This is not the way the story was supposed to end. When the Buffalo Sabres plucked Jack Eichel with the second pick in the 2015 NHL draft, there was little reason to believe they would still be so far from a title six years later...
When Mike Robitaille caught up with Rene Robert last year, he was struck by how well his old friend and Buffalo Sabres teammate looked. Robert, who was approaching his 72nd birthday, had a trim physique and a full head of hair.
Welcome to the first edition of Sabres Scoop, The Hockey Writers’ weekly column discussing all things Buffalo Sabres. This week, ‘Sabres Scoop’ co-hosts Jordan Jacklin and Brandon Seltenrich sound off on some of the biggest storylines, news, and rumors about the organization.
Even if the injury situation surrounding Jack Eichel isn’t sacring teams away from inquiring about the forward as a possible trade option, many of those teams might find themselves bowing out of the talks rather quickly if a recent report about the Sabres’ asking price is accurate.
Since the firing of longtime head coach Lindy Ruff in the shortened 2012-13 season, the Buffalo Sabres have hired and fired five different full-time head coaches, with each averaging a stay of just about two seasons with the organization.
One of the main questions that the Buffalo Sabres need to address before we reach next season is who will be their next head coach. The end of Ralph Krueger’s time in Buffalo came in the middle of last season amidst some awful play.
This offseason for the Buffalo Sabres will be filled with almost countless impact decisions that will need to be made. With a handful of players likely leaving Buffalo this offseason, one player the Sabres should consider trying to bring back is defenseman Jake McCabe.
The Buffalo Sabres completed four trades during the 2020-21 season, ranging from depth moves to moving out a star player. It’s been a few months since the trade deadline, and with some time past, it is time to grade these trades based on the Sabres’ end.
The Buffalo Sabres will almost certainly need to name a new captain before the 2021 season starts up. Their current captain, Jack Eichel, will almost certainly be traded before the start of next season.
Rene Robert, a member of the Buffalo Sabres’ legendary “French Connection” line and one of the most popular players in franchise history, is hospitalized in Florida after suffering a heart attack, according to multiple reports.
As we keep our eyes on the Jack Eichel potential trade news out of Buffalo, another NHL insider has weighed in, and he notes it matter of where Eichel gets traded to, not so much that the player will or won’t be moved.
A forgettable season for a pending free agent Total Season stats: 49 GP, 4 G, 14 A, 18 PTS Age: 26 Contract Status: Signed through 2021-22, $5.4 million No one who follows Tobias Rieder’s NHL career will remember much fondly about this past season.
It sounds like some of the media in Buffalo have come to grips with the fact that forward Sam Reinhart is on his way out the door. If not, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to bad-mouth a player who might be sticking around, thus creating future issues for the team and the media when it comes to that player.
There’s a lot of speculation going on right now concerning Jack Eichel. What we know to be certain is that trade talks have picked up. That information is coming from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, two of the most trusted sources in the game.
Another batch of rumors are out this evening and they are centered around the Buffalo Sabres. General Manager Kevyn Adams is looking to change the culture in Buffalo and he doesn’t want people who don’t want to be here any longer.