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Buffalo Sabres: Should They Offer-Sheet Anyone This Offseason?

June 12th, 2015
The NHL has made some strides in recent years, but in some other aspects the league is still an old boys' club.  The league's stance on restricted free agents is potentially the biggest example of this notion.  As with every other major sports league, the NHL has two types of free agents: ...

Buffalo Sabres: Why Dan Bylsma Is an Excellent Hire

June 2nd, 2015
Buffalo Sabres fans can finally say they have a coach. Last Thursday, the Sabres and general manager Tim Murray introduced Dan Bylsma as the 17th head coach in team history, succeeding the recently fired Ted Nolan, via NHL.com. Bylsma inherits the reigning 30th-place team, the complete opposite of what he walked into when ...

Complete Guide to the 2015 Offseason for the Buffalo Sabres

April 17th, 2015
Congratulations, Buffalo Sabres fans, the tearing down is over. After following up their 52-point 2013-14 campaign with an equally atrocious 54-point effort this season, the Sabres are now ready to look to the future—and hopefully toward a much brighter one. But the Sabres' future relies on a lot more than just this year's ...

Buffalo Sabres: The State of the Team at the End of the 2014-15 Season

April 9th, 2015
Be thankful, Buffalo Sabres fans: It's almost over. At about 10 p.m. ET Saturday night, the 2014-15 season will (finally) come to a close, and Buffalo hockey fans can turn their attention to some hockey that matters for a few months.  While this will not be the Sabres' worst on-ice season in ...

Buffalo Sabres: Why Penalties Have Been the Least of Their Problems

March 16th, 2015
"All year we've been taking penalties at the wrong time, and tonight it killed us." That was the quote from Tyler Ennis during his postgame scrum after the Buffalo Sabres' 4-3 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs last Wednesday. The loss gave the Sabres five in a row and kept them ...

Buffalo Sabres: Analyzing Their Moves at the Trade Deadline

March 3rd, 2015
The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Buffalo Sabres and their general manager Tim Murray were once again big players in the occasion.  After dealing some significant players at last year's deadline and a few weeks before this year's, the Sabres were left with mostly role players with ...

Buffalo Sabres: Trade Deadline the Beginning of a Major Roster Overhaul

February 27th, 2015
Monday's NHL trade deadline has been overshadowed in the past few days, with many of the talked-about targets moving a few days before the frenzy.  But no matter how busy the day is for the Buffalo Sabres and general manager Tim Murray, one thing is for certain: The Sabres will look ...

Ranking the Players the Buffalo Sabres Should Covet at the Trade Deadline

February 24th, 2015
Wait, pieces the Buffalo Sabres should want to acquire at the deadline? Yes, despite the Sabres' current position in 30th in the NHL, there is a real possibility they not only will be adding players at the deadline but players who will play a key role for them next season and beyond. The ...

Buffalo Sabres: What Options Do They Have in Net for the Future?

February 19th, 2015
The Buffalo Sabres have had many struggles this season, that much is known.  But as much as they have struggled in most aspects, the Sabres have been buoyed at times by some pretty solid goaltending.  While the numbers have not been spectacular, it's hard to say anything too negative about the platoon ...

Buffalo Sabres: On Kane, Enroth and Going All-in on the Tank

February 13th, 2015
On Wednesday, general manager Tim Murray and the Buffalo Sabres sent waves through the hockey world by completing a blockbuster trade with the Winnipeg Jets. Headed to the Great White North from Buffalo are Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, and the latest of the three first-round picks the ...