Sabres Rumors & News

  • Dan Bylsma to meet with Buffalo Sabres this week "The Buffalo Sabres’ coaching search is moving forward after the club fell short on landing high-profile candidate Mike Babcock. The Sabres reportedly received permission to speak with Dan Bylsma and the club will visit with the former Pittsburgh Penguins bench boss later this week, according to..." May 24

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Babcock says the Sabres offer was bigger. He wanted to coach the Leafs.

  • Sabres granted permission to interview Bylsma for coaching job

    Buffalo News "The Sabres' search for a new coach is back underway, with Dan Bylsma reportedly next on the interview list. Buffalo has been granted permission by the Penguins to interview Bylsma, ESPN reported Thursday. Permission is needed because he is still under contract with Pittsburgh despite being..." May 23

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Sabres' Murray says it's easy pickings with Jack Eichel at No. 2

    Buffalo News "There shouldn't have ever been a doubt, but it's crystal clear now: The Sabres will draft Jack Eichel with the second overall pick in June. "Deciding on who we’re picking 2, that’s the easiest decision I think I’ll probably have in my general manager’s career," Tim Murray said Thursday on..." May 23

  • Mike Babcock says Sabres' offer was bigger than Maple Leafs' "Mike Babcock's popularity in Detroit may have dropped some, but it probably couldn't be any lower than it is right now in Buffalo. The Buffalo Sabres were reportedly in a bidding war with the eventual winner, the Toronto Maple Leafs, to acquire the head coach's services. John Vogl of the..." May 21

  • Sabres get permission to interview Bylsma: report "The Buffalo Sabres have received permission to interview Dan Bylsma for their vacant coaching position, reported Thursday. Bylsma was fired by the Pittsburgh Penguins after the 2013-14 season with two years remaining on his contract. The Penguins reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs in..." May 21

  • Expect more interest in Senators goalie Robin Lehner

    Ottawa Sun "There should be no shortage of interest in Ottawa's goalies. However, if the Senators want to get the best they can for one of their netminders, expect 23-year-old goaltender Robin Lehner to be on the move before next month's NHL entry draft in Fort Lauderdale. Sources say the Buffalo..." May 21

  • Sabres thought they had a deal with Babcock, aren’t happy

    Pro Hockey Talk "First the Buffalo Sabres lost out on Connor McDavid, much to the disappointment of general manager Tim Murray. Now it’s Mike Babcock they won’t get. And once again, there’s evidence of frustration within the organization: Shawn Stepner @StepnerWKBW League source tells me #Sabres..." May 21

  • Red Wings increase their offer to Mike Babcock; Toronto and Buffalo reportedly in bidding war

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have upped the ante in their attempts to keep Mike Babcock as coach. A league source confirmed the Red Wings have offered Babcock a five-year deal worth $4 million per season, as first reported by's Darren Dreger. It appears as if that is Detroit's final offer. The..." May 20

  • Report: Sabres GM Tim Murray, Mike Babcock in contract talks

    The Score "The Mike Babcock saga may soon be coming to an end. The heavily pursued head coach is believed to be engaged in contract talks with Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray, according to John Wawrow of the Associated Press. A person familiar with the discussions reports the two sides were..." May 19

  • Sabres feel they've done everything they could in attempt to land Babcock

    Buffalo News "The Sabres feel they’ve done everything they can to lure Mike Babcock to Buffalo. They hope it’s enough. Buffalo is in position to land the future Hockey Hall of Famer, but his family still has the final say. Babcock reportedly remains set to announce his coaching future by Wednesday, and a..." May 19

  • Four reasons why Mike Babcock should take the Sabres' gigantic offer

    Sporting News "For selfish reasons, we want Mike Babcock, getting pushed and pulled and wined and dined across North America, to end his awkward-if-you’re-involved job search in Buffalo. It’d be interesting, and rooting for interesting things is fun. Still, as the rumor mill surrounding one of the..." May 19

  • WHL Giants speaking to Ted Nolan about their vacant head coaching job; worked in junior in 2005-06

    The Province "According to various sources, the Vancouver Giants have talked to Ted Nolan about their vacant coaching job. It’s early stages, and Nolan, 57, could easily end up back in the NHL or elsewhere in pro. He did coach in junior as recently as 2005-06, though, when he guided the Moncton Wildcats to..." May 19

  • Maple Leafs, Sabres in pursuit of Mike Babcock "It’s a three-team race to secure the services of Mike Babcock. According to Damien Cox and Elliotte Friedman in Saturday’s edition of “Headlines” on Hockey Night in Canada, only the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs have formally filed for permission to speak with Babcock regarding his..." May 17

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Young Sabre defensemen will grow together

