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Tim Murray takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

And of course he puts his own fantastic twist on it.
Die By The Blade Aug 14, 2014

Sabres Links: Traverse City schedule announced, Seattle called "perfect fit" for NHL, Miller discusses time in Buffalo

Seattle has once again been brought up for a possible future home of an NHL team. Is it really a "perfect fit" for the league? Sabres Links The Sabres will once again be participating in the Traverse City Tournament, and their full schedule is now available [Sabres.com] Jonathan Parker, who played 11 games with the Americans last season, has signed a tryout contract in Sweden [Malmoredhawks.com] A discussion with former Sabres goalie Ryan Miller on music, his time in Buffalo, and more [Alternative Nation] Around The League Prospective NHL owner Victor Coleman says Seattle is a...
Sabres have 8 prospects in ESPN's top 100

Sabres have 8 prospects in ESPN's top 100

The prospect cabinet is certainly full, as the Sabres top ESPN's list with 8 players in the top 100. It's only during the summer months that the Buffalo Sabres get to top any "best of" lists, considering their current roster. Present players aside, however, the future of the franchise looks very bright, according to Corey Pronman of ESPN and Hockey Prospectus. Pronman just released his list of the Top 100 Prospects in the NHL (ESPN Insider required) and the Buffalo Sabres have a whopping eight players in the top 100, more than any other NHL team. The obvious pick, Sam Reinhart, sits in...
Die By The Blade Aug 13, 2014
Sabres Links: Trottier joins Hockey Hotline, Sabres invite Joly to camp, Oilers sign Draisaitl

Sabres Links: Trottier joins Hockey Hotline, Sabres invite Joly to camp, Oilers sign Draisaitl

Bryan Trottier is bringing a championship pedigree to the Sabres bench, and a player has been invited to Buffalo's rookie camp this fall. Sabres Links Bryan Trottier, one of the Sabres new assistants, joined Hockey Hotline to discuss what he brings to the table [Sabres.com] The Sabres have invited Michael Joly to their rookie camp according to Jerome Berube, Joly scored 44 goals and 30 assists in 64 games with QMJHL Rimouski last season [Twitter] The Americans signed forward Allan McPherson to an AHL deal [Amerks.com] Around The League Torey Krug is leveraging the KHL against the...
Who will be the Sabres breakout player this year?

Who will be the Sabres breakout player this year?

With plenty of promising young names to choose from, we're wondering who will make the biggest push to stardom this year for the Buffalo Sabres. The Buffalo Sabres will have a number of franchise-changing decisions to make in the coming months about which prospects to play in the NHL, and which to send back to their minor league teams. With young up-and-comers like Sam Reinhart, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Nikita Zadorov in the mix, the number of prospects the team keeps in the big leagues will partially determine their fate in the all-important 2015 draft. However, some of those youngsters...
Die By The Blade Aug 11, 2014

Sabres Links: Florentino impressing, Nolan's day with the Cup, Olofsson scores in shootout

It's been deathly quiet the past couple of days in regards to NHL news, but of a few Sabres prospects are having success in their respective World Junior development camps. Sabres Links Anthony Florentino is turning heads at US development camp [Sabres.com] Victor Olofsson scored a shootout goal in Sweden's loss to Russia [Sabres Prospects] A closer look at Ted and Jordan Nolan's day with the Stanley Cup [NHL.com] Sportsnet listed each eastern team's breakout player for next season, with the Sabres' being Rasmus Ristolainen [Sportsnet]
Die By The Blade Aug 8, 2014

How did you become a Sabres fan?

