Buffalo Sabres

Fantasy Hockey busts: Players being overvalued in drafts
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It’s hard to justify the current fantasy draft price on Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel. Knowing which players to draft in your fantasy hockey league is important, but it’s equally important to know which players not to draft. Spending a perfectly good pick (or a pile of auction dollars) on a big-name player who doesn’t […]

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Housley focused on making Sabres ‘an aggressive team’
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The Buffalo Sabres haven’t been a playoff team in quite some time, but the organization is hoping that their major offseason changes will help them take a few steps in the right direction. One of those major changes came behind the bench, as the team hired Predators assistant Phil Housley to be their head coach. […]

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Housley back in Buffalo, eager to put up-tempo stamp on Sabres
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Sabres’ new-look blue-line is already making a good impression on rookie coach Phil Housley even before Buffalo opens training camp. “I thought I hit a long drive on the long-drive hole, and I was 10 yards behind Ryan O'Reilly,” Housley said Thursday, a day after the team’s annual golf tournament. Housley […]

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Islanders arena mess update: Bettman again shoots down Nassau talk
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The NHL held a Friday press conference to hype up the 2018 Winter Classic between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers, but the most interesting comments had little to do with an outdoor game. While contract talks regarding Eichel came up – he again stated that playing out his contract year is no big […]

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Report: Blackhawks sign Franson to PTO
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Two years ago, Cody Franson didn’t get a contract signed until Sept. 10,  finally inking a deal with the Buffalo Sabres. On Thursday, with the summer once again almost completely over and one week remaining until training camps open up, the 30-year-old defenseman signed a professional tryout with the Chicago Blackhawks, according to the Chicago […]

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Sabres' Okposo eager to look forward now that he's healthy
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Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo happily looks to the future now that he's fully recovered from concussion-related symptoms which nearly derailed his career in March. Saying he's not dwelling on the past, Okposo was eager to rejoin the Sabres after skating with numerous teammates for practice a little more than a week before the team […]

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Report: No extension, no problem for Jack Eichel
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FanRag’s Chris Nichols transcribed interviews Buffalo’s WGR 550 conducted with Darren Dreger and Alex Tanguay, providing some interesting perspectives on Eichel possibly entering the 2017-18 season without a contract extension locked down. The most important takeaway likely comes from Dreger, who reports that Eichel would be OK with the idea of a contract year. Tanguay […]

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Sabres' Jack Eichel focused on hockey, not contract talks
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Sabres star center Jack Eichel is focused on taking on a larger leadership role, and not concerning himself with contract talks – even it means waiting until next year to sign a new deal. ''I have no problem playing the season out and just trying to earn whatever,'' Eichel said Tuesday. Eichel also reiterated his […]

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Jack Eichel confirms he has ‘no problem playing the year out’
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On Monday, PHT passed along word from TSN’s Darren Dreger that Jack Eichel wouldn’t lose any sleep over entering the 2017-18 season without a contract extension from the Buffalo Sabres. A day later, Eichel confirmed as much to reporters including the Buffalo News’ John Vogl. “I have no problem playing the year out,” Eichel told reporters […]

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New Bills GM showing guts and taking risks by trading high-profile starters
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As the general manager of the team with the longest current NFL playoff drought, Brandon Beane’s moves of late are not building confidence among the long-suffering Bills fan base. Buffalo’s last playoff appearance was the 1999 wild-card game in Tennessee, the Music City Miracle. Little did Bills fans know it would be at least 17 […]

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What If … Terry Pegula owned Sabres in the 1990s? (NHL Alternate History)
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Note: It’s the NHL Alternate History project! We’ve asked fans and bloggers from 31 teams to pick one turning point in their franchise’s history and ask ‘what if things had gone differently?’ Trades, hirings, firings, wins, losses, injuries … all of it. Gary Bettman has had a vision of parity for the NHL pretty much since the […]

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Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons: two years, $3.2M
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The Buffalo Sabres basically wrapped up their mandatory summer moves by signing RFA Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year, $3.2 million contract on Thursday. That translates to a cap hit of $1.6M per year; the team confirmed those terms. The 23-year-old

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