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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 Drop Second Straight Game in Traverse City Torney to New York Rangers
September 14th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' prospects put forth a better showing Saturday against the New York Rangers, but they still fell short in a 2-1 overtime loss at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament. That loss, combined with their opening 6-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, will prevent them from winning the eight-team...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Trounced in Traverse City Opener
September 13th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres prospects had a tough outing in the opening game of the Traverse City Prospects Tournament, losing 6-1 Friday to the Carolina Hurricanes. ***PHOTO1*** Carolina never trailed in the game. Buffalo's lone goal came midway through the first period, with Vaclav Karabacek converting an Eric Cornel pass 12:46 into the game. Andrey...

Elmira Jackals Plan to Become a Community-Owned Hockey Team
September 7th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' ECHL affiliate, the Elmira Jackals, announced plans this past week to become a community-owned team. ***PHOTO1*** Team owners Tom Freeman and Nate Cook said they will turn over the team to the Chemung County community, similar to how the NFL's Green Bay Packers are owned by the public. A...

Buffalo Sabres Organization Signs Buffalo-Area College Hockey Players Ryan Rashid, Tony Capibianco
August 16th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Former Niagara University forward Ryan Rashid and Canisius College goalie Tony Capobianco won't have to move far to begin their professional hockey careers. ***PHOTO1*** Both local college standouts have signed on with the Buffalo Sabres organization for 2014-15, inking one-year contracts with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL. Rashid was actually with the...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Connor Knapp Signs with Philadelphia Flyers Organization
August 10th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Buffalo Sabres goalie prospect signed this week with the Philadelphia Flyers, evidently seeing the logjam Buffalo has at goalie and wanting to join a team with a clearer path to the NHL. ***PHOTO1*** Knapp signed an AHL contract with the Flyers and will begin the season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The 24-year-old...

Elmira Jackals Hire Jamie Russell as New Head Coach
August 3rd, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Jamie Russell is the new coach of the Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1***  Russell comes to Elmira by way of Providence College, where he served as an assistant coach. He was an assistant at Cornell University prior to that and played professionally with the AHL Binghamton Whalers. Russell told...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Look to Gain Seasoning in College Hockey Ranks
July 20th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The NHL is increasingly seeing its young stars emerge from the college ranks, and the Buffalo Sabres hope to be a part of that trend.  ***PHOTO1***  Several of their top prospects who took part in last week's development camp are returning to the college ranks in 2014-15. Most agree that the NCAA...

Buffalo Sabres Hold High Hopes as Development Camp Wraps
July 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' development camp made quite an impression on its participants, some of whom won't be back at the First Niagara Center for 12 more months. ***PHOTO1*** Forty-one prospects took part. The camp gave entry-level players and unsigned draft picks a taste of the team's culture. After a horrid 2013-14 season,...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Brendan Lemieux Looks to Make a Name for Himself – and Only Himself
July 16th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Buffalo Sabres prospect Brendan Lemieux is used to the comparison. Especially since the Sabres picked him in the second round of this past draft, Lemieux has been inundated with the question of whether he emulates his father.   That would not be an entirely bad thing. Claude Lemieux won four Stanley Cups and...

Buffalo Sabres’ Sam Reinhart Has Successful Early Showing at Development Camp
July 15th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
For the first time in at least a year, Sam Reinhart only has to focus on hockey as he tries to make the Buffalo Sabres.   ***PHOTO1***   The team's top prospect couldn't be happier to finally be able to narrow his focus.   Buffalo's first-round pick in this year's draft was the main draw as...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Await Game Action at Development Camp Scrimmage Tuesday
July 15th, 2014 at 12:36 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' top prospects say they're excited to be back on the ice in anticipation of Tuesday night's Blue and Gold Scrimmage.   ***PHOTO1***   The scrimmage is part of the week-long Sabres development camp that opened Monday. Faceoff is at 7 p.m. at the First Niagara Center, and the event and parking...

Buffalo Sabres Open Development Camp with 2014 Draft Picks Participating
July 14th, 2014 at 8:23 PM
Buffalo Sabres fans got their first glimpse of 2014 first round pick Samson Reinhart today at First Niagara Center. All of the 2014 draft picks. along with many other Sabres' top prospects were in attendance. Samson Reinhart, the number two overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft hit the ice...

Buffalo Sabres Set to Open Development Camp Monday
July 13th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Seven players with NHL experience will be on hand for the Buffalo Sabres' week-long development camp starting Monday. ***PHOTO1*** Also in attendance will be Sam Reinhart, the team's first-round draft pick last month who's expected to compete for an NHL roster spot this coming season. The camp is required of all draft picks,...

Buffalo Sabres Sign Sam Reinhart, Jordan Samuels-Thomas to Entry-Level Deals
July 13th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will have two more of their prospects taking part in this week's development camp under contract. ***PHOTO1*** The team announced Saturday that it's signed 2014 first-round pick Sam Reinhart and recent acquisition Jordan Samuels-Thomas to entry-level deals. Reinhart's deal is a three-year contract, the terms of which weren't disclosed. The second...

Rochester Americans Welcome Adirondack Flames as Division Foe; How the AHL Should Do Realignment
July 12th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Rochester Americans will have a new division rival for the 2014-15 season. ***PHOTO1*** The American Hockey League approved a realignment plan this past week that adds the Adirondack Flames to the North Division. The Flames play in Glens Falls, N.Y., replace the Abbotsford Heat as the Calgary Flames' AHL affiliate. The Flames...

A Closer Look at the Buffalo Sabres’ 2014 NHL Draft Picks
June 29th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres drafted seven forwards, one goalie and one defenseman in the 2014 NHL draft. Here is a closer look at the newest players in the organization. ***PHOTO1*** FIRST ROUND The Sabres made Sam Reinhart the second overall pick. He spent four years in the WHL, posting 36 goals and 69 assists...

Buffalo Sabres Emphasize Adding Skill in 2014 NHL Draft
June 28th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
By his own admission, Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray may not actually know how well the Sabres' draft class of 2014 is until 2019, at least. But his initial impression in the moments following the 2014 draft Saturday was optimistic. ***PHOTO1*** "Outstanging. Our guys are happy," he said when asked what...

Buffalo Sabres Seek New Coach for ECHL Affiliate Elmira Jackals
June 7th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres now have some degree of coaching uncertainty at all levels after Dwight Mullins left the ECHL Elmira Jackals in favor of the Evansville IceMen. ***PHOTO1*** Mullins has done 64-65-15 with the Jackals, who formed an alliance with the Sabres this offseason to be their AA-level affiliate. Joe Battista, the...

Buffalo Sabres Have Top Prospect Pool in NHL
May 18th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
New rankings have the Buffalo Sabres atop the NHL in terms of the franchise's prospect pools. The rankings from Hockey's Future take into account the overall quality of every team's pool of prospects. The Sabres were second in their fall rankings but moved to the top spot thanks in part to their continued...