BUFFALO SABRES NEWS

System Of A Down The Middle (Foundations of a rebuild)

The Buffalo Sabres actually weren't bad this season, they were awful. After posting an abysmal 2013 campaign, the brass of the Sabres decided it was time to let go of some very familiar faces. Say what you will about the product on the ice this season, but it could actually be worse. What the Sabres lacked in on-ice talent, they certainly made up for with extremely savvy moves...
Via Puckrant.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabres coaching changes get underway

In order to confidently rebuild the Sabres, General Manager Tim Murray and coach Ted Nolan will want trusted advisers, guys they’ve known through their years in hockey. To bring in those people, they need to get rid of the holdovers they inherited. Nolan started the changes Wednesday. Assistant coaches Joe Sacco, Teppo Numminen, Jerry Forton and goalie coach Jim Corsi will not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres announce coaching changes

The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part of the team’s staff next season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Make Some Coaching Changes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 16, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing to See Here: Putting to Bed One of the Most Memorable/Awful Sabres Seasons Ever

Well, thank God that’s over. The burning Viking funeral that was the 2013-14 Buffalo Sabres season finally was extinguished on Sunday night as the Sabres closed the season fittingly with another loss, giving them a record of 21-51-10, good for 52 points and the worst record by far in the league. The Sabres’ 51 losses were the most in team history. Their 21 wins matches the number...
Via Buffalo Wins
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres looking to rebuild quickly

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Tim Murray's vision of rebuilding the Buffalo Sabres should involve less anguish and more talent. And the rookie general manager doesn't expect it will take a long time to accomplish.
Via FOXSports.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

It Was A Bad Year In Buffalo

from Mike Harrington of Sabres Edge at the Buffalo News, The Buffalo Sabres' rebuild starts in earnest tonight with the NHL Draft Lottery in Toronto,  after what General Manager Tim Murray admitted was an "unacceptable" last-place season. Murray and coach Ted Nolan met with reporters today in a wrap to the Sabres' 21-51-10 trainwreck of a season, the worst...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles rookie Justin Johnson KO's John Scott much to the delight of everyone

Last night's game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Islanders had little meaning in terms of significance for either side. The two teams had bad years (the Sabres worst in the NHL) and the meeting was the last on 2013-14 schedule for both.What Johnson lacks in size he certainly doesn't lack in confidence (photo via hockeyfights.com)The Islanders called up a ton...
Via BruinsLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres Finish One Chapter, Begin Another

04.13.2014 Islanders at Sabres This will be the last game recap for a while as the Sabres took on the Islanders for the final tilt of the year in Buffalo.  For two basement dwelling teams, the First Niagara Center had a good number of fans in the seats, credit to them.  Despite the reality that this season is over for both teams, we would have ourselves a close match.  It...
Via Puckrant.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlights from the weekend: B's/Sabres, B's/Devils

On Saturday, the Bruins defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 to clinch their second Presidents' Trophy in franchise history, with the only other other coming in the 1989-90 season.David Krejci scored twice, and both Greg Campbell and Patrice Bergeron netted the other two goals in the game. Bergeron's goal was his 30th of his season, the most since the 2005-06 season when he recorded...
Via BruinsLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres hope they've bottomed out with season over

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) With his nose broken, Buffalo Sabres forward Drew Stafford found a sliver of positive perspective in summing up one of the worst and most tumultuous seasons in the franchise's 44-year history.
Via FOXSports.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Take with @BradleyGelber – The Season I Gave Up

The 2013-2014 Buffalo Sabres season is finally over. After what seemed like the never-ending story, the Sabres finished dead last in the league in just about everything. As easy as it would be to sit here and rip apart my favorite hockey team for what was months of anguish and despair, I am taking a different route. Instead of talking about statistics and wins & losses, I am...
Via Buffalo Wins
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorrowful Sabres limp to finish line with shootout loss

The Buffalo Sabres’ season is over. Try not to cry. Aside from the scoreboard crashing to the ice again or the team having to forfeit for lack of players, there was no more fitting end to the Sabres’ miserable season than goal-less Ville Leino losing the puck and failing to score in a shootout Sunday night. Buffalo’s chaos-filled, loss-plagued, forgettable year ended with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Johnson wins 'David & Goliath' match-up against John Scott (VIDEO)

