Sabres: Hall and Staal Bring More Firepower to Buffalo

Count the Buffalo Sabres among the teams to make some serious off-season moves. While it may be premature to suggest the Sabres are playoff-bound, the club would certainly like to take a step forward. If they make the post-season this time out, it’ll be the first time in 10 seasons. Possessing the league’s longest activeContinue reading “Sabres: Hall and Staal Bring More Firepower to Buffalo”

Wild: Minnesota Trades Staal to Buffalo

The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Eric Staal to the Buffalo Sabres for Marcus Johansson Wednesday. “Eric Staal was a positive influence on guys, but sometimes it’s just change is good for us,” Wild general manager Bill Guerin said. “This is part of it. We need to mix things up. We need to find aContinue reading “Wild: Minnesota Trades Staal to Buffalo”

Sabres: Buffalo Fires Botterill, Cleans House

The Buffalo Sabres have cleaned house, firing general manager Jason Botterill and a small army of other organizational staff Tuesday. Buffalo team owners Terry and Kim Pegula had initially stated about three weeks ago that they’d be retaining the services of the now-former general manager, but Tuesday marked a significant reversal of course – andContinue reading “Sabres: Buffalo Fires Botterill, Cleans House”

Sabres: Jeff Skinner Out with Upper Body Injury

The Buffalo Sabres will be without forward Jeff Skinner for three to four weeks. The forward will miss action thanks to an upper body injury, the team announced Saturday. Skinner was injured a day earlier during his team’s 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins. He collided with forward David Pastrnak four minutes into the thirdContinue reading “Sabres: Jeff Skinner Out with Upper Body Injury”

Sabres: Buffalo Sinks Sharks, Improves to 7-1-1

It’s early, but the Buffalo Sabres are rolling. They knocked off the San Jose Sharks Saturday by a final score of 4-3 to improve to a 7-1-1 record. But here’s the thing: the Sabres were rolling last season too. And we all know how that worked out, which is probably why Buffalo’s winning ways aren’tContinue reading “Sabres: Buffalo Sinks Sharks, Improves to 7-1-1”