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In Depth In The Division: Tampa Bay Lightning

In Depth In The Division: Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Where do the Lightning go from here? Over the next few weeks, Die By The Blade staffers will take an in-depth look at each of the other teams in the Atlantic Division as the Buffalo Sabres prepare for the 2021-22 season. Next up: the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last Season’s Results: 36-17-3, 75 points (109 points over an 82 game season, 3rd in Central Division, won the Stanley Cup) Key Offseason Acquisitions: Brian Elliot, Zach Bogosian, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Brent Seabrook’s LTIR status Key Offseason Losses: Yanni Gourde (Kraken),...
Die By The Blade 7 hours ago
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #14 Ryan Johnson

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #14 Ryan Johnson

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Johnson, 20, looks ready to make the big leap to professional hockey. The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of six staff writers and over 485 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 10, 2021. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. The “Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25” continues today with one of the organization’s top defensive prospects, Ryan Johnson. Ever since the moment Ryan Johnson...
Times Herald 22 hours ago

Sabres excited to watch prospect Jack Quinn play center: ‘Very good at it’

BUFFALO – Jack Quinn acclimated to center right away as a rookie, recording two assists in his debut. Had the Sabres prospect not undergone season-ending hernia surgery in April, he would’ve closed the AHL campaign pivoting a line. “He … was very, very good at it,” Rochester Americans coach Seth Appert said of Quinn’s two-game stint at center. So Quinn, the eighth overall pick last year as a right wing, will be playing center during ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Sep 16, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Prospects Challenge

Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Prospects Challenge

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Sabres, Devils & Bruins prospects & invitees converge on Buffalo Prospects from the Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins converge at LECOM HarborCenter this weekend for a three-game Prospects Challenge among the trio of teams. There’s a lot of young, fresh talent that will hit the ice, including nine invited players for the Sabres who will help fill the gaps left by NCAA players and international players who couldn’t make it this weekend. Across the three teams, players represent a spectrum of experience across the AHL,...
Die By The Blade Sep 16, 2021
Sabres to play the Leafs in 2022 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic

Sabres to play the Leafs in 2022 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic

Buffalo, Toronto will square off in Hamilton, Ontario The news is out, and finally it’s official. As was reported first by the Sabres North Twitter account back in August, the Sabres are headed to their third outdoor game. This time, against international and Niagara Falls sharing rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The game will be played at the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Canadian Football League stadium on March 13th 2022, aptly named Tim Hortons Field. For those who cannot make the trek or afford the likely inflated price from the poor saps that are Maple Leafs fans, the game will...
Times Herald Sep 16, 2021

Sabres to play Maple Leafs in Heritage Classic outdoor game in March

The Buffalo Sabres are heading outdoors this season. The NHL today announced they’ll be playing in a Heritage Classic game March 13, 2022 against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont. Word of the Sabres’ participation in the outdoor contest spread late last month. Despite playing 63 miles from KeyBank Center, the Sabres will be considered the “home” team for the 3 p.m. game, which will be broadcast nationally on TNT. ... Read the full article
Times Herald Sep 15, 2021

Sabres prospect J-J Peterka thrilled to finally be in Buffalo: ‘He’s buzzing’

BUFFALO – Finally, after 10 months of waiting, Sabres prospect J-J Peterka was set to leave Germany and travel here to prepare for his first NHL training camp. In normal times, of course, Peterka, 19, probably would’ve visited Buffalo two or three times over the last year. But the COVID-19 pandemic forced the winger to stay home. “I was so curious about it, so excited the whole last year,” a smiling Peterka said following Wednesday’s ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Sep 14, 2021
Erie County, PSE Announce Vaccine Requirements for Sabres, Bills Games

