BUFFALO SABRES NEWS

Jack Eichel plans to move in with teammate Matt Moulson

All eyes are on Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel as teams around the NHL prepare for training camp. McDavid may enter the season with higher expectations, but Eichel will certainly be under a microscope as fans hope he’ll lift the Buffalo Sabres into relevancy. As we’ve seen with other skilled youngsters, Eichel won’t be living on his own during his first NHL season. The current...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel plans to move in with Matt Moulson

All eyes are on Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel as teams around the NHL prepare for training camp. McDavid may enter the season with higher expectations, but Eichel will certainly be under a microscope as fans hope he’ll lift the Buffalo Sabres into relevancy. As we’ve seen with other skilled youngsters, Eichel won’t be living on his own during his first NHL season. The current...
Via Bloguin Best
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres could surprise in 2015-16

Oct 1, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Sam Reinhart (23) during the third period against the Washington Capitals at First Niagara Center. Buffalo beats Washington 6 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-189048 ORIG FILE ID: 20141001_pjc_al9_050.JPGDon’t look now, but the Buffalo Sabres are no one’s laughing stock any more. Over...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Sabres have a 96% season ticket renewal rate

The Buffalo Sabres announced that the club has had 96% of season ticket holders renew their tickets for the upcoming 2015-16 season. This is the 10th straight season which the club’s renewal rate has eclipsed the 90% mark. The Sabres have capped their season ticket sales in 2015-16 at 16,000 tickets. “The fact that we had such a high rate of renewal from our season ticket...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Sabres have a 96% season ticket renewal rate

The Buffalo Sabres announced that the club has had 96% of season ticket holders renew their tickets for the upcoming 2015-16 season. This is the 10th straight season which the club’s renewal rate has eclipsed the 90% mark. The Sabres have capped their season ticket sales in 2015-16 at 16,000 tickets. “The fact that we had such a high rate of renewal from our season ticket holders...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

96 percent season-ticket renewal rate? Call that the Jack Eichel effect

Despite having two of the worst seasons in franchise history in the last two seasons (finishing with 106 combined points in the last two years, a lower point total than five teams finished with just last season), the fans are still not ready to throw in the towel just yet.Why?It might have something to do with that Jack Eichel guy.The team drafted the once in a generation prospect...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Next court hearing for Sabres forward O'Reilly is Sept. 10

LONDON, Ontario (AP) Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly's court case in connection with an impaired driving charge has been continued to Sept. 10. The decision was made Thursday morning during O'Reilly's first hearing in London, Ontario, court. The 24-year-old player was not required to attend, and was represented by his lawyer, David Humphrey. According to police, O'Reilly was...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Avalanche find a Ryan O'Reilly replacement?

When the Colorado Avalanche sent Ryan O'Reilly to the Buffalo Sabres, that was in no way, shape or form an insignificant loss.O'Reilly finished with 38 assists and 55 points last season, good for second and third, respectively, on the Avalanche.Colorado wanted to keep O'Reilly on the team, but according to G.M. Joe Sakic, the Avalanche simply couldn't meet O'Reilly's contract demands...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State’s Mike Weber On Twitter: “Minor Setback For A Major Comeback”

Ohio State running back Mike Weber, a four-star recruit entering his freshman year, may not be available for the Buckeyes when they take on Virginia Tech in their opening contest. Weber, who earned the removal of his black stripe just this past Saturday, has a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery Tuesday morning. Eleven Warriors was the first to report the news. He’s expected...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers to honor Briere prior to game vs. Sabres

The Philadelphia Flyers will honor former center Danny Briere prior to the team's home contest against the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 27.Briere announced his retirement from a 17-year NHL career on Monday, with six seasons (2007-13) being played in Philadelphia and parts of four campaigns with Buffalo (2004-07)."The Flyers are where I played the bulk of my career. I've had a great time...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres' Josh Gorges is quickly forgetting about the past

As far as Sabres' defenseman Josh Gorges is concerned, last season did not happen in Buffalo.Gorges and his team finished dead last in the NHL, but he's not going to let the last season bother him."Whatever's happened in the past is not to be talked about any more," Gorges said to Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette. "It's only looking ahead at what we have in front of us and that...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t forget about Draisaitl, Reinhart

Chris LaFrance-USA TODAY SportsThe summer of 2015 belonged to two potentially generational talents and rightfully so. Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel were all anyone could talk about this summer, especially those who take up residency in Edmonton and Buffalo. After all, those two were the top two selections in the NHL Draft and could potentially change the fortunes of two downtrodden...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kane scores nice goal in morning skate

