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McCabe inks two-year deal, still waiting on Ullmark arbitration decision

August 3, 2019 - 10:37 AM ET

The $2.85 million AAV for the 25 yr. old defenseman represents a nice bump from the $1.6 million AAV from his last two-year deal.

NBC doesn't think highly of '19-20 Sabres. Buffalo gets five spots on NBCSN

August 6, 2019 - 2:42 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Having only five nationally televised games this upcoming NHL season isn't really that big of a deal for Buffalo Sabres fans. It means they'll only have to turn off the TV volume and turn up the radio to hear broadcasting legend Rick Jeanerette less than a half-dozen times. How...

If there's something up Jason Botterill's sleeve, he's giving no indication

August 8, 2019 - 1:35 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has all his players signed. Botterill and the arbitration system got the Sabres through the final four cases when the arbiter decided terms for Evan Rodrigues, Remi Elie and goalie Linus Ullmark while the team and Jake McCabe reached...

The Rasmus Ristolainen saga is front and center once again

August 11, 2019 - 2:20 PM ET

In an interview with Finnish TV, Ristolainen says "situation is open" and he'll be in an NHL training camp.

How difficult will it be for the Buffalo Sabres to make the playoffs?

August 13, 2019 - 11:55 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres As of now pretty difficult and it really doesn't have a lot to do with what they've done internally. The Buffalo Sabres have some pretty good top-end talent. That we know. Center Jack Eichel has established himself as a dominant pivot whose 82 points (28+54,) the most points in...

Sabres going Royal Blue for their 2020-21 "Golden Season"

August 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM ET

Fan-pleasing move, along with third jersey reveal, to be announced at 10 am presser today

Jets with small-market blues? Will Buffalo have another year with Risto?

August 18, 2019 - 11:10 AM ET

Winnipeg's Patrick Laine and Kyle Connor remain unsigned (and open to an offer sheet) while Buffalo's GM is taking the approach that Rasmus Ristolainen will be back on the blueline for the Sabres.

Sabres GM Jason Botterill has a solid farm system in place

August 20, 2019 - 9:32 AM ET

Prospect pool takes a hit from last year's No. 1 ranking, but still has some quality and overall depth