In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on what’s going on between the Buffalo Sabres and Zach Bogosian, could the Ottawa Senators keep Jean-Gabriel Pageau and move Vladimir Namestnikov? What about the Toronto Maple Leafs and whispers they might be willing to move Tyson Barrie? Finally, do the Boston Bruins have a backup plan
NEW YORK — Jimmy Vesey had a goal and an assist against his former team, Carter Hutton stopped 37 shots, and the Buffalo Sabres held on to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Zemgus Girgensons and Sam Reinhart also scored to help Buffalo get just its second win in seven games. Hutton had
When the NHL expanded to 14 teams in 1970, two cities on opposite sides of North America were awarded professional hockey teams. As the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres celebrate 50 years of existence, both franchises are still searching for their first Stanley Cup. Stanley Cup Losses Vancouver and Buffalo have both had their fair
It’s happened twice this season. On two separate occasions, teams have lost to the Buffalo Sabres and heads have rolled the next day. On Dec. 2, the New Jersey Devils lost 7-1 to the Sabres in Prudential Center and head coach John Hynes was dismissed. Then, on Jan. 14, the Vegas Golden Knights lost 4-2
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres captain Jack Eichel is doing everything within his power to prevent his team from falling into an all-too-familiar late-season rut. The fifth-year player is enjoying a breakout season with a career-best 31 goals — seven of them game-winners — as he displays on-ice consistency. And then there are continuing signs that
A lack of a bonafide No. 2 center. A glaring lack of secondary scoring. Woeful special teams. There are plenty of reasons why the Buffalo Sabres sit outside of the playoff picture. These days, Zach Bogosian is bearing the brunt of fan frustration. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) With all the frustration, there’s a nagging
Anaheim in a selling mood and Josh Manson? Eric Stephens of The Athletic (Mailbag): The Anaheim Ducks have lots of questions to resolve. The defense suffered greatly this season and even Josh Manson’s play has faltered considerably. Even among prospects, they have progressed far more slowly than expected. It is clear that the Ducks need
Phaneuf hanging out with the Maple Leafs TSN: Bob McKenzie notes that Dion Phaneuf has been shadowing Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan for the past few days. “Now, I should point out. Dion has not officially retired from hockey, he would like another opportunity somewhere but the reason he is in Toronto is simply
Henrik Lundqvist and the Colorado Avalanche? Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: The latest team for Henrik Lundqvist to be linked to is indeed the Colorado Avalanche. After all, this makes sense considering all the cap space that Colorado has ($31 million approximately). They would be on the hook for the remainder of Lundqvist’s deal.
Notes on the Predators, Sabres, Penguins, Bruins, and Senators Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Nashville Predators GM David Poile has been trying to trade Kyle Turris for the past year. Coach Peter Laviolette could eventually take the fall but Poile said it doesn’t appear to be an option at this time. Former New Jersey
Devils eyeing a Sabres defenseman? The Fourth Period: New Jersey Devils GM Ray Shero has his eye towards next year and he’s looking to retool their blue line. It is believed that Shero has some interested in Buffalo Sabres defenseman Colin Miller. The 27-year old Miller has two years left on his contract at a
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday. Conor Sheary and Henri Jokiharju also scored for the Sabres in their second straight win. Linus Ullmark made 32 saves. Florida lost for the second time in three games. Mike Matheson and Evgenii
Salary cap asset for the Flames Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun: The Calgary Flames moved out forward Michael Frolik Thursday night, clearing $4.3 million in salary cap space. The move now gives them just under $2 million in cap space leading up the trade deadline. “You always want to improve your team, but No.
Sabres trade Scandella to the Canadiens The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Marco Scandella from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2020 fourth-round pick. The pick originally belonged to the San Jose Sharks. Thoughts from the media John Shannon: “Scandella being moved by Buffalo to Montreal makes a ton of sense on so many levels. Sabres
Bracco as part of a bigger deal? James (@Account4hockey): Elliotte Friedman earlier this week on Sportsnet 590: The asking price for Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jeremy Bracco is high. Other teams have asked about him in the past. After reported that Bracco is available, some teams are wondering the Maple Leafs are wanting to use
The NHL’s annual trade deadline will be at 3 pm ET on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. However, several clubs could attempt to make moves well before that date. Non-contenders, such as the Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings, could wait until the deadline to maximize the returns on the players they attempt to shop.
Sabres have defensemen available … Will someone quickly move on Toffoli? Saad will get trade interest when healthy Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman on Saturday night Headline’s The Buffalo Sabres have some extra defensemen and are looking to make moves. The New Jersey Devils are among the teams looking at defensemen. The Los Angles Kings could make
The NHL is under its annual roster freeze until 12:01 am ET on Dec. 28. After that, teams will be able to engage in trade activity. Despite the recent Taylor Hall trade, most deals involving significant players tend to take place in the month leading up to the annual late February trade deadline. However, several