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Former Buffalo Sabres Having a Strong Start to the Season
October 16th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
As the Buffalo Sabres continue to rebuild and retool the roster, fans sometimes turn to the players who have left the team to see how they are doing in comparison to the current roster. ***PHOTO1*** Three names that come up more than others are Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville and Ryan Miller. Vanek, Pominville...

NHL Standings Watch: Buffalo Sabres Do Their Part, New York Islanders Don’t
October 11th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres began this season the way many fans had secretly hoped, but the New York Islanders did not do their part. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo holds New York's first-round pick in this year's draft, and many fans are hoping for the Sabres to get two top-five picks, while some ambitious fans are...

Buffalo Sabres to Get 2015 First-round Pick from New York Islanders; Isles Retain 2014 First-rounder
May 22nd, 2014 at 3:14 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will have to make due with one first-round pick in this summer's NHL draft, as the New York Islanders have opted to keep their pick and instead give Buffalo its 2015 first-rounder. ***PHOTO1*** The pick is due to the Sabres as part of the Thomas Vanek trade. The trade...

Examining the Buffalo Sabres’ Salary Cap Situation in 2014-15
May 11th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
What a difference a couple years makes for the Buffalo Sabres. Not three years ago, the Sabres were the highest-spending team in the National Hockey League. It makes sense that management blew that plan up, given the Sabres haven't made the playoffs in three season, but they'll have to hand out...

Buffalo Sabres Lay Egg Against New York Islanders, Get Set for Return of Thomas Vanek and Montreal Canadiens
March 16th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The good news for the Buffalo Sabres - if there is any good news after losing 4-1 Saturday night to the New York Islanders - is they don't have much time to dwell on the poor showing. The Sabres return home Sunday night to host the Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., MSG)...

Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders Duel in Battle of Cellar-dwellers
March 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Saturday's game between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders (7 p.m., MSG) can only be described as one of those unfortunate matchups necessitated by an 82-game schedule during which some teams have to be eliminated from contention early on. The Sabres (19-39-8) have all but clinched last place in the...

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 Players Fare Poorly in 2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Rankings
August 31st, 2013 at 7:21 PM
Just as the Buffalo Sabres are expected by many experts to have another down year in 2013-14, the team's superstars are collectively among the lowest-rated for fantasy hockey players.   ***PHOTO1***   The folks at NHL.com put only five Sabres in their top 200 picks for fantasy players: Thomas Vanek, No. 55 Ryan Miller, No....

Buffalo Sabres Must Overcome Youth, Distractions in Upcoming Season
August 21st, 2013 at 9:00 AM
At the risk of beating a dead horse, it needs to be pointed out yet again this offseason that the Buffalo Sabres are the youngest team in the NHL, and that the futures of its two stars are very, very uncertain. ***PHOTO1*** This is not to speculate which players will excel or...

Little Has Changed for Buffalo Sabres’ Outlook in 2013-2014
August 14th, 2013 at 7:10 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have made significant changes to their roster from last season's trade deadline to now, but little has changed in the perception in how the team will do this upcoming season. ***PHOTO1*** Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek remain in Buffalo, but for how long, nobody knows. One thing that is...

Matt Hackett Looks to Impress Buffalo Sabres with Future of Ryan Miller in Limbo
July 26th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the Buffalo Sabres acquired Matt Hackett in a trade that sent captain Jason Pominville to Minnesota, Sabres fans got the message that their team was in full rebuild-mode, and that Ryan Miller would also likely be moved very soon. Fast-forward to today. Ryan Miller is still a member of the Buffalo...

Darcy Regier Provides an Update on Futures of Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek with Buffalo Sabres
July 13th, 2013 at 5:32 PM
BREAKING NEWS: Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek are still members of the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1*** OK, maybe it's not news, or breaking, but it is somewhat surprising that neither Miller or Vanek have been moved at this point in the offseason, considering the debacle that was last season for Buffalo. It seemed inevitable that...

Buffalo Sabres May Weigh in Worth of All Players in Rebuilding Phase
May 28th, 2013 at 1:26 PM
While the main focus has been Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek when it comes to their status on the team, there are a couple other players on the team that may see themselves moving in an attempt to bring in young talent.  ***PHOTO1*** While working on re-tooling your roster, most general managers...

Winnipeg Jets Face a Very Different Buffalo Sabres Club
April 9th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
The last time the Winnipeg Jets faced off against the Buffalo Sabres, on February 19 in Buffalo, Lindy Ruff was the Sabres head coach, Jason Pominville was the team captain, and Thomas Vanek led the NHL in goals and points. Less than two months later the Jets host a very...

Buffao Sabres Forward Thomas Vanek Back in Buffalo After Stint in Austria
November 17th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek is back in Buffalo after an 11-game conditioning stint in his native Austria. ***PHOTO1*** Vanek played for Graz in the Austrian Hockey League, scoring five goals and 10 assists. "I had a great month in Graz and want to thank the fans, the players and the officials. It...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Keep Win Streak Over Montreal Canadiens Alive
February 17th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
After the Buffalo Sabres took a 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday night, the team looks to rebound at home to start another win streak. Luckily for the Sabres, the team they're playing is the Montreal Canadiens. The Sabres currently have a six-game winning streak against Montreal, including all three...

‘What They’re Saying’ About the Buffalo Sabres
July 28th, 2011 at 2:18 PM
This is the first installment of what will be a weekly feature on this site. What They're Saying will chronicle discussion of the team by media outlets outside of Western New York, to give another perspective on how the Sabres are thought of across the continent. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have made numerous...