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Thanks for the Sweat, Sabres

Well what's left is there to say Sabres fans, at the end of another disappointing year? Truthfully, I would like to say THANK YOU for at least giving us a sweat at the end of the year.  As Buffalo fans we are conditioned to think that our team will get close, but never make it over the hump, so what are we so upset about? Let's think realistically here, if someone asked you in January whether or not you thought the Sabres would ever move into a playoff spot again before the regular season ended, not too many people would say yes.  In fact, I would have laid big odds that they wouldnt even be able to string three wins together, but I would have been wrong on both accounts...

Final Week Final Thoughts

Heading into one of the better weeks in sports as the NHL regular season winds down and playoff spots are finalized, I thought I would give some thoughts on the season and things I look forward to heading into the playoffs.

Caps face uphill playoff battle following 5-1 loss to Sabres

To say that Tuesday's 5-1 shellacking the Buffalo Sabres gave the Washington Capitals was embarrassing would be an understatement. 

To say that it happened with the eight seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs on the line and at home? Unacceptable. 

The Sabres' sixth-straight win was more than convincing. They looked like a team ready for the playoffs. They looked like a team hungry to get into the playoffs. They looked like a team that wants to get into the playoffs. 

Washington, on the other hand, squandered a chance to put themselves two points ahead of Buffalo with a so-called must-win home game. A win would...

Deadline Dud

Today's Trade Deadline couldn't have been more boring as only 15 deals were struck with the biggest one coming from the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres which saw Cody Hodgson and Zach Kassian swapped jerseys. The Trade Deadline day I will say is over-hyped but it has been proven to be one of the most important days in the NHL season, as smart teams have added the right pieces and have went on to win Stanley Cups.

I get excited every year for the Trade Deadline and I don't think that will change anytime soon. Now that is over, here are today's winners and losers.

Hodgson for Kassian

Cody Hodgson was dealt to the Buffalo Sabres for Zach Kassian.

Does this deal make Vancouver a better team? I tend to think so...unfortunately.

Habs Shuffle off to Buffalo

Ten days left to the NHL trade deadline, and the 13th place Habs are shuffling off to Buffalo to meet the 14th place Sabres. Yes, a battle of the titans. Sabres were picked by many pundits to finish high in the eastern conference standings, but they've obviously proven not to be as good as advertised.

In their last game, mere hours before tonight's tilt, the Sabres would lose a 7-2 contest to the Flyers in what can only be described as a lack-luster performance. The Habs on the other hand are coming of one of their better performances of the season in their shootout loss to the Bruins two nights ago. In their last game, the Habs showed grit and determination, albeit in ...

Giroux, Talbot and Simmonds power train on Buffalo in 7-2 Win

Following the first twenty minutes of play, it appeared as though the status quo had once again reared its head in Philadelphia.

With the Flyers trailing the Buffalo Sabres 2-0, it was the same story just a different night.

Sloppy, unenthused play haunted the Flyers throughout the first as the Sabres took advantage of poor coverage in front of the Philadelphia goal and absent-minded play from Ilya Bryzgalov.

As the team left the ice showered by boos, no one ever could have imagined that the team was going to score seven unanswered goals in the final forty minutes of play.

Drive For .500- Islanders/ Sabres Preview

New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow has made it clear that one thing he wanted to see is his team get to the .500 mark.

A win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night will make that a reality.

Coming off a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory Friday night against the Ottawa Senators, the Islanders return to the Nassau Coliseum in search of their third consecutive victory

Canadiens Fall to Sabres 3-1

The Buffalo Sabres were in town on Tuesday night for a Northeast Division clash with the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens, just two points up from the lowly Sabres, were unable to hold off their division rivals in a game that saw the Habs lose by a score of 3-1. The Sabres, who were 14th in the Eastern Conference heading into this one, are now tied with the Habs, but thanks to having two more wins will be ahead of them in the standings.

 

Very little separated these two teams going into the match-up on Tuesday night. Both teams fans had high expectations at the beginning of the season, only ...

Blackhawks punish Sabres 6-2

 

This would be a rare meeting between two hockey clubs. Being that one is in the East and the other in the West these clubs do not face each other often and are unfamiliar with each other’s tendencies. This will in fact be the only meeting this year between the two teams.

 These clubs are also going in different directions. Buffalo is fourth in their division and eleventh in the Eastern Conference with a 19-21-5 record and the face of the franchise goalie Ryan Miller is struggling. In fact for this game Buffalo went with Jhonas Enroth in net. Miller however is not the only one however who needs to play better for Buffalo.

 The Blackhawks were coming...