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Tank Watch: 7 games left by @lukewachob

Seven – that’s how many games remain for the Buffalo Sabres and how many points they need to earn to risk finishing anywhere other than 30th. What happened last week: Glorious things, and don’t let the broadsheet brigade tell you otherwise. The Sabres lost all three of their games and picked up just one point, […]

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 27:  Head coach Ted Nolan of the Buffalo Sabres directs his team during a timeout in a game against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on March 27, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Tanking Isn’t Just About Winning by @LukeWachob

I know we’ve debated tanking to death but I want to give a slightly different take on it. The usual case for tanking boils down to this: 1) you need elite forwards to compete with teams that have elite forwards. 2) the top of the draft is the best place, and in some cases the […]

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 15:  Ted Nolan stands on the bench in his first game back as interim head coach of Buffalo Sabres against the Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center on November 15, 2013 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

No Tanks from Ted Nolan

We can all agree that we can’t wait for this season to end so we can go back to actually cheering for the Sabres. We have been talking about tanking and not tanking, moral compasses and ethics and the “battle” between the Sabres, Coyotes, and Oilers for the entire season. It feels like even longer. […]


Tank Watch: 10 games left by @lukewachob

  The final 10 games are here. Somebody hold me. What happened last week: The Sabres played two shootouts and earned three points versus Washington and Boston before walking us back off the ledge with a pair of regulation losses to New Jersey and Nashville. The Oilers gave us some breathing room as they played […]


7 Ways That YOU Can Help the Sabres Tank by @LukeWachob

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mohandas Gandhi Let’s get this out of the way right now: Boston is the worst. They win when you want them to lose but as soon as it would actually help, the big bad Bruins turn into cuddly little teddy bears. They’re in […]

WINDSOR, ON - SEPTEMBER 26: Connor McDavid #97 of the Erie Otters battles for the puck in front of the net against Alex Fotinos #39 of the Windsor Spitfires on September 26, 2014 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

Q&A about the tank in Edmonton with @NewWaveOil from @CopperandBlue

So, I’m really over the tank vs. anti-tank at this point. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pro-tanking, but I’m also Pro-STFU. To act like this is some sort of telethon where certain folks are feeding fuel to the panic fire, is beyond annoying and dumb. For the most part, tanking has been the narrative for […]


Tank watch: 14 games left by @LukeWachob

14 games. That’s all that’s left.   What happened last week: Buffalo nearly beat the Leafs before blowing a third period lead late and losing in the shootout, then scared us again by keeping it tied against the Rangers through two periods before losing in the 3rd. The Coyotes lost twice and scored twice. The […]

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 18: Brian Gionta #12 of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the Boston Bruins at First Niagara Center on October 18, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Tank Watch primer by @lukewachob: 32 days left

32 days and 16 Sabres games stand between us and the end of the NHL season. Here’s the updated Tank Watch standings. Arizona Coyotes – 67 games played, 21-38-8, 50 points, -81 goal differential Edmonton Oilers – 67 games played, 18-38-11, 47 points, -75 goal differential Buffalo Sabres – 66 games played, 19-42-5, 43 points, […]


Tank Watch: 40 days by @LukeWachob

Welcome back to the Sabres Tank Watch. The clock is at 40 days, with 19 games remaining. In last week’s preview, the best case scenario was a 9 point cushion between Buffalo and the 29th place Oilers, while the worst possible outcome was finding the Sabres in 29th, 1 point ahead of Edmonton. So, on […]


Second Take with @BradleyGelber – NHL Trade Deadline Day

When I was younger the NHL trade deadline was one special day. I’d lay awake the night before anticipating every move I could see the Sabres making. I’d wake up the next morning all excited, run to my computer & spend every waking moment refreshing all of the blogs I followed while blaring WGR. I […]