SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Who Will Be Rasmus Ristolainen’s Running Mate?

In the spirit of the season with the 2016 United States Presidential election campaigns kicking off, it seems like a good time to explore the possible running mates for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen. The Finnish blueliner is still looking for a new deal, but shouldn’t be waiting too much longer. Ristolainen is the organization’s top defender at only 21-years-old...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Player Projections: Marcus Foligno

Can the Buffalo Sabres power forward enjoy another career-best effort in 2016-17? The Buffalo Sabres currently have a healthy number of players who will be treating the 2016-17 regular season as if their career as a member of the Sabres depends on it. That’s because, in the case of Johan Larsson and Marcus Foligno, their […] Buffalo Sabres Player Projections: Marcus Foligno ...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Player Projections: Zemgus Girgensons

 Does this former NHL All-Star still have a spot on the Buffalo Sabres roster?  His 2016-17 performance will clearly have something to say about that! The second in our series of Buffalo Sabres Player Projections will focus on Zemgus Girgensons, a remnant of the Ted Nolan days whose days in the 716 may be numbered. […] Buffalo Sabres Player Projections: Zemgus Girgensons - Sabre...
Via Sabre Noise
2 days ago

Buffalo Sabres: 2016-2017 Prospect Predictions

My predictions for the Buffalo Sabres prospects for this upcoming season and the current off-season. Part two of my prediction series will be focused on our prospects and how will they will or won’t fare this upcoming season. There is quite a bit of talent in our prospects pool, and I wouldn’t be surprised if […] Buffalo Sabres: 2016-2017 Prospect Predictions - Sabre Noise...
Via Sabre Noise
2 days ago

Uncertainty Remains for Zemgus Girgensons

As the end of July approaches, Zemgus Girgensons remains as one of the two Buffalo Sabres restricted free agents who have yet to sign a new contract. The other, Rasmus Ristolainen, will certainly be signed to a long-term contract over the next few weeks. In Girgensons’ case, the questions continue to follow the former first round pick. Is he part of the long-term plan in Buffalo...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Evander Kane arrested after turning himself in

Evander Kane was arrested on Friday in Buffalo, turning himself into police. According to WGRZ and the Buffalo News, the Buffalo Sabres forward was charged with four separate counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass. The incident appeared to be connected to allegations from nearly a month ago, where Kane was accused of threatening and making...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

South Buffalo’s Tim Kennedy ready for season in Sweden

BUFFALO – In a perfect world, Tim Kennedy said, his summer would have played out as he had hoped. Following a rough European season, the former Sabres forward wanted an NHL team, preferably one with an AHL affiliate in the Northeast, to sign him. “But sports today is a results-based industry,” Kennedy told the Times Herald on Thursday. Of course it is, and Kennedy, an AHL All...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
7 days ago

Sabres sign defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer to 1-year deal

BUFFALO – The Sabres added defense depth for the AHL today, signing Erik Burgdoerfer to a one-year, two-way contract. He will most likely start next season with the Rochester Americans. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Burgdoerfer, 27, spent last season with the AHL Hershey Bears, compiling six goals, 20 points and 59 penalty minutes in 74 games. Burgdoerfer mostly played in the ECHL for...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
7 days ago

Sabres dealing with a muddy case in trying to re-sign Girgensons

When the Sabres announced the signing of restricted free agents Jason Kasdorf and Dan Catenacci on Sunday night, it left them with just two RFAs to complete deals with. One is defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen and it's well-known the team is in talks with their franchise blueliner on a longterm deal. The other one is forward Zemgus Girgensons, and his case is quite a bit more muddy....
Via Sabres Edge
10 days ago

Ryan O’Reilly’s impaired driving charges have been dropped

Ryan O’Reilly has avoided criminal charges after he was arrested for impaired driving after an incident in which police said the Buffalo Sabres star drove his truck into a Tim Horton’s back in July. O’Reilly was in court where after an interview with Mary Smith, a Tim Horton’s worker who witnessed the accident, it was determined that O’Reilly couldn’t be directly identified...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's NHL draft strategy leaked on Twitter by Sabres fan

A sneaky Buffalo Sabres fan got his/her hands on a piece of Tampa Bay’s draft playbook Thursday afternoon and the slick Twitter user decided to put images of the Lightning’s purloined trade strategy online. The piece of computer paper, titled “Trade Ideas - 2016”, lists potential Lightning trading partners based on draft picks. The user said that his friend found...
Via The Other Paper
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Evander Kane has 2 crime reports filed against him

Evander Kane has reportedly had two crime reports filed against him after an incident at a Buffalo bar this week. WIVB reports that Kane and his group were escorted out of the bar on Thursday night, but details on the actual incident(s) are limited. From the report: The crime reports relate to an alleged incident following Kane’s appearance at a Buffalo bar called Bottom...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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