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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (56) / 4/7/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
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The Sabres comeback against the Islanders was a truly a rare accomplishment.
It was only the second time in franchise history the team came back from at least three goals in the third period to win a game. The only other time a Buffalo team was successful in doing that was in 2003 against the Atlanta Flames. The Sabres have been playing better hockey overall as of late. That said, they are not a playoff team. Dec 28 - 9:19 AM

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Buffalo owns the worst power play in the NHL.

The Sabres have scored a mere five times on 76 chances. To make matters worse, the team has allowed three shorthanded goals against. Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis have two power-play goals apiece, while Matt Moulson has the other.
Dec 9 - 9:17 AM

After a difficult start to the season, the Buffalo Sabres have now won three games in a row.

"The first 10 games as any young team, you’re building," said coach Ted Nolan. "You’re going to have your moments. Certainly, we did. The next 10 games we’ve gotten a lot better." Buffalo has defeated Toronto, San Jose and Washington during the win streak. It's the first time they've won three consecutive games in over nine months.
Nov 23 - 12:10 PM

In losing to the Penguins 5-0 Saturday night the Sabres were shut out for the fifth time in only 12 games this season.

That is unbelievable. Saturday night five the Sabres top offensive players (Cody Hodgson, Chris Stewart, Matt Moulson, Brian Giionta and Drew Stafford) combined to take six shots on goal. That's just not going to cut it. Sabres' coach Ted Nolan is certainly a patient man but something drastic is bound to happen soon if things don't turn around at least a little in Buffalo.
Nov 2 - 9:29 AM

The Buffalo Sabres posted a franchise low 10 shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Toronto.

The players were embarrassed by their performances and coach Ted Nolan was direct in his assessment. "We had nothing," he said. "Toronto had everything going. They were skating well. They deserved everything they got. We deserved exactly what we got. Sometimes if your feet ain't moving at least your brain should be thinking a little bit. Tonight we had neither."
Oct 29 - 10:20 AM

Buffalo ranks last in almost all meaningful NHL team statistics.

We all know how badly the Sabres are playing but looking at the numbers is still frightening. Buffalo ranks last in the NHL in goals scored per game (one), power-play effeciency (0.00%), shots on goal allowed per game (37.5) and 29th out of 30 in shots on goal per game (24.1). They also rank 27th in goals allowed per game ( 3.5). Needless to say, Sabre players should be sitting on your fantasy bench for the time being.
Oct 25 - 9:23 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have had a horrible start to the year.

The club has struggled offensively and defensively early into the 2014-15 season just like they did a year ago. Buffalo's power play has gone 0-for-22 in their opening six games and they have allowed a shorthanded goal against. Three other NHL clubs haven't scored with the man advantage yet.
Oct 20 - 10:12 AM

Buffalo has been allowing a boatload of shots early into the 2014-15 campaign.

The Sabres have been allowing 74.5 shot attempts per game, while attempting only 36 of their own. The club's Corsi rating is far and away the worst in the league at minus-153. Coach Ted Nolan wants his players to improve on faceoffs (league-low .385) and play with more jam along the boards. "It's pretty hard to play a game without the puck," Nolan said. "If we do all those things, we'll have the puck more."
Oct 17 - 10:23 AM

Buffalo coach Ted Nolan wasn't pleased with his team's performance in a 5-1 loss to Anaheim on Monday.

"That was like an NHL team playing against a peewee team," Nolan said. "They dominated us from start to finish. ... This is one of the premier teams in the league, and it shows you exactly how far we've got to go." The Sabres have been outscored 14-4 in three games this season. Buffalo recorded just 12 shots in Monday's loss to the Ducks
Oct 14 - 7:42 AM

Buffalo Sabres’ coach Ted Nolan knows who his next captain will be, but he isn’t ready to make any sort of announcement just yet.

"It hasn’t officially happened yet, but we all know who the leadership is going to be on this team," said Nolan. "We’ll officially sit down with the people. We haven’t talked to anybody about it, but we all know." The Sabres are a very young team but they did add some veteran leadership this off-season. Although nothing has been made official yet, former Montreal Canadiens’ captain Brian Gionta is probably the favorite to land the "C".
Oct 4 - 10:22 AM

The Sabres have pretty much stuck to the same top line during the preseason to date.

Against the Maple Leafs Friday night Buffalo iced what looks to be it's top unit; Tyler Ennis between Matt Moulson and Drew Stafford. This line has been together since camp opened. If this holds, Cody Hodgson will open the season on the Sabres' second line, likely alongside Chris Stewart. We don't expect Buffalo to be a high-scoring team so don't count on any of these players exceeding 50-55 points this season.
Sep 27 - 8:22 AM

The Sabres seem to be trying to settle their forward alignment right from the beginning of training camp.

At the team's opening practice the following top three units hit the ice: Matt Moulson-Tyler Ennis-Drew Stafford; Cody Hodgson-Zemgus Girgensons-Brian Gionta and Marcus Foligno-Sam Reinhart-Chris Stewart. It's early, but we wouldn't be surprised if that is very similar to how Buffalo will start the season up front. Looks like Cody Hodgson is the loser in this alignment.
Sep 20 - 9:43 AM

It sounds like it won't take coach Ted Nolan long to name a new captain of the Buffalo Sabres.

"If you're going to do it, do it quick," Nolan said. "If you basically know who the decision is, you try to do it as quick as you can, let it settle in and let the leaders lead." Off-season acquisition Brian Gionta, who served as the captain of the Montreal Canadiens, is viewed as a favorite to wear the "C" in Buffalo.
Sep 19 - 7:40 AM

Buffalo coach Ted Nolan is thrilled with the group of assistants that have been assembled by the team in the off-season.

"No disrespect to anybody that was here before, but I think that comfort zone and finding the right chemistry is really important," Nolan said. "Coming up with the group that we had here was taxing, but in the end it was well worth it." He inherited Ron Rolston's assistants last year, but now he has Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen and Arturs Irbe.
Sep 17 - 10:17 AM

Based on Bodog's pre-training camp odds, the Buffalo Sabres are the most likely team to finish in last place this season.

Obviously, that has to be taken with a grain of salt, but it's not like Bodog is the only ones out there predicting that Buffalo will finish in last place. This will probably be a painful season for the Sabres, but if they do struggle to that extent, then they'll at least be in a position to draft Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. Either player has the potential to be someone you can build a successful franchise around.
Sep 10 - 8:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Mikhail Grigorenko
5Johan Larsson
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett