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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...

Former Buffalo Sabres Find New Homes in Free Agency
July 3rd, 2014 at 3:22 PM
While the Buffalo Sabres made a splash in free agency Tuesday, some notable former Sabres players have found new teams around the NHL to call their own. Here is a rundown of the signings of some former Sabres.  G Ryan Miller As most Sabres fans know, the St. Louis Blues have chosen not...

Buffalo Sabres Add Veteran Presence to a Young Lineup
July 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 PM
The first day of unrestricted free agency came and went with a flurry of signings across the NHL. For the Buffalo Sabres, it took just a couple of hours to make some substantial moves of their own. Just a few hours into free agency, the rumors began to swirl, and it...

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 Tender Qualifying Offers to Five Players, Get Ready for Free Agency
June 30th, 2014 at 6:38 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had until 5 p.m. today to tender qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. A total of five players received offers: forwards Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno, Luke Adam, defenseman Chad Ruhwedel, and goaltender Matt Hackett. Defenseman Jamie McBain and goaltender Connor Knapp did not receive qualifying offers.  ***PHOTO1*** NHL free...

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 Complete Buyout of Christian Ehrhoff’s Contract
June 29th, 2014 at 5:42 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have parted ways with defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, buying out the remaining seven years on the veteran's contract. ***PHOTO1*** Ehrhoff declined the waiver process Sunday, making him a free agent. he'd said during this past season that being on a rebuilding team is tough and that he might not have signed...

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 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...

Buffalo Sabres; NHL Begin Talks with Pending Free Agents
June 26th, 2014 at 2:33 PM
With free agency beginning July 1, the Buffalo Sabres and the rest of the NHL can begin to talk to pending free agents in compliance to the collective bargaining agreement. The period in which teams can begin to court the free agents runs from June 25-30.  While teams cannot sign players before July...

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...

Former Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Dominik Hasek Elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
June 24th, 2014 at 9:43 PM
The NHL has announced its 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame class Monday. Headlining the class is former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek.  ***PHOTO1***  Hasek, who won the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender six times, which is second-most all time , is the only goaltender who won the Hart Trophy more than once, getting the...

Buffalo Sabres Open 2014-2015 Season October 9 at Home Against the Columbus Blue Jackets
June 22nd, 2014 at 5:04 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will open the 2014-2015 season at home on October 9 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.  ***PHOTO1*** The full schedule, released today, features four of the first six games at home. Sabres fans will get an early chance to root for their favorite team, including a potentially retooled roster. In...

Former Buffalo Sabres Goalie Dominik Hasek Headlines Potential Hockey Hall of Fame Class
June 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Former Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek headlines what could be a stellar class of 2014 for the Hockey Hall of Fame. The class will be announced Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Hasek won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and also spent time with the Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators. But most of his...

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...

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...