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The first month of the schedule is gone. And just like so many others in recent years, it's a bad one in the standings for the Buffalo Sabres. Saturday's 3-2 loss to San Jose dropped the Sabres to 3-7-2. They are seventh out of eight teams in the Atlantic Division, 15th out of 16 in the Eastern Conference and 28th out of 31 overall. Photo Gallery: Sharks 3, Sabres 2 …

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A 1-2-1 road trip, a 1-4-2 season record. The bottom lines for the Buffalo Sabres aren't pretty at this point. The team's uneven jaunt to the West Coast ended late Tuesday night with a 5-4 overtime loss to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, a game that saw the Sabres wipe out a 4-1 deficit in the final 10 minutes of regulation. It was a mostly disappointing performa…

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LAS VEGAS — Former No. 1 draft pick Alexander Nylander has been off the ice since he was injured in the Sabres' first prospect game in mid-September. He missed all of training camp, derailing any hope of him cracking the NHL lineup. Now he's missed the start of the season in Rochester too. But Nylander is getting closer to a return to the ice and a start to his season…

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Connor McDavid is already wearing the "C" in Edmonton. In Toronto, the Leafs are going without a captain this season so they can clearly anoint Auston Matthews to the role next year. It sounds like the same thing is going on in Buffalo. There are always several leaders on any hockey team and it's easy to wonder if we make too much over who the actual captain is. That gu…

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Jack Eichel said he spent a good amount of Tuesday on the phone with his dad and his agents as the 20-year-old center came to a contract agreement with the Buffalo Sabres. It wasn't just any extension. It was a mega extension. Eichel will be a Buffalo Sabre for the next nine years, signing an eight-year, $80 million extension two days before the start of the regular sea…

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General Manager Jason Botterill confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the Buffalo Sabres will not have a captain at the start of the season. And like the Toronto Maple Leafs, it's possible they might go all season without one. So be it. After handing out $80 million of Terry Pegula's money, Botterill knows Jack Eichel is the captain of this team -- whether he has the lette…

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You want hockey coverage? It's everywhere in today's editions of The Buffalo News and Buffalonews.com. We've got your top-line approach to Jack Eichel's contract extension and the entire 2017-18 season for both the Sabres and NHL with our annual NHL Preview Section. We'll have the latest from practice on Wednesday morning on the eve of the season opener against Montreal…

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There's a family behind everyone in sports. It's a great cliche as well as a great truism. But for new Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill, family carries a greater significance than the average former athlete or current executive. Botterill, 41, has known nothing but achievement in his household since his days growing up in Winnipeg. He's the only player …

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The Buffalo Sabres hit the reset button in the offseason, hiring General Manager Jason Botterill and coach Phil Housley, then making some roster adjustments. Sure, the Sabres’ six-season playoff drought is like a rounding error for suffering Bills fans, but the suffering is real. To get a handle on how the new-look Sabres are viewed by outside members of the hockey me…

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Jordan Nolan won Stanley Cups with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014 but admitted Thursday he knew his time was up with the organization, as the Kings are retooling after winning just one playoff game the last three seasons. Nolan said he was disappointed to be put on waivers -- but could not have been happier with the result of the process. The son of two-time …

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The reshaping of the Sabres' hockey department has continued throughout the summer, including the expected overhaul of the scouting staff. General Manager Jason Botterill has made double-digit changes to his scouting department since taking over in May. At present, there are three scouting heads/directors, two coordinators, three professional scouts and 11 amateur scout…

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The Will Butcher Derby will likely reach the finish line this weekend, with the Hobey Baker Award winner from the University of Denver expected to announce a decision Sunday or Monday about which NHL team he will sign with as a free agent. Butcher, who did not sign with the Colorado Avalanche after they drafted him in the fifth round in 2013, has spent this month on pho…

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The Buffalo Sabres have hired Chris Hajt as an assistant coach, the team announced Monday afternoon. Hajt comes from the Los Angeles Kings' AHL affiliate, the Ontario (Calif.) Reign, where he served as an assistant coach the last three seasons. When the Kings' AHL affiliate was the Manchester Monarchs, Hajt helped them to a Calder Cup title in the 2014-15 season. The Re…

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What pills these new Buffalo general managers are. They sat in front of the cameras and droned on about infrastructure and collaboration and character and the process and my goodness ... When will one of these guys make a trade already? The Pegulas apparently have forsaken entertainment and are out to bore us. At introductory news conferences Thursday and Friday, we …

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New Sabres general manager Jason Botterill met with the Buffalo media at 4 p.m. Thursday. See below for live updates and reaction from our team and selected accounts. A Twitter List by TBNSports Check back for the latest on the Sabres at [BN] Hockey. http://buffalonews.com/2017/05/11/five-things-know-jason-botterill/