The Buffalo Sabres are facing the biggest offseason for the organization in more than a decade. With over $34 million in salary-cap space available and only 10 players signed for next season, general manager Kevyn Adams has a tremendous opportunity to turn the organization around. Related: Sabres’ 50-Goal Scorers Adams has already started to put
The Buffalo Sabres have traded forward Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Eric Staal. As Elliotte Friedman would report, the deal was a straight-up swap of players without any sort of draft picks or salary retention involved. It is a straight-up trade: Johansson for Staal. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 16,
“Why did it all turn out like this for me? I had so much promise. I was personable, I was bright. Oh, maybe not academically speaking, but… I was perceptive. I always know when someone’s uncomfortable at a party. It became very clear to me sitting out there today, that every decision I’ve ever made,
Kevyn Adams has begun making significant moves and hirings after he was named as the Buffalo Sabres’ new general manager following the organization’s firings of 22 management and scouting staff members in June. In this edition of Sabres News and Rumors, I’ll be discussing the possibility that Brandon Montour has played his final game for
On Tuesday morning, the Buffalo Sabres officially released their new royal blue uniforms set to debut for the 2020-21 season. This marked the return of the team’s original royal blue, gold, and white colour scheme previously worn by the team for more than two decades. The new uniforms feature similar design features to the those
Things are starting to settle down for the Buffalo Sabres after being in the league’s spotlight for several weeks when they made a bold decision to fire nearly their entire management and scouting staffs and had multiple players publicly speak out about their disappointment and frustration with the team’s losing culture. In this edition of
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are more details surfacing as to who or what might have lured John Chayka away from the Arizona Coyotes (if in fact, that relationship is over). The Edmonton Oilers lost a few bodies at a recent scrimmage, and the Detroit Red Wings might be thinking about a deal with
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Dallas Stars are making front office changes, while the NHL changes rules about performance bonuses. There is news about ELC contracts being signed and those players being allowed to participate in training camp and there is buzz that the NHL is watching the Golden Knights ensuring they don’t take
This is the offseason that never ends. It seems like an eternity since Rasmus Dahlin scored the shootout-winning goal against the Washington Capitals. Had that been the end of the regular season, the Stanley Cup would be handed out, the NHL draft would be complete, the free agents would have landed and we’d be starting
Making smart, value trades and signings are what separates perennial Stanley Cup contenders from the pretenders. Under general manager Jim Benning, the Vancouver Canucks have made plenty of moves – some hitting, many missing. Except for the JT Miller trade, it’s often the smaller, less flashy deals that push a team to the next level,
You can’t beat bad ownership. No matter how talented the front office or roster might be, bad ownership will consistently get in the way of winning. We’ve seen it in every sport; in James Dolan’s New York Knicks in the NBA, we’ve seen it with other NHL franchises, like the Ottawa Senators under Eugene Melnyk.
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, we follow-up yesterday’s news about Jason Botterill being let go as GM of the Buffalo Sabres, detailing ownership’s reason as to why. What’s next for franchise? Who is safe? Who isn’t? In Seattle, things are delayed, but how far behind are they? And, why haven’t they named their team yet?
In today’s NHL rumors, what does management think about Jack Eichel’s recent comments? Do they understand his frustration? Or, are they upset he spoke so candidly? In Vancouver, there is an update on contract talks between the Canucks and Jacob Markstrom, plus talk of the team trying to reacquire their second-round pick. Is there hope