The Buffalo Sabres have not seen the post-season in hockey since 2011, where they lost to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Quarterfinals in seven games. Since then, it has been one disappointing season after another. They finished last season with 76 points, but they started the season surprising everyone, with a record of 17 wins, 7 losses, and 3 overtime losses to finish out November and stayed at over 50% wins until the end of January. Let’s take a look at what they did in the offseason, and if their hope for their club making a playoff appearance will pay off. Continue reading →
Breathe, Sabres’ fans! He’s back. For the first time in his career, Jeff Skinner was a 40-goal scorer during the 2018-2019 season. When the Sabres were on their crazy 10-game winning streak, Skinner was a Godsend. He was the reason they won many games this season, recording seven game-winning goals for Buffalo. Unfortunately for the team, they faltered and fell off into irrelevance once again. Buffalo got its 15 seconds of fame, but they also figured out how valuable of an asset Skinner is. The new deal is an eight-year deal worth an AAV (average annual value) of $9 million. Continue reading →
The Buffalo Sabres have finally found their new head coach after firingPhil Housley in April as the team announced yesterday that they have hired Ralph Krueger to become the nineteenth head coach in Sabres history. According to Pierre LeBrun, the deal is a reported three-year contract worth somewhere between $11.5 and $12 million, averaging just under four million dollars per year.
After the Florida Panthers fired their head coach, the Buffalo Sabres followed suit as the team announced that head coach Phil Housley yesterday. In Housley’s two years in Buffalo, the Sabres have a combined record of 58-84-22.
The month of February has passed and there are less than 20 games left to be played for each team in the NHL. In the Atlantic Division, once again, we have the three strongest teams in the Eastern Conference. Where do all the teams in the Atlantic Division stand following the NHL Trade Deadline? Continue reading →
The trade deadline is fast approaching for the NHL and teams will be looking to stockpile draft picks or make waves to put themselves over the hump for a potential run in June. Here we take a look at the teams vying for playoff positioning, teams who are looking to rebuild, and what they all should do at the NHL trade deadline.