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Dallas Stars Trade Ben Bishop To The Buffalo Sabres

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has traded goaltender Ben Bishop and a seventh-round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft to Buffalo in exchange for future considerations.

Bishop, 35, did not play for the Stars in 2021-22, and finishes his time in Dallas with a 74-48-11 record in 143 regular-season games played, a 2.33 goals against average, a .923 save percentage and 14 shutouts. He has a 222-128-36 record in 413 regular-season games played in 11 seasons with St. Louis, Ottawa, Dallas, Los Angeles and Tampa Bay with a .921 save percentage and a 2.32 goals against average.

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound native of Denver, Colorado was originally selected by St. Louis in the third round (85th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft.

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Video- Late Evening Line- Rick Jeanneret

You've provided us hours of entertainment RJ.

Enjoy retirement and good health.

Watch below.

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Owen Power And Kent Johnson Sign With Their NHL Teams

both from NHL.com,

Owen Power, the No. 1 pick of the 2021 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.

The 19-year-old defenseman will join the Sabres in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, ahead of Buffalo's game at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, and he is expected to make his NHL debut at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, general manager Kevyn Adams said.


Kent Johnson signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday that begins this season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 19-year-old sophomore forward from the University of Michigan was selected by the Blue Jackets with the No. 5 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. He was tied for fourth on Michigan with 37 points (eight goals, 29 assists) in 32 games.

Johnson is expected to join the Blue Jackets on Monday. Columbus plays the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.


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Video- The Buffalo Sabres Honor Rick Jeanneret

via the YouTube page of the Buffalo Sabres,

The Buffalo Sabres raised Rick Jeanneret's banner into the rafters and celebrated the 51-year career of the broadcast legend in front of a full house.

Watch the 19 minute celebration below.

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Buffalo/Florida Trade

The Panthers are putting Aaron Ekblad on LTIR so they made another move today.

Ekblad is expected back during the first round of the playoffs.


added 1:39pm, Buffalo PR makes it official.

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Video- Recapping The Heritage Classic In Hamilton

3 1/2 minutes long.


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Miro Heiskanen out With Mononucleosis

via Dallas Stars press release,

Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and will be out indefinitely.  He has been placed on Injured Reserve retroactive to March 2nd.

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On Jack Eichel’s Return To Buffalo On Thursday

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

So if you want to boo, you should be booing the Pegulas. Ineffective, distant ownership and bad management have rendered this franchise a shell of itself, leaving GM Kevyn Adams and coach Don Granato a massive lift to get things turned around.

Eichel gave us a lot of great moments. He's the franchise's all-time leader in overtime goals, and he's badly missed at 3-on-3 this season. He was eighth in the Hart Trophy balloting just two years ago – ahead of names such as Nikita Kucherov, Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin – and it seemed as though he was getting to the superstar level everyone hoped for at the 2015 draft.

He wanted to win here, but it never seemed like he was embraced. Within the organization, there were always some diva rumblings surrounding his interactions with staff. But with the media, he was always available, accountable and insightful.

Many a night when that locker room was empty after another terrible loss, Eichel would be in there alone – often still in most of his equipment – waiting for reporters who asked him to dissect the damage.


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Video- Dylan Cozens Fined For Cross-Checking

NEW YORK (Feb. 16, 2022) – Buffalo Sabres forward Dylan Cozens has been fined $2,235.42, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson during NHL Game No. 524 in Buffalo on Tuesday, Feb. 15, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 8:49 of the second period. Cozens was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.

Watch below.

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Video- Save Of The Night

Malcolm Subban!


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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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