Friday’s Vancouver Coverage

Don’t look now, but the Canucks are on a roll (Vancouver Province)
The NHL is divided into two camps this season (Vancouver Province)
Canucks Post Game (Vancouver Province)
The Best Thing: Jannik Hansen gives the Canucks their first lead of the year (Vancouver Sun)
Canucks’ record is perfect, so don’t sweat the rest (Vancouver Sun)
Canucks Replay (Vancouver Sun)
Photo gallery (

Two Sabres’ prospects will face the Russians

‘Two Sabres will play on the WHL All Star team which plays games in Prince George and Edmonton.’

Thursday’s Vancouver Coverage

Canucks Game Day (Vancouver Province)
Unbeaten Canucks host upstart Sabres (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Canucks (

Grant seizes opporutnity with Sabres

‘”It’s always exciting and always fun to play against some of your friends and beat them all over the ice,” he said.’

Wednesday’s Calgary Coverage

Flames notch first win of season, downing Sabres 4-3 (Calgary Herald)
Photo gallery (Calgary Herald)
Rookie Matthew Tkachuk contributes to Flames win with highlight-reel goal, timely hits (Calgary Sun)
Monahan’s overtime tally gives Flames win over Sabres (
Johnson’s Saddledome debut one to remember (
Grant seizes opporutnity with Sabres (
Photo gallery (
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Johnson eager to face his former team

‘”Good memories, good experiences there.”‘

Tuesday’s Calgary Coverage

Calgary Flames Game Day: Buffalo Sabres expected to face goalie Chad Johnson (Calgary Herald)
Game Day: Calgary Flames vs. Buffalo Sabres (Calgary Sun)
Johnson ready for old team as Flames host Sabres (AP)
Gameday #4: Buffalo Sabres vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet)
Preview: Sabres at Flames (
Johnson eager to face his former team (
Preview – Flames vs. Sabres (

Monday’s Edmonton Coverage

Oilers offence, defence struggle in 6-2 loss to Sabres (Edmonton Journal)
From the goalie on out, a terrible Oilers performance (Edmonton Journal)
Sabres stave off Oilers comeback with long shot (Edmonton Sun)
Head coach Todd McLellan blasts Oilers for ‘Bad News Bears’ quality of play (Edmonton Sun)
Old habits haunt new Oilers in ‘deserved’ loss (Sportsnet)
Recap: Sabres 6, Oilers 2 (
Photo gallery (
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Ryan O’Reilly’s four points helps Sabres beat Oilers for first win of season

‘”He (O’Reilly) might not get as much recognition as he should, but he’s such a heady player,” said Okposo, who had a goal and an assist in his Sabres debut. “He’s such a smart player, you can see it when you play against him and just playing with him, he makes so many little plays, never puts you in a bad spot, he’s an easy guy to play with.”‘

Connor McDavid empathizes with Jack Eichel

‘“The losers in all are the fans. The Buffalo fans will miss him at home, as will his teammates. But it happens. It takes a real, strong mental approach as Connor showed last year to overcome it (months on the shelf). Knowing Jack, at least for the month I had with him, I think he has the tools to overcome it.”’

Sunday’s Edmonton Coverage

Connor McDavid empathizes with Jack Eichel (Edmonton Journal)
Edmonton Oilers Game Day: Buffalo Sabres limp into Rogers Place minus star pair (Edmonton Journal)
Oilers surging, Sabres ailing ahead of meeting (AP)
Connor McDavid, Oilers look to stay undefeated (
Preview: Oilers vs. Sabres (

Friday’s Montreal Coverage

Al Montoya solid in goal as Canadiens beat Sabres (Montreal Gazette)
In the Habs’ Room: Montoya’s the man as Price misses second start (Montreal Gazette)
Angry fan pens open letter to P.K. Subban in full-page ad, wants fans to help donate to Montreal Children’s Hospital (Montreal Gazette)
Gallagher the spark plug (Le Journal de Montreal)
“I have to adjust myself …” – Mikhail Sergachev (Le Journal de Montreal)
The Canadian began his season with a win against the Sabres (La Presse)
After a long summer, the reward of Mikhail Sergachev (La Presse)
Return of old Gallagher (La Presse)
Shea Weber fits right in with Canadiens (
Strong start (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Franson and Weber giants Sicamous

‘”I remained literally three doors down from the Weber family, Franson told in interview to the Journal. I grew up with little brother Shea, Brandon. We are the same age. The two brothers were at my wedding, we are very close. And it’s the same story for our families.”‘

Shea Weber, the definition of a complete player by his friend Josh Gorges

‘”For one reason or another, it still goes under the radar in the circles of hockey. It is a hidden treasure. Having played with him, I can confirm that he has an incredible talent. Rasmus is effective in all facets: he is tall, burly and physical, but also excellent for protecting the puck, in addition to having an excellent offensive vision. He is just beginning to show us the full extent of its potential. “‘

Thursday’s Montreal Coverage

Canadiens at Sabres: Five things to know about the Habs’ season opener (Montreal Gazette)
Franson and Weber giants Sicamous (Le Journal de Montreal)
Shea Weber, the definition of a complete player by his friend Josh Gorges (RDS)
Injuries abound as Sabres hosts Habs (AP)