'The Flyers have been getting savaged in most quarters around the league for the Ristolainen deal because they gave up a first-round pick for a player with no history of winning. But Ristolainen has long been miscast in Buffalo as a player who could take up 25-28 minutes a night. Adjusted to a second pair player and cut to 20-22 minutes, most regular Sabre watchers think he has … [Read more...] about Defense is the NHL’s position of emphasis and it impacted Sabres’ trade returns
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'Rosen, an 18-year-old Swedish right winger, was selected by the Sabres in the first round with pick No. 14, which was acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers for Rasmus Ristolainen. Unlike some of the draft’s top players, Rosen has not been given the opportunity to truly show he can produce when competing against men, but he has all the skills of a dynamic NHL forward.' … [Read more...] about Swedish winger Isak Rosen leads Sabres’ haul of forwards at NHL draft
'“We had a very strong comfort level with a lot of the Russian players on our list,” Forton said. “They’ve all played a great amount of hockey the last two seasons – regular season, playoffs. A lot of international competition over there.”' … [Read more...] about Why did Sabres suddenly focus on Russians during NHL Draft?
'They don’t have another netminder in the pipeline ready to assume the starting job.' … [Read more...] about Linus Ullmark, Jake McCabe could leave Sabres in free agency
'They wouldn’t comment further about Eichel’s status. He’s skating, but it’s believed he will still need surgery — although the Sabres haven’t approved his preferred choice, a disc replacement.' … [Read more...] about Big week for potential Jack Eichel trade, free agency predictions
'The Buffalo Sabres had a busy weekend at the 2021 NHL Draft which included two first round picks, nine picks on day two, and two significant trades.' … [Read more...] about Power selected #1, Ristolainen and Reinhart trades headline busy draft for Buffalo Sabres
'"We need to create a culture here and a foundation that is strong and that is almost one of those situations where they get up in the morning, they just can't wait to get to the rink," Adams said. "… It's so easy to say, but it's hard to do."' … [Read more...] about ‘We took huge steps’ | 8 takeaways from the NHL Draft