The last time the Buffalo Sabres made the playoffs, Daniel Sedin led the league in points and Corey Perry hadn’t yet burned enough bridges amongst the hockey community, as he won the prestigious Hart Memorial Trophy for being the NHL’s most valuable player. In case you were wondering – that was the 2010-11 season. Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres are expected to release “reverse retro” uniforms as part of the NHL’s rumoured modern-day throwback jersey program. As reported by Icethetics, Adidas has supposedly created “throwbacks with a twist” for the majority of teams in the league to be worn on special occasions. The rumours truly came to life on Monday when
After snaring prized free agent Taylor Hall, the Buffalo Sabres have roughly $13 million in projected cap space. How will they spend it? “We’re looking at our roster overall and we’re working through each individual situation, but not in a vacuum, how the one individual fits into the bigger piece of all this. We’re going
In todya’s NHL rumor rundown, after TSN’s Bob McKenzie dug into the rumors that Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichel might be on the move out of Buffalo (which he discovered not to be the case), a number of other scribes took a look at the situation. What did they find? In Boston, it appears the Bruins
On Monday, there was apparent buzz that Jack Eichel might have asked for a trade from the Buffalo Sabres. TSN’s NHL insider Bob McKenzie said while making his morning calls, whispers of Eichel wanting out were making the rounds and he noted he was shocked to hear of such rumors because nothing had been on
The Buffalo Sabres have traded forward Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Eric Staal. As Elliotte Friedman would report, the deal was a straight-up swap of players without any sort of draft picks or salary retention involved. It is a straight-up trade: Johansson for Staal. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 16,
On Tuesday morning, the Buffalo Sabres officially released their new royal blue uniforms set to debut for the 2020-21 season. This marked the return of the team’s original royal blue, gold, and white colour scheme previously worn by the team for more than two decades. The new uniforms feature similar design features to the those
Season Record: 30-31-8, 68 points Points Percentage: .493, Ranked 25th in the NHL The Buffalo Sabres’ season came to an end early this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the 2020 NHL playoffs expanded to include 24 teams, the Sabres still missed the cut by a 0.007 PTS% margin, just behind the Montreal Canadiens
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Dallas Stars are making front office changes, while the NHL changes rules about performance bonuses. There is news about ELC contracts being signed and those players being allowed to participate in training camp and there is buzz that the NHL is watching the Golden Knights ensuring they don’t take
This is the offseason that never ends. It seems like an eternity since Rasmus Dahlin scored the shootout-winning goal against the Washington Capitals. Had that been the end of the regular season, the Stanley Cup would be handed out, the NHL draft would be complete, the free agents would have landed and we’d be starting
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is news about the New Jersey Devils coaching search a serious chicken-or-the-egg style question about which hire should come first, the head coach or general manager. Will Bryan Little of the Winnipeg Jets be back with the team this season? Would the Ottawa Senators consider trading one of their
Making smart, value trades and signings are what separates perennial Stanley Cup contenders from the pretenders. Under general manager Jim Benning, the Vancouver Canucks have made plenty of moves – some hitting, many missing. Except for the JT Miller trade, it’s often the smaller, less flashy deals that push a team to the next level,
You can’t beat bad ownership. No matter how talented the front office or roster might be, bad ownership will consistently get in the way of winning. We’ve seen it in every sport; in James Dolan’s New York Knicks in the NBA, we’ve seen it with other NHL franchises, like the Ottawa Senators under Eugene Melnyk.
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, we follow-up yesterday’s news about Jason Botterill being let go as GM of the Buffalo Sabres, detailing ownership’s reason as to why. What’s next for franchise? Who is safe? Who isn’t? In Seattle, things are delayed, but how far behind are they? And, why haven’t they named their team yet?
It’s fair to say Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill’s moves have far from paid off up to now. Free agency during the 2020 offseason is the perfect opportunity for him to turn it around. A curious Sabres trade deadline, during which Botterill seemed to both build for the future by acquiring Dominik Kahun and
Now that another Buffalo Sabres season is finished – and mercifully so – many are now conducting an autopsy of the past few months. To be sure, there was certainly more bad than good. Extending your franchise record non-playoff streak to nine seasons at a time when over 77 percent of teams made the postseason
This is going to be a crucial offseason, as another year passes by with no playoffs for the Buffalo Sabres. Management should know by now that the 2020-21 season is going to be a make-or-break year for so many personnel. Here I’ll dive into the Sabres’ restricted and unrestricted free agents that management should sign.
May take a Zadorov trade to get Byram in the lineup Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: (mailbag) The Colorado Avalanche have pending restricted free agent defensemen in Nikita Zadorov and Ryan Graves. Graves will get a nice contract from the Avs, but Zadorov may not. If the Avs move Zadorov, Bo Byram would have