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Burning Question: Can Connor McDavid & Auston Matthews Keep up with Jack Eichel? “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1730() { var xhrq_1730 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1730.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1730&aba_wid=AA6363D7-7B56-47CE-A6AE-D650285A0D29&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1730.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1730.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1730.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1730.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1730.send(null); } if
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The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Anaheim Ducks Sunday night, 3-1 for their first win of the season. On one hand, the goose egg in the win column is officially gone; the monkey is off their back. Phil Housley has his first win as a head coach. After being called up from Rochester, Justin Bailey infused
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The sky isn’t falling in Buffalo. It’s not time to panic. Then again, that all depends on your expectations. If you thought players brought together who were jettisoned by other teams, deemed expendable and not part of their future, would somehow flourish in the birthplace of chicken wings, you were a cockeyed optimist. If you
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Last year was supposed to be the season that we saw real growth from the Buffalo Sabres. With a roster that includes Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly, Kyle Okposo, Evander Kane, and Rasmus Ristolainen, the team was going to break the drought of five playoff-less seasons. And then, just as Eichel fell in practice the day
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One of the first changes Phil Housley made to the Sabres’ lineup was moving Sam Reinhart to centre. Reinhart was a centre in junior and a good one, drafted 2nd overall in 2014. But when he arrived in Buffalo, Jack Eichel and Ryan O’Reilly were already established as the top centres under Dan Bylsma. Reinhart
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Surrounded by family and friends at Thanksgiving, before most of us gorge on turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing, we pause and let others know that we’re thankful. Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo couldn’t wait until November. Kyle Okposo (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The hard-working Sabres winger couldn’t wait to express his thankfulness for
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Believe it or not, the 2017-18 NHL season is less than a month away. The Buffalo Sabres will open the season on October 5th and will start training camp in about a week on September 15th. The organization went through a lot of change from a roster and management standpoint. New general manager, coach, scouting
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The Buffalo Sabres just can’t catch a break. Despite making the playoffs in 20 of their first 25 seasons, the Sabres only made it past the second round twice in that span, falling short of the Stanley Cup on both occasions. Later, backstopped by Dominik Hasek, arguably the best goaltender of all time, the Sabres
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The Buffalo Sabres haven’t seen the playoffs since the 2010-2011 season. For some of those seasons, they were so awful that a telescope was the only thing that might have given them a glimpse. Owner Terry Pegula cleaned the front office at the end of last season, ushering in new general manager Jason Botterill and
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When the calendar turned to August, all eyes slowly started turning towards the world of hockey. As days pass, heading towards September, players will quickly start returning to Buffalo in anticipation for training camp ahead of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. In an offseason filled with changes from the top-down, optimism is at a
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Free-agent forward Jimmy Vesey chose dirty-water dogs, Broadway lights and the New York Rangers. Free agent goalie Cal Petersen opted for the film industry, Sunset Boulevard and the Los Angeles Kings. For Sabres fans, let’s hope with defenseman Will Butcher, the third time is the charm and he opts for chicken wings, Canalside and the blue and
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For the first time in several seasons, the Sabres defense will not be the glaring weakness of the team. The lack of depth caused some major problems with the team over the past few seasons, forcing players on defense to play larger roles than necessary. In addition, there was a lack of organizational depth. There
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Judging by the comments on social media and around the water cooler, it’s easy to get the feeling that Robin Lehner could win the Vezina Trophy and still be hated in Buffalo. He continues to be a focal point of fan frustration. Murray’s Man Fans can’t seem to look past the fact that former Sabres general
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The Buffalo Sabres have signed Robin Lehner to a one year deal for an unconfirmed $4 million AAV and avoided an arbitration hearing scheduled for this week. This deal is another smart move by new GM Jason Botterill. The key is that, remarkably, Lehner will still be an RFA when his contract expires. Lehner will become
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The Buffalo Sabres have made some bold moves this offseason. Jason Botterill’s first order of business was to boost the defence, with three new starters. One of the biggest acquisitions was Marco Scandella from the Minnesota Wild. Going the other way were left wingers Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno. This has left a hole on the roster
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Last season for the Buffalo Sabres and their fans was weird, to say the least. Like straight out of an episode of Stranger Things, the 2016-17 season was chock-full of freak injuries, aberrant statistical inconsistencies, and an overabundance of drama that would give any primetime show a run for its money. You could even give
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Reinhart Needs to Have a Big Season this Season to Impress Botterill “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1735() { var xhrq_1735 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1735.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1735&aba_wid=F2C14FBF-A837-476F-A1B7-225A1C8BB528&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1735.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1735.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1735.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1735.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1735.send(null); } if (typeof
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In less than two weeks, Joywave will drop their sophomore effort, “Content”. While awaiting the release of their new album, lead singer Daniel Armbruster, a Buffalo Sabres fan and Western New York native, took an hour to sit down and talk hockey with The Hockey Writers. Who Are Joywave? Joywave consists of Daniel Armbruster (vocals),
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One of the most memorable phrases in the 1996 romantic comedy Jerry Maguire is now coming to life between phenom Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres: “Show me the money!” Eichel’s entry-level contract is set to expire after the 2017-18 season. With Sabres general manager Jason Botterill in early talks with Eichel’s agent about a
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Several prospects who attended development camp this year will wear a Buffalo Sabres uniform throughout the season. However, only a select few will be in the starting lineup against Montreal on Oct. 5. The goal of any development camp is for players to mature physically and mentally. The veterans of these development camps are taking the initial
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Heading into another training camp with new faces in the front office and behind the bench, there are opportunities for prospects to prove their worth to the Buffalo Sabres organization. With the way the roster is currently made up, it appears there will be a few battles in camp and with that, an ability for prospects
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The Buffalo Sabres reacquired Jason Pominville from the Minnesota Wild as part of the trade that saw Pominville and teammate Marco Scandella head to Buffalo in exchange for Marcus Foligno and Tyler Ennis. A few draft picks were involved in the deal as well, but the players were the big parts in the free-agency-eve deal. The
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The Minnesota Wild have traded defenseman Marco Scandella and forward Jason Pominville and a fourth-round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno as well as a third-round draft pick. The deal was originally announced by TSN’s Bob McKenzie after it was reported that the Sabres and Wild had
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Forget about defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and his long-term, big-money deal. I want the ageless Jaromir Jagr in blue and gold next season. Jaromir Jagr (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Signing the 45-year-old Czech wouldn’t be a public relations move akin to the Buffalo Bills’ signing high-maintenance Terrell Owens to a one-year deal back in 2009 —
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The Fairest Deals For Sabres RFAs “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1735() { var xhrq_1735 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1735.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1735&aba_wid=F2C14FBF-A837-476F-A1B7-225A1C8BB528&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1735.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1735.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1735.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1735.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1735.send(null); } if (typeof ez_cra_check === ‘undefined’) { if (typeof