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Buffalo Sabres to Give Youngsters Another Look Sunday Against Toronto Maple Leafs
September 28th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have given their veteran corps two warm-ups over the past week for the regular season. Sunday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m.), coach Ted Nolan said the team's youngsters will get in another game. ***PHOTO1*** Many of the veterans who will comprise the opening-night lineup played in...

Chris Stewart Shines in Buffalo Sabres Loss to Toronto Maple Leafs
September 26th, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Chris Stewart scored two goals and contributed with a fight, but it wasn't enough for the Buffalo Sabres as they lost 6-4 to the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Stewart looked like the power forward the Sabres will need in the future. He played hard and was able to get the puck...

Buffalo Sabres to Hold Blue and Gold Carpet Event Before Tonight’s Game Against Toronto Maple Leafs
September 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Since Terry Pegula became the owner of the Buffalo Sabres, the team has held events in the preseason where fans can interact with their favorite players before they enter the First Niagara Center. ***PHOTO1*** This preseason will be no different, as players will be arriving in cars donated by Northtown Automotive Group...

Drew Stafford Set to Become Fool’s Gold for Another Contract Season
September 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Drew Stafford had a career-high 31 goals and 52 points in the 2010-2011 season, which just so happened to be the year his contract was set to expire. ***PHOTO1*** This season is the final year of Stafford's current deal, and it's not surprising that he's producing in the preseason already. Stafford may be...

Buffalo Sabres Open Home Preseason Schedule Against Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday
September 23rd, 2014 at 7:06 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will open their home preseason schedule Tuesday as they face off against the Carolina Hurricanes. ***PHOTO1*** This is the second of six preseason games that the Sabres will play this year and the first of three home games. The Sabres and Hurricanes have a long...

Buffalo Sabres Open Preseason Against Washington Capitals Minus Most Veterans
September 21st, 2014 at 12:06 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will open the preseason Sunday at the Washington Capitals (5 p.m., MSG, NHL Network) with most of their veteran leaders still in Western New York. ***PHOTO1*** Coach Ted Nolan said he's been happy with what he's seen out of the first few days of training camp, but he said...

Buffalo Sabres Family Packs Now on Sale
September 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that their popular family pack promotion is now available for purchase for the upcoming season. ***PHOTO1*** The family pack, which is available for all gold and silver games, can be purchased for $199 and includes four 300-level tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four bags of...

Buffalo Sabres Post Sub-Par Results in Ultimate Team Rankings
September 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are near the middle of the pack of ESPN's Ultimate Team Rankings. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills came in 75th overall out of 122 franchises in the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. They came in 21st in the NHL. ESPN utilized several consulting firms and fan surveys to compile the rankings...

Buffalo Sabres Owner Terry Pegula Flexes His Wealth with Expected Purchase of Buffalo Bills
September 17th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Terry Pegula is one of the most beloved sports figures in Western New York, as he gets set to rescue the Buffalo Bills. ***PHOTO1*** Pegula bought the Buffalo Sabres in 2011 and vowed to win a championship. The team is currently being reconstructed, but the future looks bright. One of the things...

NHL.com Releases Buffalo Sabres Season Preview
September 16th, 2014 at 4:18 PM
NHL.com released their season preview for the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, and according to their experts things could be looking up for the Sabres. ***PHOTO1*** The Buffalo Sabres finished dead last in the NHL last season and earned the second overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft. After selecting Sam...

NHL Removes Spin-O-Rama from Penalty Shots and Shootouts
September 11th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
The NHL has taken the most exciting part of hockey and made it slightly more dull. ***PHOTO1*** The league announced its new rules for the upcoming season, which includes the abolishment of the Spin-O-Rama from penalty shots and shootouts. The move is a difficult one to master, though some players like former...

Terry Pegula’s Ownership of Buffalo Bills Doesn’t Change His Focus on Buffalo Sabres
September 10th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Terry Pegula and his wife Kim will become the owners of the Buffalo Bills once the NFL approves him, but that doesn't change his focus on the success of the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1*** Pegula has structured a solid front office for the Sabres, allowing Tim Murray to orchestrate the current rebuild of...

Buffalo Sabres Owners Terry and Kim Pegula Reach Agreement to Purchase Buffalo Bills
September 9th, 2014 at 8:53 PM
Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula have been confirmed as the winning bidders to purchase the Buffalo Bills. ***PHOTO1*** With a bid that has been reported to be as high as $1.4 billion, the Pegulas are now awaiting league approval to take over as the owners of the Bills, which...

Buffalo Sabres Mini Packs Now on Sale
September 5th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that mini packs are now on sale for the 2014-2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** Mini packs can include anywhere from 5-40 games, and fans are able to pick the games that they want to attend. With a home schedule that includes 41 games, the mini pack is the perfect...

Former Sabres Forward Mike Grier to Coach at All-American Prospects Game
September 4th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
Former Buffalo Sabres forward and 15-year NHL veteran will be one of the coaches to lead a team at the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects game. ***PHOTO1*** Grier, who spent two stints in Buffalo, will be coaching against 16 year NHL veteran, and lead analyst on NBC/NBC Sports Network Eddie...

Countdown to Buffalo Sabres Regular Season Opener: 36 Days
September 3rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have 36 days until they hit the ice for another grueling regular season, and in preparation, Sabres 101 looks back at the significance of the number in the team's history. ***PHOTO1*** Matthew Barnaby wore No. 36 for the Sabres for seven seasons, and created a reputation that only fans...

HARBORCENTER Announces Partnership with Niagara Junior Purple Eagles
September 1st, 2014 at 10:14 PM
In an effort to bolster the development of youth hockey, the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles have partnered with the HARBORCENTER. ***PHOTO1*** The youth travel teams for the Purple Eagles will get two hours of programming and on-ice training developed by a staff that includes Kevyn Adams, Adam Mair and Martin Biron. Niagara Junior...

Marcus Foligno Will Look to Take Bigger Leadership Role for Buffalo Sabres
August 31st, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan looked to Marcus Foligno for leadership of a young team last season, and that will not change this season. ***PHOTO1*** Foligno capped off his first, full NHL season last year, and spoke many times of his growing leadership role with the club. The Sabres did bring...

Top Players That May not Be Members of Buffalo Sabres at the End of This Season
August 30th, 2014 at 11:04 AM
As the rebuild continues, the Buffalo Sabres are likely to continue to make roster adjustments to acquire assets. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo has a very deep prospect pool and Tim Murray has shown that he's not afraid to move players for value. The list of players that could be playing for different...

Patrick Kaleta Shows Buffalo Pride by Giving Back to Community
August 29th, 2014 at 10:31 AM
The story about Patrick Kaleta providing assistance to Blasdell man who had his scooter stolen has been circulated for the last few days, and rightfully so. ***PHOTO1*** Kaleta is a native of Western New York and takes pride in helping the city any way he can. To recap the story, 42-year-old Rick...