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

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

NHL star wins model back with huge billboard

‘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.’

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

‘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.’

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.’

Eichel gets down to nitty gritty

‘“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

‘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

‘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.”‘

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.’

Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray knows how to pick winners

‘”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.”‘

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

‘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

‘“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.”’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks announce 2015-16 regular season schedule (Amerks.com)

Sabres cap season ticket sales at 16,000

‘The Sabres had 96 percent of season ticket holders renew their tickets for the 2015-16 season, marking the 10th consecutive year featuring a renewal rate higher than 90 percent.’

Sabres cap season ticket sales at 16,000

‘“The fact that we had such a high rate of renewal from our season ticket holders is really a testament to the direction our organization is headed,” Sabres president Russ Brandon said. “There’s a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding our team and we can’t wait to get on the ice.”’