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Die By The Blade Jun 19, 2019
Lee could be an attractive option for the Sabres

Lee could be an attractive option for the Sabres

If Jason Botterill turns to the free agent market to address the Sabres’ top-six, Anders Lee might be his best “big ticket” option Every summer, general managers across the league spend outrageous amounts of money on highly regarded unrestricted free-agents. More often than not, teams that make substantial investments in the UFA market experience varying degrees of buyer’s remorse at some point. There’s a reason it’s appropriately referred to as “silly season”. With recent history in mind, and a pre-existing free agent over-payment already on the books in Kyle Okposo (and...
Times Herald Jun 18, 2019

Rasmus Dahlin enjoyed one of Sabres’ greatest rookie seasons ever

BUFFALO – Rookie seasons like the one Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin just enjoyed don’t come along very often. At 18, the Swede quickly morphed into one of the Sabres’ most valuable players, taking over games with his dynamic puck-moving skills and producing offense at a historic rate. Only one defenseman in NHL history – former Sabres star Phil Housley, who recorded 57 points as an 18-year-old in 1982-83 – compiled more points before his ... Read the full article The post Rasmus Dahlin enjoyed one of Sabres’ greatest rookie seasons ever appeared first on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
Die By The Blade Jun 18, 2019
Which RFAs Could Buffalo Target?

Which RFAs Could Buffalo Target?

How does this dynamite class of restricted free agents affect the Buffalo Sabres plans? The National Hockey League has quickly turned the page from the Stanley Cup Final to the offseason, as they normally do. While St. Louis celebrates their Blues first ever Stanley Cup, teams are in final preparations for the Entry Level Draft in Vancouver. Beginning on Friday, the Entry Level Draft will provide a quick look into the seemingly bright future of the NHL. Shortly after the Draft completes, many will be staring free agency directly in the face. For many teams, free agency has become a very...
The Hockey Writers Jun 18, 2019

Sabres Development Camp & Preseason Schedule Announced

The Buffalo Sabres have announced their annual development camp dates, giving fans their first chance of the summer to see prospects in the organization, as well as the 2019 NHL Entry Draft picks. Camp begins June 26 and runs through June 28, with the annual French Connection 3-on-3 tournament held on June 29 at 10:45 […] The post Sabres Development Camp & Preseason Schedule Announced appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Die By The Blade Jun 18, 2019
Sabres Release 2019 Preseason Schedule

Sabres Release 2019 Preseason Schedule

Three teams, six games, two at home for the Sabres during preseason. Tuesday was the date for preseason schedules across the league and the Sabres were not left out. Like last year, Buffalo will square up against Columbus, Pittsburgh and the Toronto Maple Leafs for a grand total off six preseason games before the regular season begins. It all starts with a trip back to the Pegula Ice Arena, home of the Penn State, for a game against Pittsburgh Penguins in September 16th. Away games against Columbus and Toronto are then followed up by two games at KeyBank Center. The Sabres hit the road...
Times Herald Jun 18, 2019

Sabres release 2019 preseason schedule

Here it is, the Buffalo Sabres’ 2019 preseason schedule. The six-game slate the team released today includes two home contests. Sept. 16: Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., Pegula Ice Arena (Penn State University) Sept. 17: Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena Sept. 20: Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m., Scotiabank Arena Sept. 21: Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m, KeyBank Center Sept. 25: Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m., KeyBank Center Sept. 28: Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 3 ... Read the full article The post Sabres release 2019 preseason schedule appeared first on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
Die By The Blade Jun 18, 2019
16 players for the Sabres in the later rounds of the draft

16 players for the Sabres in the later rounds of the draft

A look at potential targets for the Sabres in round three to seven in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Outside two picks in the first round of the draft later this week, Buffalo got a total of six picks in rounds three to seven. They may not end up using all of them on players in Vancouver, some picks can be traded, but if Jason Botterill and his staff were to use every pick they have in the bag here are some players that could or should be worth a look. Since Botterill became general manager, he have had twelve picks in two drafts and have choosen seven defensemen and three centers during his...
The Hockey Writers Jun 17, 2019

