The Sabres Report - September 3, 2015

Eichel already talk of Buffalo   

Lowell Sun:

‘Eichel, 18, is expected to make Buffalo’s team and contribute from day one. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Eichel skated in a NHLPA Rookie Showcase in Toronto on Tuesday, joining the likes of defenseman Noah Hanafin, a former Boston College star now with the Carolina Hurricanes.’

Buffalo-bound Lehner will miss his mates in Ottawa   

Ottawa Citizen:

‘“But I’m really looking forward to the opportunity in Buffalo, it’s a good organization and obviously, I know Tim (Murray). It’s a great opportunity there for me, but you get what you earn and I don’t expect to just play because I want to play. I want to play well.”’

Ex-Sabre Myers sells Buffalo mansion to new Sabre O’Reilly   

Buffalo News:

‘Myers took a modest loss on the sale of the home, which he purchased for $1.42 million in September 2013.’

Sabres’ Matt Moulson happy to open home to rookie Jack Eichel   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“Maybe you don’t have to worry about life things, doing laundry and cooking meals,” Moulson said. “It’s just making him comfortable. He seems like a great kid.”’

Evander Kane scores with billboard ploy to win back model girlfriend Mara Teigen   

New York Daily News:

‘The 24-year-old Canadian hockey star dipped into his $6 million-a-year contract over the weekend to rent a promotional billboard to showcase Mara Teigen’s headshot above a trendy Los Angeles club in a high-profile effort to win her back.’

NHL star wins model back with huge billboard   

New York Post:

‘Grand gestures of love don’t just happen in the movies.’

Sabres’ Kane wins back girlfriend with billboard ad   


‘Teigen, who spoke to TMZ, referred to Kane as “a good guy,” and called the stunt “cute.” She’s forgiven him for whatever sent their union into a state of turmoil.’

Sabres don't renew Patrick   


‘The former General Manager of the Penguins was hired as a special advisor in November of 2013 with Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan.’

The Sabres Report - September 2, 2015

Eichel gets down to nitty gritty   

Buffalo News:

‘“I think it’s starting to get real,” Eichel said Tuesday during the NHLPA Rookie Showcase in Mattamy Athletic Centre, the former Maple Leaf Gardens. “I have to earn my spot on the Sabres, earn everything I get in the next month and a half. Just going into it with an open mind and try to be positive with the whole process. It’s an exciting time for me to finally get this all going.’

Eichel turns to Leaf for huge memorabilia deal   

Buffalo News:

‘In a nutshell, what it means for collectors is that Leaf can use Eichel’s name and license but has to wipe out any use of the Sabres’ logo or NHL trademarks. Upper Deck, meanwhile, can make any Eichel products it wants but will not have access to any autographed products as it does with rookies like No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid. As such, Eichel did not sign the numerous products other rookies were signing here the last two days because his signature is exclusive to Leaf.’

Sabres rookie Jack Eichel’s wild summer almost over   

Olean Times Herald:

‘The 31-year-old Moulson, one of the most experienced and accomplished Sabres, asked Eichel if he wanted to live with his wife, Alicia, and their two children during his rookie season. Eichel decided the offer would be “a really good move.”‘

The Sabres Report - August 31, 2015

Sabres' Ennis feeling confident after offseason moves

‘”It definitely helps when you have a top-end center like that,” Ennis said. “When you have a franchise guy. It’s nice that he’s a big centerman, especially with the skill that he has. With Jack, I haven’t heard a bad thing about him. I hear he has Ryan Getzlaf’s passing ability combined with Mike Modano’s skating.’

The Sabres Report - August 29, 2015

Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray knows how to pick winners   

Hamilton Spectator:

‘”I bought my first horse when I was 20 making $250 a week at a horse sale in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I haven’t been to a sale since,” Murray says. “Most of my life, I have been involved to some degree — it’s my interest outside of hockey. I just love when the yearling catalogues start coming in.”‘

The Sabres Report - August 28, 2015

Sources: Sabres working to land Franson on two-year deal   

Buffalo News:

‘According to two NHL sources, the Sabres are trying to lure former Toronto and Nashville blueliner Cody Franson by offering a two-year contract. Franson, who turned 28 on Aug. 8, has been linked in the rumor mill this month with teams such as Boston, Pittsburgh and Columbus but is almost certainly seeking a multi-year deal. His has played on one-year contracts the last three seasons. He made $3.3 million last season.’

Buffalo forward Tyler Ennis says Sabres' quick rebuild generating optimism   

Edmonton Sun:

‘“I think it’s like Edmonton right now, there is a lot of turnover and changes in coaches and we have some high-end prospects coming in and there is a lot of optimism,” Ennis said following a session at Perry Pearn’s 3-on-3 camp Thursday. “It’s really exciting, we made some really good moves, I think. I feel like the rebuild is finally coming to fruition. It’s been a tough couple of years but it’s going to be worth it, because we have a lot of great players and a lot of guys to be excited about, coming in.”’