Archives for May 2013

Sabres sign 2011 fourth-round pick Jacobs

‘Jacobs signed an amateur tryout with Rochester in mid-March and played 11 games with the Amerks. The 6-foot-2, 207-pounder recorded a goal and two assists before being scratched for Rochester’s three playoff games.’

Buffalo Sabres sign rookie F Colin Jacobs

‘Jacobs, 6-foot-1 and 202 pounds, was selected by Buffalo in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. From Coppell, Texas, he finished last season playing for Buffalo’s American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester on a tryout basis, and had a goal and two assists in 11 games.’

Sabres ink Jacobs

‘Jacobs played last year in Prince George of the WHL scoring 25 goals and 28 assists in 66 games. He was a minus 27. He was a minus 98 in his four year junior career.’

Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill, former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff discussed vacant coaching position

‘New Stars general manager Jim Nill, who is in Toronto this week for the NHL draft combine, had a talk with Ruff in Ontario, according to the source.’

Can Jhonas Enroth be the Sabres’ No. 1 Goalie?

‘If the Sabres are forced to trade Ryan Miller this summer, Enroth may be very effective as part of a goalie tandem in 2013-14. It would be unwise to throw a goalie who’s never played more than 58 games in a pro season into a 60-plus game NHL season. It would also be unwise to put huge statistical expectations on a netminder who will be backstopping a rebuilding club.’

Several Buffalo Sabres prospects experienced extended post-seasons in 2012-13

‘The good news for the Sabres is that 2012 first round pick Zemgus Girgensons led the way with three goals, followed by three assists from Johan Larsson, picked up from Minnesota in the Pominville trade. It is encouraging, despite their limited experience, that Buffalo’s young players are performing in pressure-packed situations. Mark Pysyk and Brian Flynn did not miss a beat after rejoining the Amerks following the end of the NHL season, though neither managed any points.’

Thanks and Goodbye

‘This is where the Sabres are with Vanek and Miller. None of this would be happening if the team were better, and certainly these two players bear some responsibility for that. Some fans may even criticize them for wanting to leave.’

Enroth is Sabres’ goalie-in-waiting

‘“I’ve been growing a lot,” Enroth said. “I want to play more. My goal is to be a starter one year in the NHL, and right now Ryan is the starter here. It’s kind of hard to take the job from him here, but we’ll see what happens.”’

Playoffs cast harsh light on Sabres

‘Paille and Pyatt were not stars in Buffalo by any measure, but they do serve as reminders of just how many poor decisions were made over the past seven years. That’s the starting point for the Sabres going in a downward trend that Regier either caused or failed to stop amid a barrage of poor decisions that led them to, well, here.’

Housley tabbed for Nashville job

‘It was just a matter of time before an NHL team hired Phil Housley as an assistant coach. Given his ties to the Sabres and Ron Rolston, it seemed Buffalo was a possibility. Not anymore.’

Sabres re-sign enforcer Scott

‘The signing leaves defensemen Adam Pardy and Alexander Sulzer as the Sabres’ remaining unrestricted free agents. They have four restricted free agents: forwards Cody Hodgson and Brian Flynn, defenseman Mike Weber and goaltender Jhonas Enroth.’

Pegula among those targeted by threats in extortion scheme

‘A California actor has admitted taking part in a scheme to extort money from Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.’

Tough guy Scott hopeful he’s found home after re-signing for another season with Sabres

‘“I think I did well. I protected my team,” said Scott, who had zero points and 69 penalty minutes. “I think the stuff that happened last year, the year before I was there, didn’t happen this year. Hopefully, going forward none of that stuff happens again. Yeah, I think I did an all right job.”’

Sabres re-sign John Scott to 1-year contract

‘The Sabres acquired Scott by signing him to a one-year contract in free agency last summer to add size and grit to their roster.’

Sabres extend Scott

‘Scott joined the Sabres as a free agent last July and did not register a point in 34 games while accumulating 69 penalty minutes.’