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Buffalo Sabres Players to Be at Buffalo Bills Game in Support of Owner Terry Pegula
October 12th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
New Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula and Goo Goo Dolls singer Johnny Rzeznik will be a part of the festivities prior to Sunday's Bills game against the New England Patriots. Members of the Buffalo Sabres will also be on hand for the game. ***PHOTO1*** Pegula said during his introductory press conference Friday...

New Buffalo Bills Owner Terry Pegula Plans New Stadium, Happy Sales Process is Over
October 10th, 2014 at 5:09 PM
Terry Pegula, seemingly on behalf of all of Western New York, let the emotions flow in his introductory press conference Friday as new owner of the Buffalo Bills. Pegula - who also owns the Buffalo Sabres - broke down multiple times during his public remarks and held back tears numerous other...

Buffalo Sabres to Host National Hockey League Scouting Combine in 2015 & 2016
August 18th, 2014 at 3:02 PM
Hockey starved fans in Buffalo still have to wait several weeks before the first Sabres preseason games take place. ***PHOTO1*** Fans got other exciting news this afternoon during a press conference at First Niagara Center today. The Buffalo Sabres will host the next two National Hockey League Scouting Combines, both in 2015...

Buffalo Sabres Add Three to Hockey Department
August 5th, 2014 at 9:37 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the addition of Rob Murphy and Greg Royce to the team's hockey department in scouting roles.  Murphy has been named the director of scouting after four year of being a pro scout for the Ottawa Senators and an additional three years as a scout for the...

Former Buffalo Sabres Owner Tom Golisano Set to Enter Buffalo Bills Ownership Race
August 2nd, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Thought to be left out of the running after Tuesday's deadline passed, former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano is apparently getting into the Buffalo Bills bidding derby after all. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Post reported that Golisano will enter the bidding process early next week. Golisano was expected to submit a bid...

Buffalo Sabres GM Breeds Openness, Honesty with His Candid Talk on Hockey Operations
June 30th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
With every subsequent public appearance Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray makes, he further distances himself - for the better - from his predecessor. ***PHOTO1*** Sabres fans likely could not fathom former GM Darcy Regier chomping on gum while making jokes with reporters. But that's just what Murray did in the hours after...

Buffalo Sabres Owner Terry Pegula Addresses Buffalo Bills Ownership Situation
June 21st, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula addressed his potential ownership of the Buffalo Bills for the first time Friday. But he stopped short of saying he's actually bidding on the team. ***PHOTO1*** Pegula released a statement through the team that served as a quasi-confirmation of his interest in the team, which he had...

Report: Buffalo Sabres to Buy Out Ville Leino
June 17th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have placed forward Ville Leino on waivers on Tuesday with the intent to buy out the contract of the 30-year-old forward. ***PHOTO1*** Leino, who has three years remaining on a six-year, $27 million contract, carries an annual average value of $4.5 million per season. The Sabres signed the forward after his career-high...

Buffalo Sabres’ 2015 NHL Draft Lottery Odds Secure as Lottery Changes Won’t Come Before Then
June 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Any changes to the NHL draft lottery - and to the Buffalo Sabres' chances of winning the Connor McDavid sweepstakes - won't happen for at least another year. ***PHOTO1*** The NHL's general managers brought the issue up during this past week's GM meetings in New York. They considered changes to the lottery...

Buffalo Sabres Owner Terry Pegula to Bid on Buffalo Bills
June 14th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
There could soon be a monopoly in the Buffalo sports scene, as Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula is apparently ready to make a play to buy the Buffalo Bills. ***PHOTO1*** WGRZ reported that the Pegula family is preparing a bid for the Bills. His daughter, Kelly, said on Twitter she could not add any information: "Guys, I appreciate the positivity, but...

Buffalo Sabres, NHL Could See Changes on the Ice After GM Meetings
June 12th, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray and the rest of the general managers are all meeting this week to discuss possible changes in the league to make the game better and to tweak previous changes.  ***PHOTO1***  One year after changing the icing rule from touch to a hybrid, the NHL is looking to...

Former Buffalo Sabres Owner Tom Golisano Set to Make Bid for Buffalo Bills
May 24th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano is apparently set to make a bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills. Golisano's interest was reported by the Toronto Sun. He's been linked to the Bills since his time with the Sabres, during which he said he would do what he could to keep the Bills...

Buffalo Sabres, First Niagara Work to Resolve Sign Blockage
May 17th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Progress does not come without a few broken eggs here and there. In the case of the Buffalo Sabres, that progress involves blocking the name of the company that pays millions of dollars to sponsor their home arena. The $172.2 million HARBORCENTER project is more than half done. Across the street from...

Buffalo Sabres Lose NHL Draft Lottery, Will Select at No. 2 Overall
April 15th, 2014 at 8:34 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have lost yet again, and though it wasn't a game at stake, the loss may have been a whole lot more. ***PHOTO1*** Despite finishing dead-last in the NHL, the Sabres will not pick at the No. 1 overall slot in this year's upcoming draft. Instead, the Florida Panthers leapfrogged Buffalo...

No Longer Interim Coach, Ted Nolan Looks to Build Buffalo Sabres into a Winner
March 31st, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Despite enduring their worst season in team history, Ted Nolan is not worried about the future of the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres removed the interim tag today, signing Nolan to a three-year contract as head coach.  ***PHOTO1*** "In order to turn it around, its going to take some time, patience, and understanding,...

Buffalo Sabres Reportedly Sign Coach Ted Nolan to Extension
March 29th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan finally appears set to remove the "interim" part of his title. Sportsnet reported the Sabres and Nolan have agreed upon a three-year extension that will formally be announced next week. ***PHOTO1*** Nolan took over Nov. 13 after the Sabres fired Ron Rolston. He's gone 16-30-7 in that...

Buffalo Sabres React to Passing of Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Jr.
March 25th, 2014 at 6:25 PM
The Buffalo Sabres were among the many groups shaken by Tuesday's news that Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. has passed away. ***PHOTO1*** The club confirmed his death Tuesday. The Bills were formed in 1960, 10 years before the Sabres joined the NHL as an expansion team. "The entire Buffalo Sabres organization was...

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray Talks Draft
March 14th, 2014 at 12:47 PM
The NHL Network was in Florida for the General Managers meetings and they had the chance to catch up with Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray, and one of the topics of conversation was the upcoming draft. ***PHOTO1*** Murray has been scouting some of the top talent in juniors and college and has...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Deadline Recap: Matt Moulson, Brayden McNabb, Cory Conacher and Plenty of Young Talent
March 5th, 2014 at 6:08 PM
The Buffalo Sabres continued their fire-sale before the NHL's 3 pm trade deadline today. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo's first move was to claim Cory Conacher after the Ottawa Senators put him on waivers. Sabres general manager Tim Murray knows Conacher and says he can fit in nicely with the Sabres. "He was a free player, didn't...

Buffalo Sabres Claim Cory Conacher from Ottawa Senators
March 5th, 2014 at 12:22 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have claimed Cory Conacher after the Ottawa Senators placed him on waivers. ***PHOTO1*** Conacher was a standout at Canisius College, and was ranked No. 6 among Calder Trophy finalists. He was dealt to the Senators from Tampa Bay in a trade that involved Ben Bishop. Sabres general manager Tim Murray is familiar...