All posts by Terry Bechakas

Prospect Profile: Owen Tippett

Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads/OHL Position: Right Wing Shoots: Right Height: 6'1" Weight: 203 lbs Rankings: Ranked 4th by ISS. Ranked 6th by Future Considerations. Ranked 6th by Bob McKenzie. Ranked 6th by McKeen's Hockey. Ranked 11th by Draft Analyst.  Ranked 11th by Hockeyprospect.com. Ranked 12th by Dobber Prospects. Ranked 20th by Craig Button. As we ...

Who Is Going to Play on Eichels Wing Next Season?

Last season Jack Eichel's left wing seemed like a revolving door with Marcus Foligno, Matt Moulson, Ryan O'Reilly, Evander Kane, and Tyler Ennis all getting stints on his line. Somewhere on Jason Botterill's to-do list will be to fill that void for Eichel. Reports have surfaced from Elliotte Friedman and Bob McKenzie, suggesting that Evander ...

Sabres Sign Johansson, Petersen Turns Pro, and Giorgio Watch Is Still On

This afternoon the Sabres announced the signing of goalie prospect Jonas Johansson, who was drafted 61st overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. https://twitter.com/BuffaloSabres/status/870003913604321280 Johansson, a product of the Byrnas system in Sweden, played 37 games for Almtuna in Allsvenskan, the Swedish second tier league. Johansson ranked 11th in the league with a .913 SV%, 2nd ...

Five Savvy Free Agent Options

As Jason Botterill begins his era as the Buffalo Sabres GM, a key goal on his checklist will be building organizational depth. A deep Sabres team will lead to a deeper Rochester Americans team, allowing younger players to develop in a winning environment. While drafting well is the most important piece in building strong rosters ...

After Firings of Murray and Bylsma, Sabres Need Structure

Jeremy White alluded to it yesterday and today was most definitely a day of reckoning. Firing Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma, along with Director of Amateur Scouting, Greg Royce, and Director of Pro Scouting, Rob Murphy, is a bold move for a team that has lacked any consistency since their playoff runs in 05-06 and 06-07. It's a ...