Category: ‘Game Previews’

Buffalo Sabres Might not Face Much of a Drop-off in Drafting Second in 2014
June 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres were thanked for posting the league's worst record in 2013-14 with a draft lottery defeat. ***PHOTO1*** The Florida Panthers snuck ahead of them in the lottery to grab the first overall pick. But recent draft history indicated that may not mean much for the blue and gold. Draft history indicated...

Buffalo Sabres Hometown Prospect Alex Lepkowski Enjoying His Taste of NHL Action
July 11th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Buffalo-area native Alex Lepkowski probably is a long way yet from NHL hockey, but even being on the ice as part of the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center for a week is a dream come true. ***PHOTO1*** The 19-year-old native of suburban West Seneca is taking part in his second...

Buffalo Sabres Sign 2011 Draft Pick Joel Armia to Entry-Level Contract
June 16th, 2012 at 7:45 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with 2011 first-round pick Joel Armia of Finland. ***PHOTO1***  Armia was the Sabres' first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in the 2011 NHL draft. He scored 18 goals and 20 assists in 54 games for Porin Assat of the Finnish Elite League this past season, along with seven points in seven games...

Buffalo Sabres Sign 2011 Draft Pick Goalie Michael Lieuwen to Entry-Level Deal
May 5th, 2012 at 7:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres signed 2011 draft pick Michael Lieuwen to an entry-level deal Saturday. Lieuwen, a 20-year-old goalie, was a sixth-round pick in 2011 and played for the Sabres' prospects team in last fall's Traverse City Tournament. He posted a 2.50 goals-against average this past season in 57 games for the Kootenay ice of the junior-level Western Hockey League,...