Archives for February 2011

Sabres await Boyes’ arrival

‘“For us to be able to add someone that is going to contribute offensively, where he’s situated now probably more on the assist side than the goal side, but he’s certainly capable of scoring goals, it’s important and it’s an important message to send to the players as well,” said General Manager Darcy Regier. “He’s creative and can add to the top nine forwards and give us more of a scoring threat.”’

Sabres hope Boyes can provide some offensive punch

‘Ruff spoke enthusiastically about Boyes’ addition after practice Monday, a day after the Sabres acquired the two-time 30-goal-scorer in a trade with St. Louis. Ruff initially expects to play Boyes on a line centered by Tim Connolly.’

It’s time for the Buffalo Sabres to pull the trade trigger

‘Facing seven straight games on the road, the addition of a useful player or two would be a timely boost on the ice and in the locker room.’

Sabres acquire Boyes from Blues

‘The Sabres acquired Boyes from St. Louis late Sunday night, sending the Blues a second-round pick in the June draft. The 28-year-old right winger/center is in sixth season and has one year left on his contract, which has a cap hit of $4 million and a salary of $4.5 million this year and $4 million next year.’

Monday’s St. Louis Coverage

Boyes dealt to Buffalo (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Blues trade Boyes to Buffalo (Belleville News Democrat)

Blues Trade Boyes to Buffalo (

Sabres get Boyes for draft pick

‘The 28-year-old Boyes had 12 goals and 41 points, tied for third-best on the Blues, but has lost his scoring touch in recent seasons. He scored a career-best 43 goals in 2007-08 and followed up with 33 the next season, but has totaled 26 goals in 146 games the last two seasons.’

Sabres acquire Boyes from Blues

‘Originally a first-round pick (24th overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2000 draft, Boyes has posted at least 40 points in each of his six full NHL seasons.’

Buffalo Sabres acquired Brad Boyes from St. Louis

‘Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have acquired RW Brad Boyes from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Buffalo’s second-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft.’

Sabres acquire sniper Brad Boyes

”Boyes, originally a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, has seen his goal production decline from a high of 43 goals in 2007-08. He had 12 goals in 61 games for the Blues this season."

Bye, Golly! Regier&#8217s first post-Tom deadline starts well

”Blues fans’ writing about Boyes seem to echo those of Sabres fans on Jason Pominville. “Overpaid” and “erratic shooting” are thrown around. Fact is, I’d take most teams’ Pominville in a second. He’s a defensively-responsible player who holds his own in every area of the rink.”

Sabres add Boyes from Blues for a 2nd round pick

”In 61 games this season, the 28-year-old has 12 goals and 29 assists in 62 games played"

Sabres acquire Boyes from Blues

”He scored a career-high 43 goals in 2006-07 before his numbers took a steady decline to their current status. The 6’0″ winger is a former first-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs and spent time with the Sharks as well.

A day in the life of Sabres beat writer

‘Vogl–a 37-year-old Blasdell native and graduate of Buffalo State College–loves the work and wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s an adrenaline rush,” he said.’

Getting To Know: Darcy Regier

‘Favorite Uniforms: "Well, I think our third jerseys. I’ll go with that one."’

Victory is gone in 60 seconds

‘Detroit tied the game with 57.9 seconds left, and the Red Wings showed their skill in the shootout to come back and drop the Sabres, 3-2. There were no moral victories for competing hard on back-to-back nights against one of the NHL’s top teams. There was only the realization that every point matters, and the Sabres gave one away.’