Sabres Archive

Sabres Free Agent Shopping List

As the Sabres reap the benefit of a first overall pick and add a franchise D-man to go with two recent #2 forward selections they now need to look toward free agency to increase their chances to improve in the standings in the 2018-19 season. With the Colorado Avalanche trading for Philipp Grubauer from the

Pickin’ and a Grinnin’

With 2 picks in for the Buffalo Sabres and a bit of a wait until number 3 this draft is a great success so far. As with the first overall pick, the first pick of the second round also combined the best available player with the greatest organizational need. Many players are about equal at

Swedish chicken wing

In honor of Buffalo about to select Rasmus Dahlin first overall we added a Swedish Chicken Wing to the menu tonight! Being from Buffalo, any awesome sports moment requires chicken wings and since it is summer we cooked them on the grill. A simple Swedish chicken recipe was the inspiration for this wing: The Swedes

Best player meet greatest need

It really is uncommon for the best player available to match perfectly with the greatest organizational need, even for the cellar dwellers that have the #1 pick. It is truly rare for that to happen when player and need are an NHL defenseman. Fortunately for the Buffalo Sabres that is where fate finds them at

Sabres Lack Lottery Luck

Tonight the NHL held the draft lottery for the 2017 Entry Draft. Once again the Sabres were in the running due to a non-playoff finish and once again they did not win. Not only that, but their position feel by 2 spots to #8 overall. This is not a very strong draft, so there should

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday I had a fever and the only cure was more Eichel! The game versus the Leafs was an emphatic statement of what Jack can do when he brings everything he has. Since his late start to the season he has been very good and put up a point per game, a lot of shots,

Sunday Slap Shots

As I enjoy the Sabres v Canucks tonight, it just reminds me of the pitiful scheduling the NHL has these days. I don’t know why the changes over the years, but I much preferred the heavy rotation being Wednesday-Friday-Sunday. Nowadays Tuesday is the busiest night of the week. When has anyone said, “oh boy Tuesday

Draft Aftermath

The 2016 NHL entry draft has come and gone. The big trades that were rumored did not occur. This week is the free agency talking period in which teams can communicate with unrestricted free agents, but not make them a contract offer until July 1. With that it will be a wait and see week

Stamkos Watch

Seen Stamkos?!? Well his banker will soon and he will have a lot of work to do. First off, if you play the odds, the Tampa Bay Lightning still have the best chance to sign him. Familiarity, success, and tax benefits all factor in to make Tampa the favorite. Also, while most view Steve Yzerman

Do you feel lucky?

So the Draft Lottery is done and the 2016 draft will see Toronto #1, Winnipeg #2, and Columbus #3 – while Buffalo stays at #8. The Oilers and Canucks fell 2 spots and the Flames fell 1. Getting into the top 3 in this draft is huge, so Winnipeg is obviously happy. For me, I