Sabres Rumors & News

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Duchene says Ryan O'Reilly 'was a good teammate ... at the rink'

    NBC Sports "It’s almost odd that it took so long for an Avalanche player to at least mildly criticize Ryan O'Reilly. To many, “ROR” leaving Colorado was a matter of when, not if, ever since that strange offer sheet drama fizzled out back in 2013. Matt Duchene provided somewhat spicy remarks – at least..." October 03

  • Sabres' O'Reilly's impaired driving case adjourned to Oct. 22

    The Score "Ryan O'Reilly's day in court has been pushed back once again. The Buffalo Sabres center's impaired driving case was adjourned to Oct. 22, according to Jane Sims of The London Free Press. O'Reilly was charged on July 9 after driving a vintage truck into a Tim Hortons location in Lucan,..." October 01

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • Sabres trim 12 from training camp roster

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres trimmed their roster by 12 on Sunday, sending those players to the Rochester Americans as the AHL team opens training camp Monday. Loaned to the Amerks were forwards Justin Bailey, Nicholas Baptiste, Jean Dupuy, William Carrier, Daniel Catenacci, Justin Kea, Jack Nevins and..." September 28

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Pysyk looks ready to stick with Sabres

    Buffalo News "Mark Pysyk gets nervous sometimes when he looks at the Sabres’ defense corps. Buffalo has bolstered its blue line, so the competition for playing time will be intense. Then Pysyk gets on the ice. He reads the plays correctly, makes the right passes and looks like the bona fide NHL player he..." September 21

  • Bylsma battles instinct to ‘want to kill’ Kaleta

    Pro Hockey Talk "At least on the ice, Patrick Kaleta is a tough guy to like. That’s basically the point. Working for the same cause can raise sympathies – getting to know someone often proves that they’re not the “monster” they seem – but it’s understandable when that takes time. New Buffalo Sabres head..." September 20

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    John Vogl @BuffNewsVogl

    Competitive feelings die hard. Dan Bylsma on Patrick Kaleta: "I have a hard time not wanting to kill him. I’ve told him that."

  • Evander Kane says Sabres are better on paper and eager to prove it on the ice

    Buffalo News "Tim Murray has done his job. Evander Kane says now it’s up to the players to do theirs. Murray, the Sabres’ general manager, has dramatically increased the talent level in Buffalo, starting with the trade for Kane in February. Since then, Murray has added Ryan O’Reilly, Jack Eichel, Robin..." September 17

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    Jack Skille donning No. 8 for #Avs on second sheet. He's on PTO. #Avs haven't announced camp roster but D Andrej Meszaros likely same deal

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Cody Franson on his free-agent nightmare, faith in agent

    Yahoo! Sports "Cody Franson didn’t have time to think of his still unrestricted free agent status on his 28th birthday. Instead, he tried to relax at his family’s annual fish fry at their home in Sicamous, B.C. on Aug. 8. “We get all our family friends up with people who we’re close to back home. We have them..." September 13

  • Jack Eichel excited to begin in Buffalo

    Boston Herald "Jack Eichel has already moved in with his billet family for the upcoming season — Sabres winger Matt Moulson, his wife, Alicia, and their two young children — and been advised of the rules of their suburban Amherst houses and the chores expected of him. “I have things to do,” said Eichel...." September 13

  • Kaleta gets Sabres tryout, AHL deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here comes trouble … at least to training camp. Patrick Kaleta received a professional tryout with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. That agreement also includes an AHL contract with the Rochester Americans. The super-pest garnered at least some interest from around the league, but as..." September 12

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

  • Report: Sabres F Ryan O'Reilly's court hearing pushed back again

    CBS Sports "NHL training camps open in a week, but Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly will still have some unfinished business away from the ice. O'Reilly's court date tied to an impaired driving charge in July has been delayed a second time. According to multiple reports, O'Reilly was charged with..." September 10

  • Cody Franson To Sign With Buffalo

    The Hockey Writers "Defenseman Cody Franson has finally found a new home for the upcoming season. After waiting all summer for a deal with an NHL club, the 28-year old blue liner will sign a contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Franson’s deal with Buffalo will be for..." September 10

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • Sabres' O'Reilly apologetic for 'unfortunate situation' after impaired driving charge

    Buffalo News "Ryan O’Reilly knows first impressions are important. He’s sorry about the one he made on the Sabres and their fans. Less than a week after signing the richest contract in team history, the Buffalo center allegedly crashed his pickup truck into a Tim Hortons and fled the scene. Ontario..." September 08

  • 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'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 The 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

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