'When most of the top free agents were signed by playoff contenders, and the game of goalie musical chairs appeared to be over, Buffalo Sabres Kevyn Adams was left standing on the sidelines with an empty net.' … [Read more...] about Sabres sign goalies Craig Anderson, Aaron Dell after Linus Ullmark bolts for Boston
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'The issues are simple: The Sabres want a huge haul for an elite No. 1 center who has been here since he was drafted second overall in 2015. But there's not many teams that can handle a contract with a $10 million per season salary cap hit for five more years. Especially for a player who says he needs neck surgery and doesn't have a timetable for when he might be able to play … [Read more...] about Are Jack Eichel suitors dwindling after Day One of NHL free agency?
'According to sources, unless there is a last-minute change of heart the Sabres announcers won’t be traveling to road games again this season, which is believed to be consistent with the plans of most NHL teams because of Covid and the cost savings.' … [Read more...] about Bills announcers John Murphy, Eric Wood to go to road games but Sabres announcers won’t travel
'Top prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen needs more seasoning in the minors. The Sabres don’t want to rush the Finn. Veteran Dustin Tokarski proved he can be a capable fill-in while playing 13 games last season. Still, he just made his first NHL appearances in more than five years.' … [Read more...] about Goalie Linus Ullmark says goodbye to Buffalo: ‘Sabres fans, I love you guys’
'Hinostroza, 27, knows Sabres coach Don Granato from their days together with the Chicago Blackhawks. The American offers the Sabres depth and versatility to play up and down the lineup.' … [Read more...] about NHL free agency tracker: Sabres sign Vinnie Hinostroza to one-year contract
'He gives the Sabres a right-shot defenseman they sorely needed. They lost two righties – Will Borgen and Rasmus Ristolainen – in a three-day span last week.' … [Read more...] about NHL free agency tracker: Sabres bring back Mark Pysyk on one-year contract
'The Devils gave Butcher, 26, to the Sabres because they just signed defenseman Dougie Hamilton to an eight-year, $72 million contract, according to reports, and needed to clear salary cap space.' … [Read more...] about Sabres acquire Will Butcher, bring back Sean Malone, Brandon Davidson
'McCabe makes his offseason home in suburban Chicago.' … [Read more...] about NHL free agency tracker: Sabres lose Jake McCabe to Blackhawks
'It wasn’t a banner day for the Buffalo front office, but a productive one nonetheless. The Sabres went a long way toward securing their blue line and now actually have two goalies on the roster - a significant improvement from where we were Wednesday afternoon.' … [Read more...] about Fans await Eichel trade, Sabres press on with several moves on opening day of free agency
Bruins free agency spree brings goalie Linus Ullmark, forward Nick Foligno and others to Boston (Boston Globe) Bruins sign D, three forwards and a goalie in huge free agency haul (Boston Herald) Bruins net big haul in free agency (Boston Herald) Boston Bruins sign goalie Linus Ullmark, making a Tuukka Rask return less likely (report) (Springfield Republican) Linus Ullmark … [Read more...] about Thursday’s Boston Coverage
Blackhawks sign defenseman Jake McCabe, forward Jujhar Khaira in free agency (Chicago Sun Times) Eau Claire native McCabe signs with Blackhawks (Eau Claire Leader Telegram) Blackhawks agree to terms with Jake McCabe (NBC Sports Chicago) McCabe expects to reach higher level after knee surgery (NBC Sports Chicago) Blackhawks Agree to Terms with Jake McCabe … [Read more...] about Thursday’s Chicago Coverage
New Jersey Devils trade Will Butcher, draft pick to Sabres for future considerations (Bergen Record) Devils Acquire Future Considerations from Buffalo (NewJerseyDevils.com) … [Read more...] about Thursday’s New Jersey Coverage
'Until the issue is resolved, until Drury essentially chooses between extending Zibanejad and trading for Eichel, the 2021-22 Rangers are just a fuzzy picture. It all flows from there.' … [Read more...] about Rangers’ Chris Drury should not panic in Jack Eichel trade talks
'“We’re not likely to be involved in any other discussions,” McCrimmon said. “We used our money that we had available to us. We’ve addressed the needs that we identified going into this time frame. We’re anxious to get ready for training camp as we move into the next season.”' … [Read more...] about Golden Knights done shopping, not expected to trade for Jack Eichel
'I’d love to see him in a different environment. I look at and obviously there’s the physical talent. He’s a guy that can score 35 goals, he can get you 80 points in the National Hockey League. But I don’t see him as a captain of a team and right now, and Craig Button has witnessed the transition of Mike Modano, where it’s a talented player that put up points, he was never … [Read more...] about Is Vegas the best fit for Eichel?