Darren Matte

An avid sports enthusiast, Darren presently is the Communications and Marketing Coordinator at the Golf Association of Ontario. He has served as a Sports Editor with Etcetera Publications and colour commentator on TV Cogeco's junior hockey coverage. He has covered a wide range of junior and professional sports including: hockey, golf, baseball and football to name a few.

Recent Articles by Darren

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World Championship A Confidence Boost For Buffalo Sabres

While most attention in Buffalo Sabres-land has turned to who the team will pick with the second overall selection at the NHL Draft, June 27-28 in Philadelphia, many forget that […]

by · May 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, International Hockey
Drew Stafford could be a hot commodity on deadline day, but the price for such a winger could be astronomical for the Islanders. - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

5 Questions The Buffalo Sabres Need To Answer

It isn’t easy being a fan of the Buffalo Sabres these days. There is very little to be positive about, other than the fact that the team continues to lose […]

by · March 30, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres
Miller was acquired by the Blues on Friday (File Photo)

Was The Trade Deadline A Success For the Buffalo Sabres?

Another trade deadline day has passed in the Buffalo Sabres rebuild. While the changes were even more drastic this year, the question is whether the day can be viewed as […]


Former Sabre Peter Ambroziak Turns Attention To Coaching

There are many players who move around the various hockey leagues in North America, including Peter Ambroziak. But the Ottawa native is putting his travels to good use. While he […]

by · February 27, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, OHL
Jhonas Enroth is also an undersized goalie that made it to the NHL. Will Juuse Saros follow in his footsteps? (Micheline/SynergyMax)

Is Jhonas Enroth Ready To Be The Sabres’ Number One Goalie?

Let’s just say for the sake of argument that the Buffalo Sabres are able to find a trading partner before the trade deadline for Ryan Miller that nets them some […]

by · February 1, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres
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Mikhail Grigorenko: Why the Sabres Shouldn’t Give Up On Him

A good way to see what is on the mind of a team’s fan base is to tune into the local sports radio station. Lately, a topic that continues to […]

by · January 20, 2014 · 2 comments · Buffalo Sabres
Rochester Americans bench (Ross Bonander / THW)

Rochester Americans Repeating History At Spengler Cup

This year marked a bit of history for the Buffalo Sabres’ affiliate team from the American Hockey League: the Rochester Americans. The Americans had the opportunity to represent North American […]

by · January 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History, Rochester Americans
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The Pros And Cons Of Ryan Miller Getting More Starts

Buffalo Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan was recently quoted as saying that he plans to “ride the horse” in reference to Ryan Miller, by giving him plenty of starts. Miller […]

by · November 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, NHL Goaltending
Thomas Vanek and the rest of the Sabres realize the situation they are in. (Jerome Davis/Icon SMI)

Did The Sabres Get Enough For Thomas Vanek?

With all of their troubles on and off the ice this season, the first major domino fell for the Buffalo Sabres who traded away co-captain Thomas Vanek on Oct. 27 […]

by · October 28, 2013 · 1 comment · Buffalo Sabres, News
Ryan Miller has been the subject of many trade rumors (Photo by Andy Martin Jr)

Potential Changes For The Buffalo Sabres

While many want to find positives with the Buffalo Sabres this season, the fact of the matter is they are still 0-7. So far, Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth have […]

by · October 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, News
Thomas Vanek and the rest of the Sabres realize the situation they are in. (Jerome Davis/Icon SMI)

The Buffalo Sabres And Your Fantasy Team

Fantasy sports have become a huge element of every professional league including the NHL.  The popularity is huge, men, women, young and old are testing their knowledge against each other […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Fantasy
Steve Ott has been a dependable fantasy forward over the last several years. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Things That Must Go Right For The Buffalo Sabres In 2013-14

With the new alignment in the NHL, things might get even tougher for the Buffalo Sabres this season. To begin, the sheer numbers of having eight teams in their new […]