They Wore It Once: Sabres Players and Their Unique Numbers

They Wore It Once: Sabres Players and Their Unique Numbers

July 22nd, 2020 As hockey fans, we love to pour over the numbers. Analyzing stats, finding trends and predicting future outcomes are some of the things that make hockey and sports enjoyable. Numbers are found everywhere in this sport. From stats and records to attendance and revenue, the life of a hockey...
Today in Hockey History: July 21

Today in Hockey History: July 21

July 21st, 2020 July 21 saw the greatest player in National Hockey League history sign on to play for one of its most historic franchises. Plus, a franchise-altering player signed his first-ever professional contract and some new head coaches were hired. The Great One Opens on Broadway Wayne Gretzky signed...

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July 7th, 2020
Sabres Prospects

One of the top prospects experts has released his annual top 50 rankings of NHL prospects that have already been drafted. Also, the real drama of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft will begin with the second pick and we profile one of the centers of this year’s draft class. Wheeler’s Top 50 Scott Wheeler of The Athletic is one of the leading authorities when it comes to NHL prospects. He recently released the annual ranking of his top 50 prospects who have already been drafted into the league. He mentions that this was the hardest list he’s had to compose because of the shortened junior and minor league seasons and that the NHL Entry Draft has yet to occur. His criteria are that a player must be 23-years-old or younger, not a full-time player and must be signed to an entry-level contract or, at least, been taken in the draft in order to make the list. With all that being said, Wheeler ranks Dylan Cozens as his top prospect. Cozens sits atop Wheeler's rankings. (THE CANADIAN...
July 6th, 2020
Washington Capitals

Jack Eichel is "fed up with losing." This comes in the wake of a season when his offensive production, minutes per game and analytics ticked upward for the fifth season in a row. Should the Capitals pry Jack Eichel away from the Sabres? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) There are a lot of tough questions being asked about the Buffalo Sabres right now, but some have begun to question if this is the beginning of the end for Eichel's time in the city. At least in my opinion, the most powerful answer we heard during our phone call with Jack Eichel today. The tone of his voice says a lot here #Sabres @WKBW pic.twitter.com/4GkksFj7Go— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) May 28, 2020 With Braden Holtby's $6.1 million cap hit set to come off the books, the Washington Capitals have a surprising amount of cap space available. Despite their two excellent top centers, could the perennial Metropolitan Division powerhouse make a play for the malcontent Sabres' captain? Can Washington...
July 4th, 2020
NHL Rumors

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, we’ll look at how the lack of an amnesty clause impacts the Calgary Flames, look at the Buffalo Sabres hope for a draft choice, wonder if the hockey gods might be conspiring to help the Montreal Canadiens, and look at a key fourth-liner for the Columbus Blue Jackets. No Amnesty for the Calgary Flames The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for many years in the NHL. That rumor was strengthened last week when it was suggested that the salary cap would remain flat at $81.5 million over the next two seasons. That decision leaves some teams in a pickle because general managers have recently been working under the assumption – which had been accurate – that the salary cap would continue to rise. As a result, even if they signed a player to a problematic contract, the rising salary cap would level off that bad choice. Related: Flames GM Brad Treliving’s Draft History Those days are over: but, is there relief? One possibility that...
June 30th, 2020
Sabres History

The first thing you'll hear before the puck drops at a Buffalo Sabres home game is the Canadian national anthem. The Sabres are the only American professional sports team to play "O Canada" before every home game, regardless of whether their opponent is Canadian or not. What's more, the Sabres name is spelled using Canadian English and was created by a Toronto filmmaker. The KeyBank Center, home of the Sabres, is less than a ten-minute drive from the Canadian border—so close that you can see Canada from the arena. As a result, a significant number of Sabres season ticket holders reside in Southern Ontario. Thousands of Canadians make the short trip across the Niagara River each season to watch the team play, including fans from the Greater Toronto Area who are unwilling to pay the extreme prices to attend Toronto Maple Leafs games, the most expensive tickets in the NHL. Related: Sabres Goalie Rocky Farr Recalls Memories From Early Buffalo Teams Here's a look at how Canada...

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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... May 30th, 2020

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