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Former Buffalo Sabres Ryan Miller, Steve Ott Make St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Favorites
March 15th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
The St. Louis Blues may have the Buffalo Sabres to thank for getting them the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup. ***PHOTO1*** Their acquisition of Ryan Miller and Steve Ott has made them the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to bovada.lv. The Blues have 5-to-1 odds, moving up from 6-to-1 before the...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Ryan Miller and Steve Ott to St. Louis Blues for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart and Two Draft Picks
February 28th, 2014 at 10:26 PM
The long-rumored trade involving Ryan Miller has finally come to fruition. The Buffalo Sabres have traded Ryan Miller and Captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues for forward Chris Stewart, goalie Jaroslav Halak, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first round draft pick, and a 2016 third round pick.  ***PHOTO1*** Ryan Miller is...

Future of NHL in Winter Olympics Remain in Doubt After 2014 Sochi Games
February 12th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
As the men's Olympic hockey tournament gets underway in Sochi, officials are starting the fight to not have these Winter Olympics be the last to feature NHL players.   International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel said Tuesday he will do everything he can to convince the NHL to continue allowing its...

Buffalo Sabres Fans Tune in to NHL Winter Classic
January 4th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres fans remain strong supporters of the NHL Winter Classic even six years after their team hosted the New Year's Day game.   NBC recorded a 2.9 rating for this week's outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. That tied the 2009 classic between the Wings and...

Buffalo Sabres’ Value Leaps, but Remains in Bottom Third of NHL
November 26th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
A playoff drought that will soon extend three years hasn't been enough to keep the value of the Buffalo Sabres down.   Forbes' most recent analysis of NHL franchise values found the Sabres to be worth $250 million. That's up 43 percent from a year ago, when the Sabres were worth $175...

Buffalo Sabres are Longest of Long Shots to Win Stanley Cup
November 10th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
In what should be a surprise to nobody, the Buffalo Sabres have the longest odds in the NHL to win the 2014 Stanley Cup.   ***PHOTO1***   Buffalo is listed as a 300-to-1 shot to win the championship, according to bodog.net. That means every dollar bet on Buffalo would net $300 should the Sabres...

Phil Kessel Suspended Three Preseason Games for Role in Buffalo Sabres Brawl; Ron Rolston Fined
September 24th, 2013 at 7:10 PM
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel will sit out the rest of the preseason for his role in Sunday's brawl against the Buffalo Sabres, while Buffalo coach Ron Rolston was fined for his part in the melee.   ***PHOTO1***   Kessel received a three-game preseason sentence Tuesday. He was not suspended for any regular...

NHL Set to Reduce Size of Goalie Pads Next Season
August 11th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The National Hockey League will reduce the size of goalie pads next season in an attempt to increase scoring. The league and its players association agreed this past week to reduce the size of pads by ten percent from knee to thigh. Additional padding will be allowed on the side, though,...

Buffalo Sabres Fans Again Get Taste of Stanley Cup – Sort Of
June 25th, 2013 at 7:10 PM
Buffalo Sabres fans have actually grown fairly accustomed to seeing the Stanley Cup around town over the summer.   Unfortunately, it's never their own players who are doing the showing off.   ***PHOTO1***   For the second time in four years, Buffalo native Patrick Kane has won the Stanley Cup as a member of the...

Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Jonathan Bernier from Los Angeles Kings
June 23rd, 2013 at 7:04 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' path back to the playoffs got tougher Sunday after the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired netminder Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings. The Leafs sent forward Matt Frattin, goalie Ben Scrivens and a second-round draft pick out West for Bernier, who should enter training camp in September neck-and-neck...

Buffalo Sabres Seem Unwise to Have Let Daniel Paille, Others Escape
June 17th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Would the Buffalo Sabres be in the Stanley Cup finals right now if they'd kept Daniel Paille? That's doubtful.   But would they be better off? That's entirely possible. ***PHOTO1*** Paille kicked off his 15 minutes of fame late Saturday after scoring the overtime game-winner for the Boston Bruins to help them even...

Stanley Cup Finals Breakdown, Hollywood Style: ‘Wayne’s World’ Vs. ‘Happy Gilmore’
June 12th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Stanley Cup finals start tonight with the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the Boston Bruins.   Many words across the continent will be spent analyzing the teams and predicting the winner. But the answer to who will host the trophy in a couple weeks actually rests at the movies.   ***PHOTO1***   Two of the best...

Chicago Blackhawks Favored Over Boston Bruins for Stanley Cup
June 10th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks will open the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night as slight favorites to claim the prize over the Boston Bruins. ***PHOTO1*** Vegas bookmakers have the President's Trophy-winning Hawks as -125 favorites to win the series. That means a bettor would have to wager $125 to win $100. The Bruins are...

NHL Needs to Do More with Helmets, Face Guards to Protect Players
June 10th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The NHL took steps last week toward making the game safer, but the league is still stuck in the relative dark ages when it comes to cranial safety. The league's competition committee recommended last week making helmet visors mandatory for any players entering the league starting in the 2013-14 season. The...

Buffalo Sabres Shut Out as NHL Finishes Naming Award Finalists
May 17th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
The leaders of two of the NHL's surprise teams from this past season join the man at the helm of the league's best team as finalists for the league's coach of the year award.   Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks, Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators and Joel Quenneville of the...

NHL Announces First Round Playoff Schedule
April 29th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The NHL playoffs begin Tuesday. Here is a look at the first-round playoff schedule. Stars designate games that will be played if necessary.   ***PHOTO1***   EASTERN CONFERENCE   Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN Friday, May 3, 7 p.m., NBCSN Sunday, May 5, Noon, NBC Tuesday, May 7, 7 p.m., NBCSN *Thursday, May...

Buffalo Sabres’ Status Unknown for Post-Bombing Tilt Against Boston Bruins
April 16th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon leaves the first part of the Buffalo Sabres' home stretch up in the air.   The afternoon bombing saw at least two die and more than 100 get hurt. The Boston Bruins postponed their game Monday night against the Ottawa Senators. The Boston Celtics also canceled...

Minnesota Wild Embrace Former Buffalo Sabres Forward Jason Pominville
April 4th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The front page of the Minnesota Wild's website says it all in terms of what The Land of 1,000 Lakes thinks about former Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville. "Welcome to the state of hockey" it read in a large headline above a picture of Pominville. Below that is a link for...

Buffalo Sabres Must Defy Odds for Second-half Playoff Push
March 9th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
With the abbreviated 2013 season just past the halfway point for the Buffalo Sabres, the mountain in front of them to qualify for the playoffs may already be insurmountable.   The Sabres (9-13-3) have 21 points through 25 games, good for 12th in the Eastern Conference and five points out of a...

Sports Club Stats Says Buffalo Sabres Have No Mathematical Shot at Stanley Cup
February 25th, 2013 at 7:09 PM
New math quashes any hopes Buffalo Sabres fans might have for a turnaround this season.   The latest report from Sports Club Stats gives the Sabres a 0 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup in 2013. They join the Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets as the only teams with no...