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Myers glad he’s remained with Sabres

Tyler Myers had a lot on his mind early this summer. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman got married in July, with the nuptials taking up plenty of brain real estate. He also had to contemplate life with a new hockey team. He was a much-discussed target at draft time, and he wasn’t sure if Sabres general manager Tim Murray would send him elsewhere. “They wouldn’t be doing their...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres lack leadership no more

From Hometown Hockey: Timing never seems to be on the side of the Buffalo Sabres. When they were still a perennial playoff team from 2007 to around 2011 or 2012, the team definitely had talent. Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville. But one of the key components that seemed to be missing every year, pretty […] The post Sabres lack leadership no more appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Pegula will own Buffalo Sabres and Bills

Terry Pegula is once again Buffalo's night in shining armor. The billionaire gas mogul has an agreement in place to purchase the Buffalo Bills for $1.1B.Terry Pegula first became a household name back in 2011 when he bought the Buffalo Sabres. As an owner he quickly became a fan favorite. He fully committed to the success of the Sabres and the people of Buffalo. In his statement...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

@SabresStats Countdown to Hockey Recap

“Is it October yet?” That’s a popular refrain around my household this time of year.  The withdrawal of a summer without hockey is kicking in more and more as the pain of last season becomes more of a distant memory.  The hope of a new day is at the forefront for Sabres fans and that hope, at least for now, lies in Sam Reinhart and the stable of high quality defensive prospects...
Via Buffalo Wins
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gionta expects playoffs for Sabres

From Hometown Hockey: Brian Gionta means well. Really, he does. But he might be just a little bit off his rocker with his prediction that the Sabres will make the playoffs in 2014-15. Gionta talked to ESPN on Monday and had the following to say: “My expectation is to make the playoffs. I didn’t go […] The post Gionta expects playoffs for Sabres appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta is optimistic about the Sabres’ playoff chances

It’s pretty normal to hear a player praising his club and offering up optimistic remarks heading into a new season. Regardless of the team’s previous campaign, you’ll hear proclamations of playoff glory. It doesn’t matter if your team was bad or even beyond bad, the time before training camp suddenly puts every squad on level footing. The sentiment above has been especially...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta is optimistic about the Sabres’ playoff chances

It’s pretty normal to hear a player praising his club and offering up optimistic remarks heading into a new season. Regardless of the team’s previous campaign, you’ll hear proclamations of playoff glory. It doesn’t matter if your team was bad or even beyond bad, the time before training camp suddenly puts every squad on level footing. The sentiment above has been especially...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zenon Konopka Has A Top Corsi Rate

A while ago I posted the top 20 players in the 2013/14 season by team and zone start adjusted Corsi rate.  This is the difference in attempted shots by a player's team and his opponents when a player is on the ice in 5 on 5 situations.  It is then adjusted for the team the player plays upon and the zone in which the player's shifts tend to begin.  This Corsi is then divided...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

With bids due this month, Terry Pegula frontrunner

Buffalo Sabres owners Terry Pegula remains far and away the leading contender to land the Bills, with formal, binding bids due in mid-September and the vote on a new owner on pace for the October owner's meeting, numerous league sources said. Pegula is viewed as the most viable option. He has made his intent clear, and sources said he's poised to handle the $1.1 billion...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster takes shape for Sabres

High-five, September. Hello, hockey. We’re just nine days away from the Sabres’ first game at the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich. It’s just 18 days to the first official preseason game in Washington, 20 days to the home preseason opener against Carolina. And it’s 36 days to the season opener, Oct. 9 against Columbus. So while your weeks of Fraud Football...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ville Leino Will Attend The Bruin’s Training Camp

Peter Chiarelli just spoke with Boston media; said Steve Eminger will be signed to AHL deal and Ville Leino gets a training-camp tryout. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 5, 2014
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Olczyk, Grier To Coach USA Hockey’s Top Prospects

Eddie Olczyk and Mike Grier have been named the coaches for USA Hockey’s All-American Prospects game later this month. Grier was recently added to the Blackhawks scouting staff. Click here for the 42-man roster for the event, which will be held … Continue reading → The post Olczyk, Grier To Coach USA Hockey’s Top Prospects appeared first on Committed Indians.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Olczyk, Grier to coach USA Hockey prospects teams

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Former NHLers Eddie Olczyk and Mike Grier have been selected to coach the two teams participating in USA Hockey's All-American Prospects game later this month. Olczyk currently works as a broadcaster and is a U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer after a 16-season NHL career. Grier played 15 NHL seasons, including two stints in Buffalo, where the game will be played on...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

With Ott gone, who will be Buffalo’s next captain?

