BUFFALO SABRES NEWS

Drake Caggiula out to prove himself

#483906215 / gettyimages.comSoon to be junior UND forward Drake Caggiula recently attended the Buffalo Sabres development camp. From all accounts that I have read, it appears that the diminutive forward turned some heads in Buffalo.  Last season, Caggiula was one of the more physical players in the UND lineup. During one of the media days, I asked Caggiula how much he weighed....
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After the Tyler Ennis deal, how much can Mats Zuccarello expect?

Mats Zuccarello and his agent will have enjoyed the news out of Buffalo when the Sabres announced the new deal for Tyler Ennis this week. Ennis grabbed 43 points (21 goals) for an awful Sabres side who scored a meagre 150 goals all year. Ennis somehow managed to be a minus 25 but on such […] The post After the Tyler Ennis deal, how much can Mats Zuccarello expect? appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Ennis Re-Signing In Buffalo All But Official

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, The Buffalo Sabres' top returning goal scorer and most prominent restricted free agent is back in the fold for the long term. Multiple sources confirmed to The Buffalo News early this morning that the team has re-signed center Tyler Ennis to a five-year deal worth $23 million. The deal was first noted Wednesday by NHL Network...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tyler Ennis, Buffalo Sabres Agree On Five-Year Contract

The Buffalo Sabres have locked up a talented young forward by agreeing to a five-year contract with Tyler Ennis. Kevin Weekes of NHL Network reports the deal is worth a total of $23 million, giving the 24-year-old center the second-highest salary cap hit on the team among forwards. BREAKING : It's believed Ennis deal with @BuffaloSabres is in 5 yr 23 Mil range with a 4.6 Mil...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres, Ennis agree to five-year extension

According to reports, Buffalo will make last year’s second-leading scorer its second-highest paid forward. The club is close to announcing an extension for current RFA Tyler Ennis, per NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes. Ennis, 24, will reportedly ink a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $23M — if accurate, it would give Ennis a $4.6M cap hit, putting him only behind Matt Moulson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres sign RFA Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year deal

The young defenseman could have a frequent role on the Sabres blueline this season. The Sabres announced that they have signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year extension. With his signing, Tyler Ennis and Luke Adam are the Sabres only unsigned restricted free agents. Ruhwedel has played 28 games with the Sabres since signing as a college free agent out of UMass-Lowell. He...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Ruhwedel re-signs with Buffalo Sabres

(Photo/John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) The Buffalo Sabres announced on Wednesday, July 16 they have signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract. Ruhwedel has been with the Sabres organization since he turned professional following the 2012-13 Hockey East season. The former UMass Lowell River Hawk standout defenseman has spent 28 games at the National Hockey League...
Via Mill City Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Attitude For Mikhail Grigorenko

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, It seems crazy to think of this as a make-or-break season for Mikhail Grigorenko. After all, he’s just 20 years old and has played only 43 NHL games. But he’s coming up on the final year of his entry-level contract and decisions need to be made, both by Grigorenko and the Buffalo Sabres. Large portions of Grigorenko’s first...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake Caggiula attending Sabres Development Camp

#484200607 / gettyimages.comUniversity of North Dakota forward Drake Caggiula is currently attending the Buffalo Sabres Development camp, he's a free agent. Here’s some of the other college hockey players that are attending the Sabres development camp. BUFFALO SABRES 2014-15 DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER (College Players) FORWARD Caggiula, Drake C/LW 5’9” 180 L Pickering, Ontario...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Reinhart Signs Three-Year Entry Level Contract With Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 12, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has signed forward Sam Reinhart to a three-year, entry level contract. The second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Reinhart (6’1”, 190 lbs., 11/6/95) became the Sabres' highest draft pick since the team selected Pierre Turgeon first overall in 1987. He joins the Sabres organization...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres Picked To Win Stanley Cup ..... In 2020

From Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Based on where the Sabres sit in the standings, they are looking up, way up. But so are their prospects for success. And the best part of it for a guy like Murray, who has made a living on identifying young talent, is that the canvas is relatively blank. After they bought out Ville Leino and Christian Ehrhoff this summer, the only big-money...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Hold Your Breath For A Tyler Myers Trade

This morning on Buffalo radio, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press referred to Tyler Myers as a franchise defenseman with "a really appealing contract." Those of you outside of Sabres Nation may not realize how many Buffalo fans had a good chuckle when they heard that one. This is the same defenseman who has needed to spend occasional games in the press box to...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings continue to explore trade options for Buffalo’s Tyler Myers

After being unable to come to terms with any free agent defenseman thus far, Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings continue to look at trade options, specifically surrounding Buffalo’s Tyler Myers. According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, the Wings continue to look at scenarios when it comes to the big, young Sabres blue liner who signed a large seven-year, $38...
Via The Majors Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Wins

from Donn Esmonde of the Buffalo News, For all Toronto has going for it, it wasn’t enough for coveted hockey player Josh Gorges....  Aside from anything else, Gorges just took the early lead in the unofficial balloting for Our Favorite Sabre. Judging by the sputtering disbelief of a Toronto Sun sports columnist, our northern neighbors aren’t happy about it. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell, Tyson Strachan!

