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Trying to predict Jeff Skinner’s next contract

Trying to predict Jeff Skinner’s next contract

Hockey Central at Noon discusses the Buffalo Sabres and Jeff Skinner, figuring out how much the speedy player should get in his next contract. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Die By The Blade Mar 20, 2019
Recap: Sabres fail to rake Leafs in final meeting this season

Recap: Sabres fail to rake Leafs in final meeting this season

Buffalo falls 0-4 in Toronto series Looking to send Leafs fans back home with a loss, the Sabres hosted their division rivals for the second time in their final match-up of the season. The first big scoring chance of the game came from Jack Eichel and his linemates, but the score remained 0-0 even after two consecutive penalties - one from Johan Larsson with goaltender interference and the other from Eichel with cross-checking. At 13:16, Zach Hyman handed the Sabres their first power-play of the night after hooking Jeff Skinner. Casey Mittelstadt would change the scoreboard to 1-0 with a...
Die By The Blade Mar 19, 2019
Three Free Agents the Sabres Need to Lock Up

Three Free Agents the Sabres Need to Lock Up

Aside from Jeff Skinner, there are others the Sabres should re-sign Let me start this off with a disclaimer: in my humble opinion, Jeff Skinner should absolutely be the top priority for the Buffalo Sabres to lock up in the next few months. But he’s far from the only impending free agent on the Sabres, and the team certainly has others they should think about extending for the future. Here’s a look at all the players the Sabres have locked up for next season: Forwards: Jack Eichel, Kyle Okposo, Sam Reinhart, Vladimir Sobotka, Conor Sheary, Scott Wilson, Tage Thompson, Casey Mittelstadt,...
Canes Country Mar 16, 2019
Jordan Staal gets 500th point in Hurricanes’ big win over Sabres

Jordan Staal gets 500th point in Hurricanes’ big win over Sabres

Staal’s 500th point came in the form of a highlight reel goal in Carolina’s win over the Sabres. It was a must-win game for the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night after their disappointing 3-0 loss in Columbus on Friday. The start wasn’t ideal, but the Hurricanes charged back from an early deficit to beat the Buffalo Sabres by a final score of 4-2 at PNC Arena. Not unlike Friday night, the Hurricanes found themselves on the wrong side of an early goal. Just over two minutes in, Jeff Skinner managed to bank the puck off of Curtis McElhinney’s stick in front and through the veteran...
Die By The Blade Mar 16, 2019
Recap: Sabres embarrassed at home, again

Recap: Sabres embarrassed at home, again

Penguins hand the Sabres their third straight shutout loss It was another dreadful night for the Buffalo Sabres. The first period was pretty uneventful so we’ll just get right into the collapse in the second period. The Penguins got on the first on the power play. Sidney Crosby made a beautiful pass across the ice to Phil Kessel and he deposited the puck into a wide open net. Jeff Skinner and Conor Sheary both had good scoring chances, but were unable to beat Casey DeSmith. Those two chances amounted to the Sabres only legitimate scoring threats in the period. Pittsburgh increased their...
Times Herald Mar 14, 2019

Sabres’ Jeff Skinner battling first slump of season

BUFFALO – Forget about Jeff Skinner scoring 50 times. Thanks to a four-week slump, the Sabres winger might fall short of the 40-goal mark. Skinner, 26, showcased dynamic consistency over his first 57 outings, never going more than four games without a goal. After scoring twice on Feb. 15, Skinner was producing at a 52-goal pace over a full season. But Skinner been stuck on 36 goals for 27 days. The NHL All-Star has a ... Read the full article The post Sabres’ Jeff Skinner battling first slump of season appeared first on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
On the Forecheck Mar 9, 2019
Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes Preview: Intensity

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes Preview: Intensity

At least Jeff Skinner isn’t going to be able to score on the men in gold tonight. If rest or home ice were the only factor, the Nashville Predators would have tonight’s game in the bag, as the Carolina Hurricanes enter Bridgestone Arena on the second half of a back-to-back. But if the urge for immediate redemption were the only factor, we could just give the two points to the Canes right now—the first half of that back-to-back was a stinging defeat, an 8-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in front of a fanbase that’s finally started to be able to hope for good things from its team. The...
Die By The Blade Mar 4, 2019
Concerns about the Sabres coach continue to pile up

