NHL officially announces matchup for 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field

‘Both the Rangers and Sabres have previously played in a Winter Classic, though this will be the first time the Rangers are hosting the event. They previously took on the Flyers at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park in 2012. The Sabres hosted the Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium for the inaugural event in 2008.’

Sabres prospect Petersen could chase Olympic dream

‘“The biggest thing is to see how the pros play and prepare,” the 22-year-old said. “That’ll be the coolest thing, getting a glimpse into pro hockey.”’

Bills, Sabres owners’ Pegulas learning the hard way

‘I’m sure the Pegulas weren’t too happy with other also-rans like Edmonton and Toronto making the playoffs after years of ineptitude. Whatever, the Sabres need to hire a GM soon since the NHL draft is less than two months away.’

Rangers block Sabres from talking with Chris Drury

‘In his first year as the Rangers’ assistant general manager after one year as the director of player development, Drury seemingly has become a very valuable part of their front office under President Glen Sather and GM Jeff Gorton. So much so that when the Sabres recently asked for the Rangers’ permission to interview Drury for their open GM job, the request was denied.’

The Rangers declined Buffalo’s request to speak with Chris Drury

‘Drury played a big role in the Rangers landing of Jimmy Vesey.’

‘I remember crying myself to sleep for two months’: former NHL coach Ted Nolan

‘Maybe I’ll be like Billy Martin for the New York Yankees and come back again. You never know in this crazy business, but I just hope the Sabres get the right thing going and win for the people of Buffalo because it’s a real good hockey town. I’ve never stopped thinking I wouldn’t go back. To get the other side to make that offer is the hard part. I love to coach and I love to make differences in people’s lives and, in hockey lives, it’s about winning. If you have an opportunity to formulate a good team with the right people, you’ve got a good chance. I’d love to (coach again in the NHL).’

Nice guys finish last in the sports world

‘It’s time for Pegula to stop being a fan and be an owner, and that means making some tougher, better decisions. Last week he fired both Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Tim Murray, and late last year, he fired Rex Ryan as Bills head coach, replacing him with relatively unknown Sean McDermott.’

Blues fans shouldn’t take good hockey for granted

‘While the Blues have managed to retool on the fly and remain competitive — reaching postseason play six years in a row — the Sabres demonstrated how NOT to build teams.’

The Sabres’ next GM must bring in the right coach — and fix the culture

‘It’s a hire the GM has to get right. Eichel has too much talent to waste. If the right coach doesn’t help Eichel maximize his skill, he’ll find himself following Hall in another dubious manner: by being traded.’

Sabres looking for general manager, coach again

‘But the biggest challenge in Buffalo? Regaining the fans’ trust in the franchise. The Sabres have one of the NHL’s most loyal fan bases, but fans have been fooled into believing that the team is going to have long-term success.’

Buffalo Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula seems to have learned from Rex Ryan mess

‘Now Pegula has to actually deliver a winner. He’s appeared in over his head with both franchises at times. Maybe he’s starting to learn some lessons along the way. He’s certainly leaning on discipline, structure and communication as his new buzz words.’

Terry Pegula insists the Buffalo Sabres didn’t ‘tank’ for Jack Eichel

‘”I don’t want to talk about the past,” Pegula said. “A lot of teams go through rebuilds. Hope to lose? We do not hope to lose. We went through a rebuild. I don’t understand why I’ve read an article by one of you gentleman about how Cleveland (Browns) is going through a rebuild but the Sabres tanked. One city can rebuild? You can’t have it both ways.”‘

What Terry Pegula had to say about firing Sabres coach, GM (transcript)

‘Without disclosing specifics on this search, we are going to find the best candidates that we will bring into our organization to achieve our goals. The structure will land depending on the first person that we bring in, what his attitude is and how we should work together.’

Ownership Right To Go In Different Direction

‘The next front office of the Sabres is going to need to restock the system and know how to work in a salary-cap era when very few players at the top of the roster take up so much of the team’s payroll. Nowadays in the NHL, young players are essential to fill out the third and fourth lines.’

Pegula takes ownership for Sabres’ futility, promises culture change

‘The bottom line here: Pegula has shown an outstanding ability to refurbish the neighbourhoods surrounding the KeyBank Center. Now let’s see if he can do the same with the product inside the building.’