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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (56) / 4/7/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
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Buffalo continued to clean house Monday, sending four players out of town, including three pending unrestricted free agents, for draft picks.
"We're in 30th place," GM Tim Murray said. "Our time is the future, and we added assets for the future. Was it a good day? It’s never a good day trading good people away. I talked to them all, and they all understood. ... When you are at the bottom or near the bottom, you trade out guys that can help other teams for future assets." The Sabres have to first-round picks and two second-round choices in 2015, one of each in 2016 as well as a first and two seconds in 2017. Mar 3 - 9:18 AM

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The Buffalo Sabres were outshot 47-14 in Saturday's loss to the Florida Panthers.

This has been the theme of Buffalo's season for the most part. A stat that is even more ridiculous is that the Panthers fired 76 shot attempts in the game while the Sabres only had 30. The shots on goal in the final 40 minutes were 37-8. Expect the Sabres to ship a few players out of town between now and the March 2nd trade deadline.
Mar 1 - 10:05 AM

The Sabres are on pace to score the fewest goals per game in a season in nearly 80 years.

Buffalo has remarkably scored only 97 goals in 55 games this season, or 1.76 goals per game. If that pace continued, the Sabres will have posted the lowest goal per game stats since the Montreal Canadiens' 1.71 in 1935-36. In fact, 1.76 goals per game would rank Buffalo as the fourth all-time since the NHL legalozed the forward pass in 1929. Do we need to tell you to stay away from Sabre players?
Feb 14 - 10:08 AM

According to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, the Sabres will reportedly pursue Luke Richardson for their head coaching job.

Ted Nolan hasn't been fired yet, but it's expected that he will be and the current head coach of the Binghamton Senators could be his replacement. Nolan probably won't be let go until after the 2014-15 campaign.
Feb 12 - 11:04 AM

Buffalo outshot the Ottawa Senators by a 36-26 margin on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss.

It was the first time that the Sabres finished a game with more shots than the opposition since Dec. 20 when they lost 5-1 to Colorado. Buffalo ranks last in the league with 22.8 shots per game and allow the most shots against in the NHL at 34.8 per contest.
Feb 11 - 9:28 AM

With their 5-2 loss to Vancouver Friday night Buffalo's losing streak is up to 14 consecutive games, the longest in the NHL in 22 seasons.

Ouch! The good news is that the Sabres are off until Tuesday to once again try and regroup. Buffalo coach Ted Nolan had this to say after Friday's defeat. "When things go bad, things go bad. Every time we make a mistake, it seems be in our net." Needless to say, stay away from Buffalo goaltenders and most Sabre players for now.
Source: Sabres.com
Jan 31 - 9:20 AM

The Buffalo Sabres lost their 12th straight game Tuesday night in a 4-1 defeat versus Calgary.

In doing so, Buffalo extended their franchise record and tied their longest winless streak of all-time when they went 0-8-4 in 1991. The Sabres opened the scoring against the Flames, but allowed three goals in the third to take the loss.
Jan 28 - 8:39 AM

Ted Nolan was not happy with the Wild runnning up the score Thursday night.

With Minnesota up 6-0 with only three minutes left in the game, Minny coach Mike Yeo put out his top power-play unit during a man advantage situation resulting in a goal. Nolan was not impressed. "Hopefully Nikita [Zarodov], [Rasmus] Ristolainen and [Zemgus] Girgensons, they'll remember that a year from now when they can give out the lumps instead of taking them all,' Nolan said. "When you're going through what we're going through, you're going to get a lot of bumps once in a while. You've just got to remember when you can give them back." With this Sabres' bunch it may be while until payback comes.
Jan 17 - 9:40 AM

Buffalo bench boss Ted Nolan is frustrated with his players.

"It's extremely hard," Nolan said Friday. "It's extremely hard when you ask somebody to do something and they don’t do it. What can you do? It's impossible to change everybody. People are not scoring, you're not scoring for a reason. You're not paying the price to score. You're not getting the puck out along the boards. You're not paying the price to get it out along the boards. Enough talking, we have to start doing." Buffalo has lost nine games in a row and the club has gone 1-12-1 in their last 14 contests.
Jan 16 - 4:30 PM

Buffalo Sabres' head coach Ted Nolan admitted that fixing his team's problems won't be easy.

"This is a hard process and we all know that. As an organization, none of us can quit. You have to keep it fresh for the players as a coach and I know our coaches will keep working hard with these guys to keep it fresh. We know some of the getting better is long term but some is more short term. The coaches can have big impact on the individuals short term." The Sabres are in the Atlantic division's basement, and they are only two points ahead of the Edmonton Oilers, for last place in the entire league.
Jan 11 - 10:55 AM

The Sabres have been just awful on the penalty kill as of late.

It has mostly been a down year for the Sabres and their recent efforts while playing a man short fall in line with the team's overall performance. Buffalo has given up five power-play goals in its last four games. Part of the problem may be that the team misses Tyler Myers, who has been sidelined the last six games with a lower-body injury. Whatever the reason, you really should be treading carefully when determining whether to start your Sabre players on a nightly basis.
Source: Sabres.com
Jan 3 - 9:34 AM

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.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:19:00 AM

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.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:17:00 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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:10:00 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.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Zemgus Girgensons
2Mikhail Grigorenko
3Phil Varone
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
6Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Nicolas Deslauriers
4Jerry D'Amigo
5Evander Kane
6Cody McCormick
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Cody Hodgson
4Zac Dalpe
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Anders Lindback
2Chad Johnson
3Matt Hackett