Not even three minutes into the Islanders-Sabres game Sunday, Justin Johnson took on the hockey giant John Scott. It appeared to be a mismatch — as Johnson's listed at 6-foot-1, and Scott's listed at 6-foot-8 — unless you know what a tough guy Johnson really is.Johnson, a 32-year-old rookie playing only the second NHL game of his career, just might have had something...
Via The Other Paper
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Scott gets his just desserts

George here...This probably makes me a bad person, but USA Today's Nate Scott reports that Sabres goon John Scott was taken down by a young Islander, 5'10" rookie Justin Johnson, and well, sometimes it's good to see a hockey player who doesn't respect hs opponents get his just desserts:
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Rookie Justin Johnson KOs Sabres’ John Scott

New York Islanders rookie Justin Johnson stands only 6’0″ 220 lbs but he took on Buffalo Sabres John Scott (6’8″ 255 lbs) in his first NHL Regular Season fight. Giving up 8 inches and 35 lbs is no small task, but Johnson KO’d Scott with a solid one punch. Many people who hate Scott will be rejoicing over this. [Video via: Youtube] [GIF via: @PeteBlackburn] The post Islanders...
Via Diehardsport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Johnson knocked out John Scott in fight (GIF)

The NHL season is just about over, but New York Islanders rookie Justin Johnson may have snuck in the knockout of the year on Sunday. The 33-year-old Johnson, who was appearing in just his second NHL game, landed a punch square to the face of Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott. As you can see, Scott […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Scott gets knocked out by Justin Johnson

When referencing John Scott of the Buffalo Sabres, I choose to use quotation marks when calling him a “hockey player” because his level of hockey skill is an embarrassment even for the ‘goon’ label he’s tagged with. He’s basically paid solely to hunt, fight and injure opposing players, which is why what happened to him on Sunday afternoon is so great. During the first...
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Johnson Knocks Out John Scott With Powerful Punch (Video)

John Scott is one of the toughest fighters in the NHL based on his incredible size (6-foot-8, 265 pounds) and overwhelming reach. Despite of all that, New York Islanders forward Justin Johnson, who was called up from the AHL to make his NHL debut in Sunday’s regular-season finale, dropped his gloves with Scott for a first-period fight. After the Sabres enforcer landed a few solid...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury-riddled Sabres recall Markarov, Pysyk, Deslauriers for season finale

The Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans both play games at 5 p.m. While the Amerks' game is more meaningful, the Sabres had little choice but to raid the minor-league roster again. Buffalo has called up goaltender Andrey Makarov, defenseman Mark Pysyk and forward Nicolas Deslauriers for the season finale against the New York Islanders. The Sabres needed to restock the roster...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres call up 3 from AHL for season finale

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres scrambled to recall three players from their AHL affiliate to fill an injury-depleted roster for their season finale against the New York Islanders.
Via FOXSports.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrioch: Sabres will clear the personnel decks

In his last rumor column of the 13-14 regular season, the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch ponders the state of the NHL's search for Brendan Shanahan's successor, the coaching and managerial decisions facing the Canucks, Penguins, Leafs, Panthers and Hurricanes, and he wonders where Mike Cammalleri, Ryan Kesler and Martin Brodeur will end up, but sometimes the "lede story...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres Defenseman Jake McCabe Crushes Dan Paille

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe stepped up on Boston Bruins forward Dan Paille and absolutely leveled him. Paille was clearly concussed on the play, seeing as he couldn’t stand on his own. The hit was clean, even though McCabe was given a five-minute major and a game, it’s just unfortunate that Paille was stumbling forward as he got hit. [YouTube] The post Sabres Defenseman...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres lose five players to injury in loss to Bruins

Buffalo Sabres goalie Matt Hackett wasn’t the only player to get hurt in their 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff (concussion) and forwards Matt D’Agostini (lower-body), Brian Flynn (lower-body), and Chris Stewart (re-injured ankle) all left the Saturday afternoon tilt with separate injuries as John Vogl of The Buffalo News shares. “It’s a tough...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara, John Scott Receive Multiple Penalties In Minor Scrum (Video)

During the second period of Saturday’s game between the Bruins and Sabres, Buffalo forward John Scott skated at Boston forward Milan Lucic and appeared to be trying to engage him in a fight. Lucic wanted no part of it, and his teammate and captain Zdeno Chara quickly came to his defense. Chara received a double-minor for high-sticking Scott, who got two minutes each for roughing...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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