Since the start of 2013, three different players have worn the ‘C’ in Buffalo — Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek, and Steve Ott — and they have all been traded. That’s created something of a leadership vacuum for the Sabres going into the 2014-15 campaign. Fortunately, there have some candidates to fill that void. Perhaps the most obvious player is Brian Gionta, who inked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Colorado’s rise a fair example of what might happen in Buffalo?

The Buffalo Sabres are frankly expected to be one of the worst teams in the league in 2014-15. It’s easy to see why: They’re a rebuilding club coming off of a season where they posted a 21-51-10 record. They could have added six wins last season and still finished in last place. For that matter, they could have scored 37 more goals and still ranked 30th offensively. The short...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Lalime On The Ottawa Senators

from Katie Strang of ESPN, The 40-year-old Lalime, who holds the Senators franchise record in career wins, said he thinks Anderson will come into training camp with top billing but that the two players will push each other in a healthy competition. Anderson, 33, posted a pedestrian .911 save percentage last season but recorded an NHL best .941 in the lockout-shortened 2013...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Depth Chart 2014 2015

English: Français: Buffalo Sabres C 1. Cody Hodgson  2. Tyler Ennis  3. Zemgus Girgensons  4. Mikhail Grigorenko  5. Johan Larsson  6. Matt Ellis  L 1. Matt Moulson  2. Marcus Foligno  3. Brian Flynn  4. Cody McCormick  5. Nicolas Deslauriers  R 1. Drew...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
21 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Best For The Buffalo Sabres?

from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News, Let’s examine job descriptions as they pertain to the Sabres and the season ahead. It marks the first full season since Tim Murray was hired as general manager and Ted Nolan returned as coach. Murray did not bring Nolan aboard but retained him to maintain stability after the Pat LaFontaine debacle. It’s important to remember that...
Via Kukla's Korner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres’ Larsson says he’s proven what he can in AHL

The Buffalo Sabres might be in line for a long season, but Johan Larsson wants to be a big part of it. Uffe Bodin of HockeySverige in Sweden (link in Swedish) interviewed the 22-year-old forward and found out he thinks he’s proven all he can in the AHL and is ready to make the jump to the NHL for good. Poorly translated quotes ahead: “I’ve proven what I can in the AHL by...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Lottery rules punish bad teams instead of rewarding them

Just when Buffalo Sabres fans thought the future looked pretty good, the NHL had to step in and ruin it. The new changes to the NHL’s draft lottery system has left general manager Tim Murray a bit dissatisfied with the results. “You know who you’re affecting, that’s not fair,” said Murray. After receiving approval by the NHLPA, the NHL announced how the system will work...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres shift Devine's role to director of player personnel

  The Buffalo Sabres have shifted Kevin Devine's role to player personnel director in the latest series of front-office shuffles this offseason. Devine previously served as the team's chief scout and assistant general manager. Those roles were filled by Greg Royce and Mark Jakubowski earlier this month. The Sabres also announced Tuesday that Randy Cunneyworth takes over...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta Excited About Playing In Buffalo

from Time Warner Cable News Buffalo, Brian Gionta was back on home turf Monday night, signing autographs at Frontier Field one month after signing a three-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. After more than 17 years away from home, the Greece native is glad to be back playing hockey in his neck of the woods. "We’re excited about it,” Gionta said. “It...
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Combine Heads To Buffalo For The Next Two Years

TORONTO (Aug. 18, 2014) – The NHL Combine, an annual event featuring the top 120 draft-eligible players from North America and Europe, will be held at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2015 and 2016, the National Hockey League and Buffalo Sabres announced today. The weeklong NHL Combine, gives all 30 Member Clubs a chance to evaluate hockey’s future...
Via Kukla's Korner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres 'major announcement' for Monday focuses on '15 Scouting Combine

The Buffalo Sabres sent out a terse e-mail this evening that they are planning a "press conference for a major announcement" Monday at 1 p.m. in the First Niagara Center pavilion but did not specify the subject. The headliner at the press conference is Colin Campbell, senior executive VP of NHL Hockey Operations, and the Sabres and league are expected to jointly announce...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Kelly Not Confident About Jon Bon Jovi Keeping The Bills In Buffalo

  Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly recently met with Jon Bon Jovi to discuss the possibility of joining his ownership group in their attempt to purchase the franchise. However, Kelly reportedly declined to join the Toronto based group due to concerns that they could eventually move the team out of Buffalo. “I can confirm that Jim Kelly...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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