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Mike Babcock: Leafs Finally Attract A Big Free Agent

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the Mike Babcock sweepstakes. Now what’s left to be seen is what that means for the organization going forward.


Quick Rebuild: Can the Sabres be in the 2016 Playoffs?

Looking at the Buffalo Sabres for the last two seasons, at the bottom of the NHL, many would think that the team’s rebuild and ascent up the standings will take some time.  However, a look at recent NHL history suggests a playoff spot need not be that far away.  In recent years the Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche, and…

Evan Rodrigues

Sabres Sign Forward Evan Rodrigues

It looks like Jack Eichel will have a familiar face when he arrives at Buffalo Sabres training camp.  The team announced today that they have signed Eichel’s college linemate, Evan Rodrigues, to a two-year entry level deal. LWOS’ Ben Kerr had this to say about Rodrigues in his college free agent scouting report. After his impressive sophomore season, Rodrigues got…

Erie Otters v London Knights

NHL Draft Lottery: Top Pick Isn’t Sure Fire Path To Success

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players.  Each day LWOS will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft.  Be sure to bookmark the site, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical…

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 7: Interim head coach Ted Nolan of the Buffalo Sabres directs the players during a break in action against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on March 7, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Sabres 2-0. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Sabres Fire Head Coach Ted Nolan

Following their last overall finish in the NHL this season, the Buffalo Sabres will be making major changes to their coaching staff.  The team announced that head coach Ted Nolan has been relieved of his duties.  The team is also getting rid of assistant coach Danny Flynn, while not renewing the contracts of Bryan Trottier and Tom Coolen. The following…

Buffalo Sabres v Ottawa Senators

Buffalo Sabres Fans Have Fully Embraced Tanking

While attending the Buffalo Sabres game against the New Jersey Devils on Friday night, the reactions of the crowd made one thing abundantly clear, Sabres fans have embraced the idea of the Sabres finishing in last place in the NHL.  Sure, we have heard this from Sabres fans on talk radio, on twitter, and in internet message boards all season…

Tom Coolen

Tom Coolen returns to coach Latvian national team

The Buffalo Sabres might not be playing playoff hockey this year, but their fans will have another reason to bond with Latvia as their national team could possibly have two Sabres on the team. While Zemgus Girgensons is a question mark, Tom Coolen will be working with the team as the assistant coach. Weeks ago, rumours broke that Team Latvia…

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