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Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #10: Tage Thompson

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #10: Tage Thompson

After coming in from the O’Reilly trade, Tage Thompson will be looking to provide bottom six scoring for the Buffalo Sabres. The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. Another newly-acquired skater makes their Buffalo Sabres top 25 under 25 debut, this...
Die By The Blade Aug 17, 2018
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #11, Alex Nylander

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #11, Alex Nylander

Alex Nylander comes in outside the top 10 with a crucial season in front of him The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. Another day of the top 25 under 25 rankings and another Swede to discuss. After another rough season, Alex Nylander doesn’t crack...
Die By The Blade Aug 16, 2018
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #12, Rasmus Asplund

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #12, Rasmus Asplund

Rasmus Asplund will begin his professional career in North America next season The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. We’re starting to get into the top players in the organization with the top 25 under 25 rankings. Coming in at 12 is Swedish center,...
Puck Prose Aug 15, 2018

Buffalo Sabres: Sam Reinhart needs to be signed to a long-term deal

Sam Reinhart remains a restricted free agent, and the Buffalo Sabres are in a tough position heading into the 2018-19 season Sam Reinhart needs to get signed, and soon. He witnessed fellow youngsters Elias Lindholm and Jason Zucker get paid this offseason, but he seems a ways away from landing a similar deal with the […] Buffalo Sabres: Sam Reinhart needs to be signed to a long-term deal - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Die By The Blade Aug 15, 2018
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #13, Victor Olofsson

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #13, Victor Olofsson

The best shot Rasmus Dahlin has ever seen! The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. At lucky number 13 is Victor Olofsson. The young Swede is a powerhouse forward with, “the best shot,” Rasmus Dahlin has ever seen. Olofsson starred on Frolunda HC in...
Die By The Blade Aug 14, 2018
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #14: Lawrence Pilut

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #14: Lawrence Pilut

Another Swede on the blueline who could have a major impact this upcoming season. The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. After some weeks of speculation, the Buffalo Sabres officially signed Lawrence Pilut in May. One month prior to signing with the...
Die By The Blade Aug 14, 2018
Pressure on Housley with Revamped Roster

Pressure on Housley with Revamped Roster

With sweeping changes to the Sabres roster offseason, it’s up to Phil Housley to have his team firing on all cylinders. It’s no secret that Phil Housley’s inaugural season as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres did not go as planned. For the third time in five years, the team finished dead-last in the NHL standings and entered the offseason with more questions than answers. In a series of events that matriculated as a result of tactful transactions and lottery luck, his squad has gone through an upheaval of sorts, appearing much more formidable than they did at this time a year ago....
Die By The Blade Aug 14, 2018
Sabres would be wise to hold their three first-round picks until next summer

Sabres would be wise to hold their three first-round picks until next summer

The Sabres currently hold three first-round picks for what projects to be a strong 2019 NHL Draft Not only did Jason Botterill walk out of the offseason revamping his roster by adding players like Jeff Skinner, Conor Sheary, Rasmus Dahlin, Patrik Berglund, Tage Thompson and Vladimir Sobotka. He also managed to walk out of the summer with three first-round picks, including the Sabres own pick. The first pick came early in the summer courtesy of the Evander Kane trade that was made at this past trade deadline. By Kane re-signing with the San Jose Sharks, the draft pick compensation changed...
Times Herald Aug 13, 2018

Sabres to appear on national TV five times in 2018-19

The Buffalo Sabres will make five appearances on national television in 2018-19, the NHL announced today. The schedule: Tuesday, Nov. 13 vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network) Wednesday, Nov. 21 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Tuesday, Dec. 4 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Friday, Dec. 21 at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBCSN) Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Aug 13, 2018
Buffalo Sabres only get five nationally-televised games for upcoming season

Buffalo Sabres only get five nationally-televised games for upcoming season

NBC release NHL broadcast schedule for the 2018-19 season After years of playing terrible hockey, just when the Buffalo Sabres look like they’re going to turn the corner and get better, NBC decides to look away. NBC released their NHL television coverage schedule earlier today, and Buffalo will only be on NBCSN five times throughout the whole season, with no appearances on the marquee NBC channel. The broadcaster will show 109 games throughout the regular season, the highest since NBC won the television rights back in 2005. The broadcaster has finally changed the cringeworthy and...
Die By The Blade Aug 13, 2018
Botterill continues to fulfill past promises

Botterill continues to fulfill past promises

This offseason, Jason Botterill fulfilled a big promise ex-GM Tim Murray made. Pinch yourself, Sabres fans. Wearing number 5️⃣3️⃣ for your Buffalo Sabres! pic.twitter.com/C0WjwWBAtR— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) August 8, 2018 Yes, this offseason is a real thing that is happening - you can exhale. Jason Botterill continues to inspire the exhausted Sabres fan base with his grace and tact, as he recently completed another deal that figures to make his offensively-challenged hockey team even a little better Saying the acquisition of Jeff Skinner will make the team “a...
Die By The Blade Aug 13, 2018
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #15: Zemgus Girgensons

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #15: Zemgus Girgensons

Lack of offensive production leads to disappointment The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. Continuing our series on the Buffalo Sabres’ top 25 under 25, today we discuss #15 Zemgus Girgensons. Girgensons was drafted 14th overall by the team in 2012...
Die By The Blade Aug 12, 2018
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #16: Nick Baptiste

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #16: Nick Baptiste

23-year-old must prove himself for chance at NHL The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. Next up in the Buffalo Sabres top 25 under 25 series is #16: forward Nick Baptiste. Baptiste has slowly been working his way up on the team’s radar and split last...
Die By The Blade Aug 11, 2018
Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #17: C.J. Smith

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #17: C.J. Smith

Smith will look to secure a permanent role in the NHL following an impressive rookie campaign with the Rochester Amerks in 2017-18. The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. C.J. Smith’s inaugural season in the professional ranks was one to remember....
The Hockey Writers Aug 10, 2018

The Sabres Seismic Culture Shift

His words cut to the chase. “Right now we have a losing culture here,” said Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill at his season-ending news conference. “It stinks that we won’t be watching live playoff hockey right now.” The Sabres had missed the postseason again, extending their franchise-worst playoff drought to seven seasons. They finished […] The post The Sabres Seismic Culture Shift appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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