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Sabres to Retire Dominik Hasek’s No. 39

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 20, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony scheduled to take place Jan. 13, 2015, prior to the team’s home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center. Hasek, who was the ...Full Article

NHL Eastern Conference Preview 2014-15

OCTOBER 8, 2014 — The season is upon us, and we see a couple of teams slipping out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.  Is your team’s stock ...Full Article

Buffalo to Host NHL Combine in 2015 and 2016

AUGUST 18, 2014 — BUFFALO — The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres today announced the NHL Combine will move to Buffalo in 2015 and 2016, with the event being held at First Niagara Center and the ...Full Article

Bryan Trottier, 3 Others Join Ted Nolan’s Coaching Staff in Buffalo

AUGUST 4, 2014 — BUFFALO  — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen and Arturs Irbe have been added to head coach Ted Nolan’s coaching staff. Trottier, Flynn and Coolen will serve as assistants ...Full Article

SIGNING: Matt Moulson Returns to Buffalo Sabres 5yrs./$25M

JULY 1, 2014 — BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Matt Moulson to a multi-year contract. Moulson (6’1″, 200 lbs., 11/1/83) re-joins the Sabres after finishing the 2013-14 ...Full Article

SIGNING: Meszaros Signs with Buffalo Sabres 1yr./$4M

JULY 1, 2014 — BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Andrej Meszaros to a one-year contract. Meszaros (6’2″, 223 lbs., 10/13/85), a nine-year NHL veteran, joins the Sabres ...Full Article

SIGNING: Matt Moulson and Brian Gionta Sign with Buffalo Sabres; Foligno Re-Signs

JULY 1, 2014 — Brian Gionta and Matt Moulson both signed with the Buffalo Sabres today: GIONTA: 3 years/$12.75M BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team ...Full Article

TRADE! D Josh Gorges to Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Josh Gorges from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Minnesota’s second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The ...Full Article

Ted Nolan Watches Son Jordan Win 2nd Cup, Wants Sabres to Follow

JUNE 17, 2014 — LOS ANGELES — Last week, Hockeytalk.biz caught up with Ted Nolan, the 56-year-old coach of the Buffalo Sabres at Staples center after the Nolan family watched ...Full Article

Nolan Signs 3-yr Extension with Buffalo Sabres

MARCH 31, 2014 — BUFFALO — 3 year deal for Nolan, according to sources. — Ed.  FROM THE SABRES: Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray today announced that Ted ...Full Article

That ’70 Show: 1970 NHL Entrants Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres Fall Fast in 2014

MARCH 17, 2014 — Despite having been in the league 44 years, the Vancouver Canucks have not been able to claim that ultimate prize—the Stanley Cup—even once. However, since ...Full Article

Sabres Hockey Hotline with Kevin Sylvester: Guest Josh Brewster

MARCH 4, 2014 — Talking Buffalo Sabres front office turmoil with host Kevin Sylvester and co-host Andrew Peters on Sabres Hockey Hotline on WGR550 Buffalo. Will Sabres fans let ...Full Article

Miller and Ott to St. Louis; Buffalo gets Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, William Carrier & ’15 1st & ’16 3rd Rd Pick to Buffalo

FEBRUARY 28, 2014 — ST. LOUIS – Editor’s Note: This completely shifts the balance of power in the NHL.  The Blues now edge San Jose, LA and stand with ...Full Article

Sabres Name Murray GM; Plus – Miller a Sure Trade?

JANUARY 9, 2014 — (UPDATE TO ORIGINAL HT POSTING) BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine today announced the team has hired Tim Murray, a 20-year veteran of NHL front ...Full Article

Sharp, Miller, Neal NHL 3 Stars of the Week

NEW YORK (December 30, 2013) — Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp, Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

What’s Up with Yeo and Heatley? Plus: Stastny trade bait…Antti Rantta surges…Sabres ratings suffer

DECEMBER 11, 2013 — Let’s take a spin around the NHL on this chilly Wednesday AM: LOS ANGELES KINGS Aside from the emergence of Martin Jones, who arrives on ...Full Article

Kevin Prendergast Joins Sabres Scouting Staff

NOVEMBER 27, 2013 — BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine today announced the team has added Kevin Prendergast to its scouting staff. A 30-year veteran ...Full Article

NHL at the Quarter Pole: Steen Races Ahead; Phoenix Offense, more…

NOVEMBER 22, 2013 — A look around the NHL for some notable storylines at the quarter pole of the NHL’s 82-game, six-month regular season. 1. Harmony in New Jersey ...Full Article

Pegula Fires Sabres’ Head Coach and General Manager

The latest of the teams to clean house is the Buffalo Sabres which is in the midst of the worst season in team history. Owner Terry Pegula announced Wednesday ...Full Article

Sabres’ “Beyond Blue and Gold” to Air on NHL Network

NOVEMBER 8, 2013 — BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that “Beyond Blue & Gold,” an award-winning video series that takes fans behind the scenes of the Sabres ...Full Article

