Archives for September 2012

Thomas Vanek (F) from Buffalo Sabres to Graz 99ers

Status: Confirmed
Date: 10/01/2012
Player: Thomas Vanek (F)
From: Buffalo Sabres
To: Graz 99ers
Information: NHL lockout contract
Source: Link

Buffalo Sabres prospects look to make their mark with Rochester Amerks

‘“There’s a lot of talent in the league, more than usual,” said Leggio, the Amerks team MVP a year ago. “I want to prove I’m right there with them, or better.”’

Mark Mancari back with Buffalo Sabres organization

‘“I spent my whole career here and had a lot of opportunities here,” the 27-year-old native of London, Ontario, said. “I had to leave. It happens. First time being an unrestricted free agent, you get some offers and you go where you think you’re going to get an opportunity.”’

Sabres stuck in Rochester trying to embrace unique opportunity

‘“You just hope there’s a deal done before Christmas, that’s for sure,” Foligno said Friday following the Amerks’ first on-ice camp session. “But for me, I’m excited to go down to Rochester and develop again. I’m still young. I’m only 21. I got a lot of years ahead of me.”’

Foligno, Hodgson happy to get started with Amerks

‘”I’m excited,” Hodgson said. “We’ll get some serious hockey going. The AHL’s going to be a good league this year. Obviously, everyone wants the lockout to end and get the NHL going, but I’m excited to get started here.”‘

Buffalo Sabres’ brass will keep close watch on Rochester Amerks

‘“Marcus (Foligno), Luke (Adam), Cody Hodgson, you want to spend time with them,” Ruff said, “and we want to evaluate the young guys, too; guys like (Jerome) Gauthier-Leduc and (Mark) Pysyk.” At the same time, Ruff said he doesn’t want to be intruding on what Amerks coach Ron Rolston and assistants Chadd Cassidy and Chris Taylor are doing.”‘

Sabres’ Vanek thinking about taking game home to Austria

‘“It would be a change. It would be definitely fun,” Vanek said Thursday inside the Northtown Center after skating with about eight other Sabres. “But again, I would love to play here in Buffalo. I’m here with my family. We’re settled. That would be more exciting to me.”’

James Patrick has been locked out as player, coach

‘“It felt like I was busy. Now as a coach I really can identify with guys who don’t have a job and are struggling with what to do. It is a bit of a challenge.”’

Sabres veterans set to practice on their own

‘All in all, the locked-out Buffalo Sabres say, their on-ice workouts haven’t been bad. They’ve usually had 20 to 25 guys participate in their weekday sessions, enough for a decent scrimmage or a four-team, three-on-three tournament.’

Locked-out Sabres pursuing new jobs

‘“I came out of there thinking, ‘Huh, this might take a while,’” Pominville said. “Now you start hearing guys saying the whole season might be lost and stuff like that. I’m still one of those that wants to stay optimistic we’ll get it done. Hopefully, it’s sooner than later. I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes a while.”’

Andrej Sekera (D) from Buffalo Sabres to HC Slovan Bratislava

Status: Confirmed
Date: 09/27/2012
Player: Andrej Sekera (D)
From: Buffalo Sabres
To: HC Slovan Bratislava
Information: NHL lockout contract
Source: Link

Energy supplier reaches deal to power Sabres

‘As part of the sponsorship deal, the Sabres will put New Wave’s name on the penalty boxes at the arena and the team’s power play will be branded with the company’s name within the arena and on Sabres broadcasts.’

Buffalo Sabres tap local energy firm to be its official electricity service provider

‘”We cannot even begin to express our excitement to begin this endeavor with such an iconic and beloved Buffalo institution,” said Ryan Lilley, Vice President of Business Development at New Wave Energy Corporation. “We have developed a strong reputation and affinity for prosperity and economic growth in Buffalo, and we felt that with the emerging Canalside projects and the continuing improvements the Buffalo Sabres have made within their organization and throughout the community, that this was the perfect time to solidify a partnership with a team that means so much to our region and to us personally. This valued partnership will also allow us the opportunity to offer our discounted electricity services to a much wider audience of businesses and residencies throughout WNY and beyond. We could not be more proud.”‘

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Americans sign five players to AHL contracts (

Sales not the right tonic for Peters

‘“I’m not a coach, but I enjoy doing it,” said Peters, who is often aided by former Sabre Jay McKee. “I still have a good rapport with the guys.… It’s a lot of fun to be able to help out. I’m being serious about it. I know Jay’s being serious about it. I want to help contribute to these guys staying in shape during this lockout. This isn’t fun and games. This is serious.”’