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Die By The Blade Feb 20, 2017
Welcome to the Sabres bye week

Welcome to the Sabres bye week

The Sabres get the next five days off, but is that a good thing? In one of this season's new scheduling quirks, every team in the NHL will receive five days off in the middle of the season. Nicknamed "the bye week," these five days are to offset the extra games for players who had to play in the World Cup of Hockey earlier this year. Some teams have had their bye weeks already, but now as February comes to a close, the Buffalo Sabres will finally have theirs. So so what does this mean for the Sabres? Starting today, and for the following four days, the team has no games, no practices, a...
Die By The Blade Feb 19, 2017
Sabres vs Blackhawks Game Thread

Sabres vs Blackhawks Game Thread

Buffalo looking for a win before the bye week Game #60 Buffalo Sabres (26-23-10) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (35-18-5) Puck drop: 6:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: NBCSN | Radio: WGR 550 | Stream: NHL.TV SB Nation’s Blackhawks Blog: Second City Hockey Projected Buffalo Lines 56 Justin Bailey -- 90 Ryan O'Reilly -- 21 Kyle Okposo 9 Evander Kane -- 15 Jack Eichel -- 23 Sam Reinhart 82 Marcus Foligno -- 71 Evan Rodrigues -- 12 Brian Gionta 26 Matt Moulson -- 44 Nicolas Deslauriers -- 63 Tyler Ennis 29 Jake McCabe -- 55 Rasmus Ristolainen 77 Dmitry Kulikov -- 47 Zach Bogosian 4 Josh...
Die By The Blade Feb 18, 2017
Sabres vs. Blues Game Thread

Sabres vs. Blues Game Thread

Avoid disappointment this afternoon by having no expectations Game #59 Buffalo Sabres (25-23-10) vs. St. Louis Blues (31-22-5) Puck drop: 1:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG-B, FS-MW | Radio: WGR 550 | Stream: NHL.TV SB Nation’s Blues Blog: St. Louis Game Time Projected Buffalo Lines 56 Justin Bailey -- 90 Ryan O'Reilly -- 21 Kyle Okposo 9 Evander Kane -- 15 Jack Eichel -- 23 Sam Reinhart 82 Marcus Foligno -- 71 Evan Rodrigues -- 12 Brian Gionta 26 Matt Moulson -- 44 Nicolas Deslauriers -- 63 Tyler Ennis 29 Jake McCabe -- 55 Rasmus Ristolainen 77 Dmitry Kulikov -- 47 Zach...
Die By The Blade Feb 16, 2017
Sabres vs. Avalanche Game Thread

Sabres vs. Avalanche Game Thread

This might be the only time all year the Sabres face a team demonstrably worse than they are. Enjoy it! Game #58 Buffalo Sabres (24-23-10) vs. Colorado Avalanche (15-37-2) Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: NBCSN | Radio: WGR 550 | Stream: NBCSports.com SB Nation’s Avalanche Blog: Mile High Hockey Projected Buffalo Lines 56 Justin Bailey - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo9 Evander Kane - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart 82 Marcus Foligno - 71 Evan Rodrigues - 12 Brian Gionta26 Matt Moulson - 27 Derek Grant - 63 Tyler Ennis 29 Jake McCabe - 55 Rasmus...
Die By The Blade Feb 14, 2017
Sabres at Senators Game Thread

Sabres at Senators Game Thread

Roses are red, violets are blue, come yell about the Sabres, you know you want to. Game #57 Buffalo Sabres (23-23-10) at Ottawa Senators (29-18-6) Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. EST | Canadian Tire Centre | Ottawa, ON TV: MSG, RDS, TSN5 | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Senators Blog: Silver Seven Projected Buffalo Lines 56 Justin Bailey - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo26 Matt Moulson - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart 82 Marcus Foligno - 71 Evan Rodrigues - 12 Brian Gionta44 Nicolas Deslauriers - 27 Derek Grant - 63 Tyler Ennis 29 Jake McCabe - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen4 Josh Gorges - 77 Dmitry...
Die By The Blade Feb 14, 2017
Sabres Links: Locker room drama, Ennis launches sauce

Sabres Links: Locker room drama, Ennis launches sauce

Are you worried with the Sabres airing their grievances to the media? Sabres Links Jack Eichel said the team needs to stop blaming each other [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Robin Lehner said he wasn’t singling out Eichel while criticizing the team [Buffalo News] Tyler Ennis launched Enzo Sauce, a hot sauce hybrid [Buffalo News] Sabres need to balance the risk and reward of the Eichel and Zach Bogosian injuries [Buffalo News] The Sabres need to start executing their system [Buffalo News]
Die By The Blade Feb 12, 2017
Sabres vs. Canucks Game Thread

Sabres vs. Canucks Game Thread

Come and help inspire the Sabres to victory by yelling on the internet. Game #56 Buffalo Sabres (23-22-10) vs. Vancouver Canucks (24-25-6) Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, SNP | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Canucks Blog: Nucks Misconduct Projected Buffalo Lines 56 Justin Bailey - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo9 Evander Kane - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart 82 Marcus Foligno - 71 Evan Rodrigues - 12 Brian Gionta26 Matt Moulson - 27 Derek Grant - 63 Tyler Ennis 29 Jake McCabe - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen4 Josh Gorges - 77 Dmitry Kulikov41 Justin Falk - 38...
Die By The Blade Feb 9, 2017
Sabres Links: Ennis showing tenacity, Coyotes scouting other cities

