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Today marks the final day of Development Camp for the Sabres as their final scrimmage of the week will take place later today. However, the big news came from Joe Yerdon who noted that Zemgus Girgensons signed his entry level contract and will play in Rochester next season.
Girgensons was one of the most impressive players at the camp this week, using his straight-line, physical style to impress most who walked through the doors of First Niagara Center. He turned in the highlight of the Blue and Gold scrimmage last night, with a nifty goal against Nathan Lieuwen in the second period.
Between the two 2012 first round picks, Girgensons probably stood out more for the things he did. The highlight reel goal last night, a similarly impressive goal in individual drills the day before and playing with a lot of energy at all times during the week.
Mikhail Grigorenko wasn't making highlights every time he touched the puck, which is probably wha...
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Zemgus Girgensons faces an interesting dilemma.
The Buffalo Sabres second first round draft pick of 2012, due to playing in the USHL, can either stick with his commitment to play at the University of Vermont, or begin his professional career at age 18 with the Rochester Americans.
The question has been asked countless times since the draft, and now the time has come that Girgensons...
Well, the decision process didn’t take very long at all.
Former Fighting Saint captain Zemgus Girgensons has signed with the Buffalo Sabres. @zemgus94 Story to come on DubuqueFightingSaints.com
— DBQ Fighting Saints (@Fighting_Saints) July 13, 2012
Last night, after the Sabres blue and gold scrimmage, Girgensons stated that he was going to try and make a decision today (Friday...
When the Sabres drafted high-profile Russian center Mikhail Grigorenko it was a common belief that he was NHL ready.
Sabres Director of Scouting Kevin Devine said it, Darcy Regeir said he had a chance to make it, and even Grigorenko himself stated that he felt he was good enough for the NHL during his post draft interview.
The team immediately began talking contract with Grigorenko...
Brayden McNabb departed Buffalo at the end of last season feeling great about his game. The first-year pro played 25 games with the Sabres during several call-ups, and he was a regular on the blue line when the team finished the year. When he comes back to training camp, though, McNabb will likely be back to square one despite taking numerous steps during his rookie season. The...
photo courtesy: Associated Press
The fans spoke and the Buffalo Sabres have listened – the organization is building a statue of the famed French Connection line outside First Niagara Center. It’s a tribute that has been a long time coming.
Sabres President Ted Black announced the plans for the bronze statue at a press conference this afternoon.
“This was one of the most requested...
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Legendary goaltender Dominik Hasek seems to want to make a comeback to the NHL at the age of 47. One of his former teams passed on allowing it with them.
Retired goalie Dominik Hasek has met with the Buffalo Sabres in his desire to return to the NHL, but the Sabres aren't interested. Sabres general manager Darcy Regier told the Buffalo News on Thursday that Haskek, 47, contacted the team about a month ago, but he also said the team will pass on trying to sign him. "One thing I am sure of: He has no doubt in his mind...
The Sabres signed forward Zemgus Girgensons, one of their two first-round draft selections, on Friday to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Girgensons, a native of Riga, Latvia, is the highest Latvian ever selected in the draft, and spent the last two seasons in the United States Hockey League.
He was alternate captain for Team Latvia at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship...