1. Where Do the Buffalo Sabres Find Their Talent?

    The Buffalo Sabres are known for taking their draft picks and developing them within their system more than most clubs...

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  2. A Balancing Act: How the Buffalo Sabres Succeed

    The Buffalo Sabres have found ways to win all season long without a true “standout” forward. As a matter of fact, the Sabres are one of just 10 teams in the NHL with every forward averaging less than 20 minutes of ice-time per game...

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  3. NHL Trade Deadline: Five Players Who Won't Be Traded

    Everyone is so fixated on all of the players who are going to be dealt on or before March 3—which just so happens to be my birthday—that I figured I’d give you a list of five players who won’t be going anywhere this season...

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  4. Sabres Fans, Meet Jhonas Enroth

    It is no secret that Ryan Miller will be the Buffalo Sabres’ goalie of choice for the foreseeable future. But with Patrick Lalime leaving after this season—possibly sooner—who ...

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  5. Tyler Myers Continues Charge Toward Calder Trophy

    Coming into training camp early this season, 19-year-old Tyler Myers wanted nothing more than a spot on the Buffalo Sabres’ regular season roster. Since playing in Buffalo’s season-opener against Montreal, the 6'8" Myers has not looked back...

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  6. Sabres' Defensive Woes Led By Captain

    A slow skater, poor passing ability, takes bad penalties, and makes questionable pinches—this is not quite what the resume of an NHL captain should look like, yet Craig Rivet continues to wear the “C” in Buffalo...

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  7. 2010 NHL Western Conference "Fictional" All-Star Team

    As promised, my faithful readers, here are this year’s All-Star selections for the Western Conference. Like the Washington Capitals in the East, the San Jose Sharks grabbed the most spots in the West...

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  8. 2010 NHL Eastern Conference "Fictional" All-Star Team

    Upset that there’s no All-Star game this year? Me too, but we can pretend, can’t we? So I took it upon myself to put together two All-Star teams for both conferences...

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  9. Buffalo Sabres' Seven-Game Road Trip Ends with Four-Game Skid

    The Sabres’ seven-game road trip has come to an end after a painful 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. After starting January 6-0-2, Buffalo has now gone 0-3-1 and has surrendered three or more goals in each of those four games...

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  10. NHL Team Power Rankings — Jan. 20 Edition

    There was definitely some movement up and down my power rankings this week. The Ducks are starting to regain their form, and thus, they were rewarded with the biggest jump in the rankings...

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  11. NHL Team Power Rankings (1/6/10)

    After a long wait, the NHL Power Rankings have returned. Jersey is playing great hockey behind Martin Brodeur, something we're all used, which puts them in the top spot for this week. So without any further ado, here they are...

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  12. Five Questions Facing The Buffalo Sabres

    After winning the President’s Trophy as the league’s best team during the 2006-07 season, the Sabres have not enjoyed the past two seasons—missing the playoffs by a narrow margin in both of them...

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  13. NHL Award Predictions

    The NHL announced its nominees for this year’s award ceremony. The ceremony will be held June 18 in Las Vegas, but for those of you who cannot wait, here are some predictions about who will be taking home the hardware...

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  14. 2009 NHL Playoffs: Second Round Preview

    The first round wasn't bad, but the second round is sure to be better with some of these match-ups. Look for a few more overtime games and hopefully a double-overtime game with a few of these teams...

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  15. NHL Power Rankings: March 12

    The playoff picture is very messy and will only get messier in the closing weeks of the season. Martin Brodeur’s return in New Jersey has sparked the Devils’ play, while the return of Sean Avery has Rangers fans hoping for similar results...

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  16. The 2009 NHL All-Star Game: Sorting Through The Scrubs and Snubs

    If being an NHL All-Star is going to continue being an honor, then the NHL needs to make some changes to the way in which the teams are selected...

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  17. NHL Team Power Rankings

    San Jose Sharks (16-3-1) – The Sharks are 10-0-1 at home so far this season. They didn’t get their 10th win at home until Jan. 22 last season. What’s more impressive is that they’ve been winning even without Evgeni Nabakov in net.

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  18. R.I.P. Reggie Dunlop

    On Friday, the hockey community lost a great coach and even better person. Paul Newman, better known for his role as Charlestown Chiefs player-coach Reggie Dunlop in the film Slap Shot, died at the age of 83 after a long fight with cancer...

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  19. NHL Western Conference Preview

    The Western Conference will look very similar to the Eastern Conference towards the end of the season. There are a couple of teams that fell short of the playoffs last season that might make a run at the eighth seed again...

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  20. NHL Eastern Conference Preview

    The Eastern Conference has me excited already, because there is tons of potential for several surprise teams to make the playoffs—and as if that were not enough, the conference ...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about 6 years ago 1,001 reads 10 comments

  21. NHL Pre-Predictions and Minor Analysis

    It may still be a little early to give my prediction on where I think each team will finish at the end of the NHL regular season – but it isn’t too early to give my "pre"-prediction of where they might finish...

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  22. A Good Start for the Buffalo Sabres

    The words “free agency” send chills down the spine of any Buffalo Sabres’ fan within hearing distance, but the Sabres are beginning to learn how the off-season works...

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  23. 15 Things to Look Forward to for the 2008-09 NHL Season

    I sat down the other day and looked at some highlights from the recent 2007-08 NHL season. I saw a lot of things that I liked and disliked – which then led me to think of some things I’d like and not like to see in the upcoming season...

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  24. Tiger Woods, Jason Giambi, David Beckham Moving on to Different Sports

    Jamal Crawford, Joba Chamberlain, Terrell Owens, and Sean Avery: all four athletes switched to another sport, and all four had minimal success. But now there is a second wave of athletes willing to take the same chance...

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  25. Terrell Owens to Switch Sports, Other Athletes to Follow

    Recently, several athletes have decided to take their abilities to different sports. The trend has grown, but with very minimal success...

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