All posts by Austin Broad

NC Journalism Student

Observations: Sabres vs Pens

The Buffalo Sabres had their first home game of 2018-19 (pre-season) and iced a very talented roster. Their opponents on the other hand, didn't. The Penguins dressed a weaker lineup and it reflected on the ice. The Sabres controlled play, and were by far the better team for a majority of the game. Things got ...

5 Things to Watch: Prospects Challenge

On Tuesday the Sabres announced their roster for the upcoming Prospects Challenge taking place from September 7th - 10th at Harborcenter. Four teams will be participating, with Pittsburgh, Boston and New Jersey joining Buffalo once again. The Sabres are bringing a very talented team to the ice this weekend, including top two prospects Casey Mittelstadt ...

Eichel & Skinner: The Next Great Sabres Duo

The Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes came out of nowhere last week when they announced that Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner was traded to Buffalo. Sabres GM Jason Botterill has kept his promise of making major changes to the organization, and has been true to his word on adding speed & skill to the wings. When ...

Sabres Trending Upwards Under Botterill

After becoming the NHL’s first ever 31st place team, Buffalo Sabres’ GM Jason Botterill didn’t waste any time this off-season before drastically changing his roster. Botterill let Robin Lehner become an unrestricted free agent, shipped out Ryan O’Reilly, all while bringing in Conor Sheary, Matt Hunwick, Carter Hutton, Tage Thompson, Vladimir Sobotka and Patrik Berglund. ...

Tage Thompson: An In-Depth Look

The Buffalo Sabres made a splash on July 1 by sending Ryan O'Reilly to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, Tage Thompson, a 2019 1st RD pick and a 2021 2nd RD pick. While Sobotka and Berglund are serviceable players, the main "gets" for Botterill are the draft choices and ...