Sabres Rumors & News

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Sabres’ Kane wins back girlfriend with billboard ad

    Sportsnet "Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane‘s relationship with model Mara Teigen was apparently on the fritz…until he surprised her by taking out a billboard ad for her on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood over the weekend. Teigen, who spoke to TMZ, referred to Kane as “a good guy,” and called the..." September 02

  • Eichel signs card deal with Leaf, attends Upper Deck Rookie Showcase

    Die By The Blade "Jack Eichel is a popular man right now. Weeks after signing an equipment deal with Bauer, the young star has signed a multi-year exclusive trading card deal with Leaf. The company's CEO Brian Gray said it was one of the most lucrative autograph trading deals for a rookie in any sport. "Unlike..." September 01

  • Sabres rookie Jack Eichel moved in with Matt Moulson and family

    CBS Sports "Jack Eichel has had an interesting few years leading up to what will be his highly-anticipated rookie season with the Buffalo Sabres. As the new crowned-jewel of the Sabres' rebuild, he could probably afford some stability as he begins to plant roots within the city that hopes he can fulfill his..." September 01

  • Sabres' Ennis: 'We're definitely moving in the right direction fast'

    The Score "The Buffalo Sabres had a very active offseason and after two years of rebuilding, forward Tyler Ennis is happy to finally be seeing the light. "It seemed like a really long two years, but in the grand scheme of things it could be pretty quick," Ennis told NHL.com's Derek Van Diest. "It might..." August 31

  • Sabres offering Cody Franson 2-year contract

    The Score "The Buffalo Sabres are reportedly pursuing free-agent defenseman Cody Franson. The Sabres are offering Franson a two-year deal, two league sources told Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News. The 28-year-old registered 36 points in 78 games split between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Nashville..." August 27

  • Sabres reach their season tickets cap with 96 percent renewal rate

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres’ last two seasons have been among the worst in franchise history, but with optimism about their future high, it hasn’t been difficult to convince fans to come back for more. In total 16,000 season tickets for the 2015-16 campaign have been sold by the Sabres, which is where..." August 27

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Ryan O'Reilly to have next court hearing for impaired driving charge Sept. 10

    Denver Post "Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly's court case in connection with an impaired driving charge has been continued to Sept. 10. The decision was made Thursday morning during O'Reilly's first hearing in London, Ontario, court. The 24-year-old player was not required to attend, and was..." August 21

  • Report: Sabre Ryan O'Reilly's court appearance pushed back from today to Sept. 10

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly was due in court in London, Ont., today to face an impaired driving charge as a result of an incident on July 9. His appearance has been pushed back to Sept. 10, according to a report from am980.ca. The am980.ca report stated that O'Reilly did not appear..." August 20

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Daniel Briere announces retirement at age 37

    Sportsnet "After 17 years in the NHL, Daniel Briere has announced his retirement at the age of 37. The Gatineau, Que., native spent the early part of his career with the Phoenix Coyotes before moving on to play with the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, and Colorado..." August 17

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Report: Blackhawks' Patrick Kane is subject of rape investigation

    Buffalo News "Patrick Kane, the star player of the Chicago Blackhawks who grew up in South Buffalo, is the target of a rape investigation by Hamburg police for an incident that occurred over the last weekend, two law enforcement sources have told The Buffalo News. A local woman has accused Kane of a sexual..." August 07

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Sabres owner Terry Pegula says past two losing seasons were a success

    CBS Sports "When it comes to their play on the ice the Buffalo Sabres have been the worst team in hockey over the past two seasons, winning only 44 games over that stretch. The amazing thing about that two-year win total is the fact there were 12 teams in the NHL that won more than 44 games in 2014-15 alone...." July 31

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

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    Shawn Stepner @StepnerWKBW

    The Buffalo Sabres tell me they have mutually agreed to part ways with president Ted Black. Russ Brandon is the new president of #Sabres.

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Sabres sign Larsson to one- year deal

    NHL.com "The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract. In 2014-15, Larsson (5'11", 206 lbs., 7/25/1992) appeared in a career-high 39 NHL games and recorded 16 points (6+10) as a member of the Sabres. The Lau, Sweden native also played 44 games for..." July 21

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Schaller among three Sabres who accepted qualifying offers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The following players agreed to qualifying offers with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday: Tim Schaller, Jerome Leduc and Nathan Lieuwen. Schaller (pictured) generated two points in 18 games with the Sabres, representing his first NHL reps. The 24-year-old also generated 43 points and 116 PIM in 65..." July 17

  • Avalanche Signs Mikhail Grigorenko

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Mikhail Grigorenko to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Grigorenko, who was a restricted free agent, was acquired from Buffalo on June 26 along with defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forward J.T...." July 16

