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Buffalo Sabres Open Preseason Against Washington Capitals Minus Most Veterans

September 21st, 2014 at 12:06 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The Buffalo Sabres will open the preseason Sunday at the Washington Capitals (5 p.m., MSG, NHL Network) with most of their veteran leaders still in Western New York.

Coach Ted Nolan said he's been happy with what he's seen out of the first few days of training camp, but he said he wants to see his younger players Sunday so they get an early chance to show they belong in the lineup a month from now. With the top few lines mostly in place, Nolan wants to see what youngsters will round out the opening day roster:

"There could be a few ticketed (for Rochester), but there's also a few that are on the bubble. There are a couple spots on this team to be won, and I don't believe in somebody on the team that deserves to be losing his job, but if someone takes his job, that's a different thing. That's what healthy competition is all about during the preseason."

One of the youngsters certain to take a roster spot is Sam Reinhart, who will center the first line Sunday between Nicolas Deslauriers and Joel Armia. The other lines are as follows:

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Buffalo Sabres Family Packs Now on Sale

September 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

The Buffalo Sabres have announced that their popular family pack promotion is now available for purchase for the upcoming season.

The family pack, which is available for all gold and silver games, can be purchased for $199 and includes four 300-level tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four bags of popcorn. In previous years, the family pack would only be available for select games. The Sabres have expanded the variety of games in which the promotion is available, allowing fans to choose from a wider selection of games to attend.

The Sabres are coming off of their worst season in recent memory, but appear to be a team on the rise. Rookie Sam Reinhart and veteran Brian Gionta will look to bring the Sabres back to a respectable franchise and eventually into a contender again.

Fans interested in purchasing a family pack can do so on the Sabres website.

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Buffalo Sabres Post Sub-Par Results in Ultimate Team Rankings

September 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The Buffalo Sabres are near the middle of the pack of ESPN's Ultimate Team Rankings.

The Bills came in 75th overall out of 122 franchises in the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. They came in 21st in the NHL. ESPN utilized several consulting firms and fan surveys to compile the rankings in eight categories.

As would be expected of a last-place team, the Sabres came in near the bottom in playoff chances (110th) and bang for the fans' buck (104th). The Sabres fared best in affordability at 24th.

Topping the list were the San Antonio Spurs. The Anaheim Ducks led the NHL and were second overall. The Buffalo Bills came in 82nd. Coming in last were the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Former Buffalo Sabres Forward Matt D’Agostini Signs in Switzerland

September 18th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
By Mike Matisz

Former Buffalo Sabres forward Matt D'Agostini was still looking for a team to call his own Wednesday, after being let go by the Sabres he couldn't find another NHL squad.

D'Agostini doesn't need to search any longer, however the 27-year-old isn't going to be suiting up for an NHL club; or a club in North America.

National League A's Geneve-Servette Hockey Club made the announcement Thursday that the team had signed D'Agostini to a one-year deal.

Geneve-Servette is a professional team in Switzerland. The National League A is the highest level of hockey in Switzerland.

D'Agostini release a statement confirming the signing.

"I am very excited at the prospect of a new experience in Europe and especially in Geneva," D'Agostini stated through translation. "I also can't wait for the season begin! My goal is clearly to serve the team by contributing as much as possible to the group's success. My family is also very happy to discover a new culture and is excited to join Geneva as soon as possible."

Playing overseas isn't anything new to D'Agostini. During the lockout in 2012-13, he played 10 games with SC Riessersee in Germany's second-tier league (DEL2).

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Buffalo Sabres Owner Terry Pegula Flexes His Wealth with Expected Purchase of Buffalo Bills

September 17th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

Terry Pegula is one of the most beloved sports figures in Western New York, as he gets set to rescue the Buffalo Bills.

Pegula bought the Buffalo Sabres in 2011 and vowed to win a championship. The team is currently being reconstructed, but the future looks bright. One of the things Sabres fans have loved about Pegula is that he is not handcuffing the team financially. Pegula has made it clear that money is not an issue for the Sabres in free agency, and he is making that same statement with his purchase of the Bills.

Pegula is expected to pay cash, yes, cash, when his purchase of the Bills is finalized. WGRZ,com reported that Pegula will wire $1.4 billion once he is officially approved by the NFL owners to become the owner of the franchise. Pegula is a Buffalo guy, but his wealth is not something many associate with the city.

Pegula's wealth and generosity is unprecedented in the city of Buffalo. The city has suffered with most businessmen moving their establishments elsewhere. Pegula cares about Buffalo, and is set on creating jobs and stabilizing the economy, while giving its sports fans something to be proud of.

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