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Dan Bylsma to meet with the Buffalo Sabres

After missing out on Mike Babcock, the Buffalo Sabres are moving on and continuing their head coach search. That search now turns to Dan Bylsma who is expected to meet with the team this week. The Sabres already received permission to speak with Bylsma from the Pittsburgh Penguins (Bylsma was fired by the Penguins, but is still on their payroll as his contract ran through next year...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma to meet with the Buffalo Sabres

After missing out on Mike Babcock, the Buffalo Sabres are moving on and continuing their head coach search. That search now turns to Dan Bylsma who is expected to meet with the team this week. The Sabres already received permission to speak with Bylsma from the Pittsburgh Penguins (Bylsma was fired by the Penguins, but is still on their payroll as his contract ran through next year...
Via Bloguin Best
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabres had press conference planned for Babcock, ‘livid’ on how things were handled

With Mike Babcock headed to Toronto to become the head coach, the Buffalo Sabres are quite ticked off about how things were handled over the last few days. The Sabres seemingly had Babcock locked down, but he changed his mind at the last minute and went with the cities closest neighbor. Apparently they were so sure they were going to land him, they had a press conference planned...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres had press conference planned for Babcock, ‘livid’ on how things were handled

With Mike Babcock headed to Toronto to become the head coach, the Buffalo Sabres are quite ticked off about how things were handled over the last few days. The Sabres seemingly had Babcock locked down, but he changed his mind at the last minute and went with the cities closest neighbor. Apparently they were so sure they were going to land him, they had a press conference planned...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Buffalo Sabres out of running for Mike Babcock

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the discussions has told The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are out of the running to hire Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team is not discussing its coaching search to replace Ted Nolan. The development comes a day after Babcock and Sabres general manager Tim...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Buffalo Sabres, Mike Babcock Negotiating Contract

The Mike Babcock era with the Detroit Red Wings might be coming to a close. The Associated Press is reporting, citing a source, that Babcock is negotiating with the Buffalo Sabres for the position of head coach. “The talks took place between Babcock and Sabres general manager Tim Murray and began early in the day, a person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press,...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Babcock in negotiations to become Sabres coach

The Associated Press is reporting Mike Babcock, the NHL’s biggest coaching free agent ever, is in contract talks with the Buffalo Sabres to become their next head coach. The person said negotiations were taking place by phone between Babcock and Sabres general manager Tim Murray on Tuesday afternoon. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are private...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Babcock in contract negotiations to become Sabres head coach

The Associated Press is reporting Mike Babcock, the NHL’s biggest coaching free agent ever, is in contract talks with the Buffalo Sabres to become their next head coach. The person said negotiations were taking place by phone between Babcock and Sabres general manager Tim Murray on Tuesday afternoon. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are private...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings' Mike Babcock in contract talks with Sabres

  A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Mike Babcock is in contract talks with the Buffalo Sabres to potentially become their next head coach. The person said negotiations were taking place by phone between Babcock and Sabres general manager Tim Murray on Tuesday afternoon. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are private...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/18/15

in the third period of Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 17, 2015 in Anaheim, California. What everyone is talking aboutGame one of the Western Conference Final was not close. Perhaps it was Chicago’s long layoff, or Anaheim’s depth, or just a hot goaltender, but the Ducks managed to dominate and shut down...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ennis helps Canada hop out to lead at World Championships (VIDEO)

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis is not used to dominating teams the way Canada did in a 9-0 win over Belarus at the IIHF World Championships on Thursday, but his unfamiliarity with winning did not prevent him from joining in on the scoring party. Ennis helped Canada jump out to a 2-0 lead over Belarus when he scored off a centering pass 7:36 into the first period on Thursday, and he...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Meszaros Leads Slovakians to Close 2-1 Victory

While most of the world was off watching Team Canada destroy Team Germany in Group A action, I was tasked to watch the non-televised middle-power game between Belarus and Slovakia. Don’t get me wrong: I love each and every international hockey game, regardless of the teams, and Belarus-Slovakia is a vastly underrated matchup in World Championships history. In the 2012 World Championships...
Via The Hockey House
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres fire coach Cassidy of AHL affiliate in Rochester

  The Buffalo Sabres are embarking on yet another coaching search after firing Chadd Cassidy, the coach of their minor-league affiliate in Rochester. The decision was announced by the Sabres on Friday, two weeks after the Rochester Americans missed the playoffs by finishing 14th out of 15 teams in the American Hockey League's Western Conference standings. The move comes three weeks...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres fire AHL Rochester coach Cassidy