WGR550 HT’s Josh Brewster on “Sabres Hockey Hotline” with Kevin Sylvester

Previewing Ducks vs. Sabres on “Sabre Hockey Hotline” with Kevin Sylvester on WGR550. Sabres 2-12-1 face 10-3-1 Ducks in Buffalo at First Niagara Center Saturday night. Ducks lost 3-2 ...Full Article

Quick Shots: Ruff Ovation in Buffalo (video)

OCTOBER 29, 2013 — Buffalo fans gave former coach Lindy Ruff a very warm ovation during a commercial break (god knows why this wasn’t televised live, my apologies if ...Full Article

Big Trade: Sabres Send Thomas Vanek to Islanders for Matt Moulson, #1 ’14 and #2 ’15 Picks

OCTOBER 27, 2013 — Early Sunday evening, the Buffalo Sabres pulled off a blockbuster trade with the New York Islanders, sending forward Thomas Vanek to the Islanders in exchange for ...Full Article

Where’s the Respect?

OCTOBER 25, 2013 — BOSTON — As the Bruins played at TD Garden on Thursday night against the San Jose Sharks, a team that was undefeated in regulation until ...Full Article

Sabres Coach Ron Rolston Fined; Leafs’ Phil Kessel Suspended 3 Games, both for Altercation in Toronto

SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 — NEW YORK — Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston has been fined for player selection and team conduct as a result of events that took ...Full Article

Buffalo Exit and 2nd Fiddle to Quick Likely for Miller; St. Louis Underdog?

AUGUST 28, 2013 — Ryan Miller didn’t sound too terribly upset that he could be headed out of his only NHL home. “That’s the nature of sports,” Miller said. ...Full Article

HUGE SHOES TO FILL: Sabres Sign Legend Ric Jeanneret 3 More Yrs.; Dan Dunleavy to Take Over in 2016-17

AUGUST 8, 2013 — BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Rick Jeanneret, hockey’s longest-tenured broadcaster, has signed a new, three-year contract with the team to remain its ...Full Article

Devils Trade D Henrik Tallinder to Buffalo for 2nd Trip in Nickel City, Get Prospect Riley Boychuk in Return

JULY 6, 2013 — BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the Sabres have acquired defenseman Henrik Tallinder from the New Jersey Devils in exchange ...Full Article

D Alex Sulzer Re-Signs with Sabres; Buffalo also signs prospect Bagnall

JULY 6, 2013 — BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Alexander Sulzer on a one-year contract ...Full Article

2yr./2-way Contract for Ellis, Expected to Captain AHL Amerks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 3, 2013) — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Matt Ellis on a two-year, two-way ...Full Article

Sabres Extend G Jhonas Enroth: 2yrs./$2.5M

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 20, 2013) — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the team has signed goaltender Jhonas Enroth to a two-year contract extension. In the 2012-13 ...Full Article

Hey Steve Ott: You’re too Good to Cry Like This.

APRIL 9, 2013 — Steve Ott was a great pickup for the Buffalo Sabres, a big improvement in the jam department over Derek Roy, and he’s got eight goals ...Full Article

Sabres Trade Captain Pominville to Wild; Plus: Ducks Send G Deslauriers

APRIL 3, 2013 — BUFFALO — HOCKEYTALK NEWS — The Buffalo Sabres have reportedly traded captain Jason Pominville to the Minnesota Wild for center Johan Larsson and goalie Matt Hackett.  Pominville ...Full Article

Kings Acquire D Robyn Regehr for 2 2nd Rd Picks

APRIL 1, 2013 — LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles have acquired defenseman Robyn Regehr from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for the Kings’ second-round draft choice in the ...Full Article

Sabres Trade D Jordan Leopold to Blues for Picks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 30, 2013) — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the Sabres have traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues in exchange ...Full Article

It’s Okay to Expect More from Myers: Solutions and Problems in Buffalo

MARCH 30, 2013 — Buffalo Sabres fans are bracing for the trade deadline as the rumors swirl about which of the Blue and Gold will depart the struggling organization ...Full Article

Sabres Acquire Famous 60+ Yr. Old Buffalo Regals Youth Hockey Program

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 7, 2013) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced they have acquired the Buffalo Regals Tier I youth hockey organization effective for the 2014-15 season. The Sabres ...Full Article

Kaleta Suspended Five Games

        NEW YORK (March 4, 2013) – Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended for five games, without pay, for boarding New York Rangers forward ...Full Article

J.R.’s Rink Rants

In this edition of Rink Rants: A Fasth Start, Hart Trophy Finalists and a letter to Eugene Melnyk   7-0-0 is a Fasth Start  This is one of those ...Full Article

Vanek, Kunitz, Luongo NHL 3 Stars of Week

NEW YORK (February 4, 2013) — Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek, Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article