SAN JOSE — The expansion draft came and went with the Sharks emerging relatively unscathed, losing a third-pairing defenseman to the NHL’s newest franchise. The Vegas Golden Knights plucked defenseman David Schlemko off the Sharks roster Wednesday, one of the 30 players they acquired in the expansion draft, which allowed them to select a single […]
The Stanley Cup finalist Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators get another look at each other Oct. 7 in the 2017-18 schedule released by the league on Thursday. That game will be in Pittsburgh, and the teams will meet again Nov. 11 in Nashville. Hart Trophy winner Connor McDavid takes his Edmonton Oilers to Pittsburgh to […]
The Buffalo Sabres continue to make changes to their coaching staff. With Phil Housley in place as the new bench boss, the Buffalo News is reporting that the Sabres are not planning to bring back assistants Terry Murray, Bob Woods and Tom Ward, and that former Islanders coach Jack Capuano has been in contact with […]
After spending the last three seasons with the L.A. Kings, Brayden McNabb is reportedly on his way to Las Vegas. The Golden Knights, it appears, have selected the 26-year-old left-shooting defenseman in the expansion draft. Originally selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, McNabb played in only […]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Understanding his days were numbered in Montreal, defenseman Nathan Beaulieu welcomed the trade that sent him to the Buffalo Sabres. Aside from getting a fresh start with a Phil Housley-coached team placing a value on puck-moving defensemen, Beaulieu expressed relief he didn’t have to deal with the uncertainty of being exposed in […]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Sabres released their preseason schedule for 2017. Three of the six games will take place at the KeyBank Center. The other three games will be played at neutral sites. Here are the dates and times: Sept. 18 – Carolina at Buffalo – 7 p.m. – KeyBank Center Sept. 19 […]
Evander Kane has heard the rumors, and knows he could be traded. “I’m getting prepared to start another NHL season,” said Kane. Kane has one year left on his contract before he can become an unrestricted free agent.
For the second time this week, the Montreal Canadiens have traded away a young defenseman. After shipping Mikhail Sergachev to the Lightning for Jonathan Drouin, Montreal has now traded away Nathan Beaulieu to the Buffalo Sabres for a third-round pick in 2017 (68th overall). Over the last few days, there was plenty of chatter about […]
The Buffalo Sabres made the right call on Thursday, calling on Phil Housley to become their 18th head coach in franchise history. We made the case for Housley the other day, and the case boils down to this: His temperament created a sense of fun as an
Owner Terry Pegula didn’t recognize the trend until it was pointed out to him: That the hires he’s made in the last four months for general manager and coach of the Buffalo Sabres and the NFL’s Buffalo Bills were individuals that never held those jobs before. In the Bills’ case, it was Brandon Beene as […]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — �� Phil Housley still remembers high-fiving Sabres fans at Memorial Auditorium in opening his Hall of Fame career in Buffalo during the 1980s. Now, Housley is looking forward to bringing that type of excitement back to Buffalo – this time as the Sabres head coach. Some 35 years to the day […]
Many assumed Pittsburgh assistant coach Rick Tocchet was a candidate for the Sabres’ vacant head coaching gig, given his ties to new Buffalo GM Jason Botterill. It was widely assumed Botterill was waiting for Pittsburgh’s playoff run to finish to speak with him.