Happy First Day Of Sabres Camp

September 14, 2017By Patrick Moran

Happy first day of Buffalo Sabres training camp, everyone.  What’s not to love about Jack Eichel?  As evidenced by his quote pictured above, Eichel’s a leader who just gets it. We’ll have plenty to discuss with the Sabres over the coming days and weeks as the team gets ready for the 2017-18 season—its first with head … Read More

Hot Takery: Thoughts on Johnson, Pouliot & The Other Dudes

July 1, 2017By Patrick Moran

As expected, the Buffalo Sabres got busy immediately as free agency started Saturday with a flurry of signings, although none are considered “splashy”. The top name coming to Buffalo is goaltender Chad Johnson, who’s returning to the club on a one-year, $2.5 million deal.  Johnson had one of his best seasons with the Sabres in … Read More

Hot Taekery: Sabres Make Right Move In Wild Deal

June 30, 2017By Patrick Moran

The Buffalo Sabres made a significant trade with the Minnesota Wild just one day before the start of NHL free agency, sending forward Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno to Minnesota in exchange for defensemen Marco Scandella and former team captain Jason Pominville. The Wild also are sending a 2018 fourth-round pick, with Buffalo returning a … Read More

Hot Taekery: Botts Did Right Thing With Ullmark

June 22, 2017By Patrick Moran

The Buffalo Sabres knew they were going to lose an unprotected player to the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the Expansion Draft Wednesday. They just weren’t quite sure who.  That question was answered as Vegas plucked 22-year old forward William Carrier from the unprotected list. To ensure Buffalo didn’t lose goaltender Linus Ullmark, GM Jason … Read More

MoranAlytics Take: Housley Named Sabres Head Coach

June 15, 2017By Patrick Moran

The new head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, its 18th in team history is a face most fans are familiar with.  The team announced today that Phil Housley got the job.  Housley had been an assistant coach in Nashville since 2013 and helped guide the Predators to their first Stanley Cup final this past season. … Read More

Ville Leino Won’t Be Playing In Any Sabres Alumni Games

May 16, 2017By Patrick Moran

It’s safe to say Buffalo Sabres fans don’t reminiscence on Ville Leino’s time with team tenderly.  It’s indisputable that one of the team’s all-time free agent busts considers the feeling mutual. On his Instagram today Leino published for sale a hooded sweatshirt called “Jail” that also contains the words greed, jail and idiot. Apparently Leino … Read More

Thoughts on Sabres Tabbing Botterill For GM

May 11, 2017By Patrick Moran

One of the worst kept secrets in recent Buffalo sports memory became official Thursday as the Buffalo Sabres announced the appointment of Jason Botterill as the team’s general manager.  A press conference is scheduled for 4pm today. The announcement had to wait until the conclusion of the Pittsburgh Penguins/Washington Capitals playoff series. He takes over … Read More

MoranAlytics Take: Sabres Playing New Years Day

May 9, 2017By Patrick Moran

10 years ago the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins in a New Year’s Day outdoor game at (then) Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Exactly one decade later the Sabres will return outdoors again. The NHL announced Tuesday the Sabres will face the New York Rangers in an outdoor game next January 1, 2018 at Citi Field, … Read More

Thoughts: Sabres Dump Murray & Blysma

April 20, 2017By Patrick Moran

Oh, just your Thursday morning Buffalo sports bombshell. At approximately 10am this morning and seemingly out of nowhere the Buffalo Sabres sent out a Tweet, announcing the organization has fired both Head Coach Dan Blysma and General Manager Tim Murray.  “After reviewing the past season and looking to the future of the organization, Kim and … Read More

Tim Murray Is The Best At Press Conferences

April 12, 2017By Patrick Moran

I hope the Buffalo Sabres can begin reversing their fortunes next season, if for no other incentive than Tim Murray staying on as general manager forever.  Unlike so many executives and their vanilla commentary, a Tim Murray presser is typically pure gold. Whereas the Sabres 2016-17 campaign yet again left fans disenchanted, Wednesday’s 31 minute, … Read More