'Such inquiries could be directed toward Kim and Terry Pegula because they own both franchises, but that wouldn’t necessarily be fair. Yes, they signed off on contracts when Kromer and O’Reilly came aboard. But they leave personnel decisions to others in charge in their respective organizations. They should demand answers from others, starting with Ryan and Murray.' … [Read more...] about Issues of character weighed on sliding scale
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'“The thing was he played beyond his years, I thought, and it was really tough to take him out,” Mallette said. “He basically had played himself into a position where we made room and actually moved a defenseman up to a forward because we had trust in him to play.' … [Read more...] about Sabres prospect Devante Stephens comfortable in Buffalo
'But without the Swedish defenseman, several current players on Buffalo's depth chart will feel a sense of relief because there will be more opportunity. Included in that grouping is Carlo Colaiacovo, Jake McCabe, Matt Donovan, Chad Ruhwedel, and Mike Weber.' … [Read more...] about Sabres lose out on Oduya, who’s next in line?
'Make no mistake, Jack Eichel is the key to Sabres fans feeling like the future is bright, but the trade for O’Reilly put a cork in those who claimed the rebuild would take five-plus years. The move stuffed a sock in the mouth of anyone spouting that the playoffs in ’15-’16 were impossible.' … [Read more...] about Sabres, NHL can set standard with Ryan O’Reilly punishment