Buffalo Sabres

2017-18 Sabres: Five bold predictions

After a long offseason filled with plenty of changes, the new look Buffalo Sabres are ready to open the 2017-18 season on Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens. The offseason started with both general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma being fired by ownership after a...
Read More

Housley is ready for his first game

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley is ready to lead his team out for opening night. This will be Housley’s first game as a head coach and he of course will have some butterflies, “I think I’ll be a little nervous until the game gets going.” “I’m excited too. I think guys have worked tremendously...
Read More

The Sabres will have four alternate captains

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - As Jason Botterill said on Wednesday, the Sabres are not going to start the season with a captain. Botterill and the coaches have decided on four alternate captains in Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly, Kyle Okposo and Zach Bogosian. Head coach Phil Housley said, “Our coaches sat...
Read More

The Sabres get the season started tonight

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The new look Buffalo Sabres get to showoff their progress as opening night has arrived. Brand new head coach Phil Housley has been stressing pace in each and every practice and has been frustrated at times because picking up a new system doesn't happen overnight. You will...
Read More

Eichel happy to remain in Buffalo for the next nine years

The wait for a new contract extension is over. The Buffalo Sabres and forward Jack Eichel came to terms on an eight-year contract extension on Tuesday night worth $80 million. The Sabres made the extension official on Wednesday afternoon, holding a press conference at KeyBank Center that featured...
Read More

Sabres' Housley won't rule out Bogosian

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The lines and the defensive pairings all stayed the same during Wednesday’s practice. Zach Bogosian and Justin Falk did not practice. Phil Housley claims he doesn’t know if Bogosian will be able to play on Thursday, but he hasn’t practiced all week. It’s starting to look...
Read More

Sabres send Deslauriers to Montreal

The Buffalo Sabres open up the 2017-18 season on Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens, but not before the two teams swing a minor trade on Wednesday. Buffalo has traded veteran winger Nicolas Deslauriers to the Canadiens in exchange for right-handed defenseman Zach Redmond. Deslauriers, 26, has...
Read More

Report: Eichel and the Sabres agreeing on a contract extension

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Kathryn Tappen of NBC Sports was first to report that the Sabres are about to announce a long term deal with Jack Eichel. I have a source that told me it would average $10.25 million over eight years. I have been in contact with the Sabres and they did not confirm the report...
Read More

Sabres send down two players

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Neither Alex Nylander or Sean Malone got on the ice during training camp due to injuries. Both have been sent to Rochester to put Buffalo at 25 players. The Sabres must be to 23 players by 5:00 today, but they won't have to do anything else if the put two of three injured...
Read More

McCabe felt good in practice

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jake McCabe returned to practice on Tuesday and declared himself 100 percent and ready to play. McCabe was on a pairing with Victor Antipin and he said they communicated just fine, “It is the first time we’ve played together, but we actually talked a ton out there, we...
Read More

Pages