Edmonton - Feb. 4, 2014: It was far from a masterpiece and at times, it was frankly difficult to watch but in the end, the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres was two points Dallas Eakins crew had no business earning. After watching Ben Scrivens be peppered with 100 shots over his last two starts, the Oilers clearly didn’t want Ilya Bryzgalov to feel left out. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Feb. 3, 2014: With the 2014 Sochi Olympic break less than a week ago, hockey fans everywhere will be treated to battle between the NHL’s two worst teams on Monday night. Yes it’s the matchup everyone has been waiting for, as the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to the Buffalo Sabres…or maybe not. If nothing else, fans will get another look at former Oiler Linus Omark and his continued struggles in a Sabres uniform. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jan. 5, 2014: The US Olympic selection committee did an interesting thing providing complete access to a pair of reporters throughout their evaluation process for the 2014 Olympic Team. If you haven’t already read Scott Burnside or Kevin Allen’s breakdown of the process, I strongly recommend you do so now. My challenge is for the Buffalo Sabres and for them to allow someone in the room to cover the trade deadline in a manner similar to that of what Allen and Burnside did with USA Hockey. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Nov. 23, 2013: Pat LaFontaine’s search for the Sabres’ next General Manager has likely hit high gear now that he’s had time to get settled, take a look at his team an begin contacting candidates. The moment news broke that LaFontaine wouldn’t just be coming in as Buffalo’s new President of Hockey Operations, but that he’d be conducting the search for a new GM, speculation began to run rampant over who hey may interview, and which candidate would serve the Sabres best. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Nov. 16, 2013: Wednesday marked an end of an era in Buffalo. More specifically, the end of a social media era. The departure of Darcy Regier from the Sabres front office also signified the end of the line for Fake Darcy as the latter posted one final farewell tweet as news broke of Regier’s termination from the Sabres. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Nov. 13, 2013: The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday revamped their front office, firing general manager Darcy Regier and coach Ron Rolston, and hiring Hockey Hall of Fame member and former Sabres star Pat LaFontaine to fill the newly created role of president of hockey operations and Ted Nolan as their interim coach. FULL STORY
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Buffalo - Nov. 12, 2013: With a handful of events sitting at the forefront of everyone’s collective memories, the NHL’s GM meetings are set to look like a breakdown of current events based on the potential changes that are set to be discussed. Thanks to Ray Emery’s antics against the Capitals, talks surrounding goalie fights are likely to revolve around supplementary discipline or perhaps even doing away with the practice altogether. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Oct. 29, 2013: Darcy Regier may not do well constructing teams or awarding contracts, but he’s often proven to be adept on the trade market. He did well in selling off a major piece yesterday when he sent Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Oct. 28, 2013: It was quite an eventful weekend for the Buffalo Sabres with a back-to-back set punctuated with the trade of Thomas Vanek on Sunday evening. In an attempt to continue my focus on the Sabres crease, I’ll hold off on any sort of recap of the two games this weekend and simply review the goaltenders. FULL STORY