    Buffalo News "The Sabres’ top defensive prospects have appeared in Buffalo at one time or another. It’s nearing the point when they’ll all be in the NHL at the same time. When the Sabres began their rebuild two years ago, the first pieces added through the draft were Rasmus Ristolainen and Nikita Zadorov...." May 13

  • Babcock meets with Sabres

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "Sportsnet's Elliotte Freidman confirmed WGR's report and WKBW staked out Harbor Center, grabbing video of Babcock and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula. Babcock has reportedly also met with the Toronto Maple Leafs and has other teams on the list too. Edmonton was once thought to be the..." May 11

  • 18-year-old Jack Eichel impresses NHL teammates at world championships

    USA Today "With his boyish looks and curly hair tucked under a baseball cap, Jack Eichel blends in well with his youthful USA Hockey teammates at the world championships. On the ice, the 18-year-old Eichel stands out, capturing significant attention with his skill and playmaking, skating with poise and..." May 11

  • Wings head coach Mike Babcock permitted to talk to other NHL teams "The NHL's free agent frenzy has begun with head coach Mike Babcock as the headliner. TSN has learned that the Detroit Red Wings have given him permission to talk to other NHL teams about coaching opportunities in a window that is open until mid-May. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob..." May 09

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • McLellan on list of Sabres coaching candidates

    Yahoo! Sports "Former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan and minor-league coach Luke Richardson are among the initial candidates being considered by the Buffalo Sabres, two people familiar with the coaching search tell The Associated Press. And the list is expected to grow in what is anticipated to be a..." May 01

  • Lindback wants to re-sign in Buffalo

    Pro Hockey Talk "Even after losing the 2015 draft lottery, Buffalo will still be able to add top-tier prospect Jack Eichel to its already impressive crop of young players and prospects. So there’s reason to be optimistic about the Sabres going forward, but one area that they still have to address is their..." April 29

  • Richardson favored to be next Sabres coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ex-NHLer Luke Richardson, currently coaching Ottawa’s AHL team in Binghamton, is the odds-on favorite to be the next head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, according to online oddsmaker Bovada. Richardson, 46, has strong ties to Sabres GM Tim Murray from their time together in the Canadian capital...." April 25

  • What Kane trade could actually cost the Jets "It was a shrewd, profitable investment, particularly in the short-term. But in the near future, the bill will come due for the Winnipeg Jets. Their winter trade with the Buffalo Sabres that added Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford to a team that was already playing well was well-executed by GM..." April 22

  • Report: Sabres to sign Eichel’s college linemate

    Pro Hockey Talk "Call it an attempt to make Jack Eichel’s decision on whether to leave college this summer easier. The Buffalo Sabres are reportedly in talks to sign Eichel’s Boston University linemate, Evan Rodrigues to a two-year, entry-level contract. The Sabres of course earned the second overall..." April 22

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    Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger

    #Sabres gm Tim Murray. "I'm disappointed for our fans."

  • Eichel understands Murray's disappointment

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sabres GM Tim Murray took some serious heat following Saturday’s NHL Draft Lottery after he likened losing the No. 1 pick to getting cut from the Canadian junior team, adding he felt bad for Sabres fans that “were extremely excited about Connor McDavid.” But of all people, it was Jack Eichel —..." April 19

  • Buffalo Sabres fire coach Ted Nolan after last-place finish

    Brandon Sun "The Buffalo Sabres fired coach Ted Nolan on Sunday, a day after their season ended with a second consecutive last-place finish. General manager Tim Murray announced the decision in a release issued by the team. Nolan had two years left on a contract he signed a little more than a year..." April 13

  • Penguins clinch playoff berth with win in Buffalo

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The relief was palpable. The Penguins finally clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs at the eleventh hour, by beating the Buffalo Sabres, 2-0, Saturday night at First Niagara Center for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference at the close of game No. 82. Their reward? The..." April 12

  • The McEichel Derby is OVER. Buffalo clinches 30th

    Buffalo News "The Sabres clinched 30th place with a 4-2 loss at Columbus Friday night. The two teams Gms W L OT Pts Buffalo 81 23 50 8 54 Arizona 81 24 49 8 56 Remaining Schedules Buffalo (1):..." April 12

  • Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-2 win over the Sabres

    Fox Sports Ohio "One: The Blue Jackets came out for the home finale and made the Sabres pay only 14 seconds into the first period. Although Buffalo answered back a few minutes later, Columbus stuck to their game plan and got their forecheck working hard. They had their legs moving and were ahead by a goal as the..." April 11