Get ready, Buffalo, because Evander Kane is about to blow your socks off.Kane is messing around on the ice, preparing for next season. And he decided to take the puck to the crease against an old teammate of his, goaltender Mark Segal.Heads up before you watch this, there's a bit of bad language after Segal surrenders the goal.How many of those is he going to do alongside Jack Eichel...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck Daddy’s Summer Series: The Buffalo Sabres from A to Z (Puck Daddy)

(Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams. Behold, our summer A-Z series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to drop some knowledge on us! Add your own choices in the comments!) By: Stephanie Delio , contributor for Die By The Blade...
Via Philly Sports Live
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres owner says 2 lost seasons were successful for future

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula says the last two losing seasons were big successes for the team. Pegula said Thursday that the success didn't show up in wins and losses but will show up in the future. Pegula made the comments during a panel discussion with his wife, Kim, as well as Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cunneyworth returns for 2nd stint to coach Sabres' AHL team

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Randy Cunneyworth is returning to the Rochester Americans for a second time to coach the Buffalo Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate. Cunneyworth had a 306-273-61 record and led the Americans to six playoff berths during an eight-season stint from 2000-2008. He's also a former NHL forward, who played 866 games over a 16-year career split between six teams...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Evander Kane & Girlfriend Mara Teigen Have Been Busy This Summer

PHOTO: @EvanderKane_9 & model Mara Teigen pose at the premiere of the new film ‘Vacation’ in Los Angeles on Monday. pic.twitter.com/Fewsmp0qnm — NHLPA...
Via Busted Coverage
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres sign prospect defenseman Guhle to entry-level deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have signed newly drafted defenseman Brendan Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal was announced Monday, a little over a month after Buffalo drafted Guhle with the 51st pick. Guhle turns 18 on Wednesday and spent the past two seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. He is eligible to return to play...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gionta knows the Sabres will be better

The Buffalo Sabres were a pretty terrible team last year. The Sabres finished with just 23 wins and 54 points, dead last in the NHL and a historically bad year for their franchise. But now, after a series of Sabres moves and acquisitions in the offseason, Buffalo is looking towards the only direction they could possibly go....up. Sabres captain Brian Gionta believes in the club....
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Zenon Konopka wants to return to NHL on his own terms

Zenon Konopka may not be calling it quits on the NHL just yet.Konopka has over 1,000 penalty minutes in 346 NHL games in his bullish career. He wants to make a return to the NHL."There’s a lot of miles on this body," Konopka told Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald. Konopka was suspended for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres re-sign forward D'Amigo to 1-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Jerry D'Amigo to a one-year contract. The deal is structured so that D'Amigo can play at either the NHL or minor-league level, the Sabres announced Thursday. The team had retained the player's rights by tendering him a qualifying offer last month. D'Amigo was acquired by Buffalo in a trade that sent forward Luke Adam to...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres re-sign Johan Larsson to 1-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract. The Sabres had retained the rights to Larsson by extending him a qualifying offer last month. The signing was announced on Tuesday. The Swedish-born player had six goals and 10 assists in a career-high 39 games with the Sabres last season. Larsson was acquired by Buffalo in a trade...
Via AP on Fox
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Enforcer Kaleta rediscovers love of Legos

Former Buffalo Sabres enforcer Patrick Kaleta's aggressive style on the ice often leads to many an injury - and plenty of time on his hands to recover.While on the mend, the 29-year-old Kaleta soon rediscovered his love for Legos as a means to keep his mind sharp while doing wonders for his hands."Right around the 2010 World Cup, I heard soccer star David Beckham was doing the Taj...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cody Franson is the Buffalo Sabres Best Option

View image | gettyimages.com 5 After losing out on the Johnny Oduya sweepstakes, the Buffalo Sabres are forced to turn elsewhere in their search for a leading blueliner. The solution for the Sabres is either trade or free agency signing. With Cody Franson still available, on the free agent market the Sabres can find their option without giving up any other assets. The Buffalo...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly Arrested Following DUI

View image | gettyimages.com After recently signing the largest contract the Buffalo Sabres have ever dished out a 7-year $52.5 million contract, Ryan O’Reilly finds himself in a bit of legal trouble North of the border. The Sabres superstar was arrested in Middlesex County on Monday after reportedly driving his truck into a Tim Hortons and driving away. He has been charged...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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