Archives for May 2010

Sabres re-sign Grier

‘"I know when I was younger, when you go through a tough playoff series and you don’t come out on top, sometimes you learn from it," he said. "You go home and you feel like you’re a better hockey player. You want to get back at it, you know what you have to work on, and I think it will be a good experience for a lot of guys."’

Sabres, RW Grier agree to 1-year deal

‘Grier, who could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, reached the deal with the Sabres on Monday.’

Sabres bring Grier back for one more year

‘A native of Detroit, Grier was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.’

Sabres agree to terms with forward Mike Grier

‘Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Mike Grier, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.’

Kennedy geared up for next season

‘Kennedy will take a few weeks off to allow his body to heal from a long season before getting back to work. He had 10 goals and 26 points this season, and is capable of doubling his production. He started out strong, fought through a slump and became one of the Sabres’ best forwards down the stretch and in the playoffs.’

Buffalo Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta sued over Chili car crash

‘The suit alleges that the April 10, 2008, collision occurred due to the "negligent, careless and/or reckless manner" in which Kaleta was driving.’

Sabres AHL/ECHL prospects 2009-10 review

‘Improving on his numbers from last year, with a GAA of 2.37 and a save percentage of .919, Enroth has shown that he can handle the heavy workload of a No. 1 goalie. The real question is what the Sabres will do with him next year. There is a real possibility that they could elect to bring him up to Buffalo to back up Ryan Miller as Patrick Lalime will most likely depart in free agency. While he would not get very much playing time in Buffalo, it could really benefit his career to get the valuable experience of working under Miller.’

Tyler Myers happy he chose to play for Canada

‘It was tough, I was born in the States," he said Sunday. "I based my decision on, if I hadn’t of moved to Canada, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. I don’t even think I’d be playing hockey right now. I just feel I owe Canada a lot and it feels good to put on the red and white."’

Ennis, Gerbe are Sabres’ little big men

‘There is reason for excitement in Sabreland, and it comes in the form of Ennis and fellow long-shot sidekick Nathan Gerbe. While members of the Sabres’ core disappeared in the playoffs, the last two AHL Rookies of the Year showed they should have visible futures.’

Sabres sign Crawford

‘The 20- year-old led Ontario Hockey League defensemen in scoring, establishing career highs in points (70), assists (59) and goals (11) in 68 games with the Barrie Colts and Saginaw Spirit. Crawford was named to the OHL’s First All-Star Team and was selected as the league’s Best Offensive Defenseman in the OHL Coaches Poll. He finished second in voting for OHL Defenseman of the Year.’

Friday’s Portland Coverage

Dineen reportedly talks to Blue Jackets’ GM (Portland Press Herald)

Dineen has his interview with Jackets (Columbus Dispatch)

Sabres, Bills put faithful to the test

‘It’s like the lottery, you’ve got to be in it to win it. But as long as a team makes the top 16, it has a chance to win the Cup. But does that mean Sabres fans – watching one of the league’s best goaltenders – didn’t enjoy those six months leading up to the playoffs?’

Sabres sign prospect D Crawford to 3-year contract

‘Crawford finished second in voting for the Ontario Hockey League defenseman of the year, after a career high 70 points in 68 games split between Barrie and Saginaw.’

Sabres sign Nick Crawford

‘“We’re pleased to have Nick signed to a three-year contract,” said Regier. “He’s made tremendous progress since we drafted him two years ago in the sixth round, and we look forward to him having a bright future with the Buffalo Sabres organization.”’

Sabres will need to sign backup for Miller

‘The Sabres will indeed be in the market for a backup. Biron and Lalime figure to be the top candidates.’