  • Sabres Assign Reinhart to Rochester

    Sabres Digital Press Box "The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team has assigned forward Sam Reinhart to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). Reinhart (6’1”, 185 lbs., 11/6/95) has spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with the Kootenay Ice (WHL), where he ranked third on the team with 65..." April 09

  • Sabres go prospecting in win over ’Canes

    Buffalo News "Under normal circumstances, the focus during the final games of a losing season turns toward the youngsters. Fans want to know who’s learned what during a long year and whether the players will be able to carry it over to next season. While the focus this year is the race for last - Buffalo..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Sabres, Coyotes may seek Savard's contract from Bruins

    Nichols on Hockey "“One of the things they’re looking at is trading Marc Savard. Now, for those of you who are unfamiliar, Marc Savard is never going to play again, unfortunately. He has a concussion issue. However, he has two years left on his contract. The cap hit is just over $4 million. I think it’s $4.07..." April 07

  • Weber to undergo surgery, miss final three games of Sabres' season

    Buffalo News "In the final hour before tonight's game against Carolina in First Niagara Center, the Sabres have confirmed what we have suspected for a few days: Defenseman Mike Weber will not play in the final three games and, in fact, will be having surgery for an unspecified lower-body injury. Weber had..." April 06

  • The Sabres' path to last "The Buffalo Sabres’ “magic” number is down to one. Facing fellow basement dwellers the Carolina Hurricanes tonight, the Sabres are one loss away - or an Arizona Coyotes victory away - from clinching last place in the NHL this season, effectively guaranteeing them either Connor McDavid or Jack..." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    Mike Harrington @BNHarrington

    Can confirm the #Sabres will again be without Matt Moulson tonight (flu). No last trip to Nassau Coliseum for former #Isles forward.

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    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    NEWS: The #Sabres have recalled Tim Schaller from @AmerksHockey.

  • Sabres chip away at deficit, top Leafs

    Buffalo News "It’s not a surprise the Sabres beat Toronto in Buffalo. That’s a regular occurrence. It’s how they did it that has folks questioning whether the Sabres really could end up in 29th place and have their future determined by pingpong balls. The Sabres got unlikely appearances on the score sheet..." April 02

  • Mark Pysyk won't play again this year, as mystery injury lingers

    Die By The Blade "Nobody can figure out what's wrong with Mark Pysyk, and setbacks have caused the young defenseman's season to end prematurely. A few weeks ago, Mark Pysyk, the promising young Sabres defensive prospect, collapsed during a game of pickup basketball. At the time, doctors couldn't figure out the..." April 02

  • Sabres take it to Coyotes in win, cut deficit to four points

    Buffalo News "The Sabres took it to the Arizona Coyotes. By doing so, they’re taking the race for 30th place down to the wire. Knowing a loss would have all but cemented a last-place finish, Buffalo put together one of its more dominating games of the season Monday. The Sabres’ 4-1 victory pulled them within..." March 31

  • Sabres GM Tim Murray: 'I think too much about McDavid

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres are firmly entrenched in 30th place in the NHL, which means that barring a last minute surge by the club, they will finish the season with a 20% chance of winning the NHL draft lottery. Sabres GM Tim Murray will have to wait until April 18th to find out if he’ll get the first..." March 30

  • Patrick Roy remains upbeat about Sabres' Grigorenko

    Buffalo News "Patrick Roy has seen Mikhail Grigorenko at his best. When the two were together in Quebec – Roy as the coach of the junior team, Grigorenko as the star player – the center was nearly unstoppable. The success hasn’t carried over to Grigorenko’s professional career, but Roy has little doubt..." March 29

  • Sabres' Ennis won't miss too many games

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Sabres got a little good news on Friday. Ted Nolan said Tyler Ennis is going to the trip out west and could play Monday in Arizona. Friday’s practice was optional and Matt Hackett did not participate. Nolan said Hackett is sore, but said he’ll be fine. Hackett will backup Anders Lindback..." March 28

  • Coyotes hold off Sabres for back-to-back wins on the road

    Arizona Republic "The sight was peculiar, but it was the sound that was the most jarring. Cheers whistled around the First Niagara Center Thursday when the Coyotes scored, and only some of them belonged to the smattering of fans clad in Coyotes gear. Tethered to last place overall in league standings, the..." March 27

  • Sabres' Weber upset at fans cheering against team: 'This is a whole new low right now'

    The Score "Thursday's contest against the Arizona Coyotes barely felt like a home game for the Buffalo Sabres. Sabres fans were actively cheering against their last-place team in a meeting against the franchise in second-last. They booed when Buffalo earned a point by going to overtime and cheered when..." March 27

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  1. Babcock will decide by Wednesday!
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  2. Dont Worry Sabre Fans!
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