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Sabres Sign Scott To Extension

From the Sabres:

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 20, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the team has signed forward John Scott to a one-year contract extension.

Scott (6’8”, 270 lbs., 9/26/82) played in 34 games with the Sabres in the 2012-13 season after signing with the club as a free agent on July 1, 2012.

Prior to the Sabres, Scott split the 2011-12 season between the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers, tallying one assist and 53 penalty minutes in 35 games. In five NHL seasons, the native of Edmonton, Alberta has appeared in 180 career games with the Sabres, Rangers, Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild, recording five points (1+4) and 305 penalty minutes.

RDS is reporting that the one-year deal is worth $750,000.

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Report Of Roque To Buffalo As Assistant Is False

If this morning's story you may have seen on the internet stating that Ron Rolston has hired Lake Superior head coach Jim Roque as an assistant with the Sabres is true, it's certainly news to Jim Roque.

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Report: Sabres Fire Assistant Coaches

From Paul Hamilton of WGR-550,

The Sabres have yet to confirm this, but many sources have told me that Ron Rolston has fired James Patrick and Kevyn Adams.

The report also says Patrick was very upset to be passed over for the head coaching job when Lindy Ruff was fired.


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The Diversionary Brilliance Of Ted Black

One of my favorite hockey quotes ever came from former Sabres goalie Martin Biron, who was asked what he was thinking when tough guy Andrew Peters stepped in for him to fight Ray Emery during the legendary Sabres -- Senators brawl of 2007

Biron’s answer: “I kind of got stood up on the dance floor.”

Sabres general manager Darcy Regier could’ve used the same line Monday after his boss equal valiantly and even embarrassingly took one for the team at the season-ending press conference.

As Regier braced for the smoldering fire to which his feet were about to be placed, Sabres President Ted Black stepped in and threw buckets of ice water on the hot coals.

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Sabres Presser Gets Heated

Sabres President Ted Black and General Manager Darcy Regier today held an end of season press conference which slowly devolved into an uncomfortable circus.

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Sabres Increase Season Ticket Prices For 2013-14

In a letter mailed to season ticket holders, the Sabres announced that they'll be increasing season ticket pricing for next season.

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Sabres’ Vitriol Towards Fans Has Gone Too Far

Talk about kicking a gift horse in the mouth.

Is there something about the diehard hockey fans of Buffalo that’s become too much for this group of Sabres to handle?

If fans can dish it out, they can take it back?  This town has been “taking it” for the better part of 43 years, and the Stanley Cup-hungry Buffalo faithful repeatedly look past their dissatisfaction with an inferior product by emptying their wallets to fill the building.

It was cute at first, but the constant pouting coming from this group of underachievers has really gotten tiresome.

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On The Ice And Off, A Different Game

When Milan Lucic peeled away from Patrick Kaleta, passing up a golden opportunity for a vicious check on the Sabres agitator into the sidewall early in the first period of last night’s 3-2 Buffalo shootout win over the Bruins, you knew even strictly from a hockey sense that this game was different.

Unlike as prognosticated, TD Garden wasn’t a hornet’s nest or bear’s den.  The Sabres weren’t destined, as hinted during pregame by Pierre McGuire, to play the role of the Washington Generals.

Boston didn’t need the win, but they needed the game.

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Enroth: “Ruff Had Been Here Too Long”

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth didn't mince words when discussing how things for him have changed for the better since February.

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Ott: Getting Booed At Home Is “Completely Ridiculous”

From Howard Simon of WGR-550,

"It's disheartening when we get hemmed in our zone and they’re basically mocking us.  When you get up past the blue line and you finally get it in their zone after a minute and a half shift where they didn’t even have a scoring opportunity. I guess you can say it was more of the mocking of my teammates that probably pissed a lot of guys off including myself.  You're a fan of the Buffalo Sabres and hopefully you come to cheer us on and motivate us."


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About The Sabres Observer

Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003.  He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene.  Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.

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