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{{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres.PNG | conference = Eastern | division = Northeast | founded = 1970 | history = Buffalo Sabres
1970 - present | arena = HSBC Arena | city = Flag of the United States Buffalo, New York | media_affiliates = MSG Network
WGR (550 AM)
WMXO (101.5 FM) | team_colors = Midnight Blue, Maize, Silver, White | head_coach = Flag of Canada Lindy Ruff | general_manager = Flag of Canada Darcy Regier | owner = Flag of the United States Thomas Golisano | captain = Flag of Canada Jason Pominville | minor_league_affiliates = Rochester Americans (AHL) Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL) | stanley_cups = none | conf_titles = 1974–75, 1979–80, [[1998–99 NHL season|2006-07 NHL season] | division_titles = 1974–75, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1996–97, 2006–07 }} The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... The NHLs Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. ... HSBC Arena HSBC Arena is a sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA. It is home to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. ... WGR, or WGR Sports Radio 550, is an all sports radio station in Buffalo, New York that broadcasts on 550 AM. It is the flagship station of the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bandits, and is currently the only full-time sports talk station in the city of Buffalo. ... WMXO is an FM radio station located in Olean, New York. ... Midnight Blue is a dark shade of blue that was named for its darkness. ... The color maize, in the English language, usually refers to a color that is similar to yellow; it is named for the cereal of the same name - maize (or corn). ... For other uses, see Silver (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Lindy Cameron Ruff (Born: February 17, 1960 in Warburg, Alberta, Canada) is head coach of the Buffalo Sabres and former left winger in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Darcy John Regier (born November 27, 1957 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada) is the current general manager of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Blase Thomas Golisano (1942-) is the billionaire founder of Paychex, the second-largest payroll processor in the United States, and owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jason John Pominville (born November 30, 1982 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. // Pominville played his junior hockey for the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Rochester Americans are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs are a professional ice hockey team which plays in the Bossier City-Shreveport metropolitan area of Louisiana. ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... The NHLs Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... NHL redirects here. ...

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History

Founding

The Buffalo Sabres, along with the Vancouver Canucks, joined the NHL in the 1970–71 season. The Sabres' first owners were Seymour Knox III and Northrup Knox, scions of a family long prominent in western New York. Buffalo had long been a hotbed for hockey. The Buffalo Bisons had been one of the pillars of the American Hockey League, winning the Calder Cup in their final season. The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Western New York refers to the westernmost region of New York State. ... The Buffalo Bisons are a defunct American Hockey League ice hockey franchise that played from 1940 to 1970 in Buffalo, New York. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Calder Cup is awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League. ...


Wanting a different name other than "bison" that was so common among Buffalo sports teams, the Knoxes immediately commissioned a name-the-team contest. The winning choice, "Sabres," was chosen because Seymour Knox felt a sabre was a weapon carried by a leader. He also noted that a sabre is swift and strong on offense as well as defense. The Knoxes had tried twice before to get an NHL team, first when the NHL expanded in 1967, and then unsuccessfully attempting to buy the Oakland Seals with the intent of moving them to Buffalo. At the time of their creation, the Sabres exercised their option to create their own AHL farm team, the Cincinnati Swords. The Oakland Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... A farm team, or farm club, generally refers to a minor league baseball league in the United States which are at a lower pay level and play in smaller cities and towns than do Major League Baseball, and which are under the control of the two major leagues and are... The Cincinnati Swords are a defunct American Hockey League team. ...

Buffalo's first logo, used from 1970–96. As of 2006 it is being used as an alternate logo.
Buffalo's first logo, used from 1970–96. As of 2006 it is being used as an alternate logo.

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French Connection

The Sabres, playing their first of many seasons at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, got off to a good start before they even hit the ice when they, despite being disputed by the Vancouver Canucks, and by spinning a roulette wheel, won the NHL draft lottery, and picked future Hockey Hall of Fame center Gilbert Perreault first overall in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft. Perreault was available to the Sabres, as this was the first year that the Montreal Canadiens did not have a priority right to draft Québécois junior players. Perreault scored 38 goals in his rookie season of 1970–71, at the time a record for most goals scored by a rookie in the NHL, and was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as Rookie of the Year. Despite Perreault's star play, the Sabres did not make the playoffs. The French Connection was a line of professional ice hockey forwards who played together for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League from 1972 until 1979. ... Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (also known as The Aud) is an indoor arena in downtown Buffalo, New York. ... Roulette is a casino and gambling game named after the French word meaning small wheel. In the game a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular surface running around the circumference of the wheel. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for seventeen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Blessed with an uncanny ability to stickhandle in close quarters, he was one of the slickest playmaking centres ever to play the game. ... The 1970 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... This article is about the use of the term. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ...


In the team's second season, 1971–72, rookie Rick Martin, drafted fifth overall by Buffalo in 1971, and Rene Robert, acquired in a late-season trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins, joined Perreault and would become one of the league's top forward lines in the 1970s. Martin broke Perreault's record at once with 44 rookie goals. They were nicknamed "The French Connection" after the movie of the same name and in homage to their French-Canadian roots. The Sabres made the playoffs for the first time in 1972–73, just the team's third year in the league, but lost in the quarterfinals in six games to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens. Game 6 at the Aud ended with the fans serenading their team in a chant of "Thank you Sabres! Thank you Sabres!", a moment many consider to be the greatest in team history.[original research?] Rick Martin (born 26 July 1951 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the NHL for 11 seasons between 1971 and 1982. ... The 1971 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Rene Robert (born 31 December 1948 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... The French Connection was a line of professional ice hockey forwards who played together for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League from 1972 until 1979. ... The French Connection is a 1971 Hollywood crime film directed by William Friedkin. ... Canadiens redirects here. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Aud can refer to: Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Category: ...