Concerns about the Sabres coach continue to pile up

The Sabres have really struggled for a lot of this season and Phil Housley is becoming a bigger concern As the Buffalo Sabres season continues to head in the wrong direction, some things about the team are becoming evident. One of them is that head coach Phil Housley continues to show concerns about his future with the Sabres. While Jason Botterill still has a lot of work to do on this roster and that should be noted in evaluating the coach. At the same time, he doesn’t get a lot of credit for the strong seasons of Jack Eichel, Jeff Skinner, Sam Reinhart, and Rasmus Dahlin. All four were...
Die By The Blade Feb 28, 2019
Skinner’s future production rates shouldn’t be a concern

Skinner’s future production rates shouldn’t be a concern

The Sabres shouldn’t be weary of Jeff Skinner’s production drastically dropping off Now that the NHL Trade Deadline has past and the Buffalo Sabres have pretty much removed themselves from the playoff picture, the focus turns to Jeff Skinner. The team’s leading goal scorer needs a new contract prior to hitting the open market as an unrestricted free agent in July. We saw a comparable contract for Skinner handed out on deadline day that will be official when the calendar flips to March. The Vegas Golden Knights reportedly gave newly acquired winger Mark Stone an eight-year, $76 million...
Times Herald Feb 26, 2019

Sabres hope adding established player in Brandon Montour buoys them

TORONTO – When Jason Botterill acquired high-scoring winger Jeff Skinner last summer, the general manager said he underestimated how much adding an established NHL talent to the Buffalo Sabres would excite his players. “It wasn’t a situation talking about futures or a prospect,” Botterill told reporters Monday in Buffalo. “He was a player that helped our group right now.” Botterill’s latest acquisition before Monday’s trade deadline, puck-moving defenseman Brandon Montour, could have the same effect ... Read the full article The post Sabres hope adding established player in...
Sportsnet.ca Feb 25, 2019
Eichel sends Skinner flying after sniping on Leafs

Eichel sends Skinner flying after sniping on Leafs

Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel scores his second goal of the game, walking into the Toronto Maple Leafs’ zone and sniping on Frederik Andersen. After scoring, he bumps into teammate Jeff Skinner and sends him flying. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Die By The Blade Feb 24, 2019
Steady Sam wins the race

Steady Sam wins the race

Reinhart may be the most reliable Buffalo Sabre Though it has been a roller coaster ride since the infamous 10-game win streak in November, one thing is certain this season: star forwards like Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner have been simply mesmerizing. Arguably, each of these first-line forwards has played at their very best since the first puck drop in October. However, the real pleasant surprise may be the one player that we have all been waiting to see shine since being drafted in 2014. Over the years, Buffalo fans have had to endure a lot (to put it lightly). As the franchise began its...
Times Herald Feb 23, 2019

Jeff Skinner’s return helps boost Sabres in win over Capitals

BUFFALO – Right away, the fans noticed Jeff Skinner’s unlikely presence. So when the Sabres’ leading goal scorer touched the puck seconds into the third period, the crowd roared. Earlier in Saturday afternoon’s 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals, Skinner’s season and the Sabres’ slim playoff hopes looked finished. Less than five minutes into the second period, Carl Hagelin put his stick around Skinner’s lower left leg, causing his ankle to bend awkwardly as he ... Read the full article The post Jeff Skinner’s return helps boost Sabres in win over Capitals appeared first on...
Die By The Blade Feb 23, 2019
Recap: Sabres put together a complete effort in win over the Capitals

Recap: Sabres put together a complete effort in win over the Capitals

Reinhart’s three goals lead the Sabres to a 5-2 win The Buffalo Sabres put together a strong performance today against the Washington Capitals. They played a full 60 minute effort and were rewarded for it with a nice runaway win. The Sabres got on the board early with a nice passing play. Jack Eichel hit Jeff Skinner down low and he made a great backhand pass out front to Jason Pominville all alone to get the early lead. In the second half of the period they increased their lead to two. Sam Reinhart got free on the wing and snapped a shot over the shoulder of Brayden Holtby. The Sabres...
Sportsnet.ca Feb 23, 2019
Sabres’ Jeff Skinner leaves game vs. Capitals with ankle injury

Sabres’ Jeff Skinner leaves game vs. Capitals with ankle injury

Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner had to be helped off the ice after suffering what appeared to be a left ankle injury. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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