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Sabres development camp scrimmage drawing huge buzz

Will you be attending tomorrow's Blue vs. Gold scrimmage? We've known since clinching 30th place last season that the future is bright for the Buffalo Sabres, but the level of excitement surround tomorrow's scrimmage at development camp is approaching supernova status. According to multiple reporters, the Sabres have already sold almost 10,000 tickets to tomorrow's scrimmage, and will almost certainly add another thousand-plus in walk-up sales. More fans will be attending this mid-July scrimmage than most of the Sabres home games after the trade deadline last season. #Sabres update: The...
Die By The Blade Jul 7, 2015

Sabres Links: Eichel debuts at Development Camp, what Reinhart needs to prove, Rodrigues' camp blog

The Sabres kicked off their Development Camp yesterday, and not surprisingly Jack Eichel was the star of the show. Sabres Links Jack Eichel is all business as he kicks off his first Development Camp [Buffalo News] Eichel is the center of attention at camp [NHL.com] Sam Reinhart is more than just the other guy [Buffalo News] The News has a full gallery of Eichel and the rest of the prospects hitting the ice [Buffalo News] The Sabres hired Dan Lambert as an assistant coach, and he talked to Brian Duff after a day coaching the prospects [Sabres.com] Evan Rodrigues shared his thoughts in a...

Sabres hire Dan Lambert as assistant coach

The man who led Kelowna to the WHL title last year will help lead the Sabres next year. Dan Bylsma is slowly rounding out his assistant coaches, and today the Sabres new bench boss brought a very successful junior coach on board. The Sabres announced this morning that Dan Lambert has been brought on board as one of Bylsma's assistants, joining Terry Murray and Dave Barr. Lambert spend last year as the head coach of the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL, leading them to a 51-13-6 record, and was on the ice today at Sabres Development Camp working with the team's recent draftees. Lambert and...
Die By The Blade Jul 6, 2015

Sabres release development camp roster

A majority of the Sabres top prospects will be skating at First Niagara Center the remainder of the week. They cut it close, but the Sabres have officially released their development camp roster only hours before festivities kick off. Zemgus Girgensons, Rasmus Ristolainen, Mark Pysyk and Chad Ruhwedel have all graduated from the camp. Gustav Possler, who looked very promising at last year's camp will not be in attendance. Neither will Judd Peterson or Brad Navins. Much of the anticipation surrounding the release of the roster was what number Jack Eichel would be listed as. According to the...

Sabres sign Carlo Colaiacovo and Cal O'Reilly

More depth is coming to the Sabres organization with two more smaller signings. The Buffalo Sabres free agent frenzy continues (if by frenzy you mean a bunch of smaller, depth signings) as the team announced today they've signed Carlo Colaiacovo and Cal O`Reilly. Colaiacovo will likely serve as one of the Sabres bottom two defenseman, as he fulfills the left-handed requirement and has appeared on five different NHL teams throughout his 13 year career. The problem with the 32-year old is that he just can't stay healthy; he's never played more than 67 games in a single season and played in...

Sabres sign Ryan O'Reilly to a contract extension

After trading for the biggest fish on the market, the Sabres will be keeping him around for many years to come. Tim Murray has had a very busy and productive offseason, but one of his major moves during the draft carried with it a hefty amount of uncertainty. Ryan O`Reilly had been on the trade market for years thanks to his demands for a big new contract. Today, it appears the Buffalo Sabres have given him the extension he's been looking for. Sabres, who've waited a long time for No. 1 center, have agreed to contract extension with Ryan O'Reilly. http://t.co/moeGyE8zhx — John Vogl...
Die By The Blade Jul 2, 2015

Sabres sign Bobby Sanguinetti to a one-year, two way deal

Murray adds to his defensive depth with another high-production AHL veteran. The Sabres have added another player who is likely headed for Rochester in defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti. He spent last season with the Utica Comets, scoring 16 goals and 24 assists in 61 games. The offensive defenseman has played 45 games in the NHL between the Rangers and Hurricanes. His longest look in the NHL came in 2012-13, when he scored two goals and four assists in 47 games with Carolina. The team decided to not bring him back the following season, so went to the KHL before returning to North America a year...
Die By The Blade Jul 2, 2015

How do you feel about the Sabres staying quiet on the first day of free agency?

Was Murray wise to sit out the start of the NHL's annual spending spree? Tim Murray hasn't exactly been one to sit back and watch since he was named the Sabres general manager. Yet, he did just that yesterday, only signing two likely Rochester-bound free agents on the first day of the open signing period. It wasn't silly money season like it often is on July 1st, but many of the top targets are now off the board. If the Sabres still want to add a left-handed defenseman in free agency, it won't be Paul Martin, Andrej Sekera, Francois Beauchemin, Barret Jackman, Matt Hunwick or John...
Die By The Blade Jul 2, 2015

Where did former Sabres sign in free agency

A review of the landing spots of former Sabres from the first day of free agency. The first day of free agency was a busy day for former Sabres, as eight different players signed with new teams. Here are all the new homes for the former Buffalonians. This list will be updated as more signings are announced. Jhonas Enroth, goalie: 1 year, $1.25 million with Los Angeles Enroth will be playing in front of a good team for the first time in years, and should see his numbers improve during his time as Jonathan Quick's backup. He kept the Sabres afloat even with a Swiss cheese defense, but...
Die By The Blade Jul 1, 2015

Sabres sign right winger Jason Akeson, Murray denies Cal O'Reilly reports

The Sabres added a forward for Rochester in Akeson, but refuted reports that the team had also locked up Cal O'Reilly. The Sabres have signed former Flyers right winger Jason Akeson according to Tim Murray at the team's introductory press conference for Jack EIchel. Akeson, 25, spent a majority of last season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He was second on the Flyers' AHL squad in scoring with 23 goals and 30 assists in 57 games. He also played in 13 games with Philadelphia, but failed to record a point. He's played four seasons in the AHL, scoring at least 50 points in every...
Die By The Blade Jul 1, 2015

Sabres officially sign Jack Eichel to an entry level deal, press conference set for 5 p.m.

