Category Archives: Buffalo Sabres
— Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) November 24, 2016
Here’s what it sounds like happened with Vancouver, Buffalo and Evander Kane: There were a lot of assumptions the price would be low, that the Sabres would be so desperate to do this that the Canucks would get a steal.
Sabres GM Tim Murray made it clear that would not be the case. (Neither team would comment.)
Mike Harrington: Evander Kane hears the trade talk. He’s just looking for goals
The latest tempest is whether or not Kane is staying in Buffalo. His hometown team, the Vancouver Canucks, has been on the prowl for him but the timing of a trade is quite odd. Kane has no goals in seven games since returning from the rib injuries he suffered in the season opener and still has another year left on his contract at a cap hit of $5.25 million.
Sometimes tough to gauge the validity of these things, but there are whispers of Jimmy Vesey interest in Buffalo, and playing w/Jack Eichel
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) April 12, 2016
It was quiet on the Jamie McGinn front Saturday but Sabres getting calls today. Asking price is a 2nd-rd pick
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 28, 2016
The Buffalo Sabres have had eight healthy defensemen in practice the last two days, something they haven’t had all season with the long-term injuries suffered by Zach Bogosian and Mark Pysyk. Coach Dan Bylsma has said several times this season he abhors having eight on his roster and the team would have to do something about the situation if it ever evolved.
“We’re there,” Bylsma said with a pained smile after practice Tuesday in First Niagara Center.
Mike Weber and Carlo Colaiacovo will sit out Wednesday’s game in Montreal but Bylsma said he expects to see seven of the eight play over the next four days, when the team has the matchup with the Habs and a home-and-home series against Boston.
Will Murray let McGinn remain in Buffalo and be part of the vital lessons being learned by a budding team, or will the general manager ship out the pending unrestricted free agent for an asset who won’t feel the pride of taking the rebuild’s first steps?
“This is the process. If I can acquire younger assets or future assets for some of our veterans, especially veterans on expiring contracts, I’m going to pursue that for sure.”
League source tells me #Sabres thought they had deal in principle w/ Babcock 2 days ago around same term/dollars as Leafs. Maybe even 9 yrs.
— Shawn Stepner (@StepnerWKBW) May 20, 2015
They'll try to trade it for either a goalie or with a player to move up. Might be hard to do the latter. https://t.co/JXUW6jvVkA
— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) May 13, 2015
— Brian Lawton (@brianlawton9) March 2, 2015
Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun writes … With Vermette out of the way, the attention can turn to Buffalo winger Chris Stewart and Dallas’ Erik Cole.
Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com writes … Deal for Chris Stewart could wait until the deadline
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