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres are embarking on yet another coaching search after firing Chadd Cassidy, the coach of their minor-league affiliate in Rochester. The decision was announced by the Sabres on Friday, two weeks after the Rochester Americans missed the playoffs by finishing 14th out of 15 teams in the American Hockey League's Western Conference standings. The...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Sources: McLellan on list of Sabres coaching candidates

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Two people familiar with the Buffalo Sabres coaching search have told The Associated Press that former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan and minor-league coach Luke Richardson are among the team's initial candidates. Neither has been interviewed yet, and the list is expected to grow in what is anticipated to be a lengthy process, both people said. They spoke...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Barstool deliberations by @buffalowins and @2ITB_Buffalo: Pressing the issue of no Sabres Pressers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, speaks on the phone on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)   Chris: The Sabres yet again have decided against an end of season press conference, much to the dismay of the Buffalo sports media...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

History, money might make Buffalo front-runner for Mike Babcock

The most coveted coach in the NHL, current Detroit head coach Mike Babcock, isn't even unemployed yet, but fanbases are already fighting over his services. Rumor has it that the Maple Leafs desperately want Babcock, but the Buffalo Sabres might be a great contender as well. Babcock, whose contract with the Red Wings expires this year, has a history with Buffalo general manager Tim...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres play-by-play man talks return from cancer, tanking in NHL

Buffalo Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret said he did not know what to expect out of this season, but his lack of expectations had nothing to do with the team on the ice, a recent story in the Buffalo News said.Jeanneret was returning to the broadcast booth after a battle with throat cancer which threatened his career behind a microphone. Although he was able to return this...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Sabres to address their rafters by @2ITB_Buffalo

  The summer is expected to bring changes to One Seymour H Knox III Plaza both on the ice and off. Tim Murray will not only be ushering in the second overall pick in the draft – which is all but assured to be Jack Eichel – along with a number of other acquisitions which are expected to improve the on-ice product. Away from the ice, improvements to the arena will be on their...
Via Buffalo Wins
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo rebuild an enticement for BU's Rodrigues

The Buffalo Sabres are a bit of a mess after a lost season in which they tanked in the hopes of landing top prospect Connor McDavid only to fall short in the draft lottery and settle for the second overall draft pick. Buffalo also traded most of its players during the season in order to help build for the future, meaning the Sabres might be in development mode for the next few years...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kaleta faces crossroads in life, career

Patrick Kaleta might have played his last game in a Buffalo sweater. Just don't tell him that.The agitator will turn 29 in June, and as a player who features in the less glamorous side of the game -- killing penalties, defending teammates in brawls, chipping in through small plays to help the team with little glory in return -- Kaleta is unlikely to be a vital part of Buffalo's plan...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres sign BU's Rodrigues to 2-year deal; teammate Eichel to follow?

  Should the Buffalo Sabres draft Jack Eichel in June, he won't be the only Boston University product on their roster. The Sabres signed BU forward and assistant captain Evan Rodrigues to a two-year contract Wednesday. Rodrigues was an undrafted free agent who completed his senior season with the Terriers. He had 21 goals and 40 assists for 61 points to finish second in the nation...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Sign BU Forward Evan Rodrigues To Entry-Level Contract

The Buffalo Sabres are expected to select Boston University forward Jack Eichel with the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. On Wednesday, they signed one of his linemates from the 2014-15 season. Terriers winger Evan Rodrigues signed a two-year, entry-level contract Buffalo on Wednesday, the team announced. WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin first reported the story Tuesday...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres sign Eichel's BU teammate Rodrigues to 2-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Should the Buffalo Sabres draft Jack Eichel in June, he won't be the only Boston University product on their roster. The Sabres signed BU forward and assistant captain Evan Rodrigues to a two-year contract Wednesday. Rodrigues was an undrafted free agent who completed his senior season with the Terriers. He had 21 goals and 40 assists for 61 points to finish second...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres ink BU’s Evan Rodrigues, set up potential Boston connection

After last weekend’s NHL draft lottery saw the Buffalo Sabres slide to the second overall pick, it is highly likely that the Sabres will draft Jack Eichel (above, left) from Boston University. It appears Buffalo will also add another Terrier in senior forward Evan Rodrigues. According to numerous sources, the Sabres are close to signing the 21-year-old […] The post Buffalo...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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