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Sabres get it right with "Alumni Plaza" - Blog

Posted by StrawMR on July 12, 2012 - 2:25pm

The fans spoke and the Buffalo Sabres have listened - the organization is building a statue of the famed French Connection line outside First Niagara Center.  It's a tribute that has been a long time coming.
 
Sabres President Ted Black announced the plans for the bronze statue at a press conference this afternoon.

"This was one of the most requested items in our fan suggestion box that we opened up last year," said Black. 
 

ROY WAITING FOR ONE TEAM TO TAKE “THAT CHANCE” - Blog

Posted by Michael Straw on July 10, 2012 - 5:58pm

He's not the best player on the ice, but Frederick Roy does come from the best roots.

Roy is the son of NHL legend and hockey Hall of Famer Patrick Roy, arguably the greatest goaltender of all time. He knows how much his name means in hockey.

"It's followed me my whole life," said about living up to the name Roy. "I mean, I'm proud of what my father did accomplish in his career. For me, he's a role model. I try to bring the same kind of aspect to my game."

Hodgson embracing time in Buffalo - Blog

Posted by Michael Straw on July 9, 2012 - 11:41pm

It was a bit of a whirlwind time for Sabres center Cody Hodgson last Spring.
 
He went from being on a top team in Vancouver to a team fighting just to make the postseason. He was acquired in the middle of a long road trip which required an unusually excessive amount of travel; he had to fly from Vancouver to Buffalo to California.
 
He was also inserted right into the top line for the Sabres and was immediately expected to help spark a team that was desperate for offense.
 

It's time for the NHL to end long-term contracts - Blog

Posted by Michael Straw on July 3, 2012 - 7:28pm

July 1 is viewed by many as the best day of the hockey year.
 
It's the beginning of free agency. You know, that time when teams are awarded the Stanley Cup based on the money they've spent to bring in, and likely overpay, players. However, this year was much different. On a day dubbed "Free Agent Frenzy", July 1 was more lull and dull than any other in recent history.
 

The NHL Awards needs a bit of a revamp - Blog

Posted by Michael Straw on June 20, 2012 - 7:43pm

On Wednesday night the 2012 NHL awards took place, and while I was watching them I realized how stale the awards show has become.
 
Before traditionalists come after me for bashing the classic awards like the Hart, Norris, Jack Adams, I want to let you know that that's not what I'm doing with this post. I'm not suggesting we take away anything, I want to add.
 
If the NHL is going to put on a two-hour award show, then why not add some fun awards to the mix that fans can vote for.
 

Prospect Breakdown: Branden Gaunce - Blog

Posted by Michael Straw on June 12, 2012 - 12:10am

Brendan Gaunce has all the makings of an elite NHL prospect. The top offensive player for the Belleville Bulls, Gaunce is a big-bodied, powerful center who knows how to put the puck in the net. He has excellent vision on the ice and his skating ability is better than most of the “big men” available in this year’s draft. He also has a cannon of a shot.
 

Prospect Breakdown: Radek Faksa - Blog

Posted by Michael Straw on June 7, 2012 - 5:55pm

The NHL Draft is fast approaching and the Buffalo Sabres have a plethora of picks, including two in the first round. A player that the Sabres could very well be targeting is Kitchener Ranger center Radek Faksa.
 
Born in Opava, Czech Republic, Faksa came over to the Rangers by way of the 2011 CHL Import Draft and had an immediate impact with the Rangers. So much so that head coach Steve Spott considers Faksa another Gabriel Landeskog. That’s high praise for a guy who’s only been in the league for one season.
 

Sabres will host draft party on June 22nd - Blog

Posted by Michael Straw on June 7, 2012 - 12:09pm

The Buffalo Sabres will host a draft party on Firday, June 22nd at First Niagara Center beginning at 5pm. 
 
Fans will be able to catch the NHL draft live on the jumbotron in the arena bowl, and on mulptiple televisions throughout the arena.
 
Sabres and WGR550 personalities will be on hand throughout the night to provide instant analysis on the picks of the 2012 draft. They will also have exclusive interviews with the Sabres draftees.
 

SABRES SIGN DEFENSEMAN ALEXANDER SULZER - Press Release

Posted by Anonymous on May 21, 2012 - 2:01pm

 BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 21, 2012) --- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the team has signed defenseman Alexander Sulzer to a one-year deal. Sulzer was due to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

**Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier will be available in the Sabres press conference room this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. for comment on the signing of Alex Sulzer**

SABRES GREEN TEAM SET FOR SPRING CLEAN-UP ON BUFFALO’S WATERFRONT - Press Release

Posted by Anonymous on April 4, 2012 - 12:43pm

 BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 4, 2012) --- The Buffalo Sabres announced today that they will team up with the Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER to clean up the Ohio Street Boat Launch in Buffalo on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

After the clean-up is over, there will be a volunteer picnic from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Niagara Frontier Post 1041 (533 Amherst Street).

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