Buffalo Sabres

Opening Pegula complex the 'center' of attention

Oct 30, 2014
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Opening ceremonies began Thursday for HARBORCENTER, one the most ambitious development projects ever constructed in downtown Buffalo.

Sabres home opener: parking suggestions

Oct 9, 2014
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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.

Sabres start training camp with positive attitude

Sep 18, 2014
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The Buffalo Sabres have opened training camp. Veteran players reported to First Niagara Center for routine testing and physicals early Thursday morning.

Sabres to host OHL game, top prospect McDavid

Aug 21, 2014
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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.

Sabres owners expand interest in buying the Bills

Jul 3, 2014
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The owners of the Buffalo Sabres have hired an investment banker as they consider making a bid for the Buffalo Bills.

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Longtime Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret has been diagnosed with Stage 3 throat cancer. 


It was a busy afternoon for the Buffalo Sabres on the first day of National Hockey League free agency Tuesday.

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The Buffalo Sabres have chosen forward Brendan Lemieux with the first pick of the 2nd round in the NHL draft.

Sabres draft Reinhart with second pick

Jun 27, 2014
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The Buffalo Sabres selected center Sam Reinhart with the second overall pick in the NHL draft Friday night.

Sabres legend Hasek elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Jun 23, 2014
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Buffalo Sabres great Dominik Hasek is among six people selected as the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.

Sabres raise season ticket prices 4%

May 7, 2014
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The Buffalo Sabres are raising season ticket prices by four percent. The team announced Wednesday that prices will go up $1 to $4 per game for the 2014-2015 campaign, depends on the seat location.

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The Buffalo Sabres just can't seem to catch a break in what has been a season of suffering.  The Sabres lost the lottery held in Toronto Tuesday night to determine which of the non-playoff teams would get the top draft pick in the NHL draft this June.

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There was a special resonance yesterday as the Sabres announced a new addition to the HarborCenter complex coming to the Waterfront.

Sabres remove interim tag, extend Nolan's contract

Mar 31, 2014
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The Buffalo Sabres have removed the interim tag from head coach Ted Nolan and given him a three-year contract extension.

Sabres to retire Hasek's #39 next season

Mar 28, 2014
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Former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek will have his #39 jersey retired next season by the team. The honor was announced Friday, one day before Hasek is set to enter the team's Hall of Fame.


The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and the Buffalo Sabres were busy, as expected.

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Just one day after the Buffalo Sabres pulled off one of the biggest trades in team history, fan favorite Pat LaFontaine announced that he is leaving his post in the front office.

Trade talk for Miller

Feb 26, 2014
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As the National Hockey League Trade deadline approaches, Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray confirmed to reporters Tuesday night that he is looking at possible trades for goalie Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. Both are unrestricted free agents.

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Several members of the Buffalo Sabres organization are in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics, but not all will be playing hockey.

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Top young hockey talent from across the nation will be playing in Buffalo the next two years. The Sabres and First Niagara Center will be hosting USA Hockey's All-American Prospects game in 2014 and 2015.

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The Buffalo Sabres have hired former Ottawa Senators assistant GM Tim Murray to be the team's new general manager.

Report: Sabres choose Murray as new GM

Jan 8, 2014
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Media outlets are reporting that the Buffalo Sabres have decided on Tim Murray as their next general manager.

Tuesday's Sabres game postponed

Jan 7, 2014
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The NHL has postponed Tuesday night's game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Carolina Hurricanes because of this week's winter storm.

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller has earned his way to the U.S. national hockey team for the second straight Olympics. Buffalo News sportswriter Mike Harrington says Wednesday's announcement came as no surprise, but he says Miller's place on this year's team was not always an open and shut case.

Sabres team with AT&T for student texting pledge

Dec 3, 2013
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Some Buffalo area high schools are being encouraged to sign up for a national program to prevent texting and driving. AT&T has teamed up with the Buffalo Sabres and team captain Steve Ott for the "It Can Wait" program.

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.

Sabres fans say 'it’s about time'

Nov 14, 2013
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News of the Buffalo Sabres' big shake-up at First Niagara Center spread quickly Wednesday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley caught up with some Sabres fans happy to see the major changes.

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The Buffalo Sabres announced major organizational changes Wednesday, bringing back former Sabre Pat LaFontaine to serve as president of hockey operations and Ted Nolan to be interim head coach. Former coach Ron Rolston and longtime General Manager Darcy Regier have been fired.

Sabres fans entering arena now subject to wanding

Nov 11, 2013
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Buffalo Sabres fans entering First Niagara Center will now face enhanced security screening.

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A longtime Buffalo sports writer has penned a brand new sports history book.