February 2019 NHL Draft Rankings

A WHL comeback The Western Hockey League will have a big presence in the first round of this year's NHL Entry Draft. Ty Smith and Alexander Alexeyev were the only players from the WHL that were selected in the first round in 2018. There should be at least six players from the western league that ...

Botterill may have a hidden gem in Linus Weissbach

Everyone knows Victor Olofsson, the 2014 7th round draft pick has become one of the most polarizing prospects in the Sabres organization. While the #Goalofsson hype is well-warranted, there is another 7th rounder in the Sabres prospect pool that could generate the same hype in a season or two. Linus Weissbach, Wisconsin Badgers forward, was ...

January 2019 Draft Rankings

Jack Hughes, C, 5'10" 168 lbs (USNTDP) No surprise here but yes, Jack Hughes is the consensus number one overall pick for the 2019 NHL draft. Kaapo Kakko is getting a lot of love because of his performance at the world juniors and his play against men in Finland but Hughes is still on another ...

The Broad Statement: Dahlin is ready to be the #1 defenceman in Buffalo

For the last four seasons Rasmus Ristolainen has been the anchor on the Sabres blueline, and has done as good a job as any could have expected him to. Anyone who truly new Ristolainen's skillset knew he was better suited as a 2nd pairing defenceman, and when the Sabres drafted Dahlin they drafted a a ...

2019 trade deadline preview

It's expected to be yet another quiet trade deadline for the Buffalo Sabres this year. The 2019 NHL trade deadline is right around the corner and there's a big decision looming for Sabres general manager, Jason Botterill. For the first time in many years, it might not be out of the question for the Sabres ...

TCB Interview: Taylor Leier

This past week, I had the chance to sit down and pick the brain of recently acquired left-winger Taylor Leier, and discuss several aspects of his career, personal life, and hockey in general. You couldn't have asked for a nicer guy to talk hockey with, and the crew here at TCB are beyond thankful for ...

Sabres recall C.J. Smith

After forward Remi Elie cleared waivers and was assigned to the Rochester Americans, it was expected that the Buffalo Sabres would call up a forward from their farm team in the American Hockey League. That move came Monday morning as left winger C.J. Smith was brought up to Buffalo for the second time this season. ...

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