The Sabres Report - August 5, 2014

Sabres add four to Nolan's coaching staff   

Sabres.com:

‘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   

Sabres.com:

‘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.’

The Sabres Report - August 1, 2014

Sabres list preseason schedule   

Buffalo News:

‘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   

WGR-AM:

‘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.”‘

Sabres set for six preseason games   

Sabres.com:

‘Tickets for Buffalo’s three home games, along with the All-American Prospects Game, will go on sale Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m.’

The Sabres Report - July 30, 2014

Brassard invited to Sabres camp   

Ottawa Citizen:

‘Because Brassard was not signed by Ottawa on June 1 he re-entered the draft. After going undrafted in Philadelphia, he became a free agent. Unless he receives a pro contract, the 20-year-old is expected to play this season for the QMJHL Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.’

Sabres to hire Trottier as assistant   

Buffalo News:

‘The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Nolan had Trottier high on his list from the beginning. The two forged a relationship when Nolan coached the New York Islanders and hold one another in high regard. Trottier had been out of coaching but apparently was willing to come back for Nolan.’

The Sabres Report - July 29, 2014

Brassard invited to Sabres camp   

Ottawa Citizen:

‘Brassard, well known to Sabres GM Tim Murray, the ex-Senators AGM, was drafted by Ottawa in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.’

The Sabres Report - July 28, 2014

Adam signs two-way deal to stay with Sabres organization   

Buffalo News:

‘dam, 6-foot-2, 206 pounds, has played mainly center with the organization since he was drafted 44th overall in 2008.’

Sabres re-sign F Luke Adam to 1-year contract   

AP:

‘Adam was a restricted free agent after being tendered a contract offer by the team last month.’

Sabres re-sign Adam   

The Sports Network:

‘The 24-year-old native of Newfoundland has picked up 15 goals and 11 assists in 87 career NHL games over parts of four seasons.’

Sabres sign F Adam   

The Sports Xchange:

‘Adam has spent parts of four seasons with the Sabres since the team drafted him in the second round in 2008.’

Sabres re-sign Adam   

Sabres.com:

‘In 2013-14, Adam led the Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in goals and ranked second on the team in overall points with 49 (29+20) in 59 games played. His 29 goals tied his career high, which he set in 2010-11 with the Portland Pirates (AHL), and was tied for eighth-most goals in the AHL.’

The Sabres Report - July 25, 2014

Blunt Sabres try to regain their edge   

Detroit Free Press:

‘It’s risky to look to young talent and count on a promising future, but the Sabres seem to have added a good mix of veteran leaders to help develop their youngsters as Buffalo fans bide time.’

The Sabres Report - July 24, 2014

Sabres prospect J.T. Compher earning notice by agitating opponents   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“I just think anything you can do on the ice or get a team off their game or win the game yourself, every little bit helps,” Compher said. “I’m obviously not as skilled as Mikhail Grigorenko, but if I can play against and get a hit on him, get in his face a little bit, hopefully he thinks of me a little bit when he’s playing and I can get him off his game a little bit.”’