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Marcel Pronovost, the fourth coach of the Buffalo Sabres, died Sunday at age 84.Pronovost, who had a Hockey Hall of Fame career as a defensemen for Detroit and Toronto, coached parts of two seasons with the Sabres. He went 52-29 with 23 ties from October 1977 to December 1978, when he was fired on the same day as General Manager Punch Imlach. Pronovost took over as coach f…

The NHL playoffs have shown that two goaltending philosophies bring success. Some teams have won with a star netminder, while others have used depth to advance. The Sabres have neither option available. Buffalo entered its offseason with the shakiest goaltending situation in the league. Chad Johnson is the only goalie under contract with measurable NHL experience, and th…

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Dave Hannan scored in the fourth overtime of a marathon victory for the Sabres in Game Six of  a first-round series with the New Jersey Devils on April 27-28, 1994.  The classic game at The Aud concluded at 1:52 a.m., with Hannan's game-winner the lone goal. The Sabres would go on to lose Game Seven in New Jersey, but Dominik Hasek's 70-save performance remains the stuff …

Jack Eichel will get his first chance to face NHL players this week. Sabres fans can watch. Eichel, expected to be selected second overall by Buffalo during the June draft, is part of the U.S. national team at the world championships. NBC Sports announced Monday that it will televise all of the U.S. games on NBCSN. Here is the schedule: USA versus Finland, 10 a.m. Frida…

Marcel Pronovost, the fourth coach of the Buffalo Sabres, died Sunday at age 84. Pronovost, who had a Hockey Hall of Fame career as a defensemen for Detroit and Toronto, coached parts of two seasons with the Sabres. He went 52-29 with 23 ties from October 1977 to December 1978. Pronovost took over for Floyd Smith and was replaced by Billy Inglis. Pronovost won the Stanle…

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As we detailed during the season, hockey players are fond of pranks. Montreal pulled one on Carey Price this weekend. After the goaltender led the Canadiens to a first-round win over Ottawa, his teammates ignored him as he entered the dressing room and took a seat in his stall. When he finally spoke up, they mobbed him to celebrate. The video is below. The Habs, who kno…

NEW YORK – Tanking? What tanking?Gary Bettman doesn’t see any tanking.The NHL commissioner insisted Friday morning at the league’s Manhattan offices that nobody lost on purpose this year to improve draft position and have a shot at blue-chip prospect Connor McDavid.“I don’t believe there’s tanking,” Bettman said. “I t…

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If any member of the Buffalo Sabres organization exceeded his expectations this past season, it was Hall of Fame play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret.That’s because in the dark days when he was battling throat cancer last summer, Jeanneret wondered if his broadcast career was over.Sure, he was publicly optimistic that he would return behind the microphone. But privately,…

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Imagine taking home the million dollars you’d already won, instead of winning two million more in a risk-free drawing.That’s how many Buffalo Sabres fans seemed to find the results of Saturday’s 2015 National Hockey League draft lottery when the Edmonton Oilers came out with the first pick in this June’s actual draft and captured the right to pi…

Western New York must be rubbing off on Tim Murray. The day before the NHL Draft lottery, the Sabres general manager sounded reluctant to fully embrace the best-case scenario and believe the franchise would actually land the undisputed top prize, Connor McDavid.Murray took a protective approach to the whole thing. He examined the math, hoped for the best and braced for the…

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TORONTO – With only a 20 percent chance of success, Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray came here Saturday fully expecting to lose the NHL Draft Lottery. And the Sabres did, as the Edmonton Oilers won the draw for the No. 1 pick in the June draft and the right to take Erie Otters sensation Connor McDavid. So Buffalo gets the No. 2 pick for the second straight year, …

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How did the Sabres get here? It wasn’t quick, it wasn’t easy and it was truly bizarre.Darcy Regier’s Era of Suffering ended in November 2013 and Tim Murray took over as general manager a little less than two months later. Murray came on in midseason, orchestrated the deadline deals of Ryan Miller and Steve Ott and the Sabres finished with just 52 point…

On a June day nearly 45 years ago, the course of a fledgling National Hockey League franchise in Buffalo was set by the simple spin of a carnival wheel. Gilbert Perreault was the grand prize and he became a swashbuckling legend of Buffalo sports for 17 often-glorious seasons. His ultimate destinations: The rafters of Memorial Auditorium and First Niagara Center, as well as…

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An interesting nugget about Saturday night’s NHL Draft Lottery is that Jack Eichel pretty much already knows his fate. Barring a stunning and unforeseen trade prior to the selections on June 26, the presumed No. 2 pick from Boston University can only land in Buffalo or Arizona.That’s what makes Connor McDavid’s situation even more intriguing. The lotte…

Connor McDavid will be on hand to see his likely destination finally decided Saturday night in Toronto.The NHL announced Thursday afternoon that the presumptive No. 1 pick will attend the league’s Draft Lottery in the Sportsnet studios. The winner will be announced shortly after 8 p.m. live on CBC and TVA Sports in Canada and NBC, immediately before Game Two of the …