It's time to bask in wonderful nostalgia. Today we go back to our roots and remember why we started rooting for this team in the first place. Everyone has their story for why they became a fan of the team that causes them so much joy, and sometimes pain. Although there might not always be an ah-ha moment, it's usually in a time where the team is either having success or is likable based on the way they play or the personalities on the team. It was 2006. I was ten years old, watching the post-lockout Sabres stun the NHL with their speed and stick handling ability. Before the lockout I didn't...
Die By The Blade Aug 8, 2014
Sabres Links: Compher injures hand, Baptiste scores, Selanne offered $10 million

Sabres Links: Compher injures hand, Baptiste scores, Selanne offered $10 million

Compher, who has been having himself quite the camp, was unfortunately injured blocking a shot. On the more positive side, Baptiste and Reinhart have looked very good for Canada. Sabres Links JT Compher sustained a hand injury yesterday and will likely miss the rest of USA camp [NHL.com] Here's a good look at Sam Reinhart sporting the "C" for team Canada [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Corey Pronman of ESPN had nice things to say about Nick Baptiste, who scored for Canada last night [Twitter] Ted Nolan and his son Jordan posed with the Stanley Cup on Jordan's day with the trophy [Twitter] Former...
Die By The Blade Aug 7, 2014

Sabres Links: Reinhart focused on team Canada, Compher nets pair of assists, San Jose to host outdoor game

Sabres fans may be excited for the possibility of Reinhart making the Sabres, but he's taking things one step at a time. JT Compher continues to impress at national development camp, tallying another pair of assists. Sabres Links Sam Reinhart focused on making team Canada [Sportsnet] JT Compher nets a pair of assists in USA's 7-1 win over Sweden [USA Hockey] Around The League The NHL officially announced that the Sharks will be hosting the Kings outdoors at Levi Stadium this season [NHL.com] After suffering a concussion in Canada's first exhibition game, Aaron Ekblad is out for the...
Die By The Blade Aug 6, 2014

Sabres Links: Compher, Fasching, and Florentino make cut, Timonen has blood clots, Flyers sign Del Zotto

Three Sabres are still alive at USA's camp as cuts were made. In the NHL the Flyers found a replacement for Kimmo Timonen, who is suffering from blood clots. Sabres Links Team USA has cut their roster from 42 to 27 with the split squad games ending. JT Compher, Hudson Fasching, and Anthony Florentino made the cut while Connor Hurley and Sean Malone did not [USA Hockey] As the Bon Jovi group continues to sputter, Terry Pegula is pulling away in the race for the Bills [Buffalo News] Around The League Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is being treated for blood clots in Finland [TSN] The...
Die By The Blade Aug 5, 2014

Links: Irbe joins officially announced staff, Jakubowski named assistant GM, Hodgson discusses Sabres

The Sabres made headlines yesterday, finally officially naming their coaching staff and making changes in their front office. Mark Jakubowski can eliminate two words from his title, moving from assistant to the general manager to assistant general manager. Sabres Links The Sabres officially announced Ted Nolan's coaching staff, and there were no real surprises. Arturs Irbe, who had been rumored to be the next goalie coach for nearly the whole off-season, joins Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn and Tom Coolen [Sabres.com] There were also moves in the front office. It was announced that Mark...
Die By The Blade Aug 4, 2014
Sabres Links: Compher nets two assists, Johansson starts for Sweden, NHL sued for concussions

Sabres Links: Compher nets two assists, Johansson starts for Sweden, NHL sued for concussions

Some of the Sabres top prospects are on display at national development camp, giving fans another chance to look towards the future. Sabres Links JT Compher tallies two assists, Jonas Johansson starts for Sweden in first day of National Junior Development camp [USA Hockey] Around The League The Rangers' contract talks with Marc Staal aren't going well [New York Post] More players are suing the NHL for concussions [TSN] Phil Kessel says the Maple Leafs are prepared to prevent another tail spin [The Hockey News] Jon Cooper tries his best to downplay expectations for the Lightning...
Die By The Blade Jul 31, 2014

Report: Danny Flynn to join Nolan's Sabres staff

After a long wait, a second name has emerged as a reported future Sabres assistant only two days after the first one leaked. Ted Nolan has added another man to his coaching staff, as Danny Flynn will be the second member of the group according to Halifax Mooseheads play-by-play man John Moore. Flynn joins Bryan Trottier, who was reportedly the first person added to the staff. Watch for #Sabres to name Danny Flynn as new asst. coach to Ted Nolan. #Wildcats Hockey Ops Director signs multi year deal. #qmjhl #lhmjq — John Moore (@rinkrant) July 31, 2014 Nolan and Flynn are no strangers,...
Buffalo Sabres announce 2014 preseason schedule

