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Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #7: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #7: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

Photo by Kevin Light/ Luukkonen had a good rookie season, but still showed he’s not close to NHL ready The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of seven staff writers and over 250 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of July 15th, 2020. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. This is our 2020 pre-draft rankings. Luukkonen began his pro career this season in the ECHL for the Cincinnati Cyclones. The Finnish goaltender performed well in the league during his...
Times Herald Jul 31, 2020

Impressive AHL season earns Sabres prospect Brett Murray NHL contract

Forward Brett Murray has parlayed his strong rookie season with the Rochester Americans into a contract from the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres today announced the 6-foot-5, 236-pound Murray has signed a two-year, entry-level deal. Murray, 22, played on an AHL contract with the Amerks last season, scoring nine goals and 24 points in 55 games. “Brett acclimated very well to the AHL and showed continued improvement throughout the season,” Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jul 31, 2020
Sabres sign Brett Murray to Entry-Level Contract

Sabres sign Brett Murray to Entry-Level Contract

Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Murray, 22, spent last season with Rochester (AHL). The Buffalo Sabres announced on Friday morning that they have signed forward Brett Murray to a two-year, entry-level deal. The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Brett Murray to a two-year, entry-level contract. pic.twitter.com/t6WguZhNSX— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) July 31, 2020 Murray, 22, made his professional hockey debut last season with the Rochester Americans. In 55 games, Murray made his depth-presence felt with 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists). “Brett acclimated very well to the...
Die By The Blade Jul 31, 2020
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #8: Casey Mittelstadt

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #8: Casey Mittelstadt

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports Mittelstadt’s struggles represent an ongoing history of draft futility. The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of seven staff writers and over 250 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of July 15th, 2020. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. This is our 2020 pre-draft rankings. Does any other player so perfectly encapsulate the overvaluing of prospects that Buffalo is guilty of over the last five to ten seasons? On...
Die By The Blade Jul 31, 2020
Outlet Pass: AHL start date, Seattle scouts, and more

Outlet Pass: AHL start date, Seattle scouts, and more

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ Catch up on the latest going on in the NHL Sabres AHL announces tentative start date for the 2020-21 season of December 4th [AHL] Seattle hires former Sabres goaltending coach Andrew Allen as a Pro Scout and former Sabres draft pick Dave Baseggio. #SeaKraken have hired Dave Baseggio as our first Director of Pro Scouting, have added three new pro scouts & have extended the contracts of five original scouts ahead of the 2020 @NHL postseason.Read more → https://t.co/OTFVqxvxel pic.twitter.com/JG1f0CKvMJ— Seattle Kraken (@NHLSeattle_) July 30,...
Die By The Blade Jul 30, 2020
Who Would Be On the Buffalo Sabres Bubble Roster?

Who Would Be On the Buffalo Sabres Bubble Roster?

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via What players would be in Toronto if the Buffalo Sabres had made it? We all know the Buffalo Sabres didn’t make it to the NHL’s “bubble” postseason in Toronto, but what if they had? Teams in the “bubble” were allowed to bring 31 skaters to their respective playoff city of Toronto or Edmonton, giving the teams some space to work with younger players who could get a chance to play in the upcoming weeks. With that said, there are some players who would obviously have been in Toronto with the Sabres, but a small handful - namely, players who spent...
Die By The Blade Jul 30, 2020
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #9: Tage Thompson

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #9: Tage Thompson

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via An injury-riddled season leaves question marks for the future of the forward The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of seven staff writers and over 250 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of July 15th, 2020. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. This is our 2020 pre-draft rankings. Coming off of a season that saw him demoted to the AHL, Tage Thompson had a lot to prove in 2019-2020. Unfortunately, after a pretty strong...
Die By The Blade Jul 29, 2020
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #10: Will Borgen

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #10: Will Borgen

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via The right handed defenseman looking to force his way onto the Sabres blue line The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of seven staff writers and over 250 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of July 15th, 2020. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. This is our 2020 pre-draft rankings. Will Borgen continues to climb up the ladder in the Sabres U25 ranks. Last year he jumped from 21 to 14 and this year he goes up for slots to...
Die By The Blade Jul 27, 2020
Jack Eichel is the Sabres nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Jack Eichel is the Sabres nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Jack Eichel was selected as the Buffalo Sabres nominee for the NHL’s humanitarian King Clancy Memorial Trophy The NHL announced its 31 nominees for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy late this afternoon. Jack Eichel was selected as the nominee from the Buffalo Sabres. The @NHL has announced the 31 team nominees for the 2019-20 King Clancy Memorial Trophy. https://t.co/FupLpsuIgA pic.twitter.com/Z379V56Zaw— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 27, 2020 According to the NHL, the King Clancy Memorial Trophy is given annually to the NHL player who best...
Die By The Blade Jul 27, 2020
Outlet Pass: John Chayka out in Arizona, Dougie Hamilton injured, teams arrive in the bubble and more

