The Sabres Report - August 8, 2014

Sabres coaching staff full of former Wildcats   

Halifax Chronicle Herald:

‘There is no doubt the reunion in Moncton reopened the door for Nolan in the NHL and he made sure to take Flynn with him as his right-hand man in Long Island. The duo managed to lift the sad-sack Isles into the playoffs their first year together, but Flynn wanted to be back in the Maritimes so he returned to the Wildcats that summer to be head coach and general manager.’

Lemieux a chip off the old block

‘Lemieux models his game after his dad and so far, he’s done a pretty good job of gaining a reputation as a great agitator. Lemieux scored 27 goals and 53 points for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League this past season. He also racked up 145 penalty minutes.’

Variable ticket prices announced for 2014-2015 season

‘The pricing plan for the 2014-15 season includes one Platinum game (Nov. 15 vs. TOR), seven Gold games, 14 Silver games, 11 Bronze games and eight Value games.’

The Sabres Report - August 7, 2014

New Sabres signing Reinhart focused on making Canada's junior team   


‘If Buffalo decides the junior championship is not beneficial to Reinhart’s development — or if the forward is already playing for the Sabres at that point — there won’t be any individual redemption for Reinhart after last year’s fourth-place finish. “It’s not really on my mind right now,” he said. “I’m just trying not to think about it too much. When I have the opportunity to make my name in Buffalo, I’ll be focused there as well.”‘

The Sabres Report - August 5, 2014

Nolan puts finishing touches on coaching staff   

Buffalo News:

‘Both Coolen and Irbe worked with Nolan as part of the Latvian national team staff. Coolen served as an assistant coach with Team Latvia the past two seasons, including last winter’s Olympic Games in Sochi.’

Sabres change up front office, name new coaching staff   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Mark Jakubowski has been promoted to Murray’s assistant, the team announced Monday. Jakubowski was the assistant to the GM under Darcy Regier, Murray’s predecessor. Rob Murphy has been named scouting director. Greg Royce has been named amateur scouting director. Murray worked with Murphy and Royce with the Ottawa Senators.’

Trottier, Irbe hired as Sabres assistant coaches   


‘Irbe will serve as goalie coach. He is a two-time All-Star goalie, who spent 13 seasons in the NHL, before leaving to play in Europe. From Latvia, Irbe worked with Nolan, who is coach of the country’s national team.’

Sabres hire coaches and add to Murray's staff   


‘“I’m very happy with the group of talented hockey minds we were able to assemble for our coaching staff,” Nolan said. “Each one of these coaches brings an extensive and different background from the hockey world and I’m confident they will help get our team to where it needs to go this season.”’

Sabres add four to Nolan's coaching staff

‘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

‘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   


‘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

‘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.’