The friendship between Buffalo Sabres newcomer Eric Staal and general manager Kevyn Adams dates back 17 years, to their days as teammates on the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Buffalo Sabres endured a rough summer before Wednesday’s acquisition of center Eric Staal from the Minnesota Wild. Gutting the front office three months ago lowered expectations for what has become perhaps the NHL’s most dysfunctional franchise.
During his playing days, former Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Ellis embraced what he calls the “art of preparation.”
(AP) — Dale Hawerchuk, a hockey phenom who became the face of the Winnipeg Jets en route to the Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 57 after a battle with cancer.
For the nostalgic Buffalo Sabres fan who has been longing for the team to return to its royal blue roots, that day finally arrived Tuesday.
Alexis Lafreniere was supposed to walk on stage Friday night in Montreal as the top pick in the NHL draft.
Full disclosure, those of us in this business have our favorites, people who, for one reason or another, we choose not to criticize in print or on the air.
BUFFALO — Kim Pegula is staying on as Buffalo Sabres president with a continued focus on making the small-market franchise economically sustainable, while in the face of criticism the team has been mismanaged under her leadership.
BUFFALO — Sabres captain Jack Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview session with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday.
BUFFALO — Jason Botterill is very much aware of the criticism he's attracted overseeing a Buffalo Sabres team that extended its playoff drought to nine years by failing to even qualify for the NHL's expanded 24-team format.
BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has ownership’s backing to return for a fourth season despite overseeing a team that will miss the playoffs for a ninth consecutive year, team president and co-owner Kim Pegula told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Chris Bandura, the Buffalo Sabres’ vice president of media relations, was one of 21 employees Pegula Sports and Entertainment dismissed Tuesday.
OLEAN — It was supposed to be a discussion of a new book, followed by signings from its author.
BUFFALO — After the Sabres fired Phil Housley on April 7, he wasn’t sure if he wanted to coach again.
BUFFALO (AP) — The parent company that owns the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Sabres is experiencing a major shake-up following the departures of three top executives.
BUFFALO (AP) — Having already missed 14 games with a shoulder injury, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews wasn't going to let a little fatigue prevent him from jumping into the play for one last rush.
BUFFALO (AP) — Jeff Skinner's second effort extended the NHL's longest win streak.
BELFAST — For as excitable as he gets calling fights on the radio and television for the Buffalo Sabres, Rick Jeanneret says he has no experience trading punches himself.
For as long as Rick Jeanneret has called Buffalo Sabres games — since their second season, in 1971-72 — the play-by-play announcer endeared himself to fans with his enthusiasm and wit.
The Sabres are moving on from Robin Lehner after the goalie failed to establish himself as a starter during three seasons, capped by Buffalo's last-place finish this past year.
BUFFALO — The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to the couch while watching them play.
Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, et al, and now … Russ Brandon?
ORCHARD PARK (AP) — Russ Brandon abruptly resigned his dual role as president of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres after being confronted by the teams' owners regarding an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female employee, two people with direct knowledge of the situat…
The Buffalo Sabres followed a season filled with losses by finally winning something — the NHL draft lottery — and landing the No. 1 pick for just third time in franchise history.
Gavin Dach couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present.
BUFFALO (AP) — Having known mostly success over the past decade with the Penguins, Jason Botterill received a sobering introduction to life at the bottom of the NHL during his first season as Buffalo Sabres general manager.
Full disclosure, I’m not a hockey junkie.
TORONTO (AP) — Looking to extend one franchise mark and set another, the Toronto Maple Leafs entered Monday 25 spots ahead of the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL standings.
BUFFALO (AP) — The Sabres' top prospect, center Casey Mittelstadt, is leaving Minnesota following his freshman season after agreeing to a three-year, entry-level contract with Buffalo on Monday.
OLEAN — For the last eight Tuesdays, youngsters from the surrounding Olean area received special instruction from current and former professional hockey players, thanks to the NHL’s Learn to Play Program.
DETROIT (AP) — Marco Scandella scored with a second left in overtime, lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
BUFFALO (AP) — Sabres forward Jack Eichel has a sprained right ankle and coach Phil Housley says it's premature to rule out Buffalo's leading scorer for the remainder of the season.
BOSTON (AP) — Buffalo star Jack Eichel went down with an injury and his teammates responded with one of their best performances of the season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had been getting his chances. They just weren't going in the net.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Benoit Pouliut had two goals and an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres held off Arizona's furious late charge to beat the Coyotes 5-4 on Thursday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Phil Housley finally got win No. 1 with the Buffalo Sabres.
BUFFALO (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to sign their franchise player, Jack Eichel, to an NHL-maximum eight-year, $80 million contract.
BUFFALO (AP) — Phil Housley began his Hall of Fame playing career in Buffalo. It is also where he will open his NHL head-coaching career after being hired by the Sabres on Thursday.
BUFFALO (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have interviewed at least six general manager candidates in the first phase of a search process that is not yet completed.
It’s interesting how your perspective changes when the newsmaker is somebody you know.
BUFFALO — General manager Tim Murray ran out of time to rebuild the Buffalo Sabres into a contender. The team will need a new head coach, too.
BUFFALO (AP) — If Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma's job is in jeopardy, star forward Jack Eichel's representatives insist their client is not the one pushing for a change.
BUFFALO — Though rebuilding the Buffalo Sabres is proving more difficult than anticipated, coach Dan Bylsma expects to continue overseeing the overhaul.
BUFFALO — The mere hair of a fraction — 0.005 to be exact — is what separated Sabres forward Jack Eichel from cashing in on a $2 million contract performance bonus clause.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Moulson wants hospitalized Buffalo Sabres teammate Kyle Okposo to know he has the team's support.
BUFFALO (AP) — Auston Matthews' record-setting rookie season has the Toronto Maple Leafs on the verge of returning to the playoffs.
BUFFALO (AP) — Anders Lee and the New York Islanders refused to pack in their late-season playoff push minus captain John Tavares.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets struggled on the power-play again, but they keep finding ways to do just enough to win.
BUFFALO (AP) — Sabres captain Brian Gionta was presented with a silver-plated stick before the opening faceoff of his 1,000th career game on Monday night.
BUFFALO (AP) — After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth.