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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...
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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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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
4 days ago  |  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...
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4 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Via Along the Boards
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Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Tim Murray has the chance to draft a once-in-a-generation player. Unfortunately, that player is not Connor McDavid.   The Buffalo Sabres general manager has raved about McDavid in recent weeks, even admitting that he “thinks too much” about the Erie Otters star and projected No. 1 overall pick. With the NHL’s worst record this season, Buffalo entered Saturday night’s...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

In spite of Tank-a-palooza, Buffalo leads the way in NHL markets this year

The Buffalo Sabres played some pug fugly hockey this year in the name of tanking for a top draft pick.  Just how ludicrously tragic was it?  The home fans Buffalo were cheering the team getting beat at home so they could ensure a Top 2 pick.  In that regard – mission accomplished.  The Sabres are guaranteed one of the two elite draft prospects in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The End of Stagnation by @ScottyMCSS

Hockey Heaven: back open for business. — Scott Michalak (@ScottyMCSS) April 11, 2015   It’s been a long journey. It’s not one that any fans had asked for, and it was one of heavy burden and endurance. But it’s over. The tank is parked in the garage. Everything changes now. Let’s take a look at what “everything” means. 1. Courting top UFAs   Who wants to play...
Via Buffalo Wins
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid Sabres Jersey Sighting

Sabres fan jumping the gun already (h/t Evelbug) A photo posted by Bacon Sports (@baconsports) on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:55am PDT The NHL playoffs start tonight and one team that is not playing is the Buffalo Sabres. They finished with the worst record in the NHL and have a 20% chance of landing the number one overall pick, who most certainly would be Connor McDavid. When all...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Nolan Fired: Buffalo Sabres on-ice results and coaching future

The Ted Nolan Era, Part Two came to an end Sunday evening, when news broke that general manager Tim Murray relieved Nolan of his coaching duties. In Part One of our analysis yesterday, we looked at Murray’s press conference and analyzed the discrepancies between the general manager and the coach. Today, we dive in and dissect the […] The post Ted Nolan Fired: Buffalo Sabres...
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Your 2015 guide to Sabres alumni (and other Buffalo connections) in the playoffs by @mtracz

The 2014-15 NHL regular season has mercifully concluded.   Sabres fans have endured a long, painful trip over the rainbow and landed in a pot of gold that contains either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.  The tank is over at long last, and instead of arguing about the ethics of losing, we can commence debating who’s the goalie of the future, how good Evander Kane will look...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Nolan Fired: Buffalo Sabres GM and coach not on the same page

The Ted Nolan Era, Part Two came to an end Sunday evening, as news broke that general manager Tim Murray relieved Nolan of his coaching duties. This comes as a surprise to nobody, as the disparities in the season’s goals as viewed by coach and GM were fairly obvious. In addition to the flaws Nolan […] The post Ted Nolan Fired: Buffalo Sabres GM and coach not on the same page...
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There Is No Middle Ground by @LukeWachob

  BUFFALO, NY – NOVEMBER 15: Ted Nolan stands on the bench in his first game back as interim head coach of Buffalo Sabres against the Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center on November 15, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)   “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” – Cersei Lannister, Game of...
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Chad Ruhwedel returns to Rochester Americans

Chad Ruhwedel returns to Rochester. (Photo/Getty Images)The 2014-15 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season came to an end this past week and for some it’s time to play golf, for others it’s time for the playoffs. However, for Chad Ruhwedel, it’s time to head back to the American Hockey League (AHL). The Buffalo Sabres recalled Ruhwedel on Friday to skate in their final...
Via Mill City Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Take with @BradleyGelber – Unprecedented Pressure for McEichel

We did it. For the first time in my lifetime, a professional sports team in Buffalo accomplished what it set out to do. We finished in 30th place. The pressure on this year’s Sabres team may be over, but that doesn’t mean new-found pressure isn’t mounting. Whatever half of “McEichel” ends up in Buffalo is going to be facing an unprecedented level of it next season. Management...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres fire coach Ted Nolan

The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday that Ted Nolan has been relieved of his duties as head coach. In addition, Danny Flynn has been relieved of his duties as an assistant coach and the contracts of Bryan Trottier and Tom Coolen will not be renewed. Nolan led the Sabres to the worst record in the NHL at 23-51-8.  In two seasons as coach, Nolan had a 40-87-17 record as Buffalo...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres fire coach Ted Nolan

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have fired coach Ted Nolan a day after their season ended with a second consecutive last-place finish. General manager Tim Murray announced the decision in a release issued by the team on Sunday. Nolan had two years left on a contract he signed a little more than a year ago. The Sabres had hired Nolan in November 2013 on an interim basis after...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF Cap: Pens vs Sabres

4/11/15  – Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres (2-0 Win) GIF’s by @JustPuckIt   [Goal 1] Sutter (Comeau, Spaling) [Goal 2] Sutter (Winnik, Hornqvist) Video Credit: ROOT/Pens TV The post GIF Cap: Pens vs Sabres appeared first on the PensNation: A Pittsburgh Penguins Blog - Home of the PensNation Radio Show.
Via The PensNation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Mission McEichel: Accomplished

It has finally happened. Buffalo Sabres fans can finally stop tossing and turning every night worrying about last place. No more channel-flipping to the Arizona Coyotes game to see them blowing another game, then switching back to see Brian Gionta has continued his torrid goal-scoring pace and put the Sabres in the lead. It’s official: Either […] The post Buffalo Sabres Mission...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 82: Last chance. Is There a Team in the Building?

Pittsburgh Penguins (42-27-12) at Buffalo Sabres (23-50-8) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York It’s the last game of the season. And on this random Saturday night in Buffalo, the fate of the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins is on the line. This season has turned into such a train wreck, we’ve found ourselves cheering for the Flyers to beat the Senators...
Via The Pensblog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tank God

The guy in the photo above is still an idiot. Alright, old habits die hard. Finally, the tank is over and its time to move on from the ******** that has surrounded the Sabres this past season. As I’ve maintained, I’ve been pro-tank but I’ve also been Pro-STFU. Yelling at the roof tops about how awesome this season is or how bad of a fan you are for rooting against losses is...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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