SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres Roster Appears Ready For Camp

When the calendar turned to August, all eyes slowly started turning towards the world of hockey. As days pass, heading towards September, players will quickly start returning to Buffalo in anticipation for training camp ahead of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. In an offseason filled with changes from the top-down, optimism is at a fever pitch for Buffalo Sabres fans. There...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 hour ago

ESPN: Sabres farm system ranked 11th, two prospects are top 10 in individual ranks

The annual ESPN summer prospect rankings look fondly upon Buffalo. Each year, ESPN’s Corey Pronman releases both organizational and individual prospect rankings, and despite using some of their prospect capital up in recent years, the Buffalo Sabres still appear to be in a good spot. In his organizational rankings (ESPN Insider required) Pronman ranks the Sabres 11th overall....
Via Die By The Blade
2 hours ago

Report: Hobey Baker winner Will Butcher to meet with Sabres

Buffalo among three teams he’s scheduled to meet with according to the Denver Post This off-season, Sabres fans shuttered at the idea of a college player leaving in free agency when discussing Cal Petersen. Now, Buffalo may benefit from the loophole. Hobey Baker Award-winning defenseman Will Butcher becomes a free agent tonight at midnight, and the Sabres are among the three teams...
Via Die By The Blade
21 hours ago

Who has the best and worst contracts on the Sabres?

Time to play GM. Recently, SBNation’s NHL hub did a series on which contracts are the best for every team and the worst for every team. Overall, I think they did a pretty good job, but I expect we can have some debate on the players they chose for the Sabres. The Sabres are actually in a unique situation in that they have very few players locked up long term. In fact, only five...
Via Die By The Blade
5 days ago

Sabres’ Defense in Unfamiliar Territory

For the first time in several seasons, the Sabres defense will not be the glaring weakness of the team. The lack of depth caused some major problems with the team over the past few seasons, forcing players on defense to play larger roles than necessary. In addition, there was a lack of organizational depth. There were questions that players in AHL-affiliate Rochester were developing...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 days ago

Buffalo Doesn’t Love Lehner, Yet

Judging by the comments on social media and around the water cooler, you get the feeling that Robin Lehner could win the Vezina Trophy and still be hated in Buffalo. Murray’s Man Fans can’t seem to look past the fact that former Sabres general manager, Tim Murray, traded away a first round pick to get him. It’s a sunk cost that cannot be recovered, so fans should get over...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

Sabres to appear on national TV seven times in 2017-18

The Buffalo Sabres will make seven appearances on national television in 2017-18, the NHL announced today. The schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 24 vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Columbus, 8 p.m. (NBCSN) Tuesday, Nov. 7 vs. Washington, 7 p.m. (NBCSN) Tuesday, Dec. 19 vs Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Sunday, Jan. 1 vs. New York Rangers, 1 p.m. (2018 Winter Classic on NBC)...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
16 days ago

Sabres re-sign Evan Rodrigues to two-year contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have re-signed forward Evan Rodrigues to a two-year, $1.3 million contract, the team announced this afternoon. With Rodrigues locked up, the Sabres have two unsigned restricted free agents: defenseman Nathan Beaulieu and forward Zemgus Girgensons. Rodrigues, who turns 28 on Friday, enjoyed a breakout campaign as a center last season, playing regularly with...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
19 days 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
22 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
July 07, 2017

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
July 06, 2017  |  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
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