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This is the first of two stories looking at the NHL's Atlantic Division in the wake of the draft and free agency period. Read Part Two. The Atlantic Division is seriously top heavy – and that doesn't even account for the possibility of Erik Karlsson landing in Tampa Bay. And now that John Tavares has been added to the mix in Toronto, it's bad news all around for teams l…

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The Buffalo Sabres' record of recent success with their first-round draft picks should continue Friday night in Dallas when they take Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick. But where their development model has been flawed in recent years has been after Round 1. That's something General Manager Jason Botterill is bent on changing. He has to cha…

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So why do teams, fans and media spend all season fretting about the quest for home-ice advantage in the playoffs? So far this spring, it's proving to mean very little. Road teams are 40-35 in the postseason this year heading into Saturday night's Tampa Bay-Washington showdown in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final at Tampa's Amalie Arena. That includes a 19-13 mark s…

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The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs opens this week and the games should be great. We're talking heavyweight matchups. Pittsburgh-Washington. Winnipeg-Nashville. Tampa Bay against Boston or Toronto. And there's the Pacific battle between Vegas and San Jose. Every time people say the Golden Knights are just too raw to keep winning, they go and do it. That four-g…

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Ask Brad May 25 years later about perhaps the most well-known goal in Buffalo Sabres history and he says he's just like you: Most of his memories come from watching the tape and listening to Rick Jeanneret's iconic radio call. "I was absolutely almost sleepwalking in that moment," May said last week by phone from his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. "It was a reactive thing. N…

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Just stop. Please. The rumblings were growing and finally started to bubble to the surface Thursday morning after the Sabres' hideous loss to Calgary dropped them into last place in the NHL's overall standing for a few hours. No, The Tank should not be back on again. Enough of All In For Dahlin, as in Swedish defenseman and presumptive No. 1 choice Rasmus Dahlin. Three …

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Big news out of Boston: Top-line center Patrice Bergeron, who is a leading candidate for both the Hart and Selke trophies, is out with a fractured right foot and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. And get this: The injury happened Saturday in Toronto and Bergeron played here with it on Sunday against the Sabres in KeyBank Center. "Following the (Toronto) game, Berger…

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All is quiet at One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. At least for now. The Sabres are hosting the Boston Bruins in a 5 p.m. start at KeyBank Center and they have made no moves in advance of Monday's 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline. Winger Evander Kane, almost certain to be dealt, will be held out of the lineup for the second straight day. Defenseman Josh Gorges, who could move, …

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WASHINGTON — The Boston Bruins seem to be emerging as the favorite to land former Sabres captain Brian Gionta now that the Rochester native is back from his role as Team USA's captain at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Gionta, 39, has made it clear he wants to sign with a contender in the Eastern Conference prior to Monday's NHL trade deadline so he will be eliglble for the S…

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WASHINGTON -- Add another player watch prior to Monday's trade deadline: The signing of former Sabres captain Brian Gionta back in the NHL after the conclusion of the Pyeongchang Olympics. The emerging favorite seems to be the Boston Bruins. Gionta, 39, has made it clear he wants to sign with a contender in the Eastern Conference and multiple outlets today are reporting…

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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…

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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…

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No shortage of chances, no rewards. Boston backup goaltender Anton Khudobin made 36 saves Tuesday night to outduel Buffalo's Robin Lehner as the Bruins blanked the Sabres, 3-0, in KeyBank Center. Khudobin posted his first shutout of the season to improve his record to 8-2-2. It was his second career shutout against Buffalo and allowed Boston to improve to 11-3-1 over…

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For a team that the Sabres often played eight times a season and one they've played more games against than any opponent in their history, it's pretty amazing to think it's been 355 days since the Boston Bruins have been in KeyBank Center. But that's the case tonight as the B's are here for the first time since their 4-2 win on Dec. 29, 2016. The Sabres are in the midst…

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The Ottawa Senators spent the weekend celebrating the league's heritage and its birthday outdoors in the NHL100 Classic against Montreal. Maybe the hoopla surrounding the first outdoor game in the Canadian capital is a distraction the Sens could use. Right now, owner Eugene Melnyk's franchise is about the biggest circus going in the league. After what had already been a…