Hackett thrives on pressure in goal

‘“That’s the part that makes it so much fun I think, having the pressure on your shoulders at the end of a game or in a tie game,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun, I really enjoy it and that’s what makes goaltending so special.”’

Thursday’s Dallas Coverage

New Stars assistant coach James Patrick ready for change (Dallas Morning News)
Patrick named assistant for Stars coach Ruff (AP)
Fresh Start (DallasStars.com)

Adam, Hackett sign with Sabres

‘Adam, 23, appeared in four games with the Sabres last season, scoring one goal. In addition, the St. John’s, Newfoundland, native appeared in 67 games for the Rochester Americans of the American League, collecting 15 goals and 22 assists. Over the last three seasons, Adam appeared in 75 NHL games, picking up 25 points (14-11).’

Sabres sign goaltender Hackett to one-year deal

‘Hackett, selected by Minnesota in the 2009 third round, was acquired from the Wild last season and played in three games for Buffalo’s American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, N.Y.’

Sabres re-sign Adam, Hackett

‘Hackett was acquired last season in a trade with the Minnesota Wild and spent just about the entire season in the American Hockey League. Overall, Hackett has appeared in 13 NHL games, including one last season with Minnesota. He is 3-7-0 with a 2.64 GAA in his NHL career.’

Adam & Hackett sign one-year deals

‘Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the Sabres have re-signed forward Luke Adam and goaltender Matt Hackett to one-year contracts.’

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller not a lock to represent Team USA at Olympics again

‘Would Team USA pick a goalie from a bottom-feeder? If the others are having strong seasons like last year, Miller could get left off the team.’

Luke Adam signs new one-year deal with Buffalo

‘“I wasn’t too concerned,” says Adam. “I thought I had put forth a good enough first three years to be put in that position. I think there’s a good opportunity in Buffalo.”’

Monday games by Sabres get booster shot

‘The Oct. 28 visit by the Lindy Ruff-led Stars might be the second-most interesting date of the season, behind only the March 9 trip into town by Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. And I would imagine the Oct. 14 visit by Jason Pominville and the Wild will be another big house that would have otherwise never happened.’

Report: Sabres Re-Sign Hackett

‘RDS’ Renaud Lavoie tweets that goaltender Matthew Hackett has accepted his one year qualifying offer of $715,000. The report says it is a 2 way contract.’

Ruhwedel in Sabres’ defensive traffic jam

‘“It was pretty much a whirlwind up here last season,” said Ruhwedel, who had 23 points in 41 games his junior year with UMass-Lowell. “Kind of got thrown into the fire. I played a few games, had some good experience, learned a lot from the veteran guys. Coming back, now it’s just time to work hard this summer, improve yourself, try to earn a spot.”’

Sabres’ schedule full of marquee matchups

‘The Sabres should have fresher legs this year; following the hurried 48-game schedule this past season, Buffalo will play on consecutive nights just 13 times in 2013-14. That’s a franchise-low number for a club that has led the NHL in back-to-backs since 2004-05, the lockout year.’

Sabres’ 2013-14 schedule features familiar faces, fewer back-to-backs

‘Fewer back-to-backs means the Sabres have only four Friday home games in 2013-14 after averaging 12 in the previous seven full seasons’

Sabres re-sign Brian Flynn and Nick Crawford

‘The 25-year-old Flynn, an NHL regular much of last season, inked a two-year deal. Crawford signed a one-year contract.’

Buffalo Sabres announce 2013-14 regular-season schedule

‘The Sabres will play on consecutive nights a franchise-low 13 times in 2013-14 after leading the league in back-to-back sets during each of the last two full-length seasons (2011-12, 2010-11).’