Buffalo found some success between the 1981-1982 and 1991-1992 seasons which will be the focus of this segment of Buffalo Sabres history. The club managed to qualify for the playoffs nine times during this span. While it failed to take it to the next level by winning a championship, the club gained many new fans in Western New York and elsewhere by it’s regular playoff appearances.
Some of the franchise’s iconic names emerged onto the scene during this frame of Sabres’ history including forwards Lindy Ruff, Dave Andreychuk, and Pierre Turgeon, defensemen Mike Ramsey and Phil Housley, and goaltenders Daren Puppa and Clint Malarchuk. Here is a season-by-season look at part II of Buffalo Sabres history from the 1981-1982 season through the 1991-1992 season.
Tim joined The Hockey Writers in July 2013. He began his tenure with THW by covering the Minnesota Wild and he now writes on the Buffalo Sabres. Tim completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University at Buffalo. In addition, he is a published historian and a Baltimore Orioles Contributing Writer for LegendsOnDeck.com. Tim’s work for THW has been featured on sites such as Yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter @TOHockeyTHW