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The Buffalo Sabres have officially named Jack Eichel as captain of their team. The news was announced Wednesday morning and will give the Sabres their first captain since Brian Gionta left the team in 2017. Jack Eichel. Buffalo Sabres captain.#LetsGoBuffalo #Sabres pic.twitter.com/6N6ujWHhGb — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) October 3, 2018 Eichel has been a star with
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A key ingredient necessary for the 2018-19 Buffalo Sabres to rise out of the league’s basement and into playoff contention is a consistent contribution from a variety of players. Analysts and pundits alike have highlighted offseason additions from the St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and Swedish Hockey League, who all will almost assuredly fill their
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Hockey goaltenders use a catching glove, a stick, leg pads and several body pads made from hydrophobic synthetic leather, nylon and densely packed foam to stop pucks. But on Mar. 29, 2018, against the Detroit Red Wings, nine-year veteran goalie Robin Lehner made the most important save of his career… with a cell phone. It
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It was no secret that Jason Botterill planned on altering the complexion of the Buffalo Sabres roster this summer, but even the most optimistic fan couldn’t have predicted just how successful he’d be in doing so. After a 2017-18 campaign that the organization would like to forget, there was a wide range of speculation regarding
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Jack Eichel dominated his only year playing college hockey. As a freshman at Boston University, he put up 71 points in 40 games. It was the best season by an NCAA freshman in more than 20 years. He led his Terriers to the national championship game, earned the Hobey Baker Memorial Award (as the NCAA’s
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In today’s rumor rundown, the Buffalo Sabres and Jeff Skinner may be thinking long-term extension behind the scenes but you’d never know it by what they’re saying. Artemi Panarin might be interested in a move back to Chicago, William Nylander isn’t worried about his contract extension in Toronto and Mark Stone’s signing for one year
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The 2017-18 edition of the Buffalo Sabres was terrible. While winning only 25 of 82 games, the Blue and Gold allowed 81 more goals than they scored—a differential approaching 100 goals more than the worst playoff team. They were dreadful at home and horrible on the road. They finished dead last in the standings. Their
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An electric atmosphere. Great sight lines. Lively glass panels and boards that would rattle and reverberate from solid body checks. There was so much to love about Buffalo’s Memorial Auditorium. Before jumping back in to another Sabres season that’s filled with new front office personnel and an overhauled roster, let’s pause and turn back the
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Entering the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Buffalo Sabres’ biggest needs were scoring wingers and goaltending. They left with five defensemen and one center. It’s not cause for alarm, but many are second-guessing general manager Jason Botterill’s master plan. Don’t. At least not yet. There’s no need to get antsy. Let’s not forget, the Sabres
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It’s hard to imagine there could be greater divide over a single player on the Buffalo Sabres roster more than Robin Lehner. But, times have changed. Move over Robin — it’s Ryan O’Reilly’s turn. After O’Reilly’s comments at locker room cleanout day that he’d “lost passion for the game at times this year,” he’s become
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The Buffalo Sabres have scored over 12,600 goals since entering the NHL in 1970. But there are some goals that are so etched into franchise history that they stand out above all the others. Compiled here are the best of the best. Note: They are not ranked in any particular order of importance. Brad May’s
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With the sun setting on a disappointing season for the Buffalo Sabres, nobody expected them to put up much of a fight on Saturday against the playoff-bound Nashville Predators. After falling behind 3-1 in the second period, the performance looked like more of the same from a Sabres squad that has seldom mounted multi-goal comebacks
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It’s the worst time of year for Sabres fans isn’t it? The team is once again miles away from anything resembling a playoff conversation and fans don’t even have the trade deadline to look forward to anymore. Despite what continues to be a bleak situation in Western New York, there are several interesting storylines to
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