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A Multi-Year Contract Extension For Kevyn Adams In Buffalo

via the Buffalo Sabres,

Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams has signed a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

"Kevyn's leadership and vision over the past two seasons has proven to be invaluable, and I am confident in his ability to continue to move us forward as an organization," Sabres owner Terry Pegula said. "He is respected by players, coaches, staff, and peers around the league alike due to the poise with which he carries himself and the respect he reciprocates to every individual he encounters. He has grown in different roles throughout the organization, providing him unique perspectives that help him perform at the highest level as general manager.

"I, along with the fans and community, am happy to see Kevyn continue to build a winning culture both on and off the ice. Additionally, I am appreciative of his communication skills and dedication to the entire organization. I am thrilled to extend Kevyn's contract and have him lead the Buffalo Sabres for several years to come."

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The Upstart Buffalo Sabres

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

It's hard to make sense of this Sabres training camp. We can surmise it will be fun to watch, but it's hard to figure out exactly what it will be.

The basic fact is we all can just about name the entire roster before a single practice. There's not much competition for jobs, and it's going to be far more about competition for spots within the framework of the team.

That's because the Sabres have acquired so many young assets who have established themselves or are about to, that they didn't go out and bring in a bunch of veterans and find the need to meld them into a group. That's what Steve Yzerman did in Detroit this summer and it comes off as a bit of a panic move.

There's zero panic coming from GM Kevyn Adams and coach Don Granato. Not since the Ruff-Regier days has this ship been so steady.


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A Seven-Year Deal For Tage Thompson In Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with forward Tage Thompson to a seven-year contract extension worth $50 million, the team announced Tuesday. The contract begins with the 2023-24 season.

"Tage Thompson embodies the pride we expect from every player who wears the Buffalo Sabres sweater. His success last season is a testament to his unrelenting dedication to his craft and commitment to bettering the team both on and off the ice, which we believe will help us reach even greater heights moving forward. We are thrilled to extend Tage, keeping him and his family in Buffalo for many years to come."

Thompson, 24, enjoyed a career season in 2021-22 following a move to center during training camp. He led the Sabres with 38 goals and 68 points in 78 games, shattering his previous NHL career highs.

"This is a place I want to be at for a very long time," Thompson said after the season. "I want to be a guy that helps this team win and make the playoffs and win a Stanley Cup, and obviously those are all just words and you've got to put that into action.

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The Trade That Put Dominik Hasek In The Spotlight

from Dave Stubbs of NHL.com,

Dominik Hasek remembers being at home in the Czech Republic 30 years ago, on Aug. 7, 1992, on his way out for a Friday night at the movies.

He had no idea that the ringing phone he hesitated to answer as he tied his shoes would dramatically change his NHL career, putting him on the path to iconic goaltending status and the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Phoning from across the Atlantic Ocean was Hasek's agent, Ritch Winter, to tell the veteran of 25 regular-season NHL games that he'd been traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Buffalo Sabres. Going the other way was goalie Stephane Beauregard and a fourth-round selection in the 1993 NHL Draft.

"I think it was 'Basic Instinct,' in English with Czech subtitles, but I can't be 100 percent sure," Hasek said last week by phone, speaking from his car near Prague. "To be honest, after that call I didn't pay much attention to the movie.


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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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