When you sketched out the Sabres' defense to start the season, it looked like this:
First pair: Marco Scandella-Rasmus Ristolainen
Second pair: Jake McCabe-Zach Bogosian
Third pair: Nathan Beaulieu-Victor Antipin
Ready if needed: Josh Gorges, Justin Falk, Taylor Fedun
Of course, it hasn't worked out that way. Bogosian hasn't played a single game after being injure…
When you look at the crowd of players among the Buffalo Sabres' potential bottom-six forwards, there's one intangible you have to keep in mind about Jacob Josefson.
The former New Jersey Devils center is one of the NHL's best when it comes to the shootout. The last two years, remember, the Sabres have been the NHL's worst.
Over the last three seasons, Josefson went 1…
Any thought of Brendan Guhle cracking the opening night lineup on the Buffalo Sabres' blueline ended Sunday morning as the Sabres announced their top defense product has been sent to the Rochester Amerks to open the season.
The move is not surprising given the team's depth on the defense and is another indication the Sabres are confident that Marco Scandella will be rea…
The Sabres' power play was the best in the NHL last season. It was also a one-man show along the blue line.
Rasmus Ristolainen was the only defenseman capable of quarterbacking the power play. He led Buffalo with 24 assists and 25 points during man-advantages. The next five defensemen to get power-play time combined for just 10 points.
Clearly, the Sabres need help. …