All posts by Joe Marino

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

November 2019 NHL Draft Rankings

A lot has changed this month for the Buffalo Sabres and that has a huge effect on their draft. The Sabres have now won nine games in a row and have put them right in the discussion for a playoff spot. That's something that we haven't been able to discuss for a very, very long ...