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Zemgus Girgensons to Become Buffalo Sabres- 31st NHL All-Star
January 25th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
In playing in Sunday's NHL All-Star Game, Zemgus Girgensons will become the 31st Buffalo Sabres player to take part in the game. He was elected a starter by fans. ***PHOTO1*** Here is a list of the Sabres players to appear in the All-Star Game since they joined the NHL in the 1970-71...

Zemgus Girgensons Impresses at NHL All-Star Skills Competition
January 25th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
As the Buffalo Sabres lone representative at this year's NHL All-Star weekend, Zemgus Girgensons has a lot to prove. While the All-Star game won't be played until later today, the Latvian-born player is already off to an impressive start. ***PHOTO1*** Girgensons earned his "Latvian Locomotive" nickname in the Fastest Skater Heat event,...

World Cup of Hockey to Return to NHL, Olympics Could Be Out of Favor
January 25th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Every four years, hockey fans in the United States of America glue their attention to the television, rooting for their favorite American-born players and rooting against the NHL's top Canadian all-stars in the Olympics. ***PHOTO1*** That tradition could soon come to an end, especially with the emergence of the World Cup of...

Buffalo Sabres Remain Strong at Box Office Amid Historically Bad Year
January 24th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres, for the second straight year, are enduring one of their worst seasons ever. But forgiving fans remain fairly attentive to the team, at least in terms of attending games. ***PHOTO1*** Entering the All-Star break, the Sabres have averaged 18,318 fans per game for 25 games at the First Niagara...

Zemgus Girgensons Only Link to Buffalo Sabres in NHL All-Star Game
January 24th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Zemgus Girgensons is the only player from the Buffalo Sabres to make it to the NHL all-star game, which is no surprise, but him being the only significant link to the club at all could raise a few eyebrows. ***PHOTO1*** The only former Sabre in the all-star game is Jaroslav Halak, who...

Zemgus Girgensons Ends up on Team Foligno for NHL All-Star Game
January 24th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Just as NHL.com predicted, Team Foligno picked Zemgus Girgensons in the 16th round of the NHL all-star draft. ***PHOTO1*** Girgensons figured to be a late-round pick, being a second-year player and all. But what may surprise many is the fact that he was selected before Alexander Ovechkin, who Team Foligno selected in...

Buffalo Sabres Tank to Bottom of the Hockey News’ Power Rankings
January 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres don't just own the bottom of the NHL's standings, they now occupy the last place spot in The Hockey News' power rankings. ***PHOTO1*** Here is the write up: "Just when you thought Sabres fans would have to change all those ‘McDavid’ nameplates on their sweaters, their team loses...

January Has not Been Good to Buffalo Sabres This Season
January 23rd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres entered the month of January on a two-game losing streak, and with the month almost over, the Sabres have yet to register a single point in the standings. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo hasn't won a game in 2015. Every loss has been in regulation, and some have been very, very ugly....

Buffalo Sabres Forward Zemgus Girgensons Awaits All-Star Game Fate
January 23rd, 2015 at 9:00 AM
He was the highest vote-getter in the NHL all-star game, but there is no telling where Zemgus Girgensons could land in tonight's NHL all-star draft. ***PHOTO1*** Jonathan Toews and Nick Foligno will be captains this year. Yes, Nick Foligno, brother of Girgensons' teammate Marcus Foligno in Buffalo. See a connection? NHL.com does....

Report: Minnesota Wild; Colorado Avalanche to Host Outdoor Games in 2015-16 Season
January 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
In addition to the Boston Bruins taking on the Montreal Canadians in the Winter Classic in 2016, a report from Bob McKenzie says that the NHL will host additional outdoor games in Minnesota and Colorado next season. ***PHOTO1*** The report states the the Minnesota Wild will host the Chicago Blackhawks at...

How the Weakened Canadian Dollar Can Help the Buffalo Sabres Rebuild Quicker
January 22nd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It's no shock to the NHL that the Buffalo Sabres want to get better quickly. The team is in last place in the NHL and has the league's worst goal differential. But when the Canadian national bank changed its rates this weak, the value of the Canadian dollar plummeted down...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Block Speculation: All the Same Names, and a Curve Ball or Two
January 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
For those living under a rock during the NHL season, the Buffalo Sabres aren't playing very good hockey, and players will be moved before or at the trade deadline this season. ***PHOTO1*** The question is which players will go, and which will stay? Of course, there are no confirmed reports, because deals...

Connor McDavid Staying Modest as His Stock Continues to Soar
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Connor McDavid is at the top of the prospects list at the mid-point of the season, and with that stature comes plenty of media exposure, and he is handling it like a professional. ***PHOTO1*** McDavid is being touted as the next franchise player, a man amongst infants. He is at the top...

Despite Their Struggles, Buffalo Sabres Could Finish with More Points than Last Season
January 21st, 2015 at 3:00 PM
It's hard to think of this year's Buffalo Sabres squad as anything but terrible, but after half of the season, the Sabres could finish with a higher point total than last season. ***PHOTO1*** After playing 47 games so far this season, the Sabres sit in 30th place in the NHL with 31...

Former Buffalo Sabres Forward Derek Roy Provides a Spark for Edmonton Oilers
January 21st, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It has been 10 games since former Buffalo Sabres forward Derek Roy was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Edmonton Oilers, and so far in his stint with the Oilers, he has provided quite the spark. ***PHOTO1*** When Roy joined the Oilers, the team was firmly secured in last place...

Ted Nolan’s Criticism of Some Veterans for Buffalo Sabres Should Get Tim Murray’s Attention
January 21st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Ted Nolan has been very clear that he is not happy with the effort from some of the veterans for the Buffalo Sabres recently, and if his words are true, Tim Murray should be looking to deal them immediately. ***PHOTO1*** Nolan wouldn't get into specifics, but he has noted that some of...

Not Enough Players Scoring for Buffalo Sabres at Mid-Point of Season
January 21st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres limped into the NHL all-star break suffering an 11-game losing streak, and much of the disappointment can be attributed to the team's lack of goal-scoring ability. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo's leading goal-scorer is Zemgus Girgensons, with 13, who just happens to be in his second NHL season. Tyler Ennis is just...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Mikhail Grigorenko Wins AHL Player of the Week with Rochester Americans
January 20th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Rochester Americans forward Mikhail Grigorenko is doing whatever he can to earn a permanent place with the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1*** The forward earned AHL player of the week honors for last week. He had three goals and four assists in three games last week. Those totals include a goal and...

Potential Buffalo Sabres Draft Pick Connor McDavid Tops Central Scouting’s Mid-Year Rankings
January 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres may not be intentionally tanking this season to get the best chance at the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft, however after the NHL Central Scouting mid-year rankings came out they may be considering it more. Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters has topped the...

Buffalo Sabres Could Benefit Greatly by Trading for Colorado Avalanche Forward Ryan O’Reilly
January 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
There is no reason to believe that the Colorado Avalanche aren't shopping forward Ryan O'Reilly. His name has been all over the hockey rumors, and after a long and contentious contract dispute, the 23-year old may have fallen out of favor with his team. The Avalanche have stated that they are...