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Trade talk surrounding Ryan Miller has never been hotter as the Sabres begin to enter a rebuild and the potential to gain a handsome return for the former Vezina Winner. Acquiring valuable assets for the goaltender has become a hot topic as many question if he will return after his contract expires next summer.
What stands in the way of dealing Miller is his limited no-trade clause. Miller is able to provide a list of eight teams that he will veto a trade to, thus limiting Darcy Regier’s options. In addition, the impressive glut of quality goaltenders around the league could further limit trade partners for the Sabres.
I assume that Regier would try to avoid a similar situation to what played out with Jarome Iginla – steering the Flames towards a trade with Pittsburgh due to his no-trade clause – and simply obtain Miller’s list of eight prior to pulling the trigger on a deal. Providing the player latitude on where he wants to go will ultimately reduce the available return ...
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The Buffalo Sabres have signed undrafted rookie free-agent defenseman Chad Ruhwedel (ROO-wee-dell) to a two-year contract after he completed his college career at UMass Lowell.
Hours after being signed Saturday, Ruhwedel made his NHL debut, playing in Buffalo's home game against the Philadelphia Flyers. He had 23 points (seven goals) in 41 games this past season in helping Lowell...
Steve Ott is an alternate captain for the Buffalo Sabres... and his evening against the Montreal Canadiens started like this...
The HQ would always like to know how every fight involving the Habs involves Boullion...
And then, he seems to treat Jeff Halpern like a popsicle at faceoff...
His third act was very special, according to Matt Barnaby...
That was former Saint Cloud State Husky defenseman Oliver Lauridsen's first NHL fight, I suppose, he would have like to have done beter. Nice to see that Lauridsen take on one of the biggest pukes in the NHL, I don't hold Kaleta in very high regards at all, he's a reckless players that has been suspended numerous times by the NHL. Kaleta was also called out by teammate...
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Boos and Bo-hoos, Because it’s Buffalo?
Commentary on the State of Hockey Heaven by John Wingspread Howell
As the strike shortened NHL season limps to an end here in “Hockey Heaven,” Sabres fans all agree that it’s more like hockey hell. The commentary on social media and sports talk radio has become increasingly toxic.
One of the key phrases repeated, not...
You’re down 4-0 at home in the 3rd period to Northeast Division rival Montreal, and you’re looking for something, anything, to spark your team to a miraculous comeback. Sabres forward Steve Ott went the unconventional route, opting to try and lick Habs center Jeff Halpern’s visor prior to a faceoff, in an attempt to throw Halpern off his game and win the draw. Did it work?...
The Sabres are a better, all-around team when Patrick Kaleta is in the lineup.
The agitating winger's status is unknown right now for tonight's huge game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Kaleta skated only 9 shifts for 6:37 TOI in The Peg. Kaleta didn't finish the game after he suffered an upper body injury.
Ron Rolston had been upping Kaleta's ice time lately...
First the lick, then the toss below, a weird night for Steve Ott.
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Buffalo Sabres center Steve Ott is known for doing some pretty strange things, and he added to that reputation on Thursday night. Before a face-off against the Montreal Canadiens, Ott tried to lick Montreal’s Jeff Halpern’s visor.
Is that his idea of trying to gain an advantage? If I was Halpern, it would probably work. It’s one thing for a guy to try to get in your head by...
Back when Steve Ott and Jeff Halpern were teammates with the Dallas Stars, it's not known how close the two were off the ice.
But when the two faced off against each other as opponents on Thursday night, we saw a glimpse of just how close they get on the ice.
Ott, now a center for the Buffalo Sabres, has always been known as one of the best agitators in the NHL. And on Thursday...
Steve Ott, agitator extraordinaire, loves to stir things up. Whether it's about fans booing in Buffalo which caused an interesting and kind of hilarious exchange between him, his fiancee and Buffalo's beat writer, or if it's trying to gain an edge before a draw, he'll do what it takes to get under your skin.
This time prior to a faceoff, Ott tried to lick Jeff...
Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves for his first shutout since November 18, 2011. It was his third career shutout.
Enroth was pressed into mop-up duty in the third period of Thursday's 5-1 loss to Montreal.
Today, the net was his and he owned Philadelphia.
The Super Swede clutched up in a game his team could not afford to lose. The Sabres had been brutally bad and were outscored...
This is pure gold. Sabres forward Steve Ott was in a faceoff in the third period against Habs center Jeff Halpern, and he went with a rather unorthodox approach in an attempt to win said faceoff. The approach included licking Halpern’s visor, not kidding. Check out the video to see it for yourself. Unfortunately Ott may need to find another tactic, as he lost the faceoff.
With a loss to Winnipeg, Buffalo currently has a 2.3% chance of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs, according to Sports Club Stats. It's basically over. Even if the Sabres were to go 7-1 or 8-0 for the rest of the season, they still would need help from other teams. I wanted to answer a few questions that were submitted this week. I can't tell you how many questions regarding...
First of all, did you see what Steve Ott did in last night's game against Montreal? Watch the entire video:
I've never seen anyone do that before, and I didn't catch it during the game. Thought it was pretty funny.
Does it aggravate you...
Mikhail Grigorenko and his Quebec Remparts better get the "A" game on, and quickly.
The Remps trail the Rouyn-Norana Huskies three games to one in the second round of the QMJHL playoffs. The Remparts have lost two straight to the pesky Huskies.
Grigo scored a PPG in Wednesday night's OT loss.
He has four goals and nine assists in 10 playoff games.