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Buffalo Sabres Fans Still Hoping for Steve Ott Return
July 5th, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Before the NHL free agency period officially opened, there were rumors that Steve Ott was going to return to the Buffalo Sabres, quite like Matt Moulson did. Five days later, Ott remains a free agent. Tim Murray discussed the team's interest in Ott on Wednesday, after the Sabres made several splashes in the...

Tim Murray Reshaping Buffalo Sabres with an Attitude
July 4th, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Since taking the general manager job in Buffalo, Tim Murray has carried himself with a certain attitude and confidence that hasn't existed in the city for quite some time. Murray almost looks angry during camera shots of him on the job, and his sarcasm during interviews are humorous. His approach to...

Buffalo Sabres Broadcaster Rick Jeanneret Diagnosed with Throat Cancer
July 2nd, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The voice of the Buffalo Sabres will temporarily be silenced during cancer treatment. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres confirmed Wednesday that Rick Jeanneret has throat cancer. He's set to undergo treatment soon but expects to return to the broadcasting booth this coming season. "The Buffalo Sabres are deeply saddened to learn of Rick Jeanneret’s cancer...

Buffalo Sabres Make Noise in Opening Day of Free Agency
July 1st, 2014 at 3:28 PM
The Buffalo Sabres wasted little time today as the NHL free agency period opened. The Sabres began their day by trading a 2016 second round pick to Montreal to acquire defenseman Josh Gorges. The Sabres would then double-dip into Montreal's pool by signing their former captain, Brian Gionta, to a three-year deal. Buffalo wasn't...

Buffalo Sabres First-Round Selection Sam Reinhart Excited to Join Organization
June 28th, 2014 at 10:16 AM
When the Buffalo Sabres were on the clock last night with the No. 2 pick, Tim Murray wasted little time getting the pick in and calling Sam Reinhart's name. Reinhart, a center out of the WHL, is excited about joining the Sabres, even though they seem to have a ton of...

Buffalo Sabres Set to Pick No. 2 in Tonight’s NHL Draft
June 27th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The moment Buffalo Sabres fans have been waiting for since October will finally arrive tonight as the NHL Entry Draft is set to begin at 7 pm. The Sabres will select at the No. 2 spot, and will likely choose between Sam Bennett and Sam Reinhart, assuming Aaron Ekblad will go...

Former Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Dominik Hasek Praised for Hall of Fame Selection
June 25th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Dominik Hasek, known as the best goaltender in the world during his playing days, has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. ***PHOTO1*** Hasek dominated for the Buffalo Sabres for most of the 1990s. He led the Sabres to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1998 and an appearance to the Stanley Cup Finals in...

Tim Murray not Worried About Salary Cap Floor, Looks to Re-Sign Tyler Ennis
June 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray is tired of talking about the team's task of getting to the salary cap floor by the beginning of the season. ***PHOTO1*** Murray addressed the Buffalo media yesterday to discuss the draft when he fielded a few questions regarding the salary cap floor. He did not...

Buffalo Sabres to Hold Draft Party at First Niagara Center
June 18th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The NHL Draft has been the most anticipated event for fans of the Buffalo Sabres since mid-October, and the organization has announced that it will hold a party at the First Niagara Center on June 27. ***PHOTO1*** Doors will open for fans at 6 pm and free parking will be available for...

Buffalo Sabres’ Nemesis Jason Spezza Requests Trade from Ottawa Senators
June 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Jason Spezza, who spent his entire 11-year career making life difficult for the Buffalo Sabres with the Ottawa Senators, has requested to be traded. ***PHOTO1*** Bryan Murray announced the news Wednesday after the general manager's meeting and says that he plans to grant his request, despite his desire to keep the 30-year-old...

Buffalo Sabres to Hold Development Camp in July
June 11th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
After an atrocious season, fans of the Buffalo Sabres are hoping that the future is bright with young stars. They will have the opportunity to see what kind of talent Buffalo's prospect pool has. ***PHOTO1*** The development camp will consist of about 40 prospects, including Buffalo's draft picks this season. The Sabres will...

Buffalo Sabres’ Road to Relevancy is Longer than It May Seem
June 6th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres are in full rebuilding mode and are hoping to become a playoff threat in the coming years after the reconstruction of their roster. ***PHOTO1*** Becoming a Stanley Cup threat, however, may be even tougher. The Eastern Conference is the weaker conference by a substantial margin, in the opinion of most....

Chicago Blackhawks Look to Ink Patrick Kane to Long-Term Deal
June 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Patrick Kane's contract with the Chicago Blackhawks has one year remaining and many Buffalo Sabres fans have dreams that Kane will hit free agency and return home to play for Buffalo. ***PHOTO1*** Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has other plans for Kane. "It's the highest priority for us," Bowman told NHL.com. "Looking at next...

Chris Stewart Hopes to Make Big Impact for Buffalo Sabres
May 30th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Chris Stewart was part of the return the Buffalo Sabres received in the deal that sent Ryan Miller and Steve Ott to St. Louis, and he's hoping that he can make an impact on the team's fortunes. ***PHOTO1*** Stewart, who is entering the final year of his deal, was facing trade rumors...

Buffalo Sabres; HARBORCENTER to Host Two World Championships in Five Month Span
May 29th, 2014 at 3:56 PM
USA Hockey was in Buffalo to announce that the soon-to-be completed HARBORCENTER as well as First Niagara Center will play host to two world championship tournaments in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Starting in January, eight teams will compete in the 8th annual IIHF U-18 Women's World Championship. Then, a mere four months later, the International...

Marcus Foligno Striving for Consistency While Taking Leadership Role for Buffalo Sabres
May 28th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Marcus Foligno is one of the younger players that head coach Ted Nolan leaned on for leadership last season for the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1*** Foligno played his first, full 82-game season this year, as his first two seasons were shortened due to call-ups from Rochester and the NHL lockout. This offseason, Foligno says...

Buffalo Sabres Hope for Two High Picks in Next Year’s Draft
May 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have set themselves up to potentially have two, top-10 picks in next year's draft, as the New York Islanders have elected to defer the draft pick Buffalo will receive in the Thomas Vanek deal. ***PHOTO1*** Whether they're public about it or not, the Sabres are hoping to win the Connor McDavid...

A Look Back at Miroslav Satan’s Days with the Buffalo Sabres
May 21st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Former Buffalo Sabres' star Miroslav Satan announced his retirement from hockey yesterday,  but his contributions to the organization in the late 90s and early 2000s cannot be overlooked. ***PHOTO1*** Satan was Buffalo's main goal scoring threat in the 1998-1999 season, where he compiled 40 goals and helped the Sabres reach the Stanley...

Buffalo Sabres Players Move on in IIHF World Championships
May 20th, 2014 at 4:29 PM
Team Canada has clinched Group A in Minsk, Belarus at the IIHF World Championships on Tuesday. The Canadians, who defeated Norway 3-2, feature both center Cody Hodgson and defenseman Tyler Myers on the roster.  ***PHOTO1*** While both players were held without a point in the win, Hodgson is Canada's points leader with...

Suspension to Buffalo Sabres’ Zenon Konopka Just Another Blemish to an Already Brutalized Season
May 16th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
This season has not been easy for the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1*** The organization had the worst on-ice product in the NHL, yet they still managed to lose a draft lottery that they had the highest chance of winning, all the while they were forced to trade away most of the talent that...