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Uncertainty Remains for Zemgus Girgensons

As the end of July approaches, Zemgus Girgensons remains as one of the two Buffalo Sabres restricted free agents who have yet to sign a new contract. The other, Rasmus Ristolainen, will certainly be signed to a long-term contract over the next few weeks. In Girgensons’ case, the questions continue to follow the former first round pick. Is he part of the long-term plan in Buffalo...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 hour ago

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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

South Buffalo’s Tim Kennedy ready for season in Sweden

BUFFALO – In a perfect world, Tim Kennedy said, his summer would have played out as he had hoped. Following a rough European season, the former Sabres forward wanted an NHL team, preferably one with an AHL affiliate in the Northeast, to sign him. “But sports today is a results-based industry,” Kennedy told the Times Herald on Thursday. Of course it is, and Kennedy, an AHL All...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Sabres sign defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer to 1-year deal

BUFFALO – The Sabres added defense depth for the AHL today, signing Erik Burgdoerfer to a one-year, two-way contract. He will most likely start next season with the Rochester Americans. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Burgdoerfer, 27, spent last season with the AHL Hershey Bears, compiling six goals, 20 points and 59 penalty minutes in 74 games. Burgdoerfer mostly played in the ECHL for...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Sabres will have eight games broadcast on NBCSN next season

The Sabres continue to get national TV love with eight games on NBCSN in 2016-17. Despite being one of the worst teams in the NHL over the past three seasons, the rest of the nation has continually been subjected to watching Buffalo Sabres games thanks to the team's incredible drawing power in Western New York. Sorry, not sorry. The broadcast schedule for NHL games on NBCSN has...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

Moving Forward While Looking Behind: Buffalo Sabres Look to Build a Playoff Team

As the Buffalo Sabres continue to build out their roster, we take a look back at the historic 2006-07 season, at Daniel Briere and Chris Drury, and what comparisons we can draw for the Sabres today. It’s been almost a decade since the Sabres last made any significant run in the playoffs. In fact, with […] Moving Forward While Looking Behind: Buffalo Sabres Look to Build a Playoff...
Via Sabre Noise
2 days ago

What will the Buffalo Sabres do with Zemgus Girgensons?

There is a lot of room for long-term optimism in Buffalo. Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, Ryan O’Reilly and now Alex Nylander are all gems up front, while Rasmus Ristolainen looks like a solid No. 1 defenseman in the years to come. But the team is still in transition and there will be bumps in the short-term. One of those storylines involves fan favorite Zemgus Girgensons. As beat...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Can Alex Nylander Contribute Next Season?

Alex Nylander was one of the stand out players during last week’s prospect development camp. He also recently signed his entry-level contract with the Sabres. The contract pretty much locks in the 2016 eighth overall pick beginning his professional hockey career in the AHL or NHL. Nylander is full of talent, but is he ready to contribute in the NHL next season? NHL Skill Nylander...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Buffalo Sabres Could Roll The Dice And Play Zemgus Girgensons On The Second Line

If the Buffalo Sabres choose not to add scoring to the left wing, can playing alongside two young phenoms lead Z to the promised land? The Buffalo Sabres are still looking for scoring on the left side of the ice to pair alongside the dynamic duo of Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. Should the team […] Buffalo Sabres Could Roll The Dice And Play Zemgus Girgensons On The Second Line...
Via Sabre Noise
4 days ago

Sabres dealing with a muddy case in trying to re-sign Girgensons

When the Sabres announced the signing of restricted free agents Jason Kasdorf and Dan Catenacci on Sunday night, it left them with just two RFAs to complete deals with. One is defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen and it's well-known the team is in talks with their franchise blueliner on a longterm deal. The other one is forward Zemgus Girgensons, and his case is quite a bit more muddy....
Via Sabres Edge
4 days ago

Sabres sign Nylander to his entry-level contract

First-round pick Alexander Nylander, one of the standouts of the Sabres' development camp this week at HarborCenter, has signed his entry-level contract, the team announced Friday night. The deal is for three years and Nylander is getting the entry-level maximum of $925,000 per season in salary, with $850,000 in bonus opportunities. “We are extremely pleased to sign Alex to his...
Via Sabres Edge
7 days ago

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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's NHL draft strategy leaked on Twitter by Sabres fan

A sneaky Buffalo Sabres fan got his/her hands on a piece of Tampa Bay’s draft playbook Thursday afternoon and the slick Twitter user decided to put images of the Lightning’s purloined trade strategy online. The piece of computer paper, titled “Trade Ideas - 2016”, lists potential Lightning trading partners based on draft picks. The user said that his friend found...
Via The Other Paper
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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