Share this article

print logo
Latest Sabres

When Evander Kane turns on the charm, he owns the room. There was no doubt the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room belonged to him Wednesday. Kane knows he has to make the most of it while he can. As the minutes ticked toward Monday's NHL trade deadline and the left winger's inevitable departure, his megawatt smile and wit were on full display. Kane is among the most talke…

Latest Sabres

We're down to the final week in Blue and Gold for Evander Kane. He knows it. His teammates know it. You and I know it. The entire hockey world does, too. What no one knows is where Kane's next stop is, be it Pittsburgh or Nashville or San Jose or Philadelphia or any number of other teams that might get involved with the Sabres to swing a deal for one of the top renta…

Latest Sabres

The countdown to Feb. 26 is on. Things have been awfully quiet in the NHL in recent days, save for the big Los Angeles-Ottawa trade that involved Dion Phaneuf and Marian Gaborik packing. That's all about to change as the NHL's trade deadline day approaches. The Sabres are expected to be a prominent seller, with the likes of Evander Kane, Benoit Pouliot, Robin Lehner and…

Latest Sabres

We can argue ad nauseam about goalie interference or toenail challenges, or about the inconsistency of the Department of Player Safety (Credit Due Dept: They nailed it with that 10-game suspension for Alex Burrows' dirtbag attack of Taylor Hall). You can say skipping the Olympics is a disaster, I can say I'd rather watch the NHL season continue to play out. Those debate…

Latest Sabres

This corner did lots of pondering Tuesday that didn't have much to do with the Sabres and Anaheim Ducks. It was game 53 of a season going nowhere, the merciful start of the final 30 games of a campaign where the playoffs were a pipe dream before Thanksgiving. It ended with another bizarre overtime loss to drop Buffalo to a ghastly 14-39 in real math. The bottom line que…

Latest Sabres

The New York Islanders will be in KeyBank Center to finish the Sabres' homestand Thursday night and their lone visit of the season comes as they are building one of the most fascinating storylines going in the NHL right now. The Isles entered Saturday in last place in the Metropolitan Division -- but just one point out of a wild-card slot. They announced on Monday they'…

Latest Sabres

Evander Kane has simply stopped scoring. So the Buffalo Sabres made the most sensible switch in their lines at practice Wednesday: Put him back on Jack Eichel's wing. Kane will get a chance to resurrect his season – and perhaps bolster his standing among suitors eyeing the trade deadline – while playing with Eichel and Kyle Okposo on a strong top line as the Sabres host…

Latest Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres are treading water, trying not to sink into the basement of the NHL standings. In the words of Vito Corleone: How did things ever get this far? Before the season, we polled a panel of NHL media figures around the league for their opinions on the team. Now, after the All-Star break, we revisited some of our panelists to get their take on the struggling…

Latest Sabres

TAMPA -- Back in the fall, there were few experts locally or across North America who pegged the Buffalo Sabres as a playoff team. But virtually no one pegged them to fall off a cliff, either. After the disappointment of last year's 78-point campaign and the much-ballyhooed hirings of coach Phil Housley and General Manager Jason Botterill, the most common consensus was …

Latest Sabres

VANCOUVER – When people in Buffalo talk about Evander Kane, the discussion centers around where he'll be traded this year. Now that he's home, the talk is where he'll be next year. Folks in Vancouver hope it's this picturesque city on the water. The left winger is one of the top pending free agents in the NHL, and the Sabres are expected to move him for assets prior …

Latest Sabres

CALGARY — Evander Kane figures to get a lot of attention this week. He's entering three hockey hotbeds in western Canada, including his hometown of Vancouver. The time in the spotlight started Monday in Calgary, and the Buffalo Sabres forward delivered. The discussion was how an inevitable trade could land Kane in his first playoff series. His smile stood out in a dr…

Latest Sabres

Jason Botterill certainly wants to get at least a prize in the sky for Evander Kane. So how can you blame the Sabres' general manager for shooting for the stars and the moon? What TSN is reporting as the Sabres' latest demands, a four-piece return for Kane that includes a first-round draft pick, seems unlikely to actually take place by the Feb. 26 trade deadline. But al…

Latest Sabres

NEW YORK — Evander Kane knows his phone could crackle today, tomorrow, next week or that he might have to wait all the way until the NHL's trade deadline on Feb. 26. The Sabres' winger, who will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, knows the call is inevitably coming. He's going to be traded by the club even though he's the team's second-leading goal scorer and, at …

Latest Sabres

So you think we're done talking about droughts, right? Not on this watch. The way things are going for the Sabres, they'll have you smashing tables for an entirely different reason. Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane signed off for the season on Tuesday, and that puts the spotlight in the 716 clearly on Phil Housley and Jason Botterill. Just guessing here, but nobody i…

Latest Sabres

It was just his fourth career NHL game and an inauspicious start for Brendan Guhle. The defenseman took a hooking penalty just 4:47 into the game. Not the best start, especially when facing the second-best power play in the league. The Winnipeg Jets scored with Guhle in the box to kickstart their offense in a 7-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres in KeyBank Center Tuesday …