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By John Vogl » Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Brendan Lemieux is not shy. He aspires to play like his father, the much-despised Claude, and anyone who dares to do that better have an outgoing personality. Sabres coach Ted Nolan has already seen it. “He’s a very personable young man,” Nolan said today. “He wants feedback. He’s one of… Read more »

By John Vogl » Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sabres fans who are heading to tonight’s preseason game in First Niagara Center will see a lot of familiar faces and a few new ones that have been much-discussed. Buffalo will field a veteran-laden roster for its 2014-15 home debut against Carolina. The lineup, based on this morning’s skate, will… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Monday, September 22, 2014

Most post-practice meetings with coaches are pretty perfunctory in nature, with a few nuggets about a past or upcoming game, updates on injuries and other mundane items. Sabres coach Ted Nolan’s daily briefings are usually a little more meaty, and this afternoon’s chat with reporters touched plenty of topics while… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Monday, September 22, 2014

Sam Reinhart’s first shift for the Sabres in NHL play came a little more than three minutes into Sunday’s exhibition opener against the Washington Capitals. He was handed a defensive zone faceoff on a Washington power play against Caps veteran Nicklas Backstrom, with all-star winger Alexander Ovechkin on the ice…. Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, September 21, 2014

Playing a lineup featuring few of their veteran forwards, the Buffalo Sabres suffered a 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals in their preseason opener Sunday night in Verizon Center. Andre Burakovsky scored the game’s only goal on a quick snapshot at 13:14 of the first period that beat Nathan Lieuwen…. Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Sabres won’t have many veterans on the ice for tonight’s preseason opener in Washington, as coach Ted Nolan will get a look at plenty of young faces and a few potential bubble players. You can watch the game at 5 p.m. on MSG and NHL Network. A quick rundown… Read more »

By John Vogl » Saturday, September 20, 2014

For the first time since 2005, Ryan Miller isn’t lined up for 60 or 70 starts for the Buffalo Sabres. The former face of the franchise is in Vancouver, which gives goalies Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth a chance to lead an NHL team. “We’re going to give them every… Read more »

By John Vogl » Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ted Nolan knows what his veterans can do, so the Sabres’ young guys will take the ice in the early preseason games. The Sabres open their six-game preseason schedule at 5 p.m. Sunday in Washington. No. 2 overall draft pick Sam Reinhart will be among the rookies in the lineup…. Read more »

By John Vogl » Saturday, September 20, 2014

If the Sabres’ players have any doubts about the coaches’ message this season, they merely need to look at the T-shirts provided by the team. The words “structure” and “discipline” surround the Sabres’ logo on the front. “We talked to the kids and the players,” coach Ted Nolan said. “We’re… Read more »

By John Vogl » Friday, September 19, 2014

Sam Reinhart has already felt what Buffalove is all about. The Sabres’ first-round draft pick recently finished shopping in a local grocery store and was about to hop in a cab. A fan recognized him, ran over and offered him a free ride. “I didn’t take it, but it was… Read more »
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