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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
23 hours 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day 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
1 day 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
8 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
11 days ago  |  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

Report: Drunk Ryan O’Reilly drove truck into a Tim Hortons

According to a report filed by AM 980 Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly was arrested on Monday for being impaired while driving his truck into a Tim Hortons and fleeing the scene. Here’s how the report describes the bizarre event. According to Middlesex County OPP, a green Chevrolet pickup struck struck a commercial building on Richmond St. last Thursday morning (July...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres draw over 17,000 fans for scrimmage

Do you think Buffalo Sabres fans might be excited to see Jack Eichel? An announced crowd of 17,115 fans took in a scrimmage game, shifting what should have been a relatively typical prospects game into a playoff atmosphere. OFFICIAL ATTENDANCE: 17,115. That is a #BlueAndGold scrimmage record. Thank you fans for your support! #OneBuffalo pic.twitter.com/hNJEEXaUV4 — Buffalo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

All Eyes on Jack Eichel During Buffalo Sabres Development Camp

SUNRISE, FL – JUNE 26: Second overall pick Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres poses for a portrait during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Jack Eichel was selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2015 NHL draft. As training camp begins, Eichel is the center of attention and will have every...
Via The Sports Journal
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues add Andre Benoit for defensive depth

The Blues continued to fill out their depth, signing defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year, two-way contract believed to pay a $600,000 NHL salary and a $350,000 AHL salary. Benoit previously skated for the Buffalo Sabres, appearing in 59 games in 2014-15 while scoring one goal and eight assists. Benoit, 31, is purely a depth signing. Though he appeared in a large number of games...
Via Frozen Notes
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Get to Know J.T. Compher

  While Nikita Zadorov and Mikhail Grigorenko are certainly the biggest pieces headed to Colorado in return for Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn, make no mistake, J.T. Compher is a valuable and piece of this Avalanche blockbuster trade. J.T. Compher is a 5-foot-11, 184 pound forward who can play both center and wing. Don’t let his smaller stature fool you, however, he is a fierce...
Via BSN Denver
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly Traded To The Buffalo Sabres

And just like that, it’s over. Ryan O’Reilly is reportedly being shipped to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal, thus ending the saga between him and Avalanche management over the past couple of seasons. The recent acquisition of Carl Soderberg and hefty contract demands of O’Reilly seemed to make this result inevitable, and the Avalanche will move forward without their...
Via BSN Denver
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel hasn't decided on NHL or college next season

The chances of Jack Eichel being selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft are about as high as the sun rising each and every dayThe odds of him playing in the NHL next season don’t appear to be the same. “If it ends up that my heart tells me that I want to move on and try to play in the NHL, then that’s what I’m going to do,” Eichel said...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

No Babcock, no problem: Buffalo Sabres hire Dan Bylsma

As of Thursday afternoon, it appears Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray has found his head coach: Dan Bylsma. BREAKING NEWS: Dan Bylsma has been named the 17th head coach in #Sabres franchise history. #WelcomeDan pic.twitter.com/vQ6FbdPDnY — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) May 28, 2015 The former bench boss of the Pittsburgh Penguins seems to be the right […] The post...
Via Along the Boards
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Barstool deliberations by @buffalowins and @2ITB_Buffalo: Pressing the issue of no Sabres Pressers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, speaks on the phone on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)   Chris: The Sabres yet again have decided against an end of season press conference, much to the dismay of the Buffalo sports media...
Via Buffalo Wins
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

In spite of Tank-a-palooza, Buffalo leads the way in NHL markets this year

The Buffalo Sabres played some pug fugly hockey this year in the name of tanking for a top draft pick.  Just how ludicrously tragic was it?  The home fans Buffalo were cheering the team getting beat at home so they could ensure a Top 2 pick.  In that regard – mission accomplished.  The Sabres are guaranteed one of the two elite draft prospects in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel...
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid Sabres Jersey Sighting

Sabres fan jumping the gun already (h/t Evelbug) A photo posted by Bacon Sports (@baconsports) on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:55am PDT The NHL playoffs start tonight and one team that is not playing is the Buffalo Sabres. They finished with the worst record in the NHL and have a 20% chance of landing the number one overall pick, who most certainly would be Connor McDavid. When all...
Via Bacon Sports
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to Buffalo’s goaltending options for 2015-16 by @2ITB_Buffalo

At long last, time is winding down on the Sabres season. The marathon trek to the league basement is all but complete at this point as the Sabres hold a four-point advantage over the Arizona Coyotes for the right to the 20% odds at the NHL Draft Lottery. While the Sabres aren’t yet guaranteed one of the top two picks in the draft, it’s looking more and more likely that t...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Weber on Sabres fans cheering loss: 'A whole new low'

The Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes are the two teams with the worst records in the NHL. On Thursday night, those two teams faced each other in Buffalo. Yet, the cheers from the crowd made it seem like a home game for the Coyotes. Why? Because Buffalo fans want their team to finish last. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres indicate team is getting rid of awful third jerseys

One of the worst hockey jerseys of all time is about to be no more. The Buffalo Sabres are ditching their horrendous third jerseys, team president Ted Black said Thursday on WGR Radio, according to the Buffalo News. Black admitted issues in the roll-out process and said the Sabres didn’t “anticipate the amount of third-jersey fatigue,” according to the Buffalo News. Here’s...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers heads the puck (Video)

Buffalo Sabres left winger Nicolas Deslauriers headed the puck soccer-style in an attempted pass during Friday night's game against Ottawa.The puck floated softly in the air, giving Deslauriers the opportunity to make the unusual maneuver. We definitely wouldn't recommend this move to the kids at home, especially on a slapshot.Surprisingly, this is actually NOT the first time we...
Via Holdout Sports
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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