Capitals and Bears defenseman Tyson Strachan signed with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, ending his tenure in Washington and Hershey.
Via Capitals Outsider
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Candidates to Wear the Habs “C”

Photo credits to Bridget Samuels via photopin.com NHL- Because the Montreal Canadiens‘ captain, Brian Gionta, signed with the Buffalo Sabres on July 1st, people are left wondering who the next captain of the storied franchise will be. It was always assumed Josh Gorges would be the next captain of the Habs, but he was also traded to Buffalo this off-season so it’s very wide-open...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret diagnosed with throat cancer

Though you’ve rarely, if ever, seen his work on national television, Buffalo Sabres’ voice Rick Jeanneret remains the owner of one of hockey’s most indelible tones. There are very few that match his passion for the sport with his skill as a broadcaster. You could argue his “May Day” call is one of the most famous in any sport. Though he had slowed down in recent years...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres owners take a step closer to buying Buffalo Bills

The owners of NHL's Buffalo Sabres have taken the next step in possitbly making a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills, reports the Associated Press, via ESPN. Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula have retained Steve Greenberg, of Allen & Co., according to three people familiar with the situation. Allen & Co. is regularly involved in sales of sports teams. Per the AP: '...
Via 60 Max Power O
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres and Panthers Get Aggressive on Free Agent Deadline Day

#451369448 / gettyimages.com This past weekend Florida Panthers’ GM, Dale Tallon, followed the script and selected Aaron Ekblad first overall in the 2014 NHL entry draft. Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray selected Sam Reinhart with the second pick in keeping with the theme of predictability. Ekblad and Reinhart were to be integral pieces in slow, steady rebuilds for both hockey clubs...
Via Beyond The Benches
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Sabres broadcaster diagnosed with throat cancer

PHOTO COURTESY: SABRES.NHL.COM If you have listened or watched Buffalo Sabres games over the last 43 years, you have heard the voice of Rick Jeanneret. The long-time broadcaster for the Sabres may be running out of time to give viewers the play by play as he has recently been diagnosed with throat cancer.  According to Pro Hockey Talk, Jeanneret has been diagnosed with stage III...
Via New York Sports-Kings
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign Road Cone John Scott

#483142281 / gettyimages.comWestern Conference team beware, especially if you're one of those players that skates with their head down. The San Jose Sharks have signed UFA road cone John Scott. The former Michigan Tech Husky inked a one year deal worth 750 thousand dollars. One thing Scott will never be accused of is being dumb. Anyone that is this bad of a hockey players...
Via Goon's World
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Scott Signs One-Year Deal With San Jose Sharks

There are times when NHL enforcer John Scott does something that people think is dumb, and the first question is always “Why do teams continue to hire players like John Scott?” That question could have been asked Wednesday afternoon, too. Scott signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks worth $700,000, according to CSNBayArea.com. Scott was an unrestricted free agent...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres voice Rick Jeanneret diagnosed with cancer, plans return

The iconic voice of the Buffalo Sabres, Rick Jeanneret, has been diagnosed with throat cancer but he said he doesn't intend to stop calling Sabres games next season. A few weeks back Jeanneret had a biopsy in which it was revealed he had a malignant grown in his throat. The Buffalo News says Jeanneret is expected to have radiation treatment and maybe some chemotherapy. The very...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray’s Aggressiveness Could Speed Up Sabres’ Rebuild

Tim Murray has put the Sabres hockey community on notice that he isn't messing around.  Turning over a quarter of your roster in one day will usually do that. The Buffalo GM added Brian Gionta and Andrej Meszaros, brought back Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick, and traded a future draft pick for Josh Gorges.  He also signed restricted free agent Marcus Foligno, hefty raise...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Keeps Coming by   Bradshaw Furlong

The Buffalo Sabres continue to add bodies as they’ve signed defenseman Andrej Meszaros to a one-year contract worth just over $4 million. Meszaros, 28, was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 2004 NHL Draft. He spent three relatively successful years with Ottawa as he never scored less than 35 points. However, he failed [...]
Via The Hockey House
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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