The Buffalo Bills didn't play this weekend, but were still making headlines when a report surfaced Sunday by CBSSports. Reporter Jason La Canfora wrote rock star Jon Bon Jovi is, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, positioning himself to purchase the NFL team.
The First Niagara Center was electric Friday night. It was the first Buffalo Sabres game with interim coach Ted Nolan behind the bench. Plus, there was a large contingent of Toronto Maple Leafs fans in the building. It was a successful start under the new coach as the Sabres beat the Maple Leafs 3 to 1.
Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rich Jeanneret has signed a new, three-year contract deal with the team. He will remain the primary play-by-play voice over the three years, but will call an “increasingly reduced number of games” over the next three seasons according to the Sabres.
The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League announced the team’s 2013-14 regular-season schedule. The Sabres season-opener is scheduled for Oct. 2 against the Red Wings, a new Eastern Conference and divisional foe, in Detroit.
The Sabres then return to Buffalo for the team’s home-opener against another division rival, the Ottawa Senators, on Oct. 4 at First Niagara Center.
With last weekend's draft in the rear view mirror, the Buffalo Sabres are now turning their attention to the start of NHL free agency on Friday. Meanwhile, the futures of goalie Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek are still up in the air.
Darcy Regier will be back as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres next season, despite the team missing the postseason in four of the last six years. A decision on who will coach the team, however, has not been made.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 30, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Saturday that the Sabres have traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for St. Louis’ second-round draft pick and a fifth-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
In a hockey season shortened to 48 games because of a lockout, the Buffalo Sabres opened the season Sunday with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, which sent a lot of happy fans into bars and restaurants for the first time this season.