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Buffalo Sabres Preseason Tickets Now Available

August 27th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

The NHL season is creeping closer, which means tickets to the three home preseason games the Buffalo Sabres will play, along with the prospects game, are now on sale.

Buffalo opens their home preseason schedule against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sept. 23, and will host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sept. 26 and the Washington Capitals on Oct. 1. The prospects game will be held on Sept. 25.

Not many people are expecting great things from Buffalo this season, but Tim Murray's plan to rebuild the team has given fans a new sense of optimism that the team won't be suffering for long. Murray has vowed to be a 'tough team to play against" and "not an easy two-points for opponents."

Fans will also get their first look at newly acquired Brian Gionta and rookie Sam Reinhart, while getting a second look at Mikhail Grigorenko, who reportedly has improved his game immensely since over the offseason.

Tickets range from $15-$35 and can be purchased from the team's official website.

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Buffalo Sabres; First Niagara Center Set to Host OHL Game

August 26th, 2014 at 8:01 PM
By Mike Matisz

The Buffalo Sabres and the Erie Otters joined together to announce the plans to bring the Otters to Buffalo for a regular season game.

The Erie Otters, who play at the juniors level of hockey in the Ontario Hockey League. The Otters will square off against the Niagara Ice Dogs on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at First Niagara Center.

“The Sabres organization has made a real commitment to develop and grow hockey at every level,” Sabres president Ted Black said. “This will be a great chance to give the OHL a bigger platform to showcase their exciting brand of hockey. We are looking forward to a great game between the Otters and IceDogs and expect a great crowd to be on hand here in Buffalo.”

The big draw for this match will undoubtedly be Connor McDavid, forward for the Otters.

McDavid appears to be the consensus number one pick in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, which will be held next summer in Sunrise, Florida. Some analysts have him being a 'generational player' with talent similar to Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin.

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Buffalo Sabres Annual Street HockeyFest Draws Crowd, Youth to Downtown Buffalo Area

August 25th, 2014 at 5:13 PM
By Richard N. Wade II

The Buffalo Sabres held their annual Street HockeyFest over the weekend.

The fest, in its twelfth year, saw more than 150 teams participate. Each team, comprised of three players and a goalie, were pitted against another team of the same making. The three-on-three street hockey format was played by boys and girls ages 6-18. The eleven age divisions competed for the championship trophies in their respective age bracket.

The various teams came from near and far — Buffalo, Erie, Pa., Rochester, and Southern Ontario all saw youth participate in the annual event on Sunday. The yearly event was born twelve years ago when organizers closed off sections of Chippewa Street to the few teams willing to play. Since the event has grown in size, the natural move to be closer to First Niagara Center was made. Perry Street and adjacent parking lots were used this year to hold the event.

Hundreds of people came to the downtown Buffalo area to witness the hockey action, a reminded that the Buffalo Sabres 2014-2015 season isn't too far away.

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Buffalo Sabres Shuffle Around Front Office Personnel

August 24th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The Buffalo Sabres shuffled their front office around this past week.

Randy Cunneyworth, who returned to the organization after serving as interim coach of the Montreal Canadiens, has been promoted from a player development manager with the Rochester Americans to an organizational player development coach. He spent parts of his 16-year NHL career with Buffalo and was formerly the Amerks' head coach.

Longtime scout Kevin Devine has been named director of player personnel. He's entering his 17th year in the Sabres organization.

Other changes include:

  • Jerry Forton, an assistant coach last season, will serve as an NCAA scout.
  • Jason Long will serve as coordinator of player development
  • Corey Smith is the new video coach
  • Jim Kovachik is now a pro scout
  • Seamus Kotyk and Victor Nybladh are now amateur scouts

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Buffalo Sabres Have Fifth-Best Logo in NHL, per Rankings

August 23rd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

A Sporting News ranking of the NHL's logos had the Buffalo Sabres in some pretty good company.

Buffalo's logo came in at No. 5 on the list. The Sabres were lauded for burying the Buffaslug and returning to a logo that resembles their original logo, which the publication called a home run.

"We despise when a team needs to spell out its entire name in the logo, but the Sabres get around this," the publication said. "Their full team name appears in the logo, but it's represented by images instead of text. It's as if this logo came as a result of a game of Pictionary."

In announcing a return to the original logo three years ago, Sabres President Ted Black apologized for the Buffaslug. it was so despised even by management that, upon the switch, anyone could take Buffaslug items to the Sabres store for a discount on new merchandise so that items bearing the old logo could be destroyed.

The Chicago Blackhawks came in atop the rankings, with the Arizona Coyotes, St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings rounding out the top five. Coming in last were the Carolina Hurricanes.

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