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Die By The Blade Jul 23, 2014

Sabres Links: Sabres on NBC 11 times, Ennis talks new contract, Toronto hires Dubas

Toronto was the focus of NHL news yesterday by hiring analytics advocate Kyle Dubas as their new assistant GM. They also made a low cost high reward move with David Booth. Sabres Links The Sabres will be on NBC 11 times this season [Buffalo Hockey Beat] New contract hits home with Tyler Ennis [Sabres.com] Did the Sabres kill their chances of getting Connor McDavid with their additions? Probably not, but that doesn't stop The Hockey News from asking the question [The Hockey News] Around The League Toronto hired 28-year-old Kyle Dubas as their new assistant general manager, as well...
Buffalo News Jul 19, 2014

Ennis’ contract provides for future flexibility

Where does Tyler Ennis fit in with the Sabres now and in the future? Is a $4.6 million cap hit too high for him going forward for the next five years?Interesting questions. We’re here to try ... Read More

Analyzing the Ennis contract: Value now and flexibility later

By Mike Harrington Where does Tyler Ennis fit in with the Sabres now and in the future? Is a $4.6 million cap hit too high for him going forward for...
Die By The Blade Jul 18, 2014

Sabres Links: Ennis' deal is front-loaded, Reinhart sits out, Fasching enjoying camp

More information about the Sabres big signing of the week came out yesterday, while the Sabres top prospect had to sit out of practice for an undisclosed reason. Sabres Links Multiple sources, including Mike Harrington, are reporting that Tyler Ennis' deal is front-loaded, paying him over seven million next year [Twitter] Sam Reinhart had a "maintenance day" yesterday, but should be ready to go for today's 3-on-3 tournament [Buffalo News] Hudson Fasching discussed what hurt his stock on draft day, growing as a player this season, and his experience at development camp [Buffalo Hockey...
Buffalo News Jul 17, 2014

New deal shows Sabres’ long-term faith in Ennis

Sabres General Manager Tim Murray has made it clear several times since last season ended that the team wanted to move forward with Tyler Ennis as one of its core players. Ennis was the... Read More
Rotoworld Jul 17, 2014

Ennis' agent has high hopes for his client - Tyler Ennis (C) Buffalo Sabres

Tyler Ennis' agent, Eustace King, is predicting that his client will peak at around 30 goals and 70 points.

Agent on Ennis contract: 'We haven't scratched the surface yet to what Tyler can be'

By Mike Harrington Tyler Ennis' agent said negotiations with the Sabres went well, with both sides coming to a fair agreement on the 24-year-old's value in Buffalo's rebuilding plan. Eustace...
Buffalo News Jul 17, 2014

Sources confirm Ennis’ 5-year deal for $23 million

By Mike Harrington The Buffalo Sabres top returning goal scorer and most prominent restricted free agent is back in the fold for the long term. Multiple sources confirmed to The Buffalo News early this morning that the team has re-signed center Tyler Ennis to a five-year deal worth $23 million. The deal was first noted Wednesday by NHL Network analyst and former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes. The team announced at 10 a.m. that Ennis had signed a multi-year contract. Ennis cap hit of $4.6 million would thus put him behind only defenseman Tyler Myers ($5.5 million) and recently re-signed winner...
Die By The Blade Jul 17, 2014

Sabres Links: Sabres sign two RFA's, Ristolainen impressing in camp, more scrimmage analysis

For mid-July the Sabres were quite busy yesterday, signing one RFA and reportedly signing another. Sabres Links Tyler Ennis will sign a five-year contract with the Sabres according to NHL Network's Kevin Weekes [Twitter] The Sabres signed Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year deal yesterday [Sabres.com] Rasmus Ristolainen is looking leaner and impressing in camp [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Kris Baker and Brian Duff discussed who stood out the most in the scrimmage [Sabres TV] Corey Pronman listed the Sabres as one of twelve teams that just drafted their organization's top prospect, who in this case is...
Die By The Blade Jul 16, 2014
Sabres close to signing Tyler Ennis to a five-year deal

Sabres close to signing Tyler Ennis to a five-year deal

He'll be paid $4.6 million a year according to NHL Network's Kevin Weekes. The Sabres are close to announcing that they have re-signed Tyler Ennis to a five-year extension with an average salary of $4.6 million according to NHL Network's Kevin Weekes. Earlier in the day Weekes tweeted that he expected an announcement from the Sabres to come in the next 24 to 48 hours. Ennis scored 21 goals and 22 assists in 80 games this season, one point behind Cody Hodgson for the team lead. He is finishing up a two-year contract that carried a cap hit of $2.8 million. If the terms of the deal are...
Die By The Blade Jun 30, 2014

Sabres extend qualifying offers, McBain does not receive one

The Sabres have another spot open on the defense now that McBain becomes an unrestricted free agent. Today is the deadline for teams to qualify their restricted free agents and the Sabres will be giving all but two of their players qualifying offers according to the Buffalo News' John Vogl. Tim Murray has told him that defenseman Jamie McBain and goalie Connor Knapp will not be receiving offers. He also said that Cory Conacher is a "maybe" on getting a qualifying offer. That means that Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno, Chad Ruhwedel, Matt Hackett, and Luke Adam will all receive qualifying...

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