Fog and the bat

After a subpar year in 1974 that saw them miss the playoffs, the Sabres finished in a tie for the best record in the NHL in the 1974–75 regular season. Buffalo would advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in team history to play against the rough Philadelphia Flyers (who had been recently nicknamed the "Broad Street Bullies"), a series which included the legendary Fog Game (game three of the series). Due to unusual heat in Buffalo in May 1975, portions of the game were played in heavy fog. Players, officials, and the puck were invisible to many spectators. During a face-off and through the fog, Sabres center Jim Lorentz spotted a bat flying across the rink, raised his stick, and killed it. Many superstitious Buffalo fans considered this to be an "Evil Omen," pertaining to the result of the series. It was the only time that any player killed an animal during an NHL game. The Sabres won that game thanks to Rene Robert's goal in overtime. However, Philadelphia would wind up taking the Cup Final to six games, winning the series 4 games to 2. The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Jim Lorentz - (Born May 1, 1947, in Waterloo, Ontario) was a Canadian Professional Hockey Centerman who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, St. ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ... Superstition is a set of behaviors that may be faith based, or related to magical thinking, whereby the practitioner believes that the future, or the outcome of certain events, can be influenced by certain of his or her behaviors. ... Examples of omens from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493): natural phenomena and strange births. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ...


The French Connection, joined by 50–goal scorer Danny Gare, continued to score prolifically for the Sabres in 1975–76, but the team lost in the quarterfinals to the New York Islanders. The Sabres continued to coast through the late 1970s behind the French Connection of Perreault, Martin, Robert, and Gare, but they were unable to return to the Final despite a regular season Conference championship in 1980 and being the first team to beat the Soviet Olympic team when they toured the United States. Danny Gare (Born May 14, 1954 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada) was a noted ice hockey player in the NHL. He was the captain of the Detroit Red Wings before Steve Yzerman. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ...


Leaving the Aud

The 1995–96 season was the first season under coach Ted Nolan and the last for the Sabres at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, or the Aud. Nolan brought an exciting brand of hockey to Buffalo. During his coaching tenure, his Sabres were referred to as the "hardest-working team in hockey". [1]Even though the Sabres failed to have success in the win column and played before an average of only a little over 13,000 fans, fourth-fewest in the history of the team at the Aud, the fans had a special love affair with the team. Brad May, Rob Ray and Matthew Barnaby became the 1990s version of the characters from the movie Slap Shot, "The Hanson Brothers." This season also featured the debut of "walk-on" veteran player Randy Burridge. After attending training camp on a try-out basis, Burridge earned a spot on the roster. He scored 25 goals that season and was second in team scoring to Pat LaFontaine. Burridge also earned the Tim Horton Award for being the unsung hero and was voted team Most Valuable Player. Ted Nolan on the red carpet of the 2006 NHL awards. ... Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (also known as The Aud) is an indoor arena in downtown Buffalo, New York. ... Brad May (born November 29, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a hockey left winger currently playing for the NHLs Anaheim Ducks. ... Rob Ray was born on June 8, 1968 in Stirling, Ontario. ... Matthew Barnaby (b. ... Slap Shot is a 1977 Hollywood film starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean and directed by George Roy Hill. ... Randall Burridge (born 7 January 1966 in Fort Erie, Ontario is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


1996–97—2005–06: Black and red era

New arena and new attitude

Buffalo's second logo, used from 1997 until 2006.
Buffalo's second logo, used from 1997 until 2006.

Nolan and the Sabres rebounded in 96–97, their first at Marine Midland Arena, by winning the Northeast Division (their first division title in sixteen years), with Nolan winning the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach, Dominik Hasek winning both the Hart and Vezina Trophies (the first goaltender to do so since Montreal's Jacques Plante in 1962), Michael Peca taking home the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL, and general manager John Muckler honored as Executive of the Year. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... HSBC Arena HSBC Arena is a sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA. It is home to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. ... The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. ... Dominik HaÅ¡ek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... Michael Peca (born March 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League who has played for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. ... The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ... John Mucks Muckler (born April 13, 1934) was most recently the General Manager of the Ottawa Senators NHL ice hockey Club. ...


However, the regular season success was all overshadowed by what had taken place during the playoffs. Tensions between Nolan and Hasek had been high for most of the season, however, after being scored upon in game three of the first-round against the Ottawa Senators, Hasek left the game, forcing backup Steve Shields to step in. Hasek claimed he felt his knee pop, and the team doctor pronounced him day-to-day. Buffalo News columnist Jim Kelley wrote a column that night for the next day's newspaper that detailed the day's events, which irked Hasek. After the Senators won game five, Hasek came out of the Sabres' training room and physically attacked Kelley, tearing his shirt. Despite issuing an apology, things went downhill afterwards. Shields starred as the Sabres rallied to win the series against Ottawa. But before the next series against the Philadelphia Flyers, the NHL announced that Hasek had been suspended for three games — with the Sabres informing the league that Hasek was healthy (Hasek most likely would not have been suspended had he not been cleared to play). Set to return in game four with the team down by three games in the series, Hasek told the Sabres' coaching staff he felt a twinge in his knee and left the ice after the pregame skate. Shields turned in another season-saving performance as Buffalo staved off the almost inevitable sweeping elimination with a win. Again before the fifth game, Hasek declared himself unfit to play and Buffalo lost 6–3, losing the series in five games. For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... Steve Shields (Born on July 19, 1972 in North Bay, Ontario) is a current NHL goaltender for the Atlanta Thrashers. ... Jim Kelley is a professional sports news columnist whose 30-year career has focused primarily on the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, and the greater Buffalo area. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


New owners

Despite the infighting, the season was a fitting tribute to Seymour Knox, who died on May 22, 1996. During the season, his brother Northrop sold the team to Adelphia Communications. is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Adelphia Communications Corporation, named after the Greek word brothers, was the fifth largest cable company in the United States before filing for bankruptcy in 2002 due to internal corruption. ...