  • Taylor Pyatt Announces Retirement From Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "Former NHLer Taylor Pyatt has announced that he will retire from hockey after playing 859 NHL games split between the New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He played for Geneve Servette in Switzerland last..." July 15

  • Stars, Sabres, Blue Jackets pursuing Oduya: report

    NHL.com "The Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets are among the teams attempting to sign unrestricted free agent defenseman Johnny Oduya, the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. Oduya, 33, played the past three-plus seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, winning the Stanley Cup twice...." July 15

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Sabres Re-Sign Mark Pysyk to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Mark Pysyk to a two-year contract. Pysyk (6’1”, 192 lbs., 1/11/1992) has registered 15 points (4+11) in 70 career NHL games for the Sabres during the last three seasons. The Sherwood Park, Alberta native also spent parts of the..." July 14

  • Ryan O’Reilly charged with impaired driving, failing to remain at scene

    Pro Hockey Talk "Newly acquired Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly has been charged with impaired driving and leaving the scene following an incident at a Tim Horton’s restaurant, according to Ontario’s AM 980 Radio. More: OPP [Ontario Provincial Police] announced Monday that O’Reilly, 24, from Bluewater,..." July 14

  • Varone signs one-year contract with Sabres

    NHL.com "The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Philip Varone to a one-year, two-way contract. Varone (5'10", 185 lbs., 12/4/1990) appeared in a career-high 28 NHL games during three recalls with the Sabres in 2014-15, logging five points (3+2) and 10 penalty minutes. He spent..." July 13

  • Oduya remains top target of Sabres GM: report

    NHL.com "Defenseman Johnny Oduya remains the primary target of Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray in his attempt to add a left-handed shot on the blue line. "He hasn't signed anywhere yet, so I haven't moved on," Murray told the Buffalo News on Sunday. "We've looked at everybody we feel are going..." July 13

  • Rodrigues sees Sabres as a great fit with or without Eichel

    Buffalo News "Jack Eichel casts a big shadow. Evan Rodrigues' biggest chore is stepping out of it to prove he can play on his own. After three quiet seasons at Boston University (21 goals and 39 assists in 115 games), Rodrigues exploded as a senior while playing on Eichel's left wing. Rodrigues put up 21..." July 12

  • 17,000 fans watched Jack Eichel, Sabres prospects scrimmage

    CBS Sports "Buffalo Sabres fans are excited again. After sitting through back-to-back seasons of pretty terrible hockey on the ice, including one where a large portion of the fan base was actually rooting for the team to lose (and for good reason!), Sabres fans have reason to believe again. Evander Kane,..." July 12

  • Sabres' McCabe eager to show he belongs on Buffalo's blue line

    Buffalo News "Jake McCabe knows that at the very least he'll compete for a roster spot in Buffalo. The best-case scenario has the 21-year-old defenseman starting on the Sabres' blue line next season. "I can't say exactly where I'll fit in, but I'm hoping to play my best hockey I've played and show the..." July 11

  • Matt Ellis signs an AHL contract with Rochester

    Pro Hockey Talk "Matt Ellis will return to the Buffalo Sabres organization for an eighth season. The 33-year-old has signed a one-year, American Hockey League contract with the Rochester Americans for the 2015-16 season. The forward appeared in 39 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season scoring one goal..." July 10

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Two goalies of the future look for roles with Sabres

    Buffalo News "Cal Petersen entered the record books. Jason Kasdorf exited his hometown team. Neither thought it was possible, and neither will ever forget it. Petersen and Kasdorf, two Sabres prospects vying for the title of “goalie of the future,” arrived in Buffalo for development camp with..." July 08

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • Blues sign D Andre Benoit to one-year, two-way contract

    Fox Sports Midwest "The St. Louis Blues have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year, two-way contract, the club announced Monday. The 31-year-old dressed in 59 regular season games with the Buffalo Sabres last season, posting nine points (one goal, eight assists) and 20 penalty minutes." July 06

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Sabres sign Carlo Colaiacovo and Cal O'Reilly

    Die By The Blade "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..." July 03

  • Sabres sign Ryan O'Reilly to 7-year contract extension worth reported $52.5M

    The Score "The Buffalo Sabres have locked up their new star center. Ryan O'Reilly has signed a seven-year, big-money contract extension, the team announced Friday. The talented, two-way center was acquired in a draft-day deal with the Colorado Avalanche that saw defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forwards..." July 03

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Sabres sign Bobby Sanguinetti to 1-year, 2-way deal. D-man having nice AHL career. Will forever be known as pick ahead of Claude Giroux.

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    Defenceman Matt Donovan has signed a one-year deal in Buffalo. Working on terms. Could be good vlaue signing. #TSN

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    O'Reilly signs with BUF. Two year deal at $700K per. One way deal. That's CAL O'Reilly, Ryan's older brother. Guess we know who's next.

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