All posts by Austin Broad

NC Journalism Student

Improving from within: Amerks who need to compete for NHL spots in 2019

There's plenty of Sabres story lines to follow during the 2019 off-season, will Skinner sign? Who will go 7th overall? Will Ristolainen be traded? etc. While everyone will be focusing on the additions Jason Botterill makes to the Sabres' roster, I am interested to see what improvements will be made from an internal perspective. Good ...

Sabres “to-do list” for 2019 off-season

Jason Botterill has hired his second head coach since taking over the Buffalo Sabres in 2017. Now that Ralph Krueger is officially in the fold for the Sabres, the two can begin forming their plan for the 2019 off-season. Both Botterill and Krueger need to work together and come up with a unified approach that ...

NHL Draft prospect profile: Kirby Dach

In the 2019 NHL Draft the Buffalo Sabres will draft 7th overall, and they should have a lot of intriguing options by the time they walk up to the podium on June 21st. The most popular names linked to the 7th overall pick have been Alex Turcotte, Trevor Zegras, Matthew Boldy and Kirby Dach. While ...

Victor Olofsson’s game should translate well to the NHL

Victor Olofsson has been generating buzz for the last two seasons. Olofsson lit up the Swedish Elite League (SHL) in 2016-17, and has continued his success in with the Rochester Americans (AHL) this year. He currently has 60 points in 64 games (Tied for 5th), and 27 goals (Tied for 6th) and is the driving ...

Sabres vs Oilers Game Report

The Sabres had a 3-1 lead in the second period... and completely fell apart and lost to the Oilers. They wasted fantastic nights by Jack Eichel, Brandon Montour, Rasmus Dahlin, Casey Mittelstadt and surprisingly Casey Nelson. Here's a breakdown of the good and bad: Good Casey Nelson At 5v5 Nelson was a force: 19 shot ...