Timothy Rigas, son of Adelphia founder John Rigas, took over as team president. His first act was to fire general manager John Muckler, who had a noted feud with Nolan. All-Star goaltender Hasek, who supported Muckler, openly told reporters at the NHL Awards Ceremony that he did not respect Nolan, placing new GM Darcy Regier in a tough position. He offered Nolan just a one-year contract for a reported $500,000. Nolan refused on the grounds that his previous contract was for two years, before he was Coach of the Year. Regier then pulled the contract off the table and didn't offer another one, ending Nolan's tenure as Sabres coach. Nolan was offered several jobs from the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders, which he turned down, and was out of the NHL until June 2006 when he was named coach of the Islanders. After Nolan, former Sabres captain Lindy Ruff, Buffalo's current bench boss, was hired as head coach on July 21, 1997, agreeing to a three-year deal. John J. Rigas was (born November 14, 1924 in Wellsville, New York) was one of the founders of Adelphia Communications Corporation, which at its peak was one of the largest cable companies in the United States. ... John Mucks Muckler (born April 13, 1934) was most recently the General Manager of the Ottawa Senators NHL ice hockey Club. ... Darcy John Regier (born November 27, 1957 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada) is the current general manager of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Lindy Cameron Ruff (Born: February 17, 1960 in Warburg, Alberta, Canada) is head coach of the Buffalo Sabres and former left winger in the National Hockey League. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Seemingly in the blink of an eye, the Sabres organization, after having their most successful season in nearly two decades, had now rid itself of both the reigning NHL Executive (Muckler) and Coach of the Year (Nolan).


Behind Hasek, left-winger Miroslav Satan (who led the team in scoring), right-winger Donald Audette, center Michael Peca, and several role-playing journeymen including pest Matthew Barnaby, the Sabres reached the Conference Final in 1998, but lost to the Washington Capitals in six games. Miroslav Šatan (born October 22, 1974 in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the New York Islanders. ... Donald Audette (born September 23, 1969 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey forward in the National Hockey League. ... In ice hockey, a pest is a type of player who attempts to annoy, anger, or distract opposing players in order to reduce their effectiveness or cause them to take a penalty. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


"No Goal!"

In 1999, Miroslav Satan scored 40 goals. The Sabres would add centers Stu Barnes from the Pittsburgh Penguins and Joe Juneau from the Capitals. Michal Grosek had the best season of his career, and the team finally returned to the Stanley Cup Finals, this time against the Dallas Stars. Stu Barnes (b. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Joe Juneau is a hockey player, born January 5, 1968 in Pont-Rouge, Quebec, Canada. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Michal Grosek (born 1 June 1975 in Vyskov, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for Servette Geneve of the Swiss League. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ...


In the sixth game, Dallas Stars winger Brett Hull's triple-overtime goal — as Hull's skate was visibly in Hasek's crease — ended the series, and the Stars were awarded the Cup. In 1999, it was illegal to score a goal if an offensive player's skate entered the crease before the puck did. At the time, even Dallas Morning News hockey writer Keith Gave(a lifelong Red Wings fan who had just been employed by Dallas) questioned the legality of the goal. NHL officials, however, maintained that Hull's two shots in the goal mouth constituted a single possession of the puck since the puck deflected off Hasek, and their ruling stood, citing that they "were going to change the rule the following year anyway." It is widely speculated that, by the time the Sabres mentioned the foul, the red carpet had already been unrolled at center ice, and the officials refused to acknowledge the non-call. ESPN's "Page2" staff has ranked the call as the fifth worst officiating call in sports history.[2] Conversely, Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun wrote "There should have been no controversy whatsoever. When Hull first kicked the rebound on to his stick, he had neither foot in the crease. At the instant he kicked the puck, he became in control of it. It was only in the follow-through of that kick that his left foot moved into the crease."[3] Buffalo sports fans, who have suffered through some of the biggest misfortunes in sports history (such as "Wide Right" and "Music City Miracle"), refer to the game as "No Goal," a phrase still used in western New York to this day. The rule was changed for the following season, allowing players to be inside the goaltender's crease as long as they do not interfere with the goalie. The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... In certain sports, such as football, field hockey, ice hockey, rugby union and rugby league, the term winger is the name of a position. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... The Dallas Morning News is the major daily newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas area. ... Keith Gave was a Dallas Morning News reporter who is infamous for questioning the legality of the Dallas Stars game-winning goal in the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals. ... The red carpet at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival; to the left is Rachael Harris A red carpet is a strip of carpet in the colour red, which is laid out to welcome VIPs such as dignitaries and celebrities at formal events. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Among other things, Page2 is a feature of www. ... The Toronto Sun is an English language daily newspaper published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The Music City Miracle is a famous play in the NFL Wild Card Playoffs involving the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills that took place on January 8, 2000 (following the 1999 regular season) at Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee. ... No goal is a call made by referees in various goal-scoring sports (football, hockey, etc. ...


