"Jack Eichel and his camp have made some gross miscalculations this week and the Sabres, believe it or not, have a much bigger leg to stand on," writes Mike Harrington.
"I think our guys have felt that they know they’re building something, and that was great to be a part of and obviously I’d like to be a part of moving forward," Granato said.
"As bad a day as Monday was for the Sabres, it's easy to put on more of a happy face when you listened to Tuesday's exit media sessions," writes Mike Harrington.
"There are bad days for a franchise and then there is what Monday was for the Sabres," writes Mike Harrington.
Buffalo went 15-34-7 overall, finishing 8-16-4 at home and 7-18-3 on the road. Here are a few spins around the ice at some wacky numbers from the Sabres' forgettable campaign.
Lance Lysowski takes a look at what lies ahead for the Buffalo Sabres.
For the Buffalo Sabres, is there a plan to win back fans beyond trying to win on the ice?
Playing in his first game at any level since March 7, 2020, Houser stopped all 15 shots he faced in the third period, standing tall to help the Sabres rally from a two-goal deficit to defeat the New York Islanders 4-2.
As the Buffalo Sabres’ 10th consecutive non-playoff season draws to a close, General Manager Kevyn Adams soon will decide which direction to take at head coach.
In 16 games since switching to his natural position, Reinhart has 10 goals with five assists for 15 points.
“I think after you drop the gloves, the adrenaline boost is something you can’t really get from anything else,” Cozens said.
"The Sabres still need to shoot pucks more, but at least the ones they are firing are starting to find the net," writes Mike Harrington.
"A more consistent showing on defense is one of several important steps this team must take to become a contender in 2021-22," writes Lance Lysowski.
The final weeks of the season have been about looking at prospects, and the Sabres have gone with a kiddie corps on defense – with an average age of 22.7 years.
The Buffalo Sabres will face off at 7 p.m. against the Boston Bruins in KeyBank Center for the final game of a three-game homestand.
"Solving the Bruins must be high on Granato’s to-do list if he’s to remain as head coach beyond May 8," writes Lance Lysowski.
"With Jack Eichel out for the season, this is a multi-game lab for Cozens to show he can be a 200-footer center in the NHL," writes Mike Harrington.
The visiting Boston Bruins have been one of Buffalo's chief rivals over the last 51 years.
"Perhaps he’s just clearing a very low bar, but interim coach Dan Granato has the Buffalo Sabres playing better hockey of late," writes Travis Yost.
Don Granato is an interim head coach who is looking like he deserves to get that title amended, Mike Harrington says.
It seems guaranteed that at least five quarterbacks will be drafted in the first round this year, Jay Skurski says.
“I think we’ve been playing some really good hockey lately,” Dylan Cozens said. “The younger guys are getting lots of opportunities, so we’re just trying to grab that opportunity."
Dustin Tokarski made 27 saves Thursday night in the Sabres' dominating 5-2 win over the Capitals.
The Sabres have points in seven of their last nine games (4-2-3) but are 1-5-1 against Washington.
“I think from the beginning I always thought that Donnie should be part of this conversation, regardless of what happens exactly on the wins and losses of our team,” Adams said.