'“It’s obviously not a good response to be angry or mad at yourself,” recalled Johnson, a 20-year-old left-shot defenseman drafted in the first round, 31st overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in 2019. “I think the right response is to see how you can learn from it, how you can grow. And it's kind of a wakeup call to start working again.”' … [Read more...] about Tapping into offensive talent may have Sabres prospect Ryan Johnson on cusp of pro career
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'Quinn played very well at the center on Friday so, in my mind, you begin training camp on Thursday with the kid at the center. It’s just the next step in the progression and if it keeps going well, you wind up putting him at the center when the Amerks start their season. There’s no harm in any of this and what if it works? What do the Sabres have to lose?' … [Read more...] about Hamilton: Sabres training camp starts Wednesday; which prospects are worth watching?
'The Sabres are counting on young forwards Dylan Cozens, 20, Casey Mittelstadt, 22, and Tage Thompson, 23, and defensemen Rasmus Dahlin, 21, and Henri Jokiharju, 22, to take the next step in their development, especially if 24-year-old captain Jack Eichel is either traded or not ready to start the season because of a herniated disk in his neck.' … [Read more...] about Sabres season preview: Mittelstadt, young players must step up
'Anderson and Dell will compete for playing time with 22-year-old Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, who returns for his third pro season in North America after playing four games with the Sabres in 2020-21. Dustin Tokarski also returns after appearing in 13 games with Buffalo.' … [Read more...] about Sabres Camp Preview: Examining the competition in net