The next year was a disappointing season. The team struggled in the regular season, due to injuries to Hasek as well as other tired and discouraged players. Doug Gilmour was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline and sparked the Sabres to a playoff berth. However, Gilmour was stricken by stomach flu during the post-season and even the return of Hasek could not prevent their first-round playoff series loss to the Flyers. Like the previous season, there would be another officiating controversy. In game two high-flying Flyers' winger John LeClair put the puck in the net through a hole in the mesh. While replays appeared to showed the puck going in through the side of the net, the goal was allowed to stand. The Flyers would win the game 2–1 and go on to win the series 4–1. Douglas Robert Gilmour (born June 25, 1963 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... John Clark LeClair (born July 5, 1969 in St. ...


Captain Michael Peca sat out 2000–01 due to a contract dispute, and eventually was traded to the Islanders in June 2001 for Tim Connolly and Taylor Pyatt. Even so, the Sabres still defeated the high-seeded Flyers in six games in the first round of the playoffs (with a resounding 8–0 victory in the series-winning game). In the second round, they faced the underdog Penguins led by rejuvenated superstar Mario Lemieux and captain Jaromir Jagr, who had won his 5th Art Ross Trophy that season, losing on a seventh-game overtime goal scored by defenseman Darius Kasparaitis. In ice hockey each team has a designated captain. ... Tim Connolly (born May 7, 1981 in Baldwinsville, New York) is an American ice hockey player in the NHL. Connolly played for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League prior to 1999. ... Taylor Pyatt was born August 19, 1981 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1984 and 2005. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... Darius Kasparaitis (born October 16, 1972 in ElektrÄ—nai, U.S.S.R.) is an ethnic Lithuanian professional ice hockey defenseman, also known by the nickname Kaspar. He has Russian citizenship and plays for the Russian national hockey team. ...


Third jersey

Buffalo's alternate logo (2000–06), two sabres crossing each other on top of a circle.
Buffalo's alternate logo (2000–06), two sabres crossing each other on top of a circle.

The first third Jersey of the Buffalo Sabres was created in 2000. The primary color was Sabre red, with black and gray stripes on the sleeves. It also featured the word "Buffalo" written on a black stripe outlined by gray near the waist. The logo was a black circle with two sabres crossing each other. The third jersey ran from 2000–2006 when the red jersey was retired. With the return to blue and gold came the return of the original Sabres Jersey which was worn from 1970–96. The Sabres in 2006 made the original blue jersey their new third jersey. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A third jersey or alternate jersey is a sports teams alternate design for the previously established other two jerseys, the home and away outfits. ...


Missing the playoffs

After lengthy, and failed, negotiations with their star goaltender, the Sabres traded Hasek to the Detroit Red Wings in the summer of 2001. Without Hasek and Peca, the Sabres missed the 2002 playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


In the summer of 2002, John Rigas and his sons were arrested for bank, wire, and securities fraud for embezzling more than $2 billion from Adelphia (Rigas eventually was convicted and presently is appealing a sentence of 15 years in prison). The league took control of the team, though the Rigas family remained owners on paper. The affair came as something of an embarrassment to the NHL. Only five years earlier, it had tightened its standards for vetting prospective owners after seeing John Spano buy the New York Islanders only to discover he'd grossly inflated his net worth and committed massive bank and wire fraud. John A. Spano, Jr. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ...


For a while, there were no interested buyers. Attendance sagged, and it looked like the Sabres would either move or fold. The leading candidate was Mark Hamister, a local businessman who owned the Arena Football League's Buffalo Destroyers. Hamister was the personal choice of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. However, over time it became obvious that Hamister's financial assets were highly suspect and that his bid was heavily dependent upon government financing. It also became known that Hamister had won an expansion af2 team in Dayton, Ohio and got numerous concessions from local government, but moved them to Cincinnati before they had ever played their first game in Dayton. He was also considering moving the Destroyers (and as it turned out, did — to Columbus, Ohio). Under pressure from fans concerned that Hamister might move the Sabres, state officials scuttled a critical incentive package, effectively killing his bid. The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 1999 Home arena Nationwide Arena City, State Columbus, Ohio Head Coach Doug Kay ArenaBowl championships 0 Conference titles 0 Division titles 1: 2007 Wild Card berths 3: 2000, 2002, 2007 The Columbus Destroyers are an Arena Football League team. ... Gary Bruce Bettman (born on June 2, 1952 in Queens, New York) is the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), a post he has held since February 1, 1993. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ...


Another group who showed interest in the Sabres was headed by Sherry Bassin, co-owner of the Ontario Hockey League's Erie Otters, and included Alain Maislin, a Montreal trucking magnate, and Frank DuRoss, owner of the Rochester Raging Rhinos USL soccer team. Former Sabres coach Ted Nolan was a friend of Bassin, and there was speculation that he would be rehired as Sabres coach if Bassin assumed ownership. However, this partnership dissolved without ever making a formal offer to the NHL. Ted Nolan on the red carpet of the 2006 NHL awards. ...