Erie County, PSE Announce Vaccine Requirements for Sabres, Bills Games

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to be required Fans over the age of 12 looking to attend Buffalo Sabres games this season will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, Erie County and Pegula Sports & Entertainment announced Tuesday afternoon. The updated protocols give fans a window of opportunity to get at least one vaccination, before requiring full vaccination beginning October 31. The policy will be in place for events at both KeyBank Center and Highmark Stadium, including Sabres and Bills games. Between...
Times Herald Sep 14, 2021

Fred Stanfield, member of Sabres’ first Stanley Cup finalist team, dies at 77

Fred Stanfield, a member of the Sabres’ 1974-75 Stanley Cup finalist team who settled in Buffalo following his retirement, passed away Monday. He was 77. Stanfield, then in his 11th NHL season, contributed 12 goals and 33 points in 32 games after joining the Sabres in a trade with the Minnesota North Stars on Jan. 27, 1975. Having already won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 1970 and 1972, Stanfield’s arrival offered the ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Sep 14, 2021
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #15 Jacob Bryson

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #15 Jacob Bryson

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Bryson moves down a few spots in the rankings The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of six staff writers and over 485 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 10, 2021. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. Jacob Bryson jumps in at the fifteen spot after making his first professional debut with the Sabres. Bryson, while being significantly defensively limited in my estimation, was a sign...
Die By The Blade Sep 13, 2021
Sabres Announce Roster for 2021 Prospects Challenge

Sabres Announce Roster for 2021 Prospects Challenge

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Ruotsalainen, Quinn, Peterka among attendees The Buffalo Sabres have announced their roster for the team’s upcoming Prospects Challenge, to be held Sept. 17-19 at LECOM Harborcenter. Prospects from the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils will join the Sabres in the three-game tournament. Sabres fans can expect to see some familiar names on the ice this weekend, including Arttu Ruotsalainen, Jack Quinn and Oskari Laaksonen. Mattias Samuelsson, Ukko-Pekka Luukonen, J-J Peterka and Matej Pekar are other big-name prospects...
Die By The Blade Sep 13, 2021
The Sabres Should Retire Ryan Miller’s Number

The Sabres Should Retire Ryan Miller’s Number

Photo by Phillip MacCallum/ Franchise-leading goaltender deserves accolades. If you’ve been a Buffalo Sabres fan at some point since 2005, chances are good that when you see the jersey number 30, you think of Ryan Miller - and for good reason. Miller, who recently retired, played 540 regular-season games with the Sabres while rocking the #30. That’s why, for many, it was a little startling Monday morning when the Sabres announced a slew of new jersey numbers for the upcoming season, including newcomer Aaron Dell suiting up under #30. My personal opinion: It will be...
Die By The Blade Sep 13, 2021
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #16 Isak Rosen

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #16 Isak Rosen

Smaht Scouting The Swede comes with top six potential and was drafted 14th overall in the 2021 Draft The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of six staff writers and over 485 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 10, 2021. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. The Buffalo Sabres drafted the Swedish prospect with their second first rounder in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, choosing to bet on the speed and talent of Isak Rosen with...
Die By The Blade Sep 10, 2021
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #17: Oskari Laaksonen

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #17: Oskari Laaksonen

Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Laaksonen’s first taste of North American play leaves him wanting more The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of six staff writers and over 485 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 10, 2021. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. Buffalo Sabres fans finally got their first glimpse at Oskari Laaksonen playing North American hockey this past season, and he was fun to watch. Seventeen...
Die By The Blade Sep 9, 2021
In-Depth In The Division: Detroit Red Wings

In-Depth In The Division: Detroit Red Wings

Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Wings swap Bernier for Nedeljkovic, sign Suter Over the next few weeks, Die By The Blade staffers will take an in-depth look at each of the other teams in the Atlantic Division as the Buffalo Sabres prepare for the 2021-22 season. First up: the Detroit Red Wings! Last Season’s Results: 19-27-10, 48 points (7th in the Discover Central Division) Key Offseason Acquisitions: On July 22, the Red Wings acquired goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic from the Hurricanes in exchange for Jonathan Bernier and a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. Earlier...

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