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 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”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres

Count the Buffalo Sabres among the many teams hoping to make a big splash in 2019-2020. With a new head coach in Ralph Krueger and some serious off-season acquisitions, Buffalo could be in line to end the longest active playoff drought in the league. They haven’t made the post-season since 2011. Krueger’s name might notContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres”

What Went Wrong: Buffalo Sabres

So far our immensely popular What Went Wrong series has examined the (mis)fortunes of the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes and Boston Bruins. A lack of scoring was acknowledged as the main problem for two out of those three, while the Bruins’ difficulties may lie ahead. In the case of the Buffalo Sabres, it’s fair toContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Buffalo Sabres”