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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...

Buffalo Sabres’ Roster Overhaul Probable with Trade Deadline Looming
March 4th, 2014 at 9:24 PM
It's been a trying season for the Buffalo Sabres and come 3 pm tomorrow, the roster may be even more unrecognizable than it already is. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have already traded captain Steve Ott and Ryan Miller to St. Louis, and they shipped Thomas Vanek to the Islanders. Still, the overhaul is likely...

Buffalo Sabres No Closer to Stanley Cup Three Years After Terry Pegula’s Vow
February 24th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Three years ago this month, new Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula made the statement that sent shockwaves around Sabres Nation: "Starting today, the Buffalo Sabres' reason for existence will be to win a Stanley Cup." He spoke those words Feb. 22, 2011, a few weeks after he finalized his purchase of the...

Buffalo Sabres Reportedly Make Bid to Host NHL Combine
January 29th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
A report from the Buffalo Sabres indicates the team has made yet another step toward making the forthcoming HARBORCENTER a true all-levels hockey destination. The AP reported NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman as saying the Sabres put in a bid to host the annual NHL combine, which has taken place in Toronto. "I...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ted Nolan Seems to Be the Answer Behind the Bench – for Now
January 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Whether Buffalo Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan has done enough to earn the job full-time remains to be seen. But what he's gotten out of the club through 27 games this season is, historically speaking, about what he will get out of any team. Nolan is 9-12-6 since taking over the...

Buffalo Sabres, USA Hockey Enter Two-year Deal to Host Prospects Game
January 14th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
The Buffalo Sabres and USA Hockey have entered into a two-year agreement to have the Sabres host the All-American Prospects Game. The Sabres hosted the inaugural prospects game in September 2012. The game is for American players who be draft-eligible the following summer. Seth Jones played in the 2012 game before...

Buffalo Sabres Name Tim Murray New General Manager
January 9th, 2014 at 11:54 AM
The Buffalo Sabres introduced Tim Murray as their new general manager Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** Murray has most recently been the assistant general manager of the Ottawa Senators. He was with Ottawa for seven seasons and has 20 years of NHL experience, first breaking in as a scout for the Detroit Red Wings. With...

Buffalo Sabres Take Slight Hit at the Gate Amid Bad Season
December 16th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' atrocious 2013-14 season has has a mild impact on attendance thus far. Indications are ticket sales won't rebound any time soon. The Sabres are averaging 18,439 tickets sold per game. That's 96.7 percent of the capacity of the 19,070-seat First Niagara Center. Last year's playoff-less team averaged 18,970...

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’ GM Hiring Process Under Way
November 23rd, 2013 at 7:07 PM
Buffalo Sabres President of Hockey Operations Pat LaFontaine has started the interview process as he looks to hire a new general manager.   ***PHOTO1***   Speaking to media Friday night during a visit to a Rochester Americans game, LaFontaine said he started interviews Monday. He said he's still adding candidates to his interview list...

Buffalo Sabres Fire Ron Rolston, Darcy Regier; Hire Pat LaFontaine, Ted Nolan
November 13th, 2013 at 12:47 PM
The Buffalo Sabres held a press conference Wednesday to announce that former captain and Sabres great Pat LaFontaine is returning to the franchise as its new President of Hockey Operations and that former head coach Ted Nolan will replace Ron Rolston as the team's interim head coach. The team also fired...

Struggling Buffalo Sabres Trade Thomas Vanek to New York Islanders for Matt Moulson, Draft Picks
October 27th, 2013 at 9:21 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that Thomas Vanek has been traded to the New York Islanders for Matt Moulson, a first-round draft pick in 2014 and a second-round draft pick in 2015. The move has been anticipated since last season, when the Sabres hit rock bottom. Vanek's contract will expire at the...

Buffalo Sabres’ Darcy Regier is a Man Without a Plan
October 27th, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Note: This story was written by Sabres 101's Richard Wade. The Buffalo Sabres are in the midst of their worst season in team history. Currently sporting a 2-10-1 record through 13 games, the team is in the basement of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. How can a team that once had...

Buffalo Sabres Co-sponsor Bid to Host NCAA Frozen Four in First Niagara Center
October 13th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres are trying to bring the NCAA Frozen Four back to Buffalo for the first time since 2003. The Sabres are co-sponsoring a bid by the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference to host the college hockey championships at the First Niagara Center some time between 2015 and 2018. The MAAC also...

Buffalo Sabres Reveal Alternate Jersey for 2013-14 Season
September 4th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
The Buffalo Sabres revealed their third jerseys for the upcoming season Wednesday after weeks of video teases. The team released a photo of forward Steve Ott donning the new threads and posted it on social media outlets this morning.  Despite the build-up of the design, the final product left many fans in disappointment.  The...

Buffalo Sabres Mini Packs Set to Go on Sale Aug. 28
August 25th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Renewing Buffalo Sabres mini-pack holders can buy packs for the 2013-14 season Wednesday, Aug. 28. New orders will be accepted starting Thursday, Sept. 5. Packs can be bought in quantities from five to 40 games. Packs offer discounts on tickets of up to 10 percent. Mini-pack holders also don pay ticket...

Buffalo Sabres Should not Follow Lead of Nashville Predators, Keep Opposing Fans Out
August 18th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Nashville Predators have started a program to keep the fans of one of their main rivals, the Chicago Blackhawks, out of Bridgestone Arena.   Some Buffalo Sabres fans might like a similar plan to be in place at First Niagara Center when the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town. It's an...

Buffalo Sabres Reportedly Part Ways with Broadcaster Harry Neale
August 12th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Just months before he's set to be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, broadcaster Harry Neale has reportedly been laid off by the Buffalo Sabres. Joe Bowen, a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs' broadcast team, tweeted the news late Sunday. The Sabres have yet to confirm. Neale joined the Sabres in...