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This week’s Water Cooler features QCS writers Bradley Gelber, Brandon Hess, Jason Davis, and Robert Quinn
Will Grigorenko make the Sabres roster out of camp?
Grigorenko is the Sabres highest touted rookie since Tyler Myers (Getty Images)
Bradley Gelber: I think he’ll get his shot through at least the first five games. It’s obviously early, but reports out of camp are that Grigorenko is already impressing the coaching staff and his veteran teammates. So far he’s been playing the pivot in between Steve Ott and Ville Leino. There has been apparent chemistry right off the bat with Grigs & Leino and after Leino’s struggles last season, anyone who can get him going has increased value on the team. Ott compared his skills to Malkin and at 18-years-old, there isn’t much more of a compliment than that. The Sabres’ offensive injuries could help make this decision an easier one.
Brandon Hess: My perspective on the Grigorenko situation has changed dramatically in a few weeks. Initially I w...
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When Mikhail Grigorenko was the first Russian player the Buffalo Sabres drafted since Vyacheslav Buravchikov in the 5th round of the 2005 Entry Draft, the hype machine was started on whether Grigorenko was the answer to all of the Sabres' questions. That hype machine has been consistently primed for the start of the season and has come to a head with just a few days left before...
A person familiar with the moves has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have placed three players on waivers, including defenseman Adam Pardy.
The Sabres, on Thursday, also placed minor league forwards Nick Tarnasky and Kevin Porter on waivers, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the moves.
Pardy is a three-year...
Mikhail Grigorenko, the Sabres' first-round draft pick last summer, has made Buffalo's active roster.
Grigorenko, 18, has been skating on a line with veterans Steve Ott and Ville Leino all week after posting 29 goals in 33 games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League during the NHL Lockout. With Buffalo forwards Nathan Gerbe and Cody McCormick headed to injured reserve...
The Buffalo Sabres began establishing their regular-season roster on Thursday by placing three players on waivers, including defenseman Adam Pardy.
Also placed on the 24-hour waiver list were minor-league forwards Nick Tarnasky and Kevin Porter, a person familiar with the decisions told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres have...
[caption id="attachment_138" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Everyone is excited for the debut of Mikhail Grigorenko[/caption]
By: Derek Wangler
The NHL is back and so too are the Buffalo fans. There was a crowd of over 10,000 fans at the First Niagara Center this week to watch the Sabres play, wait for it…themselves. Yep, I’d say the fans are...
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that seven Sabres games during the 2012-13 regular season will be broadcast nationally on NBC and NBC Sports Network. MSG, the Sabresâ local TV rights-holder, will air the remaining 41 games of the 48-game season. All 48 Sabres games in 2012-13 will be available in high-definition.
Beginning with the Sabresâ home-opener against...
From Paul Hamilton of WGR SportsRadio 550,
There are many things that have to fall into place if the Sabres are to contend. One of the biggest things this team needs is for Tyler Myers to not only be this team’s best defenseman, but one of the best defensemen in the NHL. Many feel Shea Weber is the best defenseman in the league and Tyler Myers used the off season to spend...
After placing Adam Pardy on waivers, and barring any moves before today's 5:00 p.m. deadline, the Sabres have their roster set at 23 for the season opener Sunday afternoon against the Flyers.
Assuming that neither Nathan Gerbe nor Cody McCormick will be ready to play due to injuries, the forward lines will likely look like this:
Vanek - Hodgson - Pominville
Foligno - Ennis...
It has been reported that Buffalo have put defenseman Adam Pardy on waivers. The Sabres also waived Kevin Porter and Nick Tarnasky.
BUF puts Adam Pardy on waivers.â Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 17, 2013
I think it'll be interesting to see whether or not he clears.
Forme Sabre Tim Connolly was also put on waivers today by the Maple Leafs.
(Source: Marianne Helm/Getty Images North America)
Each and every day, hockey fans are talking about what roster moves their favorite team should make. Who they should trade, cut, sign, etc.. It all often becomes just noise in the ever-growing fantasy world of arm-chair general managers.
Often times, however, the discussions worth having are rarely brought up.
One discussion that...
Here we go, 3 days left until the Bruins drop the puck and we're headed into the meat of the Northeast Division. The Buffalo Sabres, one of DOY's most bitter rivals. The rivalry between the Bruins and the Sabres have been well documented over the past few season, culminating in Milan Lucic absolutely running the **** over Ryan Miller. Miller then calls Lucic a piece of *...
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Darcy Regier, Lindy Ruff and their trusted confidantes have met to discuss the Buffalo Sabres roster.
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One thing that Darcy Regier has managed well for the past few years has been his draft strategy. Glaring organizational weaknesses have been addressed in recent seasons via the draft and this approach has led to an impressive stockpile of talent in Buffalo’s prospect cupboards.
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Can you believe it has been 10 years since Ryan Miller started his first NHL game?
That might depend on how you feel about the Sabres. I think if you have been miserable with their existence, the years kind of drag, but when you are happy, well, time flies when you're having fun, as dorks say.
For me, it has been...kind of a fog.
I've had so many ups and downs...