Krueger Fills Out Sabres’ Coaching Staff

The Buffalo Sabres overhaul behind the bench continues. Less than a month after hiring Ralph Krueger as head coach, the sixth to serve in that role in the last eight seasons, the team announced Mike Bales and Don Granato will be joining the Sabres staff as assistant coaches. Also, assistant coach Steve Smith will be […] The post Krueger Fills Out Sabres’ Coaching Staff appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Times Herald Jun 17, 2019

Sabres to hold development camp June 26 to 29

BUFFALO – The Sabres will hold their annual summer development camp for prospects from June 26 to 29 at Harborcenter, the team announced today. The on-ice sessions for the first three days of camp are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Camp ends on June 29 with the French Connection Tournament, an intra-squad three-on-three challenge. Free tickets for the tournament will be available exclusively to 2019-20 season ticket holders. Season ... Read the full article The post Sabres to hold development camp June 26 to 29 appeared first on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
Die By The Blade Jun 16, 2019
Vesey is an interesting trade target for the Sabres

Vesey is an interesting trade target for the Sabres

Elloitte Friedman of Sportsnet reported that the Sabres have contacted the Rangers about winger Jimmy Vesey It’s no secret that the Buffalo Sabres are looking for help in their top-six to increase the scoring on the roster. Now that the season is officially over, we’ll start to get some more rumors coming out on players that could be on the move. Yesterday, we got a rumor about a winger the Sabres could be interested in from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. In an odd twist of fate, that forward is none other than Jimmy Vesey. The current New York Rangers winger hasn’t worked out as...
Die By The Blade Jun 16, 2019
Important NHL Offseason Dates

Important NHL Offseason Dates

What lies ahead in the offseason for the Buffalo Sabres? With the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup earlier this week, the NHL offseason is now in full swing. Here’s a look at some of the important dates and milestones that lie ahead in the coming months for fans of both the Buffalo Sabres and the NHL at large. First up: the potential for buyouts. June 15 marked the opening of the first buyout period, and we’ve already seen some action, as the Los Angeles Kings announced Saturday that they have bought out the contract of Dion Phaneuf. In addition to buyouts, the possibility of...
Die By The Blade Jun 15, 2019
This Offseason’s Top UFAs Per Dollar

This Offseason’s Top UFAs Per Dollar

Measuring the top unrestricted free agent options by projected contract demands Even with recent re-signing of last year’s top scorer, Jeff Skinner, it is no secret the Buffalo Sabres are in need of a major facelift. Now that it’s officially the offseason, Jason Botterill has a couple ways to improve the current roster - exploiting the trade market and making a splash in free agency. Unfortunately with the latter, bad contracts have been thrown around recklessly at big named players exiting their prime all too often, resulting in buyer’s remorse. So that leaves the question, where is...
Sportsnet.ca Jun 14, 2019
Sabres hire Mike Bales, Don Granato to coaching staff

Sabres hire Mike Bales, Don Granato to coaching staff

Newly hired Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger has begun filling out his staff by hiring Don Granato and Mike Bales, who will take over as the goalie coach. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Times Herald Jun 14, 2019

Sabres hire Don Granato, Mike Bales as assistant coaches

BUFFALO – The Sabres have hired Don Granato and Mike Bales as assistant coaches on new head coach Ralph Krueger’s staff, the team announced this morning. The Sabres also officially announced Krueger will retain assistant Steve Smith, a former NHL defenseman he had on his staff with the Edmonton Oilers. Granato, 51, has coached at all levels – junior, college, pro and NHL – over his 26-year career. He spent the last two seasons ... Read the full article The post Sabres hire Don Granato, Mike Bales as assistant coaches appeared first on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
Die By The Blade Jun 14, 2019
Sabres finalize coaching staff with hires of Granato and Bales

Sabres finalize coaching staff with hires of Granato and Bales

Sabres announced Don Granato and Mike Bales will join Ralph Krueger’s staff. The Buffalo Sabres announced today that new head coach Ralph Krueger made two hires to his coaching in Don Granato and Mike Bales. Both bring NHL experience and a good reputation to the Sabres bench. Granato was an assistant with the Chicago Blackhawks the previous two years with Joel Quenneville and Jeremy Colliton. Throughout his career he spent time with the St. Louis Blues, AHL, University of Wisconsin and US National Development Program. Bales comes over from the Carolina Hurricanes, where he was their...

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