SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres’ Alex Nylander May Play in AHL Due to Loophole: Report

Alex Nylander may be heading to the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans as soon as the 2016-17 season, according to a report by OHLInsiders on Tuesday. Hearing Mississauga #Steelheads FWD Alex Nylander will go to Rochester AHL on a loan type deal similar to what Dallas did with Julius Honka — OHLInsiders(.com) (@OHLinsiders) August 22, 2016   Nylander, 18, was selected...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Report: Sabres’ Alex Nylander could head to AHL thanks to loan loophole

After one 28-goal, 57-point campaign in the OHL, Buffalo Sabres first-round, eighth-overall draft pick Alex Nylander is reportedly set to leave the Mississauga Steelheads for the AHL’s Rochester Americans. According to OHLInsiders, Nylander, 18, could be set to head to the Sabres’ farm club as soon as the 2016-17 campaign, which would means the young winger is making use of a...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Top 5 Sam Reinhart Goals in 2015-16

When the Buffalo Sabres selected forward Sam Reinhart with their second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft the team knew they were getting a very talented hockey player. A native of North Vancouver, B.C., Reinhart put up big numbers with the Kootenay Ice and he rightfully earned a reputation as a player with high hockey intelligence. In 250 games with Kootenay, Reinhart...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres – Questions Answered for the 2016-2017 Season (part 1)

Thank you for hearing out some of the questions I posed regarding the Buffalo Sabres in my previous article. I really appreciate the different opinions offered and interactions we’re able to have. In this article I will go ahead and provide my thoughts to the first 5 Buffalo Sabres questions presented in the “It’s Question Time” […] Buffalo Sabres – Questions Answered...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Player Projections: Evander Kane

We wrap up our Buffalo Sabres Player Projection series by looking at the forward everyone currently loves to hate. When I started my Buffalo Sabres Player Projection series, I always intended to work from the third line up to the first line, saving Mr. Evander Kane for the final installment (at least when it comes […] Buffalo Sabres Player Projections: Evander Kane - Sabre Noise...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Have Limited Roster Spots Available

With the Prospects Challenge and Training Camp just around the corner, we take a look at the Buffalo Sabres roster and consider how many spots are currently open and which players in the system can potentially fill them. Now that Jimmy Vesey watch has officially come to an end, the Buffalo Sabres can get back […] Buffalo Sabres Have Limited Roster Spots Available - Sabre Noise...
Via Sabre Noise
2 days ago

Vesey Gamble Doesn’t Pay off for Sabres, but That’s Alright

Jimmy Vesey finally made his long anticipated decision on where he’ll begin his NHL career. The Harvard graduate will be joining friend Kevin Hayes and the New York Rangers. The signing officially ended the Buffalo Sabres hopes of cashing in on a gamble. General Manager Tim Murray took a shot at signing the 23-year-old when he acquired his right from the Nashville Predators for...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Sabres’ Bylsma says talks with Girgensons, Ristolainen are ‘progressing’

The Sabres have been active this off-season, signing Kyle Okposo and bringing Dmitry Kulikov aboard to solidify their defense, but there are still two familiar faces yet to be locked up to new contracts to start next season in Buffalo. With roughly a month until the start of training camp, Zemgus Girgensons and Rasmus Ristolainen are still without contracts for the 2016-17 campaign...
Via The Hockey News
8 days ago

Bylsma talks about Ristolainen's usage, fancy stats

The Sabres coach had some insightful thoughts on Corsi, and how better to use Ristolainen next year. Sabres coach Dan Bylsma joined WGR's Hockey Hotline this afternoon, and gave his thoughts on something we've been debating on this site for months - Rasmus Ristolainen's usage and development, or decline,  last season. Bylsma spoke with Matthew Coller and Craig Rivet on today's...
Via Die By The Blade
8 days ago

Jack Eichel doesn't want to hold your snake, and other funny moments from the 2015-16 season

Eichel shows off his big-kid personality off the ice in this compilation video.
Via Die By The Blade
10 days ago

Sabres need more defense depth

How remarkably healthy did the Buffalo blue line stay in 2015-16? The Sabres recalled a defenseman as an injury replacement just once. Think about that. Over the course of the grueling six-month, 82-game season, the Sabres only dipped into the AHL on March 18, when they summoned Chad Ruhwedel to sub for Carlo Colaiacovo prior to their 72nd contest. Ruhwedel played that night and...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
12 days ago

Evander Kane is also being sued over December sexual assault allegations

Legal drama continues to follow Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane. This week, Kane pled not guilty to charges including non-criminal harassment stemming from an incident at a Buffalo bar. Now, on top of those charges, Kane is facing a civil suit in relation to sexual assault allegations from December. The victim claims Kane assaulted her badly enough for her to require surgery...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres

After two years of being in the basement of the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres made a large improvement in 2015-16. They finished one game below the NHL's version of .500, finishing with 81 points. This coming season, the Sabres should be ready to make a push for a playoff spot, especially considering that they are in arguably the weakest division in the NHL at the moment. At least that...
Via Razzball Hockey
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane pleads not guilty to charges stemming from bar incident

Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane has pleaded not guilty to charges of non-criminal harassment, disorderly conduct and trespass, in a Buffalo court room on Monday, reports the Associated Press. Kane was arrested in late July, following an incident at a Buffalo club in June. According to court documents, one woman told police Kane put his hands around her neck after she rejected...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane arrested after turning himself in

Evander Kane was arrested on Friday in Buffalo, turning himself into police. According to WGRZ and the Buffalo News, the Buffalo Sabres forward was charged with four separate counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass. The incident appeared to be connected to allegations from nearly a month ago, where Kane was accused of threatening and making...
Via The Comeback
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly’s impaired driving charges have been dropped

Ryan O’Reilly has avoided criminal charges after he was arrested for impaired driving after an incident in which police said the Buffalo Sabres star drove his truck into a Tim Horton’s back in July. O’Reilly was in court where after an interview with Mary Smith, a Tim Horton’s worker who witnessed the accident, it was determined that O’Reilly couldn’t be directly identified...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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