Pegula Admits Words Won't Rally Team

Pegula Admits Words Won't Rally Team

April 20th, 2018 Roughly seven years ago, the new owner of the Buffalo Sabres, Terry Pegula, wrote a letter to fans sharing his vision to have the team’s name inscribed on the Stanley Cup. Yesterday, Sabres season ticket holders received an empathetic letter from Pegula, embarrassed that his team...
Is Alex Nylander a Bust?

Is Alex Nylander a Bust?

April 20th, 2018 The Buffalo Sabres need Alex Nylander to take the next step in his personal development. Mired in a perpetual tailspin, the Sabres have failed to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs in seven consecutive seasons. Now holding the greatest odds in the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery, Buffalo's lack of offence...

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April 10th, 2018
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On Monday in downtown Buffalo, the Sabres conducted their usual exit interviews during locker clean out day. Players spoke about playing harder next year, being more mentally prepared, being committed, playing consistently, hating to lose and doing whatever it takes to win. The mix of frustration, head shaking and clichéd soundbites felt shallow as they were spouted by every stoic face. “It's tough, really hard. It’s frustrating,” said Jack Eichel, who was the first player to hold court in the locker room for the media. “You kind of look back and it feels like yesterday I started here and to be three years into my career and yet to really make the impact that I’d like is frustrating for sure.” A Different Eichel After the 2016-17 season, Eichel’s demeanor during clean out day could only be described as immature. For the first few questions, he chirped one-word answers and gave the vibe of a teenager who was told he had to take the garbage out in order to...
April 5th, 2018
Sabres Prospects

The Buffalo Sabres front office has remained busy during the final stretch of the regular season. Over the past few weeks, the team has called up several minor league and junior players in order to analyze their progress. Since the beginning of last month, they have recalled five Rochester Amerks and signed two other players from the NCAA to their entry-level deals. On top of that, the Sabres have signed two others rookie deals, sending them directly to the AHL for an amateur tryout. Let's take a look at the "future core" players who the organization will be keeping a close eye on as the season comes to a close. Casey Mittelstadt Last week, Casey Mittelstadt made his highly-anticipated NHL debut. Since mentally checking out after the team failed to show signs of progress over the course of the year, fan interest has been reignited since it was announced that the team had signed the 19-year-old to his ELC. Though his seven-game appearance to close the season will burn a year...
April 1st, 2018
Buffalo Sabres

With the sun setting on a disappointing season for the Buffalo Sabres, nobody expected them to put up much of a fight on Saturday against the playoff-bound Nashville Predators. After falling behind 3-1 in the second period, the performance looked like more of the same from a Sabres squad that has seldom mounted multi-goal comebacks this year. After Scott Hartnell received a major penalty and a game misconduct for boarding defenseman Victor Antipin, the Buffalo offense exploded, scoring three power-play goals during the five-minute opportunity. The Sabres' 7-4 victory marked the team's highest goal total of the season, as well as a few individual milestones for their young core players. Eichel Ties Franchise Record Though Jack Eichel didn't score any of the team's seven goals, he was responsible for five assists on the night, tying a franchise record. The 21-year-old joined Sabre legends Gilbert Perreault, Pat LaFontaine and Dale Hawerchuk in a four-way tie for the single-game...
March 29th, 2018

Casey Mittelstadt will make his NHL debut tonight as the Buffalo Sabres play host to the Detroit Red Wings. In case you’re living under a rock or not connected to the World Wide Web, news hit Monday when Mittelstadt agreed to leave the University of Minnesota after his freshman year to sign an entry-level contract with the Sabres. First-Game Jitters Transitioning from NCAA Division I to the NHL isn’t easy. The pace is faster, the skill level is higher and the physicality is greater. Mittelstadt is taking it all in stride. “I’m going to try to approach it like any other game I’ve played,” said Mittelstadt after chugging a Hawaiian Punch juice box, his tongue now stained red. “I like my routines and I’m going to try to stick to them. They've gotten me to this point.” Mittelstadt dominated the World Junior Championship which was played in Buffalo. He’ll bring his speed, skill, hockey IQ and compete level to the organization. It’s common for most...

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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