The Sabres Report - July 12, 2016

Meet Sabres Prospect Max Willman   

Buffalo News:

‘”I play fast. I play responsibly. I take care of my own end when I’m in there. I just try and push the pace off the rush and try and use my speed the best I can.”‘

Sabres prospect Eric Cornel ready for pros after big junior season   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“It’s probably his willingness to work and get better, and certainly when you see the way he works in the gym and you see his work ethic in practice, it’s really strong,” Lambert said.’

Impaired driving charge against Sabres’ Ryan O’Reilly dropped   

Olean Times Herald:

‘The only identification witness couldn’t place O’Reilly at the Tim Hortons the Ontario Provincial Police said he fled after driving his pickup into on July 9, 2015, according to the paper.’

Buffalo Sabre Ryan O’Reilly, a Varna native, acquitted of impaired driving in 2015 Lucan coffee shop crash   

London Free Press:

‘When asked if she saw anyone inside the truck, Smith replied, “I couldn’t see anybody from where I was standing…. I wasn’t looking for anybody.’

Agent: Charges against Sabres' O'Reilly dropped   


‘O’Reilly, 25, will be starting his second season with the Sabres after a trade from the Colorado Avalanche in the summer of 2015. Buffalo signed him to a franchise-record $52.5 million, seven-year contract after acquiring him.’

Charges dismissed against Sabres C O'Reilly   

The Sports Xchange:

‘It was determined there was not enough evidence to proceed and the charges of impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene were dismissed.’

Sabres’ Kyle Okposo thanks Islanders fans and organization   


‘Okposo spent parts of nine seasons with the New York Islanders, the team that selected him seventh overall at the 2006 NHL Draft. As he prepares to start the next chapter of his NHL career, Okposo took the opportunity to thank the Islanders organization and the fans in the Players’ Tribune.’

Sabres could still get value from the Miller trade   


‘In 56 games Carrier scored 13 goals and 17 assists , but the former second round pick of the Blues was really developing a good two way game. Carrier was one of the pieces Buffalo got back for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott.’

Why the success of the Sabres defense rests on Bogosian   


‘In terms of physical skill sets, Bogosian’s is one of the most impressive in the entire league. On the offensive side, he utilizes his skating ability fairly well, using a quick stride to find open space for a shot or when racing the puck up ice on occasion. There are times where he steps up into the play and it results in a 2-on-1 the other way, but you might say that for any aggressive defenseman. On defense, however, there quite a few examples where it appears Bogo does not fully trust his skating ability.’

Sabres' O'Reilly found Not Guilty   


‘The one key witness didn’t see the driver of the truck that hit the Tim Horton’s and called it the mystery driver.’

Sabres' O'Reilly found not guilty of impaired driving   


‘According to the report, there was no reasonable prospect of conviction, and no more evidence to review which led to the final decision.’

Petersen's competitiveness fueled him during sophomore season

‘”I love it,” Petersen said. “I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love being the guy that has to be relied upon every single night … You have to be ready for every single game and opportunity. Like I said, that’s the way I want it to be and it’s worked out very well.”‘

Florentino on being a camp veteran

‘I’ve become one of the older guys in school, too, and this year I’ll be going back to Providence College for my senior season. Seeing the program grow over four years and being able to say I was a part of it, from winning a national championship two years ago to having the most wins in program history last year, is an amazing feeling.’

The Sabres Report - July 11, 2016

They’re not booing, they’re Pu-u-ing Sabres’ draft pick   

Buffalo News:

‘The 6-foot-2, 192-pound Pu had 12 goals and 19 assists during the regular season but really took off in the postseason as London’s No. 2 center. He had eight goals and five assists in 18 games on the Knights’ Memorial Cup run and posted a plus-9 rating.’

William Carrier ready to battle for NHL job   


‘Any time you get a chance to prove yourself in front of Tim Murray and the coaching staff, Carrier says you have to take it.’