All posts by Lucas Buckley

The NHL Should Stick With The 24-Team Playoff Format, and Here is Why

The NHL's expanded post-season has been quite well received so far. After all, it is the first time the league has seen more than 16 teams included in the tournament, and at five rounds it is also the longest offering the NHL has given its fans in the league's history. There is more suspense than ...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Sabres vs. Coyotes

After six years of being below-average, the Sabres have now been above .500 twice this season after their 3-0 win in Arizona Saturday evening. Eventually the honeymoon period will wear off and you won't have to listen to that stat anymore so don't worry. Lets of course begin with what was Good about the Buffalo ...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Sabres vs Golden Knights

Everyone loves a pilot, so let's consider this the pilot of a new (hopefully) regular post-game column. The Sabres and Golden Knights played yesterday with the Sabres prevailing. Here's what I liked, what could be improved, and what didn't look hot at all. The Good Eichel's 2-goal day It was another great showing for the ...

Free Agent Primer: Carter Hutton Could Be Short-Term Solution In Goal

The Buffalo Sabres have an open spot on the depth chart for the role of starting goaltender, and a platoon of Linus Ullmark and UFA Carter Hutton may be the solution. With the split from Robin Lehner and a reunion with Chad Johnson unlikely, Buffalo will have a new duo of goaltenders entering the 2018-19 ...

Free Agent Primer: Thomas Vanek Just What Sabres Need Going Into Free Agency

The 2018 NHL free agency period opens next Sunday, July 1st. The Sabres don’t appear to be in the hunt for John Tavares or the other big fishes occupying the pond, however they will certainly be looking to some cheaper options to improve the team. Thomas Vanek is one of those players who should garner ...