Former NHL defenseman Richie Dunn dies at age of 59

‘He had 36 goals and 140 assists in 483 career games from 1977 to 1989. Dunn broke into the NHL with the Sabres and eventually returned to Buffalo to spend his final four seasons. He retired after playing the 1989-90 season for the Sabres’ minor-league affiliate in Rochester.’

Former Sabres defeseman Richie Dunn passes away

‘Dunn came to the Sabres organization as a free agent in 1977. He stayed until June of 1982 when he was sent to the Flames with Don Edwards and a 2nd round pick which turned out to be Richard Kromm for a first round pick which turned into Paul Cyr, a second round pick which became Jens Johansson and another second round pick which was John Tucker. Johansson never came to North America to play.’

Sabres alum Richie Dunn dies at age 59

‘We’re still waiting for the details on exactly how he died.’

Sabres Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 13 RW Hudson Fasching

‘There’s no denying that Fasching and Justin Bailey are promising Sabres prospects, but everyone ranks the two players differently. Some believe Fasching has more upside, others think Bailey. Admittedly, I think it’s a toss-up. Fasching looked like a man amongst boys at Sabres Development Camp earlier in the summer, but Bailey looked like the better player at the Sabres Prospects Challenge earlier this week. It’s going to be very interesting to see how it plays out at training camp, but regardless of what happens, Sabres fans should be excited about Hudson Fasching — he’s like a grizzly bear on skates.’

Justin Bailey eager to take next career step to NHL

‘”I think for me, it starts right now,” Bailey said during the Sabres Prospects Challenge last weekend. “They saw me in July [at development camp] and now they’ll see me … in preseason games and so on. For me, it’s just keeping consistent.’

Taking A Look At The Potential Forward Lines

‘Then there’s the question of who will play with Ryan O’Reilly. In his first year as a Sabre, O’Reilly led the team in points with 60. Is 64-point man and free agent prize Kyle Okposo a natural and obvious choice to play on his right side?’

Remembering Richie Dunn

‘He then left his mark as a prominent member of the alumni associations of both organizations.’

Benched in game, Eichel spends practice on fourth line

‘”I have to make more plays and I know that,” Eichel told The Buffalo News after Tuesday’s practice. “I’m not really playing my game right now. I think when I get the opportunity, I just have to make the most of it.”‘

Sabres rookie Fasching ready for some real hockey

‘“You have a long summer of playing shinny hockey. You build summer habits,” Fasching said. “So for me, it’s to get rid of those summer habits that are not good, that are just bad habits in general and getting back into the flow of full contact and making sure I’m playing with a lot of detail to my game.’

Evander Kane calls woman’s lawsuit ‘sham’ in new court papers

‘His attorneys also asserted Kuechle bears some responsibility for what happened, claiming “the plaintiff’s culpable conduct caused or contributed to the accident, injuries and/or damages alleged in the complaint…”’

In counterclaim, Sabres’ Kane says accuser sued to harass

‘Kane has pleaded not guilty to harassment, disorderly conduct and trespass stemming from a separate incident in June during which he allegedly grabbed three women by the hair and neck. Kane’s next scheduled court appearance for that case is Oct. 31.’

THN’s 2016-17 NHL Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres

‘The real answer lies somewhere in between the two extremes. The Sabres will likely be better than projected here, but they’re still not ready for primetime. Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart have real first line potential and a big breakout from one or both should push this team up the standings. The top six is decent, it’s the bottom that needs work though, especially the fourth line which doesn’t feature any above replacement level talent.’

Sabres’ Ennis is still feeling great and ready to produce

‘“Defensively we were sound and now we’ve added some offensive pieces and I think the mindset has changed from a rebuilding long process to a lot of good pieces that are jelling together and it’s time to change the mindset into a playoff team.” Ennis added, “I love being in Buffalo and all I want to do is win a championship for this city.”‘

Former Sabres defeseman Richie Dunn has reportedly died

‘Dunn came to the Sabres organization as a free agent in 1977. He stayed until June of 1982 when he was sent to the Flames with Don Edwards and a 2nd round pick which turned out to be Richard Kromm for a first round pick which turned into Paul Cyr, a second round pick which became Jens Johansson and another second round pick which was John Tucker. Johansson never came to North America to play.’

Sabres Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 14 – C Zemgus Girgensons

‘Girgensons is too good to play on the Sabres fourth line, but not good enough to play with the Sabres best forwards on a regular basis. It’s a tough position to be in. If Girgensons produces more offensively, and I think he will, then maybe he’ll get some time with players like Jack Eichel and Ryan O’Reilly on a more regular basis. I think Girgensons is closer to the player we saw in 2014 than 2015, but he needs to prove that this year. If he can, he’ll get a new contract somewhere.’