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Die By The Blade 3 hours ago
Buy Low Offseason Options

Buy Low Offseason Options

Jason Botterill has a track record of taking a chance on low-risk high-reward players, he’ll have some options to explore this summer Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is still relatively new to the job, but one tendency he’s shown is his will to take on low-risk, high-reward players. Botterill doesn’t believe in building through free agency and isn’t likely to chase the big fish. Instead, he’ll look to buy low in trades and on the open market. Last offseason Botterill took a chance on Nathan Beaulieu for only a third-round pick. The 25-year-old defenseman didn’t...
Lombardi Ave 4 hours ago

Green Bay Packers 2018 opponent preview: Buffalo Bills

A closer look at the Buffalo Bills, who the Green Bay Packers meet in Week 4. It’s been four long years since the Green Bay Packers’ last meeting with the Buffalo Bills. That afternoon it all went wrong. Jordy Nelson uncharacteristically dropped just about everything thrown his way. Aaron Rodgers didn’t throw a touchdown and […] Green Bay Packers 2018 opponent preview: Buffalo Bills - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
www.bostonherald.com 17 hours ago
Richie Incognito becomes a free agent after being cut by Bills

Richie Incognito becomes a free agent after being cut by Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Richie Incognitos playing days might not be over after all.The veteran guard is free to resume his career after the Buffalo Bills released him from their reserve/retired list on Monday.The move represents the latest twist in whats become an unsettling offseason for Incognito. He now becomes a free agent some six weeks after abruptly announcing he was retiring on his Twitter account.Incognito did not reply to a voicemail and text message left with him by The Associated Press.He has also not posted any messages on Twitter since April 15, three days after the Bills placed...
Cincy Jungle 21 hours ago
Should the Bengals pursue former Bills guard Richie Incognito?

Should the Bengals pursue former Bills guard Richie Incognito?

The Bengals need help at guard, and Richie Incognito would give them a major boost. Richie Incognito’s NFL career isn’t quite finished. The Pro Bowl offensive guard decided to retire from the NFL earlier this offseason, which led to the Buffalo Bills placing him on the reserve/retired list. However, Incognito has since expressed his desire to keep playing, and the Bills have now released him. With Incognito now free to sign with any team, he’ll be one of the more coveted free agents left on the market. It just so happens he plays a position that the Bengals desperately need another...
Democrat and Chronicle 21 hours ago
Bills release Incognito from reserve/retired list, so he's free to pursue a new job

Bills release Incognito from reserve/retired list, so he's free to pursue a new job

The Bills have released Richie Incognito from the NFLs reserve/retired list and he can now seek work as a free agent.         
Times Herald 22 hours ago

Coach: Sabres’ Lawrence Pilut aggressive, talented defenseman

Buffalo Sabres newcomer Lawrence Pilut tries to approach everything – “On the ice, in the gym, wherever you are,” said Johan Lindbom, the defenseman’s former coach – with a gung-ho mentality. That helped the Swede morph from an undrafted, unheralded youngster into one of Europe’s best defensemen, creating an opportunity to sign a two-year, entry-level NHL contract earlier this month. That aggressive mindset might endear Pilut, 22, to his new coaches and fans in Buffalo ... Read the full article The post Coach: Sabres’ Lawrence Pilut aggressive, talented defenseman appeared first...
The Hockey Writers 23 hours ago

Sabres Hoping College Kids are the Trick

Jason Botterill, a former Michigan Wolverine, is a big proponent of the college route in terms of player development. This was evident when he was an assistant GM in Pittsburgh, and it has become more evident in his first year as GM of the Buffalo Sabres. Through the draft and through free-agent signings, Botterill has […] The post Sabres Hoping College Kids are the Trick appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Die By The Blade May 21, 2018
Sabres Prospect Challenge Returns

Sabres Prospect Challenge Returns

Prospects from four NHL teams will head to Buffalo This September, the Buffalo Sabres will once again host an NHL Prospects Challenge in Buffalo. The Challenge will be held September 7-10 at HARBORCENTER in downtown Buffalo and will see prospects from the Sabres face prospects from the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils. A full schedule for the round-robin challenge hasn’t been released yet, but the Bruins put out their schedule of games late last week. They’ll face the Sabres prospects at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 8. Boston prospects will also face Pittsburgh...
Die By The Blade May 21, 2018
Sabres to Face Columbus in Hockeyville

