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Second Take with @BradleyGelber – LOL at the NHL Draft Lottery

As I sat in my living room next to my girlfriend on Saturday night watching NBC, the same though kept crossing through my mind… What in the hell is this??? At times I honestly felt like I was watching a Saturday Night Live sketch poking fun at the NHL Draft Lottery. This could NOT be […]

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There Is No Middle Ground by @LukeWachob

    “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” – Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones Sabres general manager Tim Murray’s decision to fire head coach Ted Nolan the day after the season ended offered another demonstration of the organization’s new driving philosophy: get better at […]

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Second Take with @BradleyGelber – Unprecedented Pressure for McEichel

We did it. For the first time in my lifetime, a professional sports team in Buffalo accomplished what it set out to do. We finished in 30th place. The pressure on this year’s Sabres team may be over, but that doesn’t mean new-found pressure isn’t mounting. Whatever half of “McEichel” ends up in Buffalo is […]

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)

My hot takes on Ted Nolan getting fired

I pretty much hit a lot of stuff previously about Nolan getting canned in an article I wrote a month ago and a lot of what I wrote there pretty much plays into today’s news. However, I’ll try adding some hot takes to it. Where did it go wrong? The day LaFontaine left. Ted Nolan was […]

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)

Tank Watch: The final 3 by @lukewachob

The NHL season has dwindled to its final three games and the race for 30th could end tonight. The Sabres need just one more regulation loss, or two in overtime, to clinch a draft spot no worse than 2nd overall – hello Jack Eichel! – and a 20% chance at the 1st overall pick – […]

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 23:  Anders Lindback #35 of the Buffalo Sabres blocks a shot as Patrick Eaves #18 of the Dallas Stars is hit by Andrej Meszaros #41 of the Buffalo Sabres in the second period at American Airlines Center on March 23, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Looking ahead to Buffalo’s goaltending options for 2015-16 by @2ITB_Buffalo

At long last, time is winding down on the Sabres season. The marathon trek to the league basement is all but complete at this point as the Sabres hold a four-point advantage over the Arizona Coyotes for the right to the 20% odds at the NHL Draft Lottery. While the Sabres aren’t yet guaranteed one of the top two picks in the draft, it’s looking more and more likely that they’ll wind up picking in the top two in June’s draft reports Sports Betting Dime. Even with the final results not yet determined, knowing […]

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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 […]

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