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By John Vogl » 11:13 AM

The Buffalo Sabres, like every other team in the NHL, reported to training camp today in first place. A strong sense of excitement accompanied that arrival. “It’s a fresh start,” said defenseman Josh Gorges. The promise of a new season filled the hallways and dressing rooms of First Niagara Center… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Drew Stafford said the Sabres annually try to bring a large group of players to the Bills’ home opener as a sort of kickoff to their own season. They did it again Sunday and Stafford said the experience was as unforgettable for another set of pro athletes in town as it… Read more »

By John Vogl » Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ted Nolan wasn’t sure he could catch up. His summer to-do list was long — hire a coaching staff, imprint his ideas on the Sabres’ organization, follow his son Jordan’s run to the Stanley Cup, plus other personal items — but he eventually got everything done. “It was one of… Read more »

By John Vogl » Monday, September 15, 2014

There had been a debate in Montreal about which player should be named captain with the departure of Brian Gionta, who signed with the Sabres. The answer is … no one, at least not yet. The Canadiens announced this morning that four players — Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty… Read more »

By John Vogl » Friday, September 12, 2014

About 93 percent of Sabres fans renewed their season tickets, the lowest number at least seven years but still pretty good considering the last-place product. Season tickets figured to be a tough sell for 2014-15 because fans needed to pay more for less. The Sabres finished 30th in the 30-team… Read more »

By John Vogl » Friday, September 12, 2014

The Sabres don’t start training camp for another week, but nearly 30 members of the organization skated together today. The attitude was upbeat, especially among the holdovers who watched with interest this summer as Buffalo brought in key veteran players. Tyler Myers is among those thrilled by the addition of… Read more »

By John Vogl » Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Connor McDavid will have a good chance of landing in Buffalo, oddsmakers say. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)   The Sabres are still about 10 days from training camp, but many fans are already looking past this season to next June. The chance to draft predicted generational players Connor McDavid  and/or… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Friday, September 5, 2014

From the are-you-serious file comes this nugget via multiple reports out of Boston: The Bruins have invited Ville Leino to training camp on a tryout basis. Seriously. Yep, the team that’s held up as a paragon of thinking and building, the one that won a Stanley Cup as recently as… Read more »

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mike Grier, who had two stints with the Buffalo Sabres, and Eddie Olczyk have been named head coaches for the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, it was announced today by USA Hockey. The game, which will feature 42 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2015 National… Read more »
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