2002–03 and new ownership

With the season beginning under league control, general manager Darcy Regier would make minimal moves that could bolster the last placed Sabres. However, with the consultations of impending new ownership, the team began their rebuilding process around the trade deadline of March 10, 2003 by clearing out veteran players. The first to go was long-time winger Rob Ray who was sent to Ottawa. The team then sent center and team captain Stu Barnes to the Dallas Stars for young winger Michael Ryan and a draft pick. The third deal that was completed at that time sent center Chris Gratton to the Phoenix Coyotes with a draft pick for a younger center, Daniel Briere and a draft pick. The trade of Barnes was widely believed to be a show of gratitude, to get him to a team that was a playoff contender. However, the move was a surprise to Barnes, who had become a fan favorite with the help of Sabres' broadcaster Rick Jeanneret's calls of "Stuuuuuuuuuu Barnes...top shelf where momma hides the cookies!", and variations of that call after Barnes would score for the Sabres. Barnes stated that he had wanted to stay in Buffalo and broke down in tears in front of the assembled media after receiving word of his trade. Darcy John Regier (born November 27, 1957 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada) is the current general manager of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rob Ray was born on June 8, 1968 in Stirling, Ontario. ... Stu Barnes (b. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... Michael Ryan (born May 16, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA) is an American ice hockey forward. ... Chris Gratton {b. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... Daniel Briere (born October 6, 1977 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey centre. ... Rick Jeanneret (Born in St. ...


After the two year period of uncertainty that left the Sabres franchise in limbo, the team was sold to Rochester, New York billionaire and former New York gubernatorial candidate Tom Golisano, whose bid included no government funding. Golisano was introduced as team owner on March 19, 2003. Golisano immediately drew the attention of fans with lowered ticket prices. He brought former team president Larry Quinn back to the team as managing partner and gave him day-to-day control over franchise operations. This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County. ... Blaise Thomas Tom Golisano (born 1942) is the billionaire founder of Paychex, the second-largest payroll processor in the United States, and owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team. ... March 19, 2003 Jørn Siljeholm, a weapons inspector recently in Iraq, accused the U.S. of lying about evidence for weapons of mass destruction. ...


2003–04

The team emerged from its struggles, and the Sabres narrowly missed the playoffs, which saw the debuts and/or development of prominent young players such as Daniel Briere. One memorable moment in 2003–04 was on New Year's Eve 2003, when Maxim Afinogenov and Miroslav Satan both scored hat tricks against the Washington Capitals at home. The Sabres won a sound 7–1. Danny Brière (born October 6, 1977 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional ice hockey player with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Maxim Sergeyevich Afinogenov (Russian: , Maksim Sergejevič Afinogenov, IPA: ; born September 4, 1979 in Moscow, USSR; now Russia) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Miroslav Å atan (born October 22, 1974 in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the New York Islanders. ... For other uses, see Hat Trick (disambiguation). ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


2004–05

The NHL canceled the 2004–05 NHL season due to a labor dispute; however, the league and the NHL Players Association were able to devise a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in the summer of 2005, thus enabling NHL hockey to return for the 2005–06 season. The National Hockey League Players Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League of North America. ...


On January 19, 2005, the Sabres lost their main cable television broadcaster, as the Empire Sports Network (which had been on the air from 1991 to 2005) ceased operations as a cost cutting move during the Adelphia scandal and reorganization (Empire, like the Sabres, had been owned by Adelphia). Adelphia sold their rights to Sabres telecasts to accommodate that move. For the 2005–06 campaign, the Madison Square Garden Network (MSG), a New York City-based channel which mostly broadcasts New York Rangers games, took the rights to broadcast Sabres games to television viewers in western New York. The agreement has since been re-upped through 2016. is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Empire Sports Network was a regional cable television network which served Upstate New York from Buffalo to Albany, parts of northern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. ... The Madison Square Garden Network, known simply as MSG in the metro New York area has been coving NY sports for over a decade. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Western New York refers to the westernmost region of New York State. ...


2005–06

Main article: 2005–06 Buffalo Sabres season

In 2005–06, the Sabres raced to a hot start and stayed near the top of the standings all season long, finishing with their best season in over twenty years. On April 3, they clinched their first Eastern Conference playoff spot since the 2000–01 season. The team finished the regular season with 52 wins, surpassing the 50–win mark for the first time in franchise history. They also finished with 110 points, their first 100–point season in 23 years and tied the 1979–80 club for the second-best point total in franchise history. The Sabres tied the Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes for the most wins in the Eastern Conference. They finished with the fifth-best record in the league, behind Detroit, Ottawa, Dallas and Carolina. However, the Sabres were seeded fourth in the Eastern Conference playoffs--behind Ottawa, Carolina and the New Jersey Devils--as they dropped their division to the Senators. The Sabres also finished with 25 road wins, another franchise record. is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...


Buffalo defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in the first-round of the 2006 Playoffs in six games. The Sabres on two occasions, showing their offensive prowess, scored seven or more goals in the series. In the second round of the playoffs, the Sabres defeated the top-seeded Sens in five games. Three of the victories came in overtime, including the series-clinching game five, which was won on a short-handed goal by Jason Pominville[1]Video] to send Buffalo to the Eastern Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes. It was the first time in NHL history that a series had been decided on a short-handed goal. The NHL unveiled a new logo for the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ... Offensive may relate to In sports or combat, the team which is attacking, pitching or moving forwards In language or morals, terms and concepts which are unacceptable to some people, such as swearing and profanity. ... A Short-handed Goal is a goal scored in Ice Hockey when a team is outnumbered by their opponents. ... Jason John Pominville (born November 30, 1982 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. // Pominville played his junior hockey for the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


