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Leafs look to ramp up work ethic in series against the Buffalo Sabres

Expect the Maple Leafs to ratchet up the intensity and work ethic Friday night when they face the Buffalo Sabres in the opener of a pre-season home-and-home series. After a pair of sub-par efforts in losses to the Ottawa Senators, the Leafs are looking for an improved all-around game when they hit t

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-09-22 16:37:03

It's Now or Never for Girgensons

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports Flashing back to the 2012 NHL Entry Level Draft, when the Buffalo Sabres selected forward Zemgus Girgensons with the 14th overall pick. At the time, dreams lined Girgensons up with fellow first-round pick Mikhail Grigorenko, as both would lead Buffalo to sure glory fol

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2017-09-22 12:45:01

Sabres need more offense, better defense to return to playoffs

If the Buffalo Sabres are going to get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2011, they're going to need to score more at even strength and improve on defense, including the penalty kill. They had the best power play in the NHL last season (24.3 percent), scoring 57 of their 199

NHL - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Housley focused on making Sabres 'an aggressive team'

The Buffalo Sabres haven't been a playoff team in quite some time, but the organization is hoping that their major offseason changes will help them take a few steps in the right direction. One of those major changes came behind the bench, as the team hired Predators assistant Phil Housley to be thei

NBC SPORTS - 2017-09-22 13:44:09

Sabres set Party in the Plaza for prior to team's season opener Oct. 5

The Party in the Plaza has been set for the Buffalo Sabres' season opener. The Sabres announced plans for a Party in the Plaza on Oct. 5 that will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in Alumni Plaza directly outside KeyBank Center, which leads up to the team's season opener against the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-22 17:31:21

A much improved Buffalo Sabres roster promises new success

For a few years now the Buffalo Sabres have been up for contention as the worst team in the league. The team has six straight seasons without a playoff appearance, along with back to back seasons as the NHL's worst team in 2013/14 and 2014/15. The Sabres have also been last in their division four ou

YARDBARKER - 2017-09-20 19:45:51

Snap Shots: Sabres 4, Pens 3 OT (Preseason)

Zach Aston-Reese, Jay McClement and Olli Maatta all scored in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres at Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State University. Thoughts, musings and observations from Pittsburgh's preseason opener... * The facilities were fantastic, and I thought the coolest part w

NHL - 2017-09-20 04:23:35

Storm Advisory for September 18: Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres Game Preview, NHL News and Daily Roundup

The Hurricanes take on Jack Eichel and the Sabres tonight in Buffalo in the first of seven preseason games. Jamie Kellner Monday, September 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM KeyBank Center - Buffalo, NY SB Nation Rivals - Die By The Blade The Hurricanes will kick off the 2017 preseason tonight as they take on the

CANESCOUNTRY.COM - 2017-09-18 12:02:01

Sabres vs. Hurricanes Preview: Let's Get Started

We'll get our first look tonight at Zemgus Girgensons on the wing with Ryan O'Reilly and Kyle Okposo. Girgensons has started off strong in camp making a good impression on the new coaching staff. Now, he'll have the opportunity to continue his quest to lock down a spot in the top six in live game ac

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2017-09-18 18:16:35

Former NHLer Jeff Parker dies at 53, family will donate brain for CTE research

Former NHL forward Jeff Parker has passed away, according to numerous reports. He was 53 years old. More from the Minneapolis Star Tribune: A former NHL hockey player from the Twin Cities, whose career was cut short by head injuries and is part of the concussion lawsuit against the league, has died

NBC SPORTS - 2017-09-15 00:01:55

Saying Hello

Hey y'all. I'm Ryan Wolfe, the newest addition to Die By The Blade's staff. Some of you know me as Ryan. Others know me by my excellent Twitter name, The Pizzaman. I would say it is a personality but I have caught myself responding to that more often than not, which makes me think I might have a pro

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2017-09-14 00:11:56

Sabres Training Camp gets underway today

Here we go! Another Buffalo Sabres season gets underway at 8:30am this morning as the Buffalo Sabres will report to Training Camp at the HarborCenter. A total of 51 players have been called up for the four-day event, with practices starting on Friday open to the public and the first preseason game o

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2017-09-14 12:00:11

A New Face

Hi everyone! Melissa Burgess here - the newest crew member at Die By The Blade. I'm happy to be onboard with the SB Nation and DBTB team, and can't wait to get started. I've been into hockey for as long as I can remember. I always joke that you can blame my mom, since she's the one who really got me

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2017-09-14 19:04:16

Jeff Parker, former Sabre involved in concussion lawsuit, dies at 53

Former Buffalo Sabres winger Jeff Parker, who played parts of four seasons for the team in the 1980s and became a plaintiff in the concussion lawsuit filed against the NHL in 2015, died Monday, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office said Thursday in a report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. P

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-14 16:55:06

New Podcast: Beyond The Blade

DBTB will have a podcast this season! After talking with the staff at Die By The Blade and feedback from some readers, we've decided to add a Buffalo Sabres podcast to the content now available on the site. Beyond The Blade will become the official podcast of Die By The Blade. Beyond The Blade, the

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2017-09-14 14:00:07

Under The Radar Players to Watch

This time last year Derek Grant was entering Buffalo Sabres training camp as just another camp body who'll play in the minors as a top six forward. Out of nowhere, Grant stole the attention and earned himself a roster spot out of training camp, which nobody predicted. Now, we all know how that ende

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2017-09-13 19:37:16

Eastern Conference training camp storylines

It's that terrific time of the year again, when each of the 31 NHL teams is undefeated, filled with hope and fueled by the opportunity a new season presents. With training camps officially opening this week, NHL.com will look at the biggest storyline to watch for each team going into camp. Below are

NHL - 2017-09-13 04:00:00

Sabers star Jack Eichel on his new coach, working out with Brad Marchand and when he last cried

He's in the best shape of his life. His goal is to win the Stanley Cup. He has a sour taste in his mouth about how last season ended. It's easy to find hockey players spitting these cliches on the brink of a new season. Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel was a bit more candid and descriptive about bo

ESPN - 2017-09-12 14:50:53

The Wraparound: Pittsburgh 5, Sabres 3

Brendan Guhle put on quite a show, again, but the Buffalo Sabres dropped the final game of the Prospects Challenge, a 5-3 setback to the Pittsburgh Penguins in HarborCenter Monday night. Jan Drozg broke a 3-3 tie, scoring with 10:09 left in the game to give the Bruins the lead. An empty netter with

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-12 01:18:54

Where does Eichel rank on NHL Network's 'Top 50 Players Right Now'

Buffalo Sabres centerJack Eichel ranked 37th on the second installment of NHL Network's five-part countdown show Top 50 Players Right Now last night, ranking the best players in the National Hockey League. Eichel, who made his debut on the second annual countdown, finished one spot ahead of the Win

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2017-09-11 16:41:12