Andrew Peters crossed line by striking youth hockey player

‘I’ve been involved in youth hockey for 16 seasons as a coach and parent. And whether I’m coaching or someone else is, whether it’s a house league team or Tier-I travel, whether they are 8 or 18, the expectations are the same: The coach is responsible for creating a fair and safe learning environment. The coach will be a positive role model in what he says and what he does. The coach will teach respect for opponents and officials. And when everyone else is losing their minds in what is a very emotional game, he must keep his cool.’

After disastrous road trip, Sabres return to Buffalo with trade deadline on the mind

‘The Sabres have four key unrestricted free agents – captain Brian Gionta, defensemen Dmitry Kulikov and Cody Franson, and goaltender Anders Nilsson.’

Sabres Prospects: A look around the organization as trade deadline looms

‘Among those players in major-juniors having outstanding seasons are forwards Giorgio Estephan with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Cliff Pu with the London Knights.’

Jerry Sullivan’s Power Take: Sabres are a consistent tease

‘With 20 games left, they probably need to go 14-5-1 or better to have a chance at the playoffs. It’s hard to imagine. They’re more likely to finish last in the East.’

Bucky Gleason’s Power Take: With Sabres on block, Murray should be on clock

‘The trade deadline is Wednesday. Murray has little choice but to sell off veteran free agents and maximize his return while he can. Time is running out on the season. Murray should be on the clock, too.’

Junior Sabres coach on brawl: ‘I did not do a good job this weekend’

‘Fighting in ‘youth sports’ is unacceptable … in all sports, not just hockey,” Peters said.’

Slumping Sabres have assets to trade

‘Almost four years after the old regime began gutting the Sabres for a long rebuild and an eventual return to glory, they appear to be a long way from truly contending.’

Button: Nylander’s game ‘screams important player’

‘Button didn’t stop their when talking about the Sabres going forward. He says he thinks defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen is a “pillar” defenseman, the type of guy you can build around. Button also says he really likes defenseman, Jake McCabe.’

Andrew Peters addresses Saturday’s youth hockey brawl

‘The 36-year-old says he can’t discuss the altercation, but he says he did not do a good job communicating to his team.’

Disaster in the desert: Sabres’ melt down in lost weekend

‘Last week, the team put out a “Gone Fishin'” sign when it was time to head to its bye. The only sign General Manager Tim Murray should be holding up now is “For Sale.”‘

Sabres Notebook: Lehner’s status uncertain

‘”It’s more precautionary than anything,” Bylsma said. “He got bumped several times at the net, more than just the penalty. There was the one in the first two in the second and the penalty. They were related.”‘

Quick Hits: Coyotes 3, Sabres 2

‘The Arizona Coyotes got three goals in the third period to wipe out a 2-0 deficit, including Radim Vrbata’s slapshot with 18.9 seconds left, to stun Buffalo, 3-2, in Gila River Arena.’

Monday’s Arizona Coverage

Arizona Coyotes rally past Buffalo Sabres with 3-goal third period (Arizona Republic)
Arizona Coyotes trade Martin Hanzal to Minnesota Wild (Arizona Republic)
Photo gallery (Arizona Republic)
Wild acquire center Martin Hanzal in trade with Coyotes (AP)
Wild score Hanzal, White from Coyotes for picks, prospect (The Sports Xchange)
Did Coyotes push future success further down line with Hanzal trade? (KMVP-FM)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)
Coyotes Trade Hanzal, White to Wild for Draft Picks (ArizonaCoyotes.com)
Chayka Likes Assets Coyotes Received from Wild (ArizonaCoyotes.com)

Vrbata’s late goal lifts Coyotes past Sabres

‘”It’s one of those frustrating things,” Eichel said. “We play good, then we get the lead and decide we’re going to sit back. These are the ones we need to have.”‘

Former NHL enforcer suspended as youth coach following brawl

‘Buffalo Junior Sabres president Kevyn Adams announced the suspension Sunday, a day after the melee occurred during a game between the Peters-coached 15-and-Under team and the Ontario-based Hamilton Junior Bulldogs.’