Despite being without some or all of their four top defensemen (Teppo Numminen, Dmitri Kalinin and Henrik Tallinder), and their top power play scorer, Tim Connolly, for much of the series, the Sabres fought back from a three-games-to-two deficit to force a seventh game by way of a 2–1 OT win in game six. In the deciding game, the Sabres were without their number one shot blocker (Jay McKee).After Jochen Hecht scored from behind the net with 4 seconds left in the 2nd period, They led the Hurricanes 2–1 going into the final period. But blew the lead early in the third and gave up two more late goals for a 4–2 final score. The game-winning goal was scored on the power play by Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour after Brian Campbell was called for a delay of game penalty.Injuries took their tool on the sabres, as their 4 regular defensman were out with injuries. The 'Canes went on to defeat the Edmonton Oilers in seven games, winning the Stanley Cup. The Sabres finished the playoffs with the most last-minute goals in the 2006 playoffs. Teppo Numminen is a hockey defenceman born in Tampere, Finland on July 3, 1968. ... Dmitri Kalinin born July 22, 1980 in Cheljabinsk, Russia is an ice hockey player currently playing in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres. ... Henrik Tallinder (born January 10, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. He was drafted 48th overall by the Sabres in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. ... Power play or powerplay may refer to: In gaming: PC PowerPlay, a PC games magazine published in Australia PowerPlay (technology), a defunct standard for networked video gaming headed by Valve Software and Cisco Systems Powerplay Cruiser, a joystick released in the early 1990s In sports: Powerplay, a sporting term used... Tim Connolly (born May 7, 1981 in Baldwinsville, New York) is an American ice hockey player in the NHL. Connolly played for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League prior to 1999. ... Jay McKee has been a steady defensive blue-liner throught his tenure in Buffalo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brian Wesley Campbell (born on May 23, 1979, Strathroy, Ontario) is an ice hockey defenceman who plays for the Buffalo Sabres. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


The Sabres' better-than-expected season was recognized on June 22, 2006 at the NHL Awards Ceremony, when Lindy Ruff edged Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette 155 votes to 154 to win the Jack Adams Award as Coach of the Year. It was the closest vote in the award's history. After Nolan, Ruff is the second Sabres coach to win the award. is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lindy Cameron Ruff (Born: February 17, 1960 in Warburg, Alberta, Canada) is head coach of the Buffalo Sabres and former left winger in the National Hockey League. ... Peter Laviolette Jr. ... The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. ...


2006–07

Main article: 2006–07 Buffalo Sabres season

On September 16, the Sabres unveiled new home and away jerseys featuring midnight blue, maize(gold), silver, and white colors, along with third jerseys featuring the Sabres original blue jersey at an open practice at HSBC Arena. The new logo, a stylized bison, has been compared to Donald Trump's hair, Pikachu, a hamster or more commonly a banana slug, with some in the area even giving it the name "Sluggalo" or "Buffaslug". An online petition against the new logo had eclipsed the 30,000 signature mark by that point, indicating that growing numbers of Sabres fans hadn't accepted the logo. Despite that, the team's jersey featuring the new logo topped sales of NHL merchandise. Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn (hockey), when asked about the reaction of the fans said, "I can make a promise to our fans, if we're in the deciding game of the Stanley Cup, that old blue and gold jersey is going to be worn if we're at home, so we'll have the opportunity to win the Cup with it. And I've also asked the league if we can wear our white vintage and they're looking to see if we can."[4] is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ... Pikachu ) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Genera Mesocricetus Phodopus Cricetus Cricetulus Allocricetulus Cansumys Tscherskia Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. ... Species Ariolimax californicus Ariolimax columbianus Ariolimax dolichophallus The Banana slug is any species of the pulmonate gastropod genus, Ariolimax, (literally, Arions slug), although when used in the context of a species banana slug usually refers to the Pacific banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus). ...


The new jerseys also featured numbers on the front of the jersey, which hadn't been seen in the NHL since the 1949–50 NHL season. Dallas, the New York Islanders, San Jose, and Tampa Bay would also add front numbers in the 2007–08 NHL season. The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


The jersey's unveiling overshadowed the beginning of the team's training camp, opening with the most expensive group of Sabres to date. The team's payroll was over the league salary cap of $44 million US. Even at that price tag they were forced to let some key figures (Jay McKee, J.P. Dumont and Mike Grier) from their 2006 playoff run, and move on. Jay McKee has been a steady defensive blue-liner throught his tenure in Buffalo. ... Jean-Pierre Dumont (born April 1, 1978 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who plays for the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Mike Grier (born January 5, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan) is a National Hockey League forward for the San Jose Sharks, and one of the most prominent African-American players in the NHL. // Playing career College hockey Grier was originally drafted by the St. ...


On October 20, 2006, the Sabres defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in a 5–4 win, to set a new franchise record with their 12th consecutive regular-season victory. The previous record was held by the 1974–75 team that won 11 straight games at the end of that season. is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Sabres started 10–0, not only setting a new franchise record for consecutive wins to start a season, but becoming just the second team in NHL history to open a season with a winning streak of ten games. The streak was ended on October 28, 2006, in a 5–4 shoot out loss to the Atlanta Thrashers. The only other team to start a season with as many consecutive victories were the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1993–94, who also started 10–0. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Thrashers take the puck into the offensive zone against the St. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ...


On November 5, 2006 the Sabres defeated the New York Rangers in New York to set a new NHL record for consecutive road wins to start a season (eight), which was extended to ten games (tying the team record for consecutive road wins) with a 7–4 win over the 2005–06 Stanley Cup Champion Hurricanes on November 13, 2006. It ended on November 18, 2006 with a 4–1 loss at Ottawa to the Senators. is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Three Buffalo Sabres were voted by fans to be starters at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas: goalie Ryan Miller, forward Daniel Briere, and defenseman Brian Campbell. Forward Thomas Vanek also participated in the NHL YoungStars Game. Briere won the All-Star MVP Award, tallying 1 goal and 4 assists. Lindy Ruff was the head coach for the Eastern Conference, who lost the game 12–9. The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the star players playing against each other. ...


