When Jake McCabe fell to the ice and grabbed his right leg, he may have also been letting go of his time with the Buffalo Sabres. The alternate captain clutched Cody Eakin and Kyle Okposo as he coasted off the ice and hobbled to the dressing room during the third period of his team’s Saturday’s
When the Buffalo Sabres were forced to put their season on pause for a two-week hiatus after an outbreak of COVID-19 following a weekend series with the New Jersey Devils, fans waited each day to hear which players and staff had entered the NHL’s COVID protocol and who had tested positive. Among those who tested
The Buffalo Sabres invested $18 million into two elite NHLers this season in an attempt to stave off a decade-long postseason drought, but it has not worked out well for them thus far. Through the first 12 games of the 2020-21 season, league superstars Jack Eichel and Taylor Hall have tallied a grand total of
The Buffalo Sabres’ season is about to rise from the ashes. After a two-week hibernation, the team gets back to playing games on Feb. 15 against the New York Islanders. But there are a number of significant challenges that they will continue to face as the season goes on. Number one: they are in the
It might seem hard to believe, but with 10 games under their belt, the Buffalo Sabres are already through nearly a fifth of the 2020-21 regular season. With a record of 4-4-2, the team’s performance has been thoroughly average to this point. Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils snapped a five-game point streak.
The season has been underway for over two weeks now, and there are interesting storylines to follow. Players such as Bobby Ryan are leading the NHL in goal scoring, and Semyon Varlamov has a .966 save percentage (SV%) after playing four games. Sample size is always the true indication of evaluating players around the league.
With a 3-3-1 record so far this season, you’d be hesitant to put money on the Buffalo Sabres as a shoo-in to make the playoffs. But, there are some indicators that make a case for the Blue and Gold being more competitive than we might think. According to Natural Stat Trick, the Sabres are nipping
After the opening six games of the season, the Buffalo Sabres sit at a mediocre 2-3-1 record (five points), ranking them seventh among the eight East Division teams. While many fans have already hit the panic button, it’s too early to throw in the towel on the new-look Sabres. The Sabres have outplayed their opponents
One of hockey’s greatest general managers, Lou Lamoriello, always preaches patience when it comes to prospects. Pushing young talent into the “bigs” before they’re ready can often be more of a hindrance than a help to a player’s development. See: Bryan McCabe and a host of others, like the Buffalo Sabres’ Curtis Lazar. Curtis Lazar could
In the second period of the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, Brandon Montour laid a hit on Ivan Provorov who went flying into goaltender Carter Hutton. Provorov’s arm and torso collided with Hutton’s head and body, as Hutton’s mask made contact with the goal post before flying off his
The Buffalo Sabres’ Dylan Cozens is one of 43 rookies to have played his first NHL game this season. In two games, he’s averaging 12:30 of ice time on a line with Tobias Rieder and Cody Eakin, and in that small sample size, he has one assist (his first NHL point) and a 52% Corsi
The Buffalo Sabres enter the 2020-21 season on a nine-year playoff drought, one season away from tying the all-time NHL record. If they fail to qualify for the postseason this year, it will be an entire decade since the city of Buffalo has seen an NHL playoff game. After missing the expanded 24-team 2020 NHL