SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres coaching changes get underway

In order to confidently rebuild the Sabres, General Manager Tim Murray and coach Ted Nolan will want trusted advisers, guys they’ve known through their years in hockey. To bring in those people, they need to get rid of the holdovers they inherited. Nolan started the changes Wednesday. Assistant coaches Joe Sacco, Teppo Numminen, Jerry Forton and goalie coach Jim Corsi will not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Make Some Coaching Changes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 16, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres looking to rebuild quickly

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Tim Murray's vision of rebuilding the Buffalo Sabres should involve less anguish and more talent. And the rookie general manager doesn't expect it will take a long time to accomplish.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It Was A Bad Year In Buffalo

from Mike Harrington of Sabres Edge at the Buffalo News, The Buffalo Sabres' rebuild starts in earnest tonight with the NHL Draft Lottery in Toronto,  after what General Manager Tim Murray admitted was an "unacceptable" last-place season. Murray and coach Ted Nolan met with reporters today in a wrap to the Sabres' 21-51-10 trainwreck of a season, the worst...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles rookie Justin Johnson KO's John Scott much to the delight of everyone

Last night's game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Islanders had little meaning in terms of significance for either side. The two teams had bad years (the Sabres worst in the NHL) and the meeting was the last on 2013-14 schedule for both.What Johnson lacks in size he certainly doesn't lack in confidence (photo via hockeyfights.com)The Islanders called up a ton...
Via BruinsLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorrowful Sabres limp to finish line with shootout loss

The Buffalo Sabres’ season is over. Try not to cry. Aside from the scoreboard crashing to the ice again or the team having to forfeit for lack of players, there was no more fitting end to the Sabres’ miserable season than goal-less Ville Leino losing the puck and failing to score in a shootout Sunday night. Buffalo’s chaos-filled, loss-plagued, forgettable year ended with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Johnson wins 'David & Goliath' match-up against John Scott (VIDEO)

Not even three minutes into the Islanders-Sabres game Sunday, Justin Johnson took on the hockey giant John Scott. It appeared to be a mismatch — as Johnson's listed at 6-foot-1, and Scott's listed at 6-foot-8 — unless you know what a tough guy Johnson really is.Johnson, a 32-year-old rookie playing only the second NHL game of his career, just might have had something...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Scott gets his just desserts

George here...This probably makes me a bad person, but USA Today's Nate Scott reports that Sabres goon John Scott was taken down by a young Islander, 5'10" rookie Justin Johnson, and well, sometimes it's good to see a hockey player who doesn't respect hs opponents get his just desserts:
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Scott gets knocked out by Justin Johnson

When referencing John Scott of the Buffalo Sabres, I choose to use quotation marks when calling him a “hockey player” because his level of hockey skill is an embarrassment even for the ‘goon’ label he’s tagged with. He’s basically paid solely to hunt, fight and injure opposing players, which is why what happened to him on Sunday afternoon is so great. During the first...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury-riddled Sabres recall Markarov, Pysyk, Deslauriers for season finale

The Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans both play games at 5 p.m. While the Amerks' game is more meaningful, the Sabres had little choice but to raid the minor-league roster again. Buffalo has called up goaltender Andrey Makarov, defenseman Mark Pysyk and forward Nicolas Deslauriers for the season finale against the New York Islanders. The Sabres needed to restock the roster...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres Defenseman Jake McCabe Crushes Dan Paille

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe stepped up on Boston Bruins forward Dan Paille and absolutely leveled him. Paille was clearly concussed on the play, seeing as he couldn’t stand on his own. The hit was clean, even though McCabe was given a five-minute major and a game, it’s just unfortunate that Paille was stumbling forward as he got hit. [YouTube] The post Sabres Defenseman...
Via Diehardsport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jake McCabe ejected for hit on Daniel Paille

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe was ejected from Saturday’s game when he hit Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille up high during the third period. Paille, who has battled two concussions this season, looked dazed when he got up from the ice and was helped to the bench. Bruins center Gregory Campbell immediately came to his linemate’s defense and picked up a minor penalty...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres set record for most goalies dressed in a season

The Buffalo Sabres will own an NHL record at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. The club will dress its ninth goaltender on Saturday when they face the Boston Bruins. Connor Knapp will back Matt Hackett as the Sabres play in their 81st game of the season. Knapp joins an enormous list of goaltenders who have suited up for the Sabres at least one time this season. While it’s important...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres Report: General manager Tim Murray not concerned about changes to draft lottery

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray does not harbor any concerns about the proposed changes to the draft lottery rules even though they would affect his rebuild of the club.Wikimedia.orgThe National Hockey League has concerns about member clubs "tanking" in order to be able to draft top prospects like Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, but as Murray sees it, there is...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff’s ear sliced open by puck

WARNING: The following photo may be graphic in nature. Any number of phrases could be used to describe how rough the Buffalo Sabres season has been. The team has been plagued by a lack of scoring, watched their franchise goaltender and a fan favorite get traded to a Western Conference contender, and now a ridiculous run of injuries is depleting the roster of their minor-league team...
Via Around The Rink
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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