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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 »

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The American Hockey League schedule was announced this morning. Included in the schedule for the Rochester Americans, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, is an Oct. 29 visit to Buffalo as the Amerks take on Hamilton at the First Niagara Center. It is the third straight year the Amerks will… Read more »

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center. The game assembles the top U.S. players who are eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Twenty-three players appeared on the 2014-15 NHL… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, August 21, 2014

Let McDavid Mania start for real in Buffalo. Yes, we’re still months away from the 2015 NHL Draft. But we’re only two months away from seeing the so-called Next Great One, Erie Otters center Connor McDavid, taking the ice at First Niagara Center. The particulars on the Sabres’ announcement Thursday: McDavid’s… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

So whether it’s Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, it now appears both of the generational centers slated to be picked atop the 2015 NHL Draft will be playing at First Niagara Center this season in advance of the draft. And if the Sabres finish last in the NHL again next… Read more »
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