On February 22, 2007, in a 6–5 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators, the team was involved in a brawl after Senators winger Chris Neil hit Sabres captain Chris Drury, who was injured on the play. Some consider that the hit was late and from behind, though neither the referees nor the league penalized Neil. Despite Senator's coach Bryan Murray's insistence that his team was innocent, the melee was actually started with Heatley cross-checking Buffalo's Patrick Kaleta before the puck was dropped. The two had a minor scuffle, and were broken up by the officials. Both combatants remained on the ice. When the puck dropped, the main brawl began. The fight included Adam Mair immediately engaging Jason Spezza, Andrew Peters going after Dany Heatley, and both goalies, Martin Biron and Ray Emery fighting each other. Peters then went after the Senators goalie Emery, while head coach Lindy Ruff argued with Senators coach Bryan Murray through the glass, with former Sabres enforcer Rob Ray's MSG microphone picking up Ruff telling his counterpart "don't go after my fucking captain". Over 100 penalty minutes were distributed and Ruff was fined $10,000 by the league. In an interesting turn of events, Sabres fans offered to raise money to pay Ruff's fine. Ruff thanked the fans for their support, but paid the fine on his own. Drury returned a few games later. The teams went back and forth for the remainder of the game, with Drew Stafford scoring the shootout winner for Buffalo. On a related note, Clarke MacArthur, called up from Rochester due to injury, scored his first NHL goal in this game. is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... Chris Neil (born June 18, 1979 in Markdale, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Ottawa Senators as a right winger. ... Christopher Chris Drury (born August 20, 1976 in Trumbull, Connecticut) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the NHL. The younger brother of former player Ted Drury, Chris has won the Stanley Cup, the Calder Memorial Trophy, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award... Patrick KaÅ‚eta (born June 8, 1986, in Angola, New York) is a professional ice hockey right wing. ... Adam Mair (born February 15, 1979 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Mair was drafted 84th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. ... Jason Anthony Rocco Spezza (born June 13, 1983 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey centerman currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Andrew Peters (born May 5, 1980 in St. ... Daniel Dany James Heatley (born January 21, 1981, in Freiburg, West Germany) is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... Martin Biron (born August 15, 1977 in Lac-St-Charles, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Raymond Ray Emery (born September 28, 1982 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a starting ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL.[4][2] He has been awarded multiple honours, with the majority while playing in numerous minor leagues. ... Lindy Cameron Ruff (Born: February 17, 1960 in Warburg, Alberta, Canada) is head coach of the Buffalo Sabres and former left winger in the National Hockey League. ... Bryan Clarence Murray (Born: December 5, 1942 in Shawville, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager. ... Rob Ray was born on June 8, 1968 in Stirling, Ontario. ... Drew Stafford (born October 30, 1985 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American ice hockey forward. ... Clarke MacArthur (born April 6, 1985 in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey center. ...


On March 30, 2007, in a 6–4 defeat of the New York Islanders, the team won 50 games for the second time in franchise history. The Sabres scored 5 goals on the special teams, 3 power play goals by Chris Drury, Drew Stafford, and Dainius Zubrus, and 2 short handed goals by Drury and Derek Roy. is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Power play or powerplay may refer to: In gaming: PC PowerPlay, a PC games magazine published in Australia PowerPlay (technology), a defunct standard for networked video gaming headed by Valve Software and Cisco Systems Powerplay Cruiser, a joystick released in the early 1990s In sports: Powerplay, a sporting term used... Christopher Chris Drury (born August 20, 1976 in Trumbull, Connecticut) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the NHL. The younger brother of former player Ted Drury, Chris has won the Stanley Cup, the Calder Memorial Trophy, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award... Drew Stafford (born October 30, 1985 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American ice hockey forward. ... Dainius Zubrus (born June 16, 1978 in ElektrÄ—nai, Lithuanian SSR, USSR) is a Lithuanian professional ice hockey right winger and center currently a free agent. ... A Short-handed Goal is a goal scored in Ice Hockey when a team is outnumbered by their opponents. ... Derek Roy (born 4 May 1983 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. // Roy led the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL with 87 points during the 1999-00 season, and won the OHL Rookie of the Year...


On April 3, 2007, in a 4–1 defeat of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Sabres clinched the Northeast Division crown and the best record in the Eastern Conference. is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On April 7, 2007, in a 2–0 defeat of the Washington Capitals, the Buffalo Sabres won the President's Trophy for the first time in franchise history, giving the team the home ice advantage for their entire run in the 2006–2007 NHL playoffs. They also tied the 1974–75 team's franchise record for points in a season. April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League to the team which finished with the best record in the entire league during the regular season. ...


In the April 9, 2007 issue of ESPN the Magazine, the Buffalo Sabres ranked first of 122 major professional sports franchises in North America. Buffalo was cited for its player accessibility, low ticket prices, and exciting brand of hockey.[5] Buffalo fans seem to have noticed, as the Sabres sold out every game for the 2007 season. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Sabres defeated the New York Islanders and then the New York Rangers to reach the Eastern Conference Finals. On May 19, 2007 the Buffalo Sabres were eliminated by the Ottawa Senators after five games. The winning goal was scored in the first overtime by Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson at the 9:32 mark. Coincidentally, Jason Pominville had beaten Alfredsson to score the clinching overtime goal over Ottawa in game five of the previous year's Eastern Conference Semi-finals. The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... Daniel Alfredsson (born 11 December 1972, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a professional Swedish ice hockey player. ... Jason John Pominville (born November 30, 1982 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. // Pominville played his junior hockey for the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ...