Fans won't have to patiently wait for Jack Eichel, as he'll be playing for the Sabres this season. Pessimists of Buffalo, relax. Jack Eichel is going pro. The Sabres have announced that they have officially signed Eichel to his three-year entry-level deal, meaning he will be playing for the Sabres this year. BREAKING NEWS: Jack Eichel signs three-year, entry-level contract with #Sabres. Details to come. pic.twitter.com/4nDj6zWcap — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) July 1, 2015 Talk that Eichel would be signing today began when Shawn Stepner of WKBW reported that the former BU Terrier...
Die By The Blade Jul 1, 2015

Buffalo Sabres 2015 Free Agency

Tim Murray has made a splash through trades thus far this off-season. Will be shake the hockey world in free agency as well? The Sabres have added depth to their left-handed side of their defensive unit, signing former Islander Matt Donovan to a one-year deal according to Frank Seravalli of TSN. Donovan, 25, spent 12 games with the Islanders last season, notching three points. He spent a majority of the year with Bridgeport in the AHL. His best year came the season prior, scoring two goals and 14 assists in 52 games. Standing at 6'0" and 205 lbs., Donovan was originally selected by the...
Die By The Blade Jul 1, 2015

Sabres sign defenseman Matt Donovan to a one-year deal

The Sabres added depth to their left side on defense with their second signing of the day. The Sabres have added depth to their left-handed side of their defensive unit, signing former Islander Matt Donovan to a one-year deal according to Frank Seravalli of TSN. Donovan, 25, spent 12 games with the Islanders last season, notching three points. He spent a majority of the year with Bridgeport in the AHL. His best year came the season prior, scoring two goals and 14 assists in 52 games. Standing at 6'0" and 205 lbs., Donovan was originally selected by the Islanders in the fourth round of the...
Die By The Blade Jul 1, 2015

Buffalo Sabres Free Agency Game Thread

Chat with us about the latest signings at the start off the free agency period. The Sabres have certainly been one of the teams in the headlines the past week, wheeling and dealing and getting their crown jewel in Jack Eichel. Although any move Tim Murray would make today may not have nearly as much pizzazz, there are still holes for the Sabres to fill. Murray has discussed the Sabres need to add another left-handed defensemen, as the only ones they have currently are Josh Gorges, Mike Weber and Jake McCabe. They have enough bodies at forward, but could add another right wing as well. Free...

Buffalo Sabres free agent targets

Who should the Sabres go after in free agency? Who's available? Let's take a look at some possibilities. After a whirlwind draft weekend that saw major changes come to the organization, there's one more big opportunbity for the Buffalo Sabres to improve their roster, and it starts tomorrow. NHL Free agency opens on July 1, and good-to-middling players everywhere will have the opportunity to be overpaid for their services. The Sabres are sitting pretty with about $16 million in cap space, but looking at their roster, there's actually not too many holes to fill with UFAs. The Sabres have...

Sabres qualify seven RFAs including Mark Pysyk, Johan Larsson

Seven young players have all been given qualifying offers. Find out who below. Hockey's busy season means news break left and right and sometimes on Monday night. The Buffalo Sabres just announced that they've issued qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents: Mark Pysyk, Johan Larsson, Tim Schaller, Nathan Lieuwen, Jerry D'Amigo, Phil Varone, and Jerome Gauthier-Leduc. The Sabres have tendered qualifying offers to seven RFAs: D’Amigo, Larsson, Leduc, Lieuwen, Pysyk, Schaller, Varone http://t.co/2pJGbjvG1i — Sabres PR (@SabresPR) June 29, 2015 They did not qualify Zac...

Former Sabre Phil Housley elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

One of the Sabres great defensemen joins the ranks of hockey's elite. Add another name to the list of Buffalo Sabres Hall of Famers, as former Sabre defenseman Phil Housley was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. Joining Housley in the Hall this year are Sergei Federov, Niklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger (LOL), Angela Ruggerio, Bill Hay, and Peter Karmanos. Drafted sixth overall in the 1982 draft by Buffalo, Housley played the first eight seasons of his career in blue and gold, playing 643 games in Buffalo and scoring 558 points, still a team record for a defenseman. For many...

Sabres waive Cody Hodgson, will buy out his contract

The long-rumored buyout of Cody Hodgson is becoming reality. Cody Hodgson's contract made him a marked man from the day he signed it. Six years (remember this Vine?) and $25.5 million dollars sets a value that one must meet with on-ice production in order to justify the investment. As Buffalo Sabres fans well know, Hodgson never matched the value of his contract on the ice, and today Tim Murray has placed him on unconditional waivers, the last step needed to buy out his contract. Hodgson (BUF) and Stalberg (NASH) on buyout waivers today. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 29,...

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