Coaching Colleagues Expect Krueger to Thrive & Adjust With Sabres

Coaching Colleagues Expect Krueger to Thrive & Adjust With Sabres

May 17th, 2019 Mike Babcock and Ralph Krueger's relationship goes back to 2004 and countless conversations since about coaching in the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs coach just wishes Krueger hadn't join ed the rival Buffalo Sabres to make his job more difficult. "It d...
Krueger Steps Into Sabres Hot Seat

Krueger Steps Into Sabres Hot Seat

May 16th, 2019 Make no bones about it, the Buffalo Sabres are at a seminal moment in their history. The franchise is turning to their sixth head coach since Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the franchise in 2011. The team is on the heels of a soul-crushing season in which they frittered away a 10-game win...

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May 14th, 2019
Pittsburgh Penguins

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are additional updates on the coaching situations in a few cities, there is a list building of potential buyout candidates and more details on a possible Phil Kessel trade out of Pittsburgh. NHL Coaching Vacancies As the interviews keep taking place, there are updates on the coaching jobs with a few franchises including the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres and more: Ducks Coaching Vacancy John Shannon reports that the Anaheim Ducks will be interviewing Lane Lambert for their vacant head coaching position. Josh Cooper has backed up that report and says a source confirms that the Ducks will interview Lambert. Oilers Coaching Vacancy Jim Matheson writes that he doesn’t believe Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland has asked for permission to speak with Todd Nelson about their vacant head coaching position. Nelson was at one time an early candidate for the job and...
May 13th, 2019

In today's News & Notes, Ryan Kesler has undergone successful hip surgery, Lawrence Pilut has undergone successful shoulder surgery, Slater Koekkoek has signed a contract extension and the Los Angeles Kings have signed Nikolai Prokhorkin. Kesler Undergoes Hip Surgery The Anaheim Ducks announced Monday that Kesler has undergone successful hip surgery after playing while significantly injured. This injury will likely keep Kesler out for the entirety of the 2019-20 season, though there is still the potential for him to return to action at some point if possible. Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The full statement from general manager Bob Murray can be seen below: As we all know, Ryan has been fiercely battling his condition for quite some time. I've been extremely impressed by his determination to play despite being significantly injured. At this point, Ryan needs to think about his life and family. The pain he felt was significant and we...
May 13th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are changes in Buffalo when it comes to the coaching candidates, plus other news in the NHL coaching world. There is news out of Florida when it comes to how they'll spend their money and a rundown of items from Elliotte Friedman's 31 Thoughts article. A Leader Emerges in Sabres Coaching Search? Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet suggests that Ralph Krueger is climbing thhe ladder of coaching candidates for the job with the Buffalo Sabres and he may be the most likely to be the next head coach. It is believed that Jacques Martin is officially out and that Dave Tippet may be more destined to be the next coach for the Edmonton Oilers. John Shannon reported that Todd Richards is also out. Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports More Coaching Hits The Ottawa Senators are looking at Rick Bowness, Marc Crawford, Nate Leaman, Troy Mann, Jacques Martin, DJ Smith and possibly Todd Nelson. (Nelson might also be a strong candidate in Edmonton). The...
May 10th, 2019
Vancouver Canucks

In today's NHL rumor rundown, Jim Benning comments on the Vancouver Canucks' plans in free agency, there are some updates out of Buffalo and Joel Quenneville might bring in a friend to help with the Florida Panthers. Canucks to Be Busy, But Not Overspend Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet writes the Canucks could use another winger for the line of Bo Horvat and Tanner Pearson, as well as grab another reliable defenseman that has more to offer than what the Canucks currently employ. Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning and head coach Travis Green (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward) The team would like to get help for their power play and they aren't sure about Sven Baertschi who has the potential skills but also suffered a concussion last season. Canucks GM Jim Benning said regarding what the Canucks intend to do: “We’re continuing to talk to Alex Edler and try to figure out a new deal for him there, and we’re in conversations with Brock and his...

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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 16th, 2018

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