2:23 PM EDT, Sun April 20, 2014
Own or write a blog that covers the Buffalo Sabres? Add your blog posts
Die By The Blade 7 hours ago

Sabres Links: Amerks to face Chicago in playoffs, Jackets get first playoff win, Seabrook facing hearing

Rochester may have dropped their final game to Toronto, but they avoided facing the Marlies in the first round for a third straight season. This time the Chicago Wolves are the team across the ice. Sabres Links The Americans dropped their season finale to Toronto, set to play Chicago in the first round [Amerks.com] Zemgus Girgensons was amazed by getting the "A" stitched onto his jersey for the Sabres final game [Buffalo News] Around The League For the second game in a row the St. Louis Blues came back to beat Chicago in OT [NHL.com] Matt Calvert scored in double overtime to give...
Die By The Blade Apr 19, 2014

Sabres Links: Islanders likely to keep pick, Amerks blow out Syracuse, is Armia homesick?

The Americans are rolling, but there is one red flag that may have some turning their heads. Could the Sabres first round pick in 2011 want to head back to Finland? Sabres Links Garth Snow and the Islanders are likely to retain their first round pick this season [Islanders Point Blank] Nick Deslauriers scored his first Rochester goal as the Americans blow out Syracuse 5-1 [Amerks.com] One Finnish report says that Joel Armia may want to go back home [WGR 550] Chad Ruhwedel was impressive in first game back after the Zac Rinaldo hit [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Colton Gillies has made the most of...

2014 NHL Draft: Who do you want the Sabres to draft #2 overall?

Now that we know exactly where the Sabres will be picking in the draft, which prospect do you most want to see in blue and gold next year? Now that the dust from the draft lottery is settled, we know exactly where the Buffalo Sabres will be drafting this year - and thanks to the luck of the envelopes, the Sabres have the #2 pick in the first round, with Florida at #1. There are three big name players that could theoretically go first overall, Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart, and Aaron Ekblad. Let's take a look at the three players that NHL Central Scouting has ranked at the top of the draft. Sam...
Die By The Blade Apr 18, 2014

Sabres Links: Myers heading to Worlds, crazy night of playoffs, new Jr. Sabres coach

If you'd forgotten why you loved the sport after this year's Sabres season, last night likely reminded you. Sabres Links Tyler Myers will be joining Cody Hodgson on team Canada at Worlds [WGR 550] Canada coach Dave Tippett says Myers will likely be paired with Marc Methot [Twitter] Alex Sulzer recovering from his first concussion, open to returning to the Sabres [Buffalo Hockey Beat] John Tucker will be the new head coach and assistant GM of the Jr. Sabres as Michael Peca will now only be GM and head of hockey operations [Twitter] Around The League Ryan Miller and the Blues beat...

Sabres ECHL affiliation with Elmira Jackals another step towards Hockey Heaven

The latest addition to the Buffalo Sabres family is a smart affiliation that adds some room to what is a burgeoning farm system. Since Terry Pegula has taken over as owner of the Buffalo Sabres, he and his crew have stated the desire to build a first-class organization, one that caters to all of its players needs and earns a reputation as one of the best around the league. So far, the results have been mixed, with positive efforts like bringing the Amerks back in to the fold and renovating the locker rooms co-existing with front office debacles and last-place finishes. However, yesterday's...
Die By The Blade Apr 17, 2014
Sabres Links: Coaching staff cleared, Amerks clinch playoffs, Sabres add ECHL affiliate

Sabres Links: Coaching staff cleared, Amerks clinch playoffs, Sabres add ECHL affiliate

It was a busy day in the Sabres organization, as the team not only made their coaching changes official but also celebrated some exciting news throughout the organization. The Americans clinched their playoff spot and the Sabres welcomed ECHL Elmira to the team. Sabres Links The Sabres announced that Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment in the hockey department, while Teppo Numminen and and Jim Corsi will not return to the team next season [Sabres.com] The Americans clinched a playoff spot with a 4-1 win over Utica [Amerks.com] Cody Hodgson is among the players...

