“* Shea Weber’s $7.5 million arbitration award gives some idea how much money it would cost the Sabres to lock Tyler Myers into a long-term deal. Weber is the best defenseman in the NHL, with apologies to Nicklas Lidstrom. Myers isn’t going to get Weber money, but you can expect him to collect about $6 million a year when his contract expires after the upcoming season.’
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Enjoy this regular-season highlight reel during the slow days of August…
“Nolan was 147-140-19-21 in the NHL, winning the Jack Adams Award as the league’s top coach in 1997 with Buffalo.”
Derek Roy shows off his summer hangout…
“The Junior Sabres announced Thursday that Michael Peca is joining the organization as its new General Manager and Ric Seiling is also joining the team as its Play-By-Play Announcer.
The Junior Sabres, operated by the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association, is a junior-A level hockey club competing in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.”
“Kevyn Adams speaks with the media following the announcement of his promotion to assistant coach.”
“Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier today announced Kevyn Adams has been selected as the team’s new Assistant Coach. Adams will join Head Coach Lindy Ruff and Assistant Coach James Patrick behind the bench for the 2011-12 season.”
“One goal was all that stood between the Buffalo Sabres and a berth in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Finishing seventh in the Eastern Conference in 2010-11 earned the Sabres a first-round date with the second-seeded Philadelphia Flyers. In Game 6, with Buffalo holding a 3-2 series lead, the Sabres found themselves in overtime, on the verge of advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the first time since 2007. Instead, Ville Leino scored for the Flyers to force a Game 7, where they handed Buffalo an early exit from the postseason.
This year’s Sabres will be a far different unit than the one that bowed out of the playoffs so cruelly this past spring.”
“Adams fills a void left by Brian McCutcheon, who had been a member of head coach Lindy Ruff’s staff since 2000, including the last five as associate coach. The Sabres announced in June that McCutcheon would not return for the 2011-12 season.”
“Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the Rochester Americans have signed forward Maxime Legault to an American Hockey League (AHL) contract.”
“WGR’s Paul Hamilton has learned from a source that the Buffalo Sabres will name Kevyn Adams the new associate coach to Lindy Ruff on Wednesday.”