Sabres to Face Columbus in Hockeyville

Teams will play exhibition game in Clinton, NY The Buffalo Sabres will face the Columbus Blue Jackets in a preseason game this coming fall in Clinton, NY, the community that won Kraft’s Hockeyville USA competition. The two teams will play at Clinton Arena on September 25. “Playing in front of Clinton’s passionate hockey community in a rink like the ones many of our players grew up skating in will be a great experience for our players,” said Sabres GM Jason Botterill. “We look forward to putting on a great show for the NHL fans of Central New York.” Clinton Arena was voted the...
Die By The Blade May 21, 2018
Amerks Outlook: Interview with Keith Wozniak

Amerks Outlook: Interview with Keith Wozniak

The Rochester Amerks made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2013-14. We check in with Keith Wozniak of LetsGoAmerks.com to get his take on the 2017-18 season, and what he sees moving forward for the Sabres’ AHL affiliate. When Jason Botterill took over as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres, his philosophy of developing a perennial contender through the minors was a major selling point amongst fans. With the help of the first-year head coach, Chris Taylor and a handful of veteran free-agent acquisitions, he was able to catalyze a winning culture in Rochester, bringing...
Die By The Blade May 20, 2018
What makes Sabres fans want to come back?

What makes Sabres fans want to come back?

Despite all the losing and discontent within the fanbase, fans continue to come back. We are deep in the throes of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. While Tampa Bay, Vegas, Washington and Winnipeg battle it out for their individual shot at the Stanley Cup, Buffalo Sabres fans are sitting back and waiting for their turn. As exciting as these playoffs have been, count me in as one of those anxiously awaiting the next move. It is hard to look forward and turn the page to next season so quickly but it is happening right before our very eyes. With the Sabres Draft Lottery victory, and likely selection...
Times Herald May 19, 2018

Sabres to play in Hockeyville preseason game in Clinton

The NHL has chosen the Buffalo Sabres – a last-place team that will boast some notable talent next season – to play in the annual the Hockeyville preseason game, this time against the Columbus Blue Jackets Sept. 25 in Clinton. The Central New York town won the right to host an exhibition contest and $150,000 in rink upgrades for Clinton Arena after compiling the most votes online. Clinton Arena, which was rebuilt in 1956 following ... Read the full article The post Sabres to play in Hockeyville preseason game in Clinton appeared first on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
The Hockey Writers May 18, 2018

Ryan O’Reilly: Sabres Problem or Solution?

It’s hard to imagine there could be greater divide over a single player on the Buffalo Sabres roster more than Robin Lehner. But, times have changed. Move over Robin — it’s Ryan O’Reilly’s turn. After O’Reilly’s comments at locker room cleanout day that he’d “lost passion for the game at times this year,” he’s become […] The post Ryan O’Reilly: Sabres Problem or Solution? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Democrat and Chronicle May 18, 2018
Chuck Knox pushed all the right buttons during colorful time in Bills' history

Chuck Knox pushed all the right buttons during colorful time in Bills' history

Chuck Knox, who died May 12 at 86, lived up to his reputation as a top-notch coach during a colorful five-year stint with the Buffalo Bills.         
Die By The Blade May 17, 2018
Another Day, Another Rumor

Another Day, Another Rumor

We’re on the third straight day of juicy Sabres rumors, this time it’s about Ryan O’Reilly The last few days have given fans of the Buffalo Sabres a lot to talk about. First, it was the Rasmus Ristolainen trade with the Oilers, then the Sabres being a legit landing spot for John Tavares and now it’s a Ryan O’Reilly trade. Bob McKenzie of TSN talked a lot about O’Reilly to open his Bobcast podcast today. He mentioned the 27-year-old center as the most likely core player to be moved off of the roster this offseason. He said the Sabres feel they’re in need of a “culture...

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