NHL Playoff Open Thread for Wednesday, 4/16

Come chat about all of tonight's playoff action with us on the opening night of the second season. We've got three games of postseason goodness on the slate. The first night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is finally here, and we've got three games to whet your appetite. A number of former Buffalo Sabres are playing tonight including Thomas Vanek and Lindy Ruff, and we've also got two of the Eastern Conference matchups beginning this evening. Tonight's playoff schedule is: - Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7pm, CNBC - Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30pm, NBCSN -...
Die By The Blade Apr 16, 2014

Links: Pathers win lottery, end of season presser, McCabe and Sacco to Worlds

It may not be the first overall pick, but the Sabres are still sitting with a chance at a great player at number two. Now all we can do is wait. Sabres Links The Panthers won the 2014 Draft Lottery, pushing the Sabres down to second [TSN] Tim Murray and Ted Nolan addressed the media yesterday in their end of season press conference [Sabres TV] Jake McCabe was one of 15 players chosen to represent the USA at Worlds [USA Hockey] Sabres assistant Joe Sacco will serve as an assistant for the US [USA Hockey] With the conclusion of his junior season William Carrier will reportedly be heading...

2014 NHL Draft: Sabres lose lottery to Florida, will pick #2

It's the perfect way to end a season full of losing, but the Sabres will still get a great prospect with the #2 pick. The 2014 Draft Lottery is in the books, and the Buffalo Sabres...did not win. That honor went to the team with the second best odds, the Florida Panthers. The Sabres will hold the #2 overall selection in the draft, and will still draft a very, very fine prospect in that slot. We don't know much about Florida's plans at this point, but Sabres GM Tim Murray has stated repeatedly (and again on the TSN broadcast tonight) that he will draft the best player available regardless of...
2014 NHL Draft Lottery Open Thread

2014 NHL Draft Lottery Open Thread

Where will the Buffalo Sabres pick in the 2014 NHL draft? We find out tonight! The second most important night of the season is here - the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery is tonight! After months of racing to the bottom, tonight's we'll find out exactly where the Buffalo Sabres, and their basement buddies, will pick. The draft lottery can be seen tonight at 8:00pm on NBCSN and TSN, and it will be rebroadcast at 8:30 on NHLN. Depending on the results, the Buffalo Sabres will select either first or second overall in the first round of the draft. The results of the draft could also play into the plans...
Sabres GM Murray shows honesty, humor in season-ending press conference

Sabres GM Murray shows honesty, humor in season-ending press conference

Tim Murray was the star of the show as he and Ted Nolan put the finishing touches on the 2013-14 Buffalo Sabres season. The Buffalo Sabres finished their season in dead last, but if you think GM Tim Murray was happy about giving his team a top pick, think again. "This year was completely unacceptable" was Murray's message to his players, and it was the way he began the organization's season-ending press conference. The Sabres GM bristled every time he was asked about finishing last or the concept of tanking. "We want to be competitive. If anybody thinks there's a message of tanking being...

Watch: Buffalo Sabres season-ending press conference

Here's your open thread to discuss the going-on of the final press conference of the Sabres season. Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray and team president Ted Black will be speaking to the media today at 1pm to wrap up one of the worst and weirdest seasons in franchise history. Watch the presser and keep up with all the news and announcements right here.
Die By The Blade Apr 15, 2014
Sabres Links: Trotz let go, Sabres injury updates, Miller hopes for playoff turnaround

Sabres Links: Trotz let go, Sabres injury updates, Miller hopes for playoff turnaround

Tonight is another big step in the rebuild as the Sabres hope to win the draft lottery. Yesterday the players went their separate ways and today Murray will speak to the media. Sabres Links Tyler Myers has broken ribs but will likely play at world championships and more injury updates [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Mike Weber says enough is enough, that the joke is over for the Sabres [Buffalo News] Hudson Fasching finishes up freshman season, Nikita Zadorov bounced from the playoffs [Sabres.com] White: What would picking second mean? [WGR 550] Around The League After 15 seasons behind the...
Buffalo Sabres locker clean out: Joke's over, indeed

Buffalo Sabres locker clean out: Joke's over, indeed

All of the Sabres players had strong words about accountability and hard work on the final day of their 2013-14 hockey existence, but haven't we heard this somewhere before? Oh yeah, it was right here, last year. For the third year in a row, the Buffalo Sabres cleaned out their lockers today and said goodbye to their season, two days before the other half of the league begins their playoff run. Mysterious injuries were revealed, plans were laid out for the future, and there was much talk of what went wrong, as there tends to be after seasons like this. However, as I was reading through the...
Die By The Blade Apr 14, 2014

