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What is Evander Kane Really Worth?

What is Evander Kane Really Worth?

January 18th, 2018 Today marks 40 days until the Feb. 26 trade deadline. That means Evander Kane has a little more than a month to finish out his career as a Buffalo Sabre. Kane knows he’s the big fish for contending teams hoping he will put them over the top this year. His phone could ring at any moment so he’s...
Can Housley Fix the Sabres?

Can Housley Fix the Sabres?

January 17th, 2018 When Phil Housley took to the podium for his inaugural press conference, he promised a fast-paced, high octane offensive approach, the likes of which the fans in Buffalo hadn't seen in over a decade. Fresh off of a deep playoff run with the Nashville Predators, he was the odds-on favorite to return...

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January 5th, 2018
Sabres Goaltending

On Thursday, Linus Ullmark, an up-and-coming goalie with the Sabres’ AHL affiliate Rochester Amerks was named to the American Hockey League’s North Division roster for the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic. It’s his second consecutive All-Star selection. Last year, he had a sparkling 15-save performance in the Skills Competition, earning him Top Goaltender honors. The two-day event will take place Jan. 28-29 at the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in N.Y., home of the Utica Comets. Ullmark’s All-Star Stats This Year The 24-year-old Swede has been a workhorse for the Amerks this season. He ranks second in the AHL in saves (668) and minutes played (1,362) while being tied for first in wins (15) and shutouts (2). The 6-foot-4, 212-pound netminder has an impressive 15-5-3 record. He’s won 14 of his last 20 starts, including rattling off a career-best five straight wins in November. He’s especially good on the road, with a 7-0-3 record this...
January 5th, 2018
Long Read

With 29 points through 40 games, the Buffalo Sabres sit in 30th place in the NHL. As flashbacks of the "tank" roll through the minds of the Buffalo community, fans are stuck looking toward the future for hope. Following a severely disappointing inaugural season, Phil Housley and Jason Botterill will need to put their heads together this summer to revamp the Sabres' underachieving roster. Players like Kyle Okposo and Ryan O'Reilly continue to fall short of their pay grades while Jack Eichel and Evander Kane are stuck carrying the load on offense (the two account for nearly 35% of the team's goals). "There's always next year" has transformed from tired cliché to perennial mantra, but that won't stop us from speculating what the roster will look like in 2018-19. Team owner, Terry Pegula has a taste for success now that the Buffalo Bills have busted their 17-year playoff drought. If the Sabres cannot follow suit in short order, management seats will start to get warm. Pegula...
January 4th, 2018
Sabres Prospects

As the World Junior Championship winds down, four out of five Buffalo Sabres prospects, representing three different countries, are still competing for medals. The semifinal round features Team USA vs. Team Sweden and Team Canada vs. Team Czech Republic. Quarterfinal Action There were no upsets in the quarterfinals. The first seed, Team Sweden, defeated fourth-seed Team Slovakia 3-2 while second-seed Team USA got by third-seed Team Russia, 4-2. In the other playoff bracket, the first seed, Team Canada, spanked fourth-seed Team Switzerland 8-2 while second-seed Team Czech Republic squeaked by third-seed Team Finland 4-3 in a shootout. Casey Mittelstadt / Team USA (Sabres' 2017 first-round pick) Mittelstadt continues to lead the tournament scoring, with four goals and six assists in five games. The University of Minnesota standout has been the focal point of the team’s offense, using his soft hands, elusive skating, and playmaking ability to generate offense. He’s also...
January 2nd, 2018
Sabres Goaltending

After taking the New York Rangers to overtime on Monday in the NHL’s Winter Classic at Citi Field, the Buffalo Sabres have points in nine of their last 12 games. They’ve earned 13 points in 12 games–their best stretch this season. In a season where little has gone right for the Sabres, goaltender Robin Lehner has been keeping his team in games where they often hang him out to dry. He's giving them a chance to win every game. That's all one can ask of a starting goalie. Murray's Man Lehner has been a lightning rod for criticism ever since former-Sabres general manager Tim Murray acquired him (and David Legwand) for the 21st pick overall at the 2015 NHL Draft. The 2009 second-round pick was drafted 46th overall by the Ottawa Senators. After finishing up his three-year, $6.675 million deal, Sabres' first-year general manager Jason Botterill signed Lehner to a one-year, $4 million contract in the off-season. It's proving to be one of the best goaltender values in the...

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Hockey Hall of Fame Debates: Rick Martin

Injuries are a part of life, and most certainly a part of sports. There is no doubt that if Buffalo Sabres fabled sniper Rick Martin had not sustained a career-ending injury he would have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame long ago. Martin would likely have played at least five more years... October 16th, 2017

Buffalo Sabres Jersey History

The Buffalo Sabres just can’t catch a break. Despite making the playoffs in 20 of their first 25 seasons, the Sabres only made it past the second round twice in that span, falling short of the Stanley Cup on both occasions. Later, backstopped by Dominik Hasek, arguably the best goaltender... August 21st, 2017