SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lehner’s Contract Is a Win-Win

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Robin Lehner to a one year deal for an unconfirmed $4 million AAV. Lehner was due to appear in an arbitration hearing this week. This deal is another smart move by new GM Jason Botterill. After initial confusion, the key is that Lehner will still be an RFA upon expiry. But it was close. Lehner will go down as one of the oldest and most experienced...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

The Sabres’ Next Captain: Eichel or O’Reilly?

Now that development camp, as well as both the expansion draft and the NHL Entry Draft, are in the rear-view mirror, one of the remaining decisions to make for the 2017-18 edition of the Buffalo Sabres is who will be the captain. It’s an interesting decision to make for new head coach Phil Housley and general manager Jason Botterill. The odds-on favorites are Ryan O’Reilly and...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

Sabres sign goalie Robin Lehner to one-year contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have avoided arbitration with Robin Lehner, signing the starting goalie to a one-year, $4 million contract, the team announced this morning. Lehner, a restricted free agent, had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday. Not surprisingly, with a new regime and Lehner light on experience as a No. 1 goalie, the Sabres went with a short-term deal. In his first...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Sabres’ Kyle Okposo says concussion led to absence

BUFFALO – Sabres winger Kyle Okposo said he’s fully healthy and ready to play again after a concussion he suffered in March left him hospitalized in intensive care. In a letter to fans posted on the team’s website, Okposo said an innocent hit during practice late last season eventually forced him to be admitted to the neuro surgical unit at Buffalo General Hospital. The reason...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
2 days ago

The leap left behind, Marcus Foligno seeks more in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Marcus Foligno has left the leap behind in Buffalo. That doesn’t mean his offensive production can’t or won’t continue to rise in Minnesota. Coming off a career-high 13 goals for the Sabres last season, the 25-year-old was acquired by the Wild to bring some needed grit and strength to the left wing position on the third or fourth line. He’s capable...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Sabres Anomalies From the 2016-17 Season

Last season for the Buffalo Sabres and their fans was weird, to say the least. Like straight out of an episode of Stranger Things, the 2016-17 season was chock-full of freak injuries, aberrant statistical inconsistencies, and an overabundance of drama that would give any primetime show a run for its money. You could even give it a name, like “Disconnect!” The word ‘disconnect’...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Brian Gionta likely won’t return to Sabres

BUFFALO – The chances of veteran winger Brian Gionta returning to the Sabres for his 16th NHL season “are pretty remote,” his agent said today. “While we haven’t slammed the door – and I don’t think they have, either – I think they’ve also been pretty honest that it’s probably going to be a fairly unlikely scenario,” Steve Bartlett told the Times Herald. ...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
8 days ago

What’s left on the Sabres summer to-do list?

There’s a few things left for Jason Botterill to take care of before taking off for summer vacation. Now that the NHL Draft, free agency, and prospect camps are all but over, the hockey world has until August to finish up their honey-do lists before the entire league will take a month of vacation in order to freshen up for training camp and the start of the new season. As for the...
Via Die By The Blade
13 days ago

Eichel contract talks progressing, but don’t expect Reinhart extension this summer

Two different approaches to two different contracts for two former #2 overall picks. One of the biggest stories that Buffalo Sabres fans will be keeping their eyes on this summer and possibly heading in to next season are contract extensions for both Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. Today, at the team’s final day of development camp, Sabres GM Jason Botterill shared some information...
Via Die By The Blade
15 days ago

New Phone Wallpapers for the 2017-18 Season

With the 2017-18 Buffalo Sabres season rapidly approaching, I built out some new phone background for use as a lockscreen, wallpaper or both. I’ll add new players as the season goes on and if you have any requests, send them my way. Enjoy.
Via Two in the Box
16 days ago

Sabres sign Johan Larsson to two-year extension

The Swedish forward missed the second half of last season with injury The Sabres avoided arbitration with Johan Larsson, signing him to a cap-friendly two-year deal with an average salary of $1.475 million this afternoon. Larsson, 24, played 36 games before his season was cut short when he dislocated his elbow and wrist in January. He scored six goals and five assists. He’s played...
Via Die By The Blade
18 days ago

Plenty of Players to Keep an Eye on at Sabres Development Camp

There will be a strong pro presence at this year’s Sabres Development Camp thanks to a host of older prospects who will Buffalo’s recent draft classes at the team’s annual summer camp. Justin Bailey, Nick Baptiste, Hudson Fasching, Brendan Guhle, Sean Malone, Alex Nylander and CJ Smith all saw time with the big club last season and are part of a larger group of 13 players who...
Via Two in the Box
19 days ago

NHL players signing contracts on lawn mowers and talking lawn care is now a thing

Joe Thornton made headlines earlier this month when he signed a new one-year, $8 million contract to remain with the San Jose Sharks. Though it was noteworthy that the 38-year-old decided to stay in San Jose for a 13th season, the real story was that he signed his contract while out on his tractor mowing his yard. You don’t see too many athletes signing contracts while they...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres hire Sexton, Greeley to assistant GM jobs

Via Associated Press
June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Evander Kane: “My name seems to create a buzz with some reporters and radio stations”

Evander Kane has been a familiar name in hockey media over the years and that might be putting things lightly. Kane has been at the heart of countless stories, from persistent trade rumors all the way to the infamous brick of cash story and the charges over a bar incident. Has Kane noticed all of the rumors and stories which have littered every hockey website and radio show over...
Via The Comeback
June 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Beaulieu welcomed Montreal trading him to Buffalo Sabres

Via Associated Press
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

AP source: Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach

Via Associated Press
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Sabres, Rangers to play in 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field

It’s hard to believe that, on New Year’s Day 2018, it will have been 10 years since the Sabres hosted the Penguins in the first-ever Winter Classic at then Ralph Wilson Stadium outside of Buffalo.In the 2018 edition, the Sabres will once again participate, this time playing the Rangers at Citi Field in Queens.It’s not the first time New York City has hosted outdoor NHL games...
Via The Comeback
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss
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