Buffalo Sabres Need Replacement For Injured Henri Jokiharju

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The Buffalo Sabres have started the season with a win, an upgrade from last season’s opening night. However, even though the 5-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens was a lot of fun, the night had a bittersweet ending. Per head coach Don Granato, both Casey Mittelstadt and Henri Jokiharju will be out for at least […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Henri Jokiharju

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The Buffalo Sabres have announced the signing of RFA defenceman Henri Jokiharju to a three-year, $7.5 million contract. The deal will have an AAV of $2.5 million and will carry him through the 2023-24 season. Three more years of Joki! 👊 We’ve signed Henri Jokiharju to a three-year contract with an AAV of $2.5 million. […] READ MORE


2021 Buffalo Sabres Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Young Players Shine Under Don Granato

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The Buffalo Sabres have been through some ups and downs since the start of the year. From a very slow start for their stars to a COVID outbreak and bad coaching, things have not been easy for them. However, after almost breaking the record for the longest winless streak in the NHL’s cap era, they’ve […] READ MORE



How Kevyn Adams can Fix the Buffalo Sabres Without Trading Jack Eichel

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The Buffalo Sabres made a splash this week. The fan base had been assured that GM Jason Botterill would be back again next year. However, this week, they fired him and most of their management group. Kevyn Adams was immediately hired despite little experience.  This has begun speculation regarding the future of Jack Eichel. Kevyn […] READ MORE


The Chicago Blackhawks Have a Roster Problem

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The Chicago Blackhawks have a roster problem. Normally having depth in your lineup proves to be a positive thing. Take a look at the last decade of play from the Boston Bruins. They made the playoffs eight out of the 10 seasons, won a Stanley Cup, and made the Stanley Cup Finals three times. They […] READ MORE



Buffalo Sabres Place Marco Scandella on IR, recall Lawrence Pilut

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The hot Buffalo Sabres will feature a slightly different blue line for the near future. They have placed defender Marco Scandella on injured reserve and called up Lawrence Pilut from AHL Rochester. Scandella had already missed a couple of recent games with a lower-body injury. The team’s PR department reported the move through its Twitter. […] READ MORE