Try the NHL Start/Sit Tool

Buffalo Sabres Team Page

From Voorhees to Sabres, Mattias Samuelsson continues family's NHL tradition

Source | 1 day ago.

Mattias Samuelsson didn't have to wait long Saturday to hear his name at the 2018 NHL draft. Samuelsson of the USA National Team Development Program was selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the first pick of the second round (32nd overall) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. If Samuelsson's last name rings a bell, it should.

Time for Sabres to upgrade in goal

Source | 2 days ago.

Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill confirmed that the team will not give starting netminder Robin Lehner a qualifying offer, which means he’ll be a free agent on July 1st. Lehner hasn’t had much to work with since he joined the Sabres, but he’s had plenty of issues with consistency and staying healthy. The Sabres have a franchise center in Jack Eichel and they’re about to land a franchise defenseman in Rasmus Dahlin, so it’s time they land a goalie that can help push them in the right direction.

NHL draft action likely to begin with Montreal at No. 3

Source | 2 days ago.

The Montreal Canadiens could make the first real move in the NHL draft with the third overall pick. NBCSN, play-making Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will be the first overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres. Russian forward Andrei Svechnikov will then go to Carolina.

Sabres parting ways with G Lehner after three seasons

Source | 2 days ago.

After three seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Lehner will not be brought back for a fourth. General manager Jason Botterill announced Friday that the team will not extend Lehner a one-year qualifying offer, making the eight-year veteran a free agent July 1. "It's a scenario where you finish 31st you have to make some difficult choices," Botterill told reporters in Dallas, hours before the NHL draft begins.

Red Wings hire Dan Bylsma as assistant coach

Source | 2 days ago.

DETROIT (AP) -- Dan Bylsma is returning to the state where he was born - and where he won the Stanley Cup as a visiting coach. The Detroit Red Wings hired Bylsma as an assistant coach Friday. The 47-year-old Bylsma, a Grand Haven native, worked as an

Together Again: Red Wings add Bylsma to Blashill’s staff

Source | 3 days ago.

The Detroit Red Wings have added a Stanley Cup-winning head coach to their staff, as they announced the hiring of Dan Bylsma as an assistant coach. The obvious connection here is that Bylsma was part of Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill’s staff with Team USA at the 2018 World Hockey Championship.

NHL draft action likely to begin with Montreal's 3rd pick

Source | 3 days ago.

The Montreal Canadiens could make the first real move in the NHL draft with the third overall pick. If everything goes as expected in Big D on Friday night, play-making Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will be the first overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres. Russian forward Andrei Svechnikov will then go to Carolina.

PHT Morning Skate: Craig Button’s final mock draft; 24 players that could be traded

Source | 4 days ago.

• The Edmonton Oilers signed Matt Benning to a two-year, $3.8 million contract extension on Tuesday evening. • TSN hockey analyst Craig Button put together his final mock draft ahead of Friday’s NHL Entry Draft in Dallas. Rasmus Dahlin is locked in as the top pick, but there’s a lot of intrigue after that.

Dahlin has potential to provide stagnant Sabres a spark

Source | 5 days ago.

The prospect of drafting Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft has the potential of providing the stagnant Buffalo Sabres a much-needed spark

NHL Draft: Rasmus Dahlin, Andrei Svechnikov the Clear Top Prospects in 2018 Class

Source | 6 days ago.

At this year’s NHL Draft, the top two picks seem to be set in stone in defenseman Rasmus Dahlin and winger Andrei Svechnikov. For what seems like forever, Dahlin has been locked in as the No. 1 pick, held by the Buffalo Sabres following the draft lottery. In recent weeks, Svechnikov has elevated himself from the rest of the bunch to emerge as the clear No. 2 choice—a selections held by the Carolina Hurricanes—says TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button.

Haggerty's NHL Mock Draft 4.0: Finalizing the lists

Source | 7 days ago.

The NHL scouting combine is well in the rear-view mirror, the 31 teams have held their scouting meetings and the draft boards have been drafted and re-drafted the past few weeks. It might have been the first big deal to kick things off a week ahead of the draft, but it's not going to be the last as first-round picks may get moved, teams may make an effort to get back into the first round if they've dealt their pick away and organizations are going to clear space for potential impact players at the top of the first round. It remains to be seen just how seismic the deals are over the next seven days, but hope springs eternal NHL teams looking to replenish their talent.

NHL Draft Profile: D Rasmus Dahlin

Source | 8 days ago.

From June 17-21, Charlie Roumeliotis will profile two prospects per day - 10 total (five forwards, five defensemen) - leading up to the NHL Draft.​Rasmus DahlinPosition: DefensemanHeight: 6-foot-2Weight: 181 poundsShoots: LeftScouting report:"Is the clear

Alex Ovechkin, young cancer survivor reunite during Stanley Cup celebration

Source | 9 days ago.

The last time we saw Alex Ovechkin and Alex Luey together the 13-year-old Washington Capitals fan was receiving the team’s player of the game award following a November win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. As Ovechkin and his teammates celebrated their Stanley Cup victory over the weekend, the Capitals captain included the young cancer survivor, allowing him to get an up close look at the trophy.

Hextall doesn't plan on trading up, but if right player is there ...

Source | 10 days ago.

When it comes to the 2018 NHL draft class you have the bright shiny red sports car on the showroom floor and then you have the remaining inventory scattered around the lot. General manager Ron Hextall and his scouting department have been discussing and evaluating just how far does that next level extend.

Sabres should not trade Ryan O’Reilly

Source | 13 days ago.

Whether they wanted to be in this spot again or not, the Buffalo Sabres certainly played like a rebuilding franchise once again in 2017-18, putting themselves in a position to win the Rasmus Dahlin lottery. Ryan O'Reilly clearly chafes at these stumbles. When you utter a comment like that, it’s only natural to find your name in trade rumors.

Mock Draft 2.0

Source | 18 days ago.

There have been a great number of changes made since the first one, which was written before the draft lottery was conducted. This mock draft was completed shortly after the Washington Capitals took a two games to one lead over the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final. As the Cup winner gets the final pick in the draft and the runner-up gets pick 30, I completed this mock with the assumption that Washington would win twice more before Vegas can win three and picks 30 and 31 are slotted accordingly.

Haggerty's NHL Mock Draft 2.0: How it shakes out after the combine?

Source | 21 days ago.

Last week was one of those important ones for the 2018 NHL Draft class as they convened in Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine and got tested, poked, prodded and interviewed by all 31 NHL teams, and their accompanying media followers, in a whirlwind final exam prior to the actual draft June 22-23 in Dallas. Most of the interviews are 15-20 minutes Q&A's where teams talk about how the player might fit into the organization, the family background for each of the players and perhaps a few prepared questions that might shed a little light on the makeup of the player. Certainly, GMs such as the Bruins' Don Sweeney can get a feel for a player's personality and makeup in the way they simply answer some of the questions tossed at them.

Sabres' Housley lauds Dahlin: 'What a cornerstone for us'

Source | 29 days ago.

The 2018 NHL Draft is still nearly a month away, but the Buffalo Sabres' coach is already preparing for 18-year-old Swedish superstar Rasmus Dahlin to join his squad, which holds the No. 1 overall pick. "What a cornerstone for us to get Rasmus Dahlin," Phil Housley told the Buffalo News on Friday. Over the last five years, the team has placed last in the Atlantic Division four times and second-to-last once, and the Sabres haven't made the playoffs since 2010-11.