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In June 2011, 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?") In July 2012, I wrote a similar article, asking the same question.
Looking back at that original post, this is what I had to say about Kaleta two years ago:
2011: In his first couple of seasons, Kaleta showed how he...
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My good man, Shawn Stepner, from WKBW on Buffalo, spoke with Thomas Vanek on Wedesday afternoon, and not surprisingly, the veteran LW doesn't consider the Sabres to be a contender right now. Like all NHLers, Vanek wants to play for a Cup contending team. He wants the Sabres to step up and make moves that will make them a contender, just like many other teams have done this summer. Coming...
The Buffalo Sabres have signed goaltender Matt Hackett to a one-year contract.
Hackett, selected by Minnesota in the 2009 third round, was acquired from the Wild last season and played in three games for Buffalo's American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. The London, Ontario native went 22-20-3 record with a 2.59 goals-against average last year in games with Houston...
Capgeek is reporting that the Sabres have re-signed Luke Adam to a one year deal worth $735,000. Adam was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres 44th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Adam played in 52 NHL games in his first full NHL season in 2011-2012 and finished the year minus-six with 10 goals and 10 assists. Adam was good when he was on a line [...]
As we all know, the Ville Leino contract has turned out to be a huge bust so far. Many have wondered why the Sabres haven't bought him out, but instead Buffalo said goodbye to Nathan Gerbe.
Leino has obviously not had much success since he's been with the Sabres, and that's an easy way to get on the fans' bad side. After a breakout season with Philadelphia (19...
Its July 24th, and you're probably wondering:
"Hey, what's up with Thomas Vanek?"
I asked Vanek's agent, Steve Bartlett for an update his client's status and was told:
Vanek has one year ( $7,142,857) remaining on his current contract with the Sabres. The team has not made him an offer to extend his career in Buffalo...
A bit of surprising news for today:
Ryan Miller was invited to the USA Hockey orientation camp, and is the only one representing the Sabres. Former Buffalo captain, Jason Pominville, was left off the list and was not invited.
Seems to me like Pommers got ripped off there. It's not like he hasn't been producing points. He is 5th amongst US born players in PTS/G over...