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Report: Buffalo Sabres Sign Bryan Trottier as Assistant Coach

July 29th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
By Mike Matisz

While there hasn't been confirmation from the Buffalo Sabres, reports are surfacing that Hall of Fame center Bryan Trottier will become an assistant coach to head coach Ted Nolan.

Trottier is a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the New York Islanders and another two times with the Pittsburgh Penguins. His 1,425 points in 1,279 games is what led him to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997. 

Trottier has limited coaching experience, only coaching as an assistant for the Colorado Avalanche in 2001 and was the head coach of the New York Rangers in 2002, but was fired before the season's end. 

Part of the reports claim that Nolan has ties to Trottier through the New York Islanders, where Nolan coached from 2006-08. 

While the report has not been confirmed, and there is no press conference currently planned, the report claims that both Trottier and Nolan became close during Nolan's tenure. 

The source of the report claims that the team will confirm the signing sometime in the next week or so. 

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Buffalo Sabres Re-sign Center Luke Adam to One-year, Two-way Contract

July 28th, 2014 at 5:23 PM
By Richard N. Wade II

On Sunday, the Buffalo Sabres re-signed forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract. The cap hit will be $735,000.

Adam was drafted by the Sabres in the second round, 44th overall of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. 

Adam has spent parts of four seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, appearing in 87 NHL games, registering 26 points, for 15 goals and 11 assists.

The St. John’s, Newfoundland native has amassed 161 points (77 goals and 84 assists) in 210 American Hockey League games with the Rochester Americans and the Pirates. He was awarded the 2010-11 Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as the American Hockey League’s outstanding rookie and also earned a spot on the 2010-11 AHL All-Rookie Team.

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Buffalo Sabres Project Poorly in 2014-15 Fantasy NHL Rankings

July 27th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

As one would expect of a team coming off its worst offensive performance ever, the Buffalo Sabres aren't projected to have many impact players to fantasy hockey fans in 2014-15.

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Projections from NHL.com have only a handful of Sabres in the top 200. None are in the top half of the rankings:

  • Matt Moulson, No. 136; 23 goals and 28 assists in 75 games last season for the Sabres, New York Islanders and Minnesota Wild.
  • Cody Hodgson, No. 153; 20 goals and 24 assists in 72 games last season.
  • Chris Stewart, No. 194; 15 goals and 11 assists in 63 games for the Sabres and St. Louis Blues last season.
  • Jhonas Enroth, No. 199; 4-17-5 record with a 2.82 GAA and .911 save percentage last season.

One glaring omission would seem to be Tyler Ennis, who led Buffalo with 21 goals last season. And Enroth still could lose the starting job in training camp to Michal Neuvirth, who posted a stellar .949 save percentage in an admittedly small sample size of two games (both losses) for the Sabres after being acquired from the Washington Capitals.

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Buffalo Sabres’ Many National TV Appearances Highlight Team’s Drawing Power

July 26th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The Buffalo Sabres remain a favorite of the national TV networks, in spite of their league-worst finish last season.

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The team has its fans squarely to thank for that appeal.

NBC announced this past week that the Sabres will play in 11 national games in the 2014-15 season on NBC and the NBC Sports Network. That's behind only the 12 appearances each by a group of playoff teams – the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks

Those 11 appearances are all the more impressive when combined with the fact that a team from the nation's No. 1 market, the New York Islanders, won't make a single appearance. They're not much good, either, but they did make the playoffs two years ago and play in a market about 10 times the size of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls market.

The bottom line is that the schedulers recognize the Sabres are a draw no matter what. Buffalo's local games on MSG were the second-highest-rated local games in the NHL, behind only the Pittsburgh Penguins. And the Buffalo market routinely finished in the top 10 during the Stanley Cup playoffs, which were played without the Sabres for a third straight season.

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Buffalo Sabres Set to Host Street Hockeyfest for Yet Another Year

July 25th, 2014 at 7:39 PM
By Anthony Custode Jr

Registration is now open for the popular street hockey tournament held by the Buffalo Sabres each year.

Street Hockeyfest will be held on Aug. 24, regardless of weather, and will consist of teams of five players. Every team is guaranteed to play three games, and the cost of the tournament will be $125 per team. 

The tournament will display three-on-three action, with a goaltender and a substitute player, and is open to children 17 and under. There will be divisions split up by age groups and registration will close on Aug. 15, or sooner if the tournament fills up. All participants will receive a Street Hockeyfest t-shirt and hat, and parking for the event will be free. Anyone who is interested can sign up at the Team's official website.

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