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Dreger: Jacques Martin "top candidate" for Sabres head coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - As the Sabres continue to search for their next head coach, it appears there is a new front runner for the bench boss job in the Queen City. During an appearance on 'The Instigators', TSN Insider Darren Dreger said Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Jacques Martin was the "top cand


Reports: Sabres expressing interest in Jacques Martin

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the Buffalo Sabres have expressed interest in Jacques Martin as a candidate for their vacant head coaching position.


A season of growth ends in disappointment for Amerks

For the second year in a row, the Rochester Americans were swept out of the Calder Cup playoffs in the first round. Last year it was at the hands of the Syracuse Crunch and this year it was by the defending champion Toronto Marlies.


Sabres goalie prospect undergoes hip surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Rochester Americans announced Thursday that Sabres goalie prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has undergone successful hip surgery. Amerks General Manager Randy Sexton says the surgery was performed in New York and he is expected to make a full recovery within the next six month


Lance Lysowski's Sabres mailbag: Why hire a retread coach?

The search for Phil Housley's replacement continues nearly one month after his dismissal as Buffalo Sabres coach. Other than false reports surrounding Todd McLellan's candidacy, little information has leaked about whom General Manager Jason Botterill is targeting. During a weekly appearance on MSG/W


NHL Rumors: Babcock, McCrimmon, Sabres, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights, Edmonton Oilers and more. Also, there is a new name linked to the Buffalo Sabres coaching search.


Sabres Bogosian has other hip operated on

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will miss five-to-six months after his second hip operation in a little more than a year. The Sabres provided the update Tuesday, two weeks after their season ended. Bogosian missed the final eight games with a lower-body injury. The team says


Jacques Martin linked to Buffalo coaching search

The Buffalo Sabres didn’t end up with Todd McLellan after a recent courting process, and have now been linked to several other names including out-of-the-box options. Today, Darren Dreger of TSN was on The Instigators on WGR550 in Buffalo and reported that Jacques Martin is a leading candidate for t


Sabres Should Swap Ristolainen for Trouba

Arguably the most polarizing Buffalo Sabres player over the last three seasons, Rasmus Ristolainen is at a crossroads in his career in Buffalo. While boasting a booming slapshot and a penchant for physicality that makes fans drool, he has also been criticized by the analytics community.


Sabres may want to circle back to the Penguins this summer

I wrote about how the Buffalo Sabres could take advantage of the Tampa Bay Lightning last week after their early departure and cap situation. The Pittsburgh Penguins is another team in a similar situation they can make a trade with this summer.


Another Amerks season ends with first-round sweep

TORONTO – When the Buffalo Sabres' postseason drought officially reached eight seasons last month, their minor-league affiliate in Rochester offered hope for the future. Under the watchful eye of a promising coach and buoyed by prospects such as Victor Olofsson, the Americans finished their regular


The Case for Trading Jacob Trouba

Over the past six seasons, Jacob Trouba has developed from a blue-chip prospect to an elite defenseman and a stalwart on the Winnipeg Jets’ blue line. Trouba, alongside Josh Morrissey on the Jets’ top defensive pairing, has been tasked with shutting down the opponent’s best for many seasons. He has


Sabres still searching for head coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With the Stanley Cup playoffs in full swing, and a couple of top teams already eliminated after the first round, the Buffalo Sabres remain without a head coach.


Todd McLellan calls Sabres' coaching vacancy a 'really good job'

The saga of Todd McLellan's courtship officially came to an end Wednesday when he was introduced as the next coach of the Los Angeles Kings. McLellan, 51, expressed confidence in General Manager Rob Blake's plan to revitalize an organization with few prospects of note and an NHL roster that won only


Sabres' Bogosian out 5-6 months after surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will miss five to six months after his second hip operation in a little more than a year. The Sabres provided the update Tuesday, two weeks after their season ended. Bogosian missed the final eight games with what the team referred to only as


Battle of the goalies: Lady Wolves still unbeaten after a tight game against Stoney Creek

The Sudbury Lady Wolves are the only unbeaten team in the 2019 Esso Cup, as the hometown crew continues its quest to win national gold in midget girls hockey. Canada's top midget girls teams are in Greater Sudbury this week to battle it out for hockey supremacy.


Pens Points: Much Speculation

It’s unlikely the Penguins will do much in the way of major player movement before the NHL Draft in late-June but the front office is already busy planning their offseason approach. It’s hard to say right now what moves the Penguins could make, but you can bet a roster shuffle of some sort is in the


Sabres' Eichel to play in World Championships

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With the Sabres out of the NHL playoffs, captain Jack Eichel will play in the upcoming IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. Eichel is one of 17 players included on the preliminary roster for Team USA. Buffalo native Patrick Kane is also on the list and will serve as team captain.


Penguins’ Martin candidate for jobs in Buffalo, Ottawa

The Penguins' coaching staff wasn't likely to change this summer, from everything I'd been told. But change can come from the outside, too. Jacques Martin, Mike Sullivan's assistant entrusted with the penalty-killing and rolling the defensive pairs, is a candidate for two current NHL head coaching v


Dominik Hasek's 70-save playoff shutout: An oral history, 25 years later

The legend of Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Dominik Hasek was only starting to grow in the 1993-94 season. It was just his first season as a starter, and he led the NHL in save percentage and goals-against average. He won the first of six Vezina Trophies and finished second for the Hart Trophy as leagu