Bogosian, Botterill and Buffalo’s Bloated Blue Line

Bogosian, Botterill and Buffalo’s Bloated Blue Line

January 21st, 2020 A lack of a bonafide No. 2 center. A glaring lack of secondary scoring. Woeful special teams. There are plenty of reasons why the Buffalo Sabres sit outside of the playoff picture. These days, Zach Bogosian is bearing the brunt of fan frustration. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) With...
What Makes Jack Eichel Unique: An Inside Look

What Makes Jack Eichel Unique: An Inside Look

January 17th, 2020 Jack Eichel has taken his game into a new stratosphere this season. In his fourth year in the league, Eichel has put all the tools together, making him one of the most unique players in the NHL. Eichel’s Toe Drag The toe drag is one of the most common moves attempted in hockey. For the...

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January 14th, 2020
Injury Report

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres centre Tage Thompson will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair an injury to his right shoulder. The Sabres announced Thompson had the operation on Tuesday and will require between five and six months of recovery time. Thompson was initially projected to miss three to five weeks before team doctors determined he required surgery. The third-year player was hurt in the final minutes of a 4-1 loss at Chicago on Nov. 17. It was Thompson's first NHL game of the season and came shortly after being promoted from AHL Rochester. Buffalo Sabres right wing Tage Thompson (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports) Thompson had seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 65 games with Buffalo last season before being demoted to the minors. The 2016 first-round draft pick was acquired by the Sabres in a multiplayer trade that sent centre Ryan O'Reilly to St. Louis in July 2018. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and...
January 14th, 2020
Buffalo Sabres

With the All-Star break on the horizon, the Buffalo Sabres need to dig deep to somehow go 3-0 in the upcoming week. As inconsistent as they have been and despite being depleted by key injuries, they are still in the playoff hunt. Vegas Comes to Town For the first and only time this season, the Vegas Golden Knights visit the Key Bank Center for a Tuesday night matchup with the Sabres. The game starts a difficult stretch against three Western Conference opponents, two of which are on the road.  In only their third season, Vegas is again in the playoff race, currently sitting in a wild card position but within one point of the top spot in a crowded Pacific Division. The Sabres catch Vegas at a weird time as they just wrapped up a seven-game homestand, the last three were losses. They make the trip to the east coast to begin a whopping eight-game road trip, with the All-Star break in between. Marc-Andre Fleury and the Golden Knights make their only trip to Buffalo on...
January 12th, 2020
Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT — Evan Rodrigues scored twice in the first 5:00, and the Buffalo Sabres cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Rodrigues entered with no goals in 25 games this season, but he ended that drought with a couple quick tallies against the Red Wings. Zemgus Girgensons also scored in the first period for the Sabres. Buffalo also got goals from Zach Bogosian and Rasmus Ristolainen, and Linus Ullmark made 21 saves. Madison Bowey had the only goal for Detroit. Jimmy Howard had 22 stops. The Red Wings (12-31-3) have by far the worst record in the NHL. They actually came in with a modest two-game winning streak, but Detroit couldn't overcome its poor start in this one. Buffalo scored at even strength, on the power play and while short-handed in the first. Rodrigues opened the scoring from the slot at 2:39. He added another goal on the power play when he jammed at the puck from the left doorstep and it popped past Howard's stick and in. Evan...
January 12th, 2020
Buffalo Sabres

“We turned it into a very painful, unacceptable finish," said Buffalo Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger after the game. While the statement referred to the Sabres third period collapse, allowing three unanswered goals in a 6-3 matinee loss at home to the Vancouver Canucks, it also applies to last season as well as this one. Both seasons featured promising starts, followed by what can be described at best as mediocre play. The ever chipper and upbeat bench boss struggled to find his usual silver lining. The Sabres are Free Falling The Sabres have now lost nine of their last 12 games (3-8-1) and have dug themselves a hole as teams create distance from Buffalo in the standings. They’re nine points behind the third-place red-hot Sheldon Keefe led Toronto Maple Leafs in the Atlantic Division. Unlike their side-view mirrors, the playoffs are actually much further away than they appear. Brandon Montour chipped in his third goal of the season in Saturday's loss. (Amy...

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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... October 26th, 2019

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