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The Sabres have added a veteran to their existing coaching staff, hiring three-time Stanley Cup champion Steve Smith as an assistant coach two days after he resigned from a similar post with the Carolina Hurricanes. Smith, 55, has been an NHL assistant for nine years and spent four years with the Canes. While in Carolina, he was in charge of the team's defensemen and pe…

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Tim Murray landed Jack Eichel, made several moves that have proven dubious and got shown the door last April. His brother in tankitude out in Edmonton got Connor McDavid – the real tank prize in 2015 – and also made some terrible moves after reeling in his draft catch. Somehow, Peter Chiarelli survives and Oilers coach Todd McLellan is the one left twisting in the wind.…

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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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They were dogged by their fans, pounded by the media both in Buffalo and out of town and given multiple tsk-tsks by their coaching staff for their weak play during a seven-game losing streak. So the Sabres have to be hoping they found a seminal moment after Wednesday's loss to Minnesota when newcomer but two-time Stanley Cup champion Jordan Nolan aired some dirty laundr…

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It's the Sabres and Edmonton Oilers Friday night at 7 in KeyBank Center, the third career meeting with 2015 draft studs Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid (each missed one matchup in their first two seasons). Here are Five Things to Know about tonight's game: 1. Risto is back: Rasmus Ristolainen has missed nine games with an upper-body injury suffered Nov. 2 in Arizona a…

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The Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers enter tonight's game in KeyBank Center with a combined record of 13-25-6. The Sabres are last in the Eastern Conference and one point out of the NHL's overall basement. The Oilers are seventh in the Pacific Division and 14th in the West. In fact, Edmonton and Buffalo are Nos. 29 and 30, respectively, in the 31-team NHL entering the…

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The discussion about tanking never really goes away in these parts as long as the Sabres stay near the bottom of the NHL standings, and it got a new jolt Wednesday night when the Houston Astros wrapped up the first World Series title in their 56-year history just four seasons after they were 51-111. Pro-tankers are quick to hop on the Astros' bandwagon as a foolproof ex…

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Tracking the social media mood in Buffalo was thrilling as the seconds ticked toward the NHL Draft Lottery. Anxiety, pacing, howling dogs (OK, that may have been unrelated) and jitters galore riddled Sabres fans, who craved the No. 1 overall pick and Connor McDavid. When Edmonton's placard proved golden, dejected Buffalo hockey fans vented on Twitter while others rejoiced…