Thursday night's overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes leaves the Sabres six points behind the Coyotes with just a couple of weeks left in the season. The team that finds themselves at the very bottom of the standings when the season is over is guaranteed no worse than the second overall draft choice, meaning the Sabres could land super-prospects Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. McDavid is currently the captain of the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. Eichel is presently a center at Boston University. Both are viewed as franchise players.
Two of the worst teams in the National Hockey League play in Buffalo Thursday night. The Sabres take on Arizona at First Niagara Center. In this week's edition of Behind the Bench, Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe tells WBFO's Eileen Buckley it should be an interesting matchup.
Monday marked trade deadline day in the National Hockey League. WBFO'S 'Behind The Bench' Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe says the Buffalo Sabres have traded Goalie Michal Neuvirth to the Islanders for Chad Johnson.
The Buffalo Sabres face-off at First Niagara Arena Thursday night fresh off a big win Tuesday. This week on Behind the Bench, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh speaking with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe. Hoppe said some injuries could be the next big problem for the team.
The Buffalo Sabres are back on the road Thursday night after losing Tuesday. This week on Behind the Bench, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh to speak with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe about what the team needs to do for a win.
'Behind The Bench' with Buffalo Sabres Beat Reporter Bill Hoppe.
The Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets pulled off a blockbuster trade Wednesday that sent two of the Sabres' highest-profile players to the Western Conference. Late in the day, the team also traded its starting goaltender.
On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's return from an extended All-Star break and the return of the team's captain Brian Gionta.
On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat writer Bill Hoppe talks about the team's extended losing streak, now at 11 games, and how it might affect the future of head coach Ted Nolan.
The Buffalo Sabres open the season against the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night at First Niagara Center. The area around the FNC is expected to be jam-packed with fans and difficult to navigate for those not familiar with the construction going on at HarborCenter.
The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday that they will host a game between the Erie Otters and the Niagara IceDogs at First Niagara Center this fall. The Ontario Hockey League game will showcase the talent of the world’s top junior prospect, Connor McDavid.