Sabres Links: Ennis showing tenacity, Coyotes scouting other cities

Who would you call the trade bait on the Sabres, and would you want the team to sell? Sabres Links Tyler Ennis is showing tenacity [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Evander Kane, Brian Gionta and Dmitry Kulikov are all listed in TSN’s latest list of trade bait [TSN] The traditional morning skate is becoming more optional [Buffalo News] Around The League Vegas and Florida are both expected to ask Boston about talking to Claude Julien [TSN] The Glendale Star reports the Coyotes have scouted spots in Seattle and Portland [Glendale Star]
Die By The Blade Feb 7, 2017
Sabres vs. Sharks Game Thread

Sabres vs. Sharks Game Thread

Tonight’s game thread is COMIN’ AT YA. Game #53 Buffalo Sabres (21-21-10) vs. San Jose Sharks (33-17-3) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Sharks Blog: Fear the Fin Projected Buffalo Lines 26 Matt Moulson - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo82 Marcus Foligno - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane - 28 Zemgus Girgensons - 12 Brian Gionta56 Justin Bailey - 44 Nic Deslauriers - 63 Tyler Ennis 77 Dmitry Kulikov - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen29 Jake McCabe - 6 Cody Franson4 Josh Gorges - 41 Justin Falk Goal: 31 Anders...
Die By The Blade Feb 6, 2017
Sabres at Devils Game Thread

Sabres at Devils Game Thread

Come on down, ya’ll, it’s time for another thrilling game between the Sabres and Devils. Game #52 Buffalo Sabres (21-20-10) at New Jersey Devils (22-12-10) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | Prudential Center | Newark, NJ TV: MSG, NHL.tv | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Devils Blog: All About the Jersey Projected Buffalo Lines 26 Matt Moulson - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo82 Marcus Foligno - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane - 28 Zemgus Girgensons - 12 Brian Gionta56 Justin Bailey - 44 Nic Deslauriers - 63 Tyler Ennis 77 Dmitry Kulikov - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen29 Jake McCabe -...
Die By The Blade Feb 6, 2017
Grading the Buffalo Sabres - Week ending 2/5/17

Grading the Buffalo Sabres - Week ending 2/5/17

Vote in the player grades polls for this last week Your Three Stars from last week: Evander Kane, Jack Eichel and Zemgus Girgensons, with good grades for Brian Gionta and Taylor Fedun too. The Three Goats are Tyler Ennis, Nicolas Deslauriers and Cal O’Reilly. Here is the LINK to the spreadsheet with all this season’s results. The Buffalo Sabres proved that a period of rest actually results in rust, by coming out flat in their first game after the All-Star Weekend. Luckily, playing on home ice after that brought out some fight in the team and they ended it with only their second...
Die By The Blade Feb 4, 2017
Sabres vs. Senators Game Thread

Sabres vs. Senators Game Thread

Come join us as the Sabres play host to the Ottawa Senators tonight. Game #51 Buffalo Sabres (20-20-10) vs. Ottawa Senators (27-16-6) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, TVAS, SN | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Senators Blog: Silver Seven Projected Buffalo Lines 26 Matt Moulson - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo82 Marcus Foligno - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane - 28 Zemgus Girgensons - 12 Brian Gionta56 Justin Bailey - 44 Nic Deslauriers - 63 Tyler Ennis 77 Dmitry Kulikov - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen29 Jake McCabe - 6 Cody Franson41 Justin Falk -...
Die By The Blade Feb 2, 2017
Sabres vs. Rangers Game Thread

Sabres vs. Rangers Game Thread

Come on in, take your coat off, and stay a while as the Sabres host the Rangers. Game #50 Buffalo Sabres (20-20-9) vs. New York Rangers (31-18-1) Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: NBCSN, TVAS, SNO | Radio: WGR 550 | Stream: NBCSports.com SB Nation’s Rangers Blog: Blueshirt Banter Projected Buffalo Lines 26 Matt Moulson - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo82 Marcus Foligno - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane - 28 Zemgus Girgensons - 12 Brian Gionta48 William Carrier - 44 Nic Deslauriers - 63 Tyler Ennis 77 Dmitry Kulikov - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen47...
Die By The Blade Jan 26, 2017
Sabres at Stars Game Thread

Sabres at Stars Game Thread

Come join us for the last Sabres game before All-Star Weekend. Game #48 Buffalo Sabres (20-18-9) at Dallas Stars (19-20-10) Puck drop: 8:30 p.m. EST | American Airlines Center | Dallas, TX TV: MSG, FS-SW | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Stars Blog: Defending Big D Projected Buffalo Lines 63 Tyler Ennis - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo82 Marcus Foligno - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane - 28 Zemgus Girgensons - 12 Brian Gionta48 William Carrier - 19 Cal O’Reilly - 26 Matt Moulson 77 Dmitry Kulikov - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen47 Zach Bogosian - 6 Cody Franson41 Justin Falk -...
Die By The Blade Jan 24, 2017
Sabres at Predators Game Thread

Sabres at Predators Game Thread

Come join us as the Sabres look to win their third straight tonight in Nashville. Game #47 Buffalo Sabres (19-18-9) at Nashville Predators (23-17-7) Puck drop: 8:00 p.m. EST | Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN TV: MSG, FS-TN, TVAS | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Predators Blog: On the Forecheck Projected Buffalo Lines 63 Tyler Ennis - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo82 Marcus Foligno - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane - 28 Zemgus Girgensons - 12 Brian Gionta48 William Carrier - 19 Cal O’Reilly - 26 Matt Moulson 77 Dmitry Kulikov - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen47 Zach Bogosian -...

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