Found February 09, 2013 on
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Darcy Regier’s recent contract extension is well known by fans throughout Sabres nation. What was unknown is the exact length of that new deal. Pierre LeBrun’s ESPN blog from yesterday initially indicated that it was a five-year extension before that information was later removed from the post.
The removal of that information doesn’t indicate whether or not LeBrun’s information was correct. It is just as easy to assume that LeBrun was asked to remove it by Regier or another member of the Buffalo front office in order to adhere with the team’s wishes to not publicize the length of the deal. Of course it would be just as easy to assume that LeBrun’s information was wrong and he wanted to expel the false facts from the post. You can split it either way and talk yourself in circles trying to figure out something that really doesn’t matter.
Regardless of the length, Regier was extended this season and that likely means at least three more years of him at the helm for the organiza...
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If not for the NHL lockout, Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek would have missed an opportunity to return home to play in his native Austria.
The time off and brief but sweet homecoming last fall did wonders for Vanek in rekindling his passion for hockey and his scoring touch.
Vanek's newfound perspective has been on display through the first three weeks of the NHL season...
Just what are the Sabres doing with Mikhail Grigorenko?
Entering Sunday night’s game against Boston many were left wondering that very thing after the 12th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft has seen his playing time be reduced each night until he was made a healthy scratch for the contest against the Bruins.
Grigorenko skated during warm ups with the team on Sunday night, but...
from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,
High-ranking people from across the league are laughing at the Sabres, just as they did last year after the season turned ugly. What people, you ask? Sorry, but their names will remain private. It's an unfortunate but necessary aspect of the media that many don't understand, but with anonymity comes unfiltered opinions.
The Sabres never have an easy time when facing the Islanders, but they found a way to win on Saturday.
Ryan Miller stopped 41 of 43 shots on the night, helping the Sabres put together two consecutive victories since season opening wins against Philadelphia and Toronto.
Despite getting outshot 43-15, the Sabres held on and escaped Long Island with a much needed two points at Nassau Colise...
Thomas Vanek scored twice in regulation, including the tying goal with 2 seconds left, and also came through in the shootout to rally the Buffalo Sabres past the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Thursday night.
Jason Pominville also scored in the shootout and Ryan Miller clinched the victory by making a left pad save to stop Brian Gionta on Montreal's final opportunity.
Today the Sabres face the Islanders in Nassau Coliseum thus completing the first quarter of this lockout shortened season. It has been a disappointing start, both for the organization with a 4-6-1 record, and for many of the individual players who have struggled mightily out of the gate. Injuries, a lack of training camp, and the condensed schedule have been the common excuses...
The Bruins played their worst game of the season the last time they faced off with Buffalo, and Sabres forward Thomas Vanek had a great deal to do with that.
The 29-year-old Austrian tallied five points, including a hat trick, in his team’s 7-4 win over Boston and is off to perhaps the best start of his eight-year career. Vanek leads the NHL in both goals (11) and points (23) through...
Ryan Miller made 41 saves, and Alexander Sulzer scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period for the Buffalo Sabres, who earned a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders despite being badly outshot Saturday night.
Thomas Vanek and Christian Ehrhoff added goals for the Sabres, who won their second straight game. Buffalo was outshot 43-15 by the Islanders, who dropped...
After a Big Bad Blizzard rocked the Northeast the Big Bad Bruins now have to rock the Buffalo Sabres. The two division rivals already faced once this year in a game that did not go well for the defensively minded Bruins. The Sabres scored 7 goals on the Bruins, one an empty net goal, against the Bruins who put up four goals themselves. The Bruins weren't only beat on the score...
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Another night, another game in which the offense struggled, the defense was awful, and Ryan Miller had to stand on his head in order to keep the Sabres in contention for a victory.
For the third game in a row, and second in as many nights, the Sabres were horribly outplayed by their opponent. But unlike the previous two outings,...
Sunday night’s matchup between the Bruins and Sabres was an exercise in determination.
The Bruins felt like they dominated play through the first 40 minutes, head coach Claude Julien said, but they were unable to solve Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and break a 1-1 tie. The B’s did not let up, though, and Patrice Bergeron finally snuck a one-timer past Miller with under nine minutes...
The Buffalo Sabres picked up a much-needed two points their last time out thanks to another big game from Thomas Vanek.
The New York Islanders, meanwhile, are counting on a couple of fresh faces to help get them back on track.
The Sabres try to build on their latest result Saturday night when they visit the slumping Islanders, who hope both Lubomir Visnovsky and Josh Bailey can...
Part one of this post ran yesterday, I hope you read it.
When analyzing the most recent moves by Darcy Regier, I see decisions that were motivated by adding toughness (Ott, Regehr) and talent down the middle (Leino, Hodgson). While the success of those deals is obviously up for judgment, the one thing that is clear is that Regier is not only capable of identifying his club’s...