Buffalo Sabres announce 2014 preseason schedule

The 2014 Buffalo Sabres preseason begins on Sunday, September 21. Mark your calendars, folks, because NHL-ish hockey will be making its way back to your brain-space starting on Sunday, September 21st as the Buffalo Sabres begin their 2014 preseason schedule. The Sabres will play six preseason games in total - three at home - and will play the Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, and Carolina Hurricanes twice each. The team's preseason schedule also includes the return of the CCM/USA Prospects game to Buffalo, featuring the best American prospects eligible for the 2015 NHL draft. Check...
How Terry Pegula purchasing the Buffalo Bills could affect the Buffalo Sabres

How Terry Pegula purchasing the Buffalo Bills could affect the Buffalo Sabres

It looks like the owner of the Buffalo Sabres is the front-runner to purchase the Buffalo Bills. But will the Pegula family owning two teams in the same city affect the Sabres in any meaningful way? Over the past week, the biggest story in Sabre-land has had nothing to do with hockey, but with the fact that Sabres (and Bandits) owner Terry Pegula is one of two serious bidders to purchase the Buffalo Bills. With reports coming in yesterday that Pegula's offer to buy the Buffalo Bills was the highest on the table (numbers which should be taken with a grain of salt) it would appear that...
Die By The Blade Jul 31, 2014

Sabres Links: Pegula bids $1.3 billion, Golisano still a player, Subban and Habs $3 million apart

Yesterday we knew Pegula had made an enormous bid, now we know that he is one of three bidders and his initial bid is higher than the Toronto groups. In more hockey related news, Subban and Montreal are still trying to come to put together a long-term deal. Sabres Links Terry Pegula is one of three bidders for the Bills, with the other two being Jon Bon Jovi's Toronto led group and Donald Trump. Although he hasn't submitted a bid, former Sabres owner Tom Golisano may still enter last minute [Buffalo News] If reports of Pegula's bid are true, the Toronto group cannot match it with Bon...
Die By The Blade Jul 30, 2014

Links: Pegula submits billion dollar bid, Sabres hire Trottier, invite goalie to camp

The deadline to submit an initial bid for the Bills has passed, and Pegula seems to be very serious in his interest. Back on the hockey side of things, Ted Nolan finally named his first assistant in Bryan Trottier. Sabres Links Terry Pegula reportedly has submitted a bid over one billion dollars for the Bills [WGRZ] The Sabres have their first assistant coach, as they have added Bryan Trottier to Ted Nolan's staff [Buffalo News] Buffalo has invited former Senators goalie prospect Francois Brassard to training camp [Ottawa Citizen] Around The League The Maple Leafs signed Jake Gardiner...
Sabres to hire Bryan Trottier as assistant coach, per report

Sabres to hire Bryan Trottier as assistant coach, per report

Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News is reporting that Ted Nolan has found his assistant coach for next season, bringing Bryan Trottier back to the NHL. After weeks of waiting, the Buffalo Sabres will finally announce who will be behind the bench with Ted Nolan this upcoming season - former Rangers head coach and NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier. Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News broke the news today, and he adds that the Sabres are not planning on making an announcement about the hiring at this point, though it appears to be a done deal. Trottier previously served as the head coach for the...
Die By The Blade Jul 29, 2014

Sabres Links: Leafs sign Winnik, Red Wings sign Tatar, ranking the Sabres prospects

Another name can be crossed off the free agency list, as Toronto ads to their low-cost, high-reward acquisitions this off-season. Sabres Links Jonathan Willis, who also writes for the Edmonton Journal, ranked the top ten Sabres prospects in his opinion. Surprisingly, Rasmus Ristolainen isn't on the list [Bleacher Report] Around The League Daniel Winnik signs a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs [TSN] The Red Wings signed Tomas Tatar to a three-year deal [Detroit Free Press] Despite promises of change, the San Jose Sharks roster still looks very familiar [SI.com] Roberto Luongo...

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