 61 games played. Some have questioned Millers' status as an elite goalie in the NHL and whether or not he is on the decline.It is saves like the one he made against the Nashville Predators that give Buffalo hope, and ...
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The Sabres signed their top draft choice on Wednesday, forward Mikhail Grigorenko, to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Grigorenko was selected No. 12 overall, and was the third-ranked North American skater and top North American center on NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. A native of Khabarovsk, Russia, Grigorenko is Buffalo's highest forward selection since Thomas...
The Buffalo Sabres are loaded with talent on the blue line.
They have nine, by their count, NHL ready defensemen vying for just 6 positions on the main roster. And face it, five of those spots are locked up which leaves four players fighting for one, Mike Weber, Alexander Sulzer, Brayden McNabb, and Adam Pardy.
Then there is Buffalo’s third round draft choice from 2010, Jerome...
Since day one Mikhail Grigorenko’s main goal was to make the NHL this year. On Wednesday, he became one step closer to achieving his goal.
It took just under a month to get it done, but Mikhail Grigorenko is officially a Buffalo Sabre. And now that the contract is signed, Grigorenko is happy to be where he’s at.
“I’m so happy to finally sign a contract. Now i really can...
By Alexander Monaghan
Photo Credit: Michael Nugent / Flickr
Coming out of the lockout of 2004-2005, the Buffalo Sabres were not followers, they were leaders. Their young, exuberant team — led by spark-plugs Daniel Briere and Chris Drury — came out of the gate with a bang, racing past the competition in their most dominant display of their 42-year history. Those teams won...
And the Doan rumors have started up once again. There was a possibility that we would hear something from Doan today, regarding which team he signs with. So far, nothing.
I'm done talking about this until he signs with somebody. We've already discussed his history and what he can bring to the Sabres.
For this post, I want to focus on Cody Hodgson. This is a player...
According to their Twitter account, the Buffalo Sabres have signed rookie sniper, Mikhail Grigorenko, to his entry level NHL contract.
You wanted a big, strong, highly skilled centre, right? Now, you've got one. The one area of his game that he is working on as we speak is his strength. The Sabres want Grigorenko to add muscle while not adding bulk.
Grigorenko has been...
Like Tyler Ennis is in Buffalo, Ryan O'Reilly is an RFA in Denver.
Did you know that O'Reilly is Colorado's only unsigned player for next season? Weird, isn't it? It can be argued that Ryan O'Reilly is the best player on the Avs roster because of his carbon copy similarities to Jonathon Toews. He's a big, tough, centreman who can score and he defends all...
After discussing what we expect Cody Hodgson to do this year, I thought it would be a good idea to ask you about some other players.
In that case, what should we expect from Nathan Gerbe this season?
The Sabres forward hasn't played more than 64 games in a season, but is a potential threat to hit the 20-goal plateau.
Gerbe will be 25 next week and is signed through...