Outlet Pass: John Chayka out in Arizona, Dougie Hamilton injured, teams arrive in the bubble and more

Photo by Norm Hall/ The NHL is scheduled to get back to playing games this week Now that the NHL is set to begin playing games this week we can move from a weekly open thread, to a daily links posting as we should have daily hockey news to share and discuss. Sabres/NHL John Chayka and Arizona Coyotes parted ways in what looks like a messy dispute. There are a few links for this one: Craig Morgan: [AZ Coyotes Insider] Elliotte Friedman update of the situation which mentions the Sabres in all of this. However, as the evening went on we discovered Buffalo was not the team eyeing Chayka...
Die By The Blade Jul 24, 2020
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #11: Jacob Bryson

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #11: Jacob Bryson

Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via The 22-year-old blueliner put together a strong rookie campaign in the AHL this season The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of seven staff writers and over 250 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of July 15th, 2020. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. This is our 2020 pre-draft rankings. As arguably the most NHL-ready defensive prospect in the Buffalo Sabres system, Jacob Bryson took another step toward...
Die By The Blade Jul 22, 2020
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #12; Arttu Ruotsalainen

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #12; Arttu Ruotsalainen

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ 22-year-old had an incredible season overseas The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of seven staff writers and over 250 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of July 15th, 2020. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. This is our 2020 pre-draft rankings. Arttu Ruotsalainen had a great season with Ilves, as the Buffalo Sabres loaned their prospect back to his team overseas for the 2019-20 season. Ruotsalainen put up a...
Die By The Blade Jul 22, 2020
NHL Network ranks Eichel as the sixth-best center in the NHL

NHL Network ranks Eichel as the sixth-best center in the NHL

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Eichel moves up from 15 to 6 in NHL Network’s ranking of the top centers in the NHL The NHL Network put out their annual rankings of the top 20 centers in the NHL right now. Buffalo Sabres captain, Jack Eichel came in ranked sixth. That was an improvement from last year where he was ranked 15th. The @EdmontonOilers have 2 players in the top 3!!!!Check out our full Top 20 Centers list. #NHLTopPlayers pic.twitter.com/BcR5Ac3R25— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) July 21, 2020 Eichel had his best season in the league and has started to get the recognition...
Die By The Blade Jul 21, 2020
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #13: Matej Pekar

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #13: Matej Pekar

Photo by Rich Lam/ After an up and down season, Pekar remains an intriguing prospect The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of seven staff writers and over 250 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of July 15th, 2020. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production to rank each player. This is our 2020 pre-draft rankings. Matej Pekar had some high expectations after a strong start to his D+1 season that was cut short due to a collar bone injury. His D+2 season was a roller coaster ride...
Die By The Blade Jul 20, 2020
Weekly Open Thread: 7/20

Weekly Open Thread: 7/20

Photo by Justin Heiman/ Hockey world starts to get going again as the Sabres remain idle Training camps are now open as part of Phase 3 of the NHL’s Return to Play for the 24 teams going to the playoffs, though the coronavirus continues to run rampant in the US. In Sabres news, the three-part series ‘Captains Circle’ where Jack Eichel and Josh Allen talk about what it means to be the captains of their respective Buffalo teams is now live on the Buffalo Sabres website.

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  • Jack Eichel

    Jack Eichel

    Jack Eichel is the Sabres nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy

  • Victor Olofsson

    Victor Olofsson

    Olofsson does not get nominated as a Calder finalist

  • Jeff Skinner

    Jeff Skinner

    Today in Hockey History: Buffalo Sabres Acquire Jeff Skinner

  • Tage Thompson

    Tage Thompson

    Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #9: Tage Thompson

  • Rasmus Dahlin

    Rasmus Dahlin

    Sabres’ 2020 Trade Targets on Non-Playoff Teams

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