2007–08

The Sabres lost both of their co-captains, Daniel Briere (who went to the Philadelphia Flyers) and Chris Drury (who went to the New York Rangers) during the free agency period. The Sabres nearly lost Thomas Vanek to the Edmonton Oilers who offered him a seven-year, $50 million offer sheet, but the Sabres matched the offer on July 6. After these events, the team changed its policy of not negotiating contracts during the regular season. On October 16, 2007, they signed Jochen Hecht to a 4 year $14.1 million dollar contract. Daniel Briere (born October 6, 1977 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey centre. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Christopher Chris Drury (born August 20, 1976 in Trumbull, Connecticut) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the NHL. The younger brother of former player Ted Drury, Chris has won the Stanley Cup, the Calder Memorial Trophy, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Thomas Vanek (born on January 19, 1984 in Baden bei Wien, Austria) is an Austrian ice hockey player. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Jochen Hecht (born June 21, 1977 in Mannheim, Germany) is a forward in the National Hockey League for the Buffalo Sabres. ...


Long-time Sabres broadcast color commentator Jim Lorentz announced his retirement during the 07–08 preseason. Hockey Night in Canada's Harry Neale took over the position in October of 2007. Jim Lorentz - (Born May 1, 1947, in Waterloo, Ontario) was a Canadian Professional Hockey Centerman who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, St. ... Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) is a popular television broadcast of National Hockey League games in Canada, produced by the CBC. Hockey Night consistently remains one of the highest-rated Canadian programs on television. ... Neale and Bob, its not just who they are, its what they do. ...


The Sabres' January 1 home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins was played outdoors at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills.[6] Officially, the game was called the AMP Energy NHL Winter Classic, but in Buffalo and the surrounding areas it was referred to as the "Ice Bowl". The Sabres lost 2–1 in a shootout. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Ralph Wilson Stadium is a football stadium located in the town of Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. ... NFL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ...

Sabres' 2007–08 jerseys

The Sabres, like all of the NHL teams updated their jerseys as part of the league-wide switchover to Rbk Edge jerseys. The team did not make radical changes to the jersey design, adding an NHL crest below the neck opening. There will be no 'third jersey' this season, although the team wore the 1970s design for the January 1 outdoor game. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Sabres may be looking at options to replace the Rochester Americans as their farm team following the 2007–08 season due to the Amerks' financial issues and the difficulties with sharing the team with the Florida Panthers. Sources said recently that the Portland Pirates in Portland, Maine were a likely destination [7]. The Rochester Americans are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... The Portland Pirates are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, based in Portland, Maine. ...


With a 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on April 3, 2008 that eliminated the Sabres out of playoff contention, they became only the third team in NHL history to go from finishing first overall in the regular season standings to finishing out of the playoffs the following year. Both of the previous two teams to do so ended up winning the Stanley Cup the following year. The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...


Broadcasters

Rick Jeanneret TV Play-by-Play
Harry Neale TV Color Analyst
Rob Ray Studio Host
Kevin Sylvester Studio Host
Mike Robitaille Studio Host Rick Jeanneret (Born in St. ... Neale and Bob, its not just who they are, its what they do. ... Rob Ray was born on June 8, 1968 in Stirling, Ontario. ... Mike Robitaille (born February 12, 1948, in Midland, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. ...


Season-by-season record

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Sabres. For the full season-by-season history, see Buffalo Sabres seasons This is a list of seasons completed by the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. ...


Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes


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Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2003–04 82 37 34 7 4 85 220 221 1289 5th, Northeast Did not qualify
2004–05 Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–061 82 52 24 6 110 281 239 1144 2nd, Northeast Lost in Conference Finals, 3–4 (Hurricanes)
2006–07 82 53 22 7 113 308 242 1177 1st, Northeast2 Lost in Conference Finals, 1–4 (Senators)
2007-08 82 39 31 12 90 255 242 1040 4th, Northeast Did not qualify
1 As of the 2005–06 NHL season, all games tied after regulation will be decided in a shootout; SOL (Shootout losses) will be recorded as OTL in the standings.
2 Won Presidents' Trophy for best overall league record.

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Players

Current roster

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Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
30 Flag of the United States Ryan Miller L 1999 East Lansing, Michigan
35 Flag of Canada Jocelyn Thibault L 2007 Montreal, Quebec
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
4 Flag of Canada Nolan Pratt L 2007 Fort McMurray, Alberta
5 Flag of Finland Toni Lydman L 2005 Lahti, Finland
6 Flag of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Spacek L 2006 Rokycany, Czechoslovakia
10 Flag of Sweden Henrik Tallinder L 1997 Stockholm, Sweden
27 Flag of Finland Teppo Numminen R 2005 Tampere, Finland
34 Flag of the United States Mike Weber L 2005 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
38 Flag of Canada Nathan Paetsch L 2003 Leroy, Saskatchewan
44 Flag of Slovakia Andrej Sekera L 2004 Bojnice, Czechoslovakia
45 Flag of Russia Dmitri Kalinin L 1998 Chelyabinsk, U.S.S.R.
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
9 Flag of Canada Derek RoyA C L 2001 Ottawa, Ontario
12 Flag of the Czech Republic Ales Kotalik C/W R 1998 Jindrichuv Hradec, Czechoslovakia
19 