NBC to show 15 Sabres games

‘Two of the games are scheduled for NBC, with one a flex appearance, and the other 13 are set for the NBC Sports Network. The game that definitely will be shown on NBC will be played Feb. 17 at 12:30 p.m. against Pittsburgh as part of the network’s Hockey Day in America triple-header. The game against Washington on March 17 is a flex game, meaning it could be moved to the sports network.’

Sabres have 15 national TV appearances in 2012-13

‘The 15 national appearances rank second behind the Boston, Detroit and Pittsburgh (17 each).’

Sabres slated for 15 national TV appearances

‘Four of Buffalo’s games will be featured as part of NBC Sports Network’s ‘Game of the Week’ package on Wednesday nights; Oct. 24 vs. New Jersey, Dec. 26 vs. Washington, Jan. 9 vs. Boston and Feb. 6 at Boston.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Lockout could affect AHL (Rochester D&C)

Sabres get the Webster Block

‘“We will not be an absentee landlord,” Sabres President Ted Black said. “We will do right by this city. We will do right by our fans.”’

Pegula’s Downtown Rink Gets City Approval

‘The $123 million plan includes two amateur hockey rinks, a hotel, and retail space. The Buffalo Sabres are expected to add plaza improvements outside First Niagara Center to integrate the new development with Seymour Knox Plaza outside their arena.’

Uncertainty disrupts Regier’s business plan

‘”We’re going to proceed that way, that camp is coming,” the Sabres’ general manager said. “But in the background, we’re all aware there’s a lot of uncertainty and no one knows where this will lead.”‘

For Eidsness, there are no regrets

‘Then, a few weeks ago, he got the best offer yet — an opportunity to attend law school the University of Victoria in British Columbia, one of the most prestigious programs in Canada. After discussing it with his parents, his agent and some friends, the two-time all-Western Collegiate Hockey Association goaltender decided against playing professional hockey and will instead enroll in law school this fall.’

Rob Ray ready for restaurant

‘”No matter how much people promote health, everybody reverts to the hot dog,” Ray said. “It’s just a food that everybody can’t get enough of.”‘

Regehr hoping NHL talks settled soon

‘“We (NHL Player’s Association) made a proposal today (Tuesday) and that proposal is something very different from what the NHL came to us with,” explained Regehr prior to stepping onto the Art Hauser Centre ice for a workout with the NorSask Hockey Development Camp. “We will have to see how it all shakes out. The players are giving concessions, but what we want is the high revenue earning teams to share with the lower revenue teams. If we can come to an agreement it will help hockey for 20 to 30 years and we won’t have to go through this all again.”’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks AHL schedule released (Rochester D&C)
Rochester Americans’ 2012-13 schedule released (Niagara Gazette)
Amerks announce 2012-13 regular season schedule (Amerks.com)
Rochester Americans sign Fienhage to AHL contract (Amerks.com)

Sabres enforcer training for season in TC

‘”I think they need someone like me,” Scott said. “The division they play in is super physical with Boston and Toronto. And Montreal kind of beefed up a little bit. That’s a huge reason — what happened with Miller last year. They’ve looked to get bigger. They got Steve Ott this year and a couple other guys who are bigger in size. I don’t think we’ll get pushed around this year. Not at all.”’

Makarov Buffalo bound

‘Makarov was rated as the seventh-best netminder eligible for the 2012 NHL draft in Central Scouting’s final rankings, but was not selected among the 211 players chosen June 22 and 23.’

Jeanneret considers Hall honor top-shelf

‘”This is more an award from the community,” Jeanneret said. “I’ve had such a great association with the fans over the years. Getting into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame is almost like being elected by the fans.”‘

Sabres boast 99 percent renewals

‘Only 111 of the Sabres’ 15,200 season tickets were not renewed for the 2012-13 season, marking the second-straight year with a 99 percent renewal rate.’