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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 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...

Buffalo Sabres Humiliated in 7-0 Loss to Minnesota Wild
January 15th, 2015 at 10:15 PM
There's nothing like a game against the Buffalo Sabres to cure what's ailing an NHL team. And Thursday night was the sort of effort that left even the Sabres- no strangers to bad losses speechless. ***PHOTO1*** The Minnesota Wild - who entered Thursday night on an 0-4-1 skid - scored early...

Buffalo Sabres’ Win Over New York Islanders Means More
December 28th, 2014 at 9:03 AM
The Buffalo Sabres roared back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the New York Islanders last night in a shootout, and that victory means a little more to fans than the typical win. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have New York's first round draft pick this season, which was acquired last year when Thomas...

Buffalo Sabres to See Familiar Faces Tonight Against Minnesota Wild
November 13th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild have been linked pretty well in the past few years, so when the two teams get set to faceoff tonight, there will be plenty of familiar faces on each side. ***PHOTO1*** Jason Pominville has settled in Minnesota, while Thomas Vanek is in his first season with...

Former Buffalo Sabres Winger Thomas Vanek Feeling Heat for Gambling Issues
November 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Former Buffalo Sabres winger, and current Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek has had his share of issues with gambling, and now that details of his involvement are emerging, Vanek is starting to feel the pressure. ***PHOTO1*** It is important to note that Vanek is not facing any criminal charges. Still, when a...

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...