Trottier brings winning pedigree to staff

‘“My message for the young guys coming into camp is bring your best game. Bring your best game at the practice, bring your best game come gametime and we’re going to build a confidence,” he said. “We’re going to build a real consistentcy here so when you step on the ice, you’re building good habits.”’

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Sabres list range of ticket prices

‘Pricing in the five classifications (platinum, gold, silver, bronze and value) is based on opponent, day of week and time of year of the game and whether opponents have marquee players. The breakdown in the variable pricing is virtually identical to last season except there is one more silver game and one fewer gold game.’

Sabres coaching staff full of former Wildcats

‘There is no doubt the reunion in Moncton reopened the door for Nolan in the NHL and he made sure to take Flynn with him as his right-hand man in Long Island. The duo managed to lift the sad-sack Isles into the playoffs their first year together, but Flynn wanted to be back in the Maritimes so he returned to the Wildcats that summer to be head coach and general manager.’

Lemieux a chip off the old block

‘Lemieux models his game after his dad and so far, he’s done a pretty good job of gaining a reputation as a great agitator. Lemieux scored 27 goals and 53 points for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League this past season. He also racked up 145 penalty minutes.’

Variable ticket prices announced for 2014-2015 season

‘The pricing plan for the 2014-15 season includes one Platinum game (Nov. 15 vs. TOR), seven Gold games, 14 Silver games, 11 Bronze games and eight Value games.’

New Sabres signing Reinhart focused on making Canada’s junior team

‘If Buffalo decides the junior championship is not beneficial to Reinhart’s development — or if the forward is already playing for the Sabres at that point — there won’t be any individual redemption for Reinhart after last year’s fourth-place finish. “It’s not really on my mind right now,” he said. “I’m just trying not to think about it too much. When I have the opportunity to make my name in Buffalo, I’ll be focused there as well.”‘

Nolan puts finishing touches on coaching staff

‘Both Coolen and Irbe worked with Nolan as part of the Latvian national team staff. Coolen served as an assistant coach with Team Latvia the past two seasons, including last winter’s Olympic Games in Sochi.’

Sabres change up front office, name new coaching staff

‘Mark Jakubowski has been promoted to Murray’s assistant, the team announced Monday. Jakubowski was the assistant to the GM under Darcy Regier, Murray’s predecessor. Rob Murphy has been named scouting director. Greg Royce has been named amateur scouting director. Murray worked with Murphy and Royce with the Ottawa Senators.’

Trottier, Irbe hired as Sabres assistant coaches

‘Irbe will serve as goalie coach. He is a two-time All-Star goalie, who spent 13 seasons in the NHL, before leaving to play in Europe. From Latvia, Irbe worked with Nolan, who is coach of the country’s national team.’

Sabres hire coaches and add to Murray’s staff

‘“I’m very happy with the group of talented hockey minds we were able to assemble for our coaching staff,” Nolan said. “Each one of these coaches brings an extensive and different background from the hockey world and I’m confident they will help get our team to where it needs to go this season.”’

Sabres add four to Nolan’s coaching staff

‘The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen and Arturs Irbe have been added to head coach Ted Nolan’s coaching staff. Trottier, Flynn and Coolen will serve as assistants and Irbe will serve as goaltending coach.’

New Faces Join Sabres’ Hockey Department

‘The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Rob Murphy and Greg Royce have been added to the team’s hockey department in the roles of director of scouting and director of amateur scouting, respectively. The team also announced that Mark Jakubowski has been named assistant general manager, serving under club general manager Tim Murray.’

Sabres list preseason schedule

‘Meanwhile, the Sabres appear primed to add another member to their coaching staff with word that former Ted Nolan aide Danny Flynn is leaving his post with Moncton of the Quebec League to join his former boss in Buffalo.’

Sabres Kaleta trying to save his career in Buffalo

‘Kaleta is down at the arena rehabbing and training every single day as he wants to prove to Nolan and new GM Tim Murray that he deserves to stay after his contract runs out at the end of this season. Kaleta told Andrew Peters on Thursday, “Camp is my goal, I will be ready for training camp no matter what, even if I’m not 100 percent, I’ll go out there and make sure I give it my all to make the squad. As for my body, last year I started off the year at 197 and today I weighed in at 209.”‘