2014 NHL Playoffs - Die By The Blade Playoffs Bracket

The Buffalo Sabres will be working on their golf game starting tomorrow, but you can continue to be involved in the playoffs by making your Die By The Blade Playoffs Bracket! The hockey season resumes Wednesday, with the top eight teams in each conference battling to see who will represent the respective conferences in the Stanley Cup Final. Unfortunately after a perfectly miserable year the Buffalo Sabres are done with and will not be playing for the Cup, but there is plenty for hockey fans in general to get excited about.The first round presents all sort of matchups, keep it here at...
Die By The Blade Apr 14, 2014

Sabres Links: The season has ended, the playoffs are set, and Robitaille's send off

Well it's hard to say it's been a fun one, but we got through it. The 2013-2014 season has finally come to an end, and now we move on to the off-season. With the current state of the team, this is when things could finally get interesting. Sabres Links The Sabres season came to a poetic end as Ville Leino was unable to save the team in the shootout [Sabres.com, Lighthouse Hockey] It was fight night in Buffalo, as three different tussles broke out. The first was John Scott vs. Justin Johnson, the second was Zenon Konopka vs. Brett Gallant, and the final being Nick Deslauriers vs. Scott...

Sabres vs. Islanders recap: Sabres give their fans something to appreciate despite 4-3 shootout loss

The Sabres gave fans a reminder of what fun hockey looks like in a game that perfectly summed up this crazy season in so many ways. Sometimes after big moments, months, or years, it's important to step back, take a breath, and really reflect on what just happened, rather than get caught up in the moment and rely on knee-jerk reactions to guide your thoughts. The 2013-14 Buffalo Sabres season is not one of those cases; what the team and their fans just went through will undoubtedly go down as one of the worst and weirdest seasons in franchise history. But tonight, in the final game of the...
Dominik / Lighthouse Hockey Apr 13, 2014
New York Islanders 4*, Buffalo Sabres 3 (*SO): Johnson-Scott fight, Lee's pair, 26th place and such

New York Islanders 4*, Buffalo Sabres 3 (*SO): Johnson-Scott fight, Lee's pair, 26th place and such

The Isles and Sabres met to close out the season, and it was everything you thought it would be. The New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres, or AHL injury replacement facsmiles thereof, concluded the regrettable 2013-14 season in Buffalo Sunday. Though they didn't display great hockey, they gave fans 65 minutes plus the tie-breaking breakaway drill. And a bunch of fights. They played to 3-3 during regulation -- Anders Lee had two goals, one while fighting off three Sabres in front, one on a backhand that should have been stopped -- before Brock Nelson tied it late in the third to force...

Sabres vs. Islanders: Five questions with Lighthouse Hockey

Before the Sabres and Islanders take the ice for the final time this season, we asked Dominik over at Lighthouse Hockey five Islanders questions on trades, general managers, and the future of the franchise. 1. First, the question everyone in Buffalo is wondering - will Garth Snow give up his first round pick this year, or next? I don't see any way they would hand over this year's pick, given their position. To hand the 2014 pick would be tantamount to planning on another lottery finish next season, which ... they're obviously past that rebuild stage of expecting disaster. 2. The...
Sabres vs. Islanders Complete Coverage: The season finale

Sabres vs. Islanders Complete Coverage: The season finale

Here's our ongoing coverage of the thank-god-it's-finally-here last game of the Buffalo Sabres season. Game #82 Buffalo Sabres (21-51-9) vs. New York Islanders (33-37-11) Puck Drop - 5:00pm EST - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY TV - MSG, Bell-TV | Radio - WGR 550 - AMSB Nation Islanders Blog - Lighthouse Hockey Three Questions 1. Who the heck is playing today?After suffering FIVE injuries yesterday against Boston, the Sabres are down to an absolute skeleton crew, cobbled together from Buffalo, Rochester, and the ECHL. The team has recalled Nicolas Deslauriers, Mark Pysyk, and...

Sabres Player News

  • Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller

    Blues vs. Blackhawks Game Two Preview: Momentum

  • Matt Moulson

    Matt Moulson

    Wild's Matt Moulson has two wishes: a Stanley Cup, and his own bed

  • Ville Leino

    Ville Leino

    Sabres Links: The season has ended, the playoffs are set, and Robitaille's send off

  • Drew Stafford

    Drew Stafford

    Sabres at Rangers preview: Stafford returns, Hackett in net

  • Tyler Ennis

    Tyler Ennis

    Sabres face old teammates

Sabres Photos

Buffalo Sabres Topics