Buffalo - Jul. 19, 2014: The Buffalo Sabres’ dismal 52-point campaign in 2013-14 was punctuated by a historically bad offensive output that put the team nearly 40 goals behind the next closest club and well below the 200-goal plateau. It was a campaign that brought about the long overdue firing of Darcy Regier, the introduction of Tim Murray along with the groundwork to select Sam Reinhart second overall at this year’s entry draft. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jul. 17, 2014: Forward Tyler Ennis signed a multiyear contract with the Buffalo Sabres, the team announced Thursday. Terms were not disclosed, but NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes has reported it's for five years and $23 million. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jul. 17, 2014: Development Camp is an interesting event for a few reasons. It offers onlookers their first look at many of a team’s recent draft picks mixed in with other organizational prospects. Zemgus Girgensons and Rasmus Ristolainen, a pair of players who are likely penciled into the Sabres’ opening night roster at this point. While they’ll certainly stand out due to where they are on the development curve, my interest in them is much lower than other individuals and groups. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jul. 17, 2014: The Sabres annual prospect’s scrimmage came and went last night with a sloppy 5-1 win for Team White. Two of the most obvious standouts were Nikita Zadorov and Rasmus Ristolainen. The two towering defensemen were split between the two squads but they were certainly noticeable when they were on the ice. Zadorov was very active joining the rush and even chipped in with an assist as his booming slapshot caught the end boards and wound up on Jerome Leduc’s tape for a tap in to open the scoring. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jul. 9, 2014: If you're worried about the Sabres winning, just take a look at this photo. With the rest of the summer still ahead of us before the start of the 2014/15 season, there’s still plenty to speculate about and plenty of time to spend on it. The Sabres made some solid additions, but they won't be enough to keep the Sabres away from the top of the draft. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jul. 3, 2014: GM Tim Murray may have inherited a clunker of a roster from Darcy Regier, but the Buffalo Sabres organization still had good bones despite the kamikaze job Regier did on the roster prior to his departure. One of Regier’s final acts continues to bear fruit for the Sabres as the trade that sent Thomas Vanek to the Islanders may serve as a major catalyst for Buffalo’s rebuild. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jul. 2, 2014: Overall, the Sabres improved, becoming a more competitive, steadier team. They’ve given themselves options so they aren’t in a position where they need to force prospects into the lineup. And to dispel the notions that the tank is off: this team didn’t get that much better. They added a couple of okay scorers to one of the worst offensive teams in NHL history and added two solid defensemen. They still lack depth on offense and have question marks at goalie. It’s going to take a helluva lot more than this to make this team a competitive playoff team. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jul. 1, 2014: 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 season with 13 points (6+7) in 20 regular-season games and three points (1+3) in 10 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a member of the Minnesota Wild. FULL STORY
Montreal - Jul. 1, 2014: Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the acquisition of a 2nd round pick in 2016 from the Buffalo Sabres (Minnesota’s pick previously acquired by the Sabres), in return for defenseman Josh Gorges. FULL STORY
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Edmonton - Jun. 29, 2014: This appears to be the type of no-brainer that the Oilers have been waiting for since the first tee time in May. MacTavish has been preaching the need to add a top-pairing defenseman since the middle of last season, and it would now appear he has a chance to do so. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jun. 26, 2014: With the dog days of summer upon us, there isn’t a whole lot to look forward to this off-season if you’re a Buffalo Sabres fan. The NHL Entry Draft is right around the corner and yeah, that’ll be the only source of excitement in Western New York until football season starts, but other than that? Nada. Zilch. Zip. Unless you’re the kind that loves to speculate over who will be the next compliance buyout victim. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jun. 26, 2014: With the 2014 NHL Draft just a few days away, the Buffalo Sabres will be making the second highest selection in franchise history that should serve as a major piece of their current rebuild. While the Sabres’ 30th place finish this year ensured them a top-two selection at the draft, the real prize sits atop the 2015 NHL Draft when Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are set to be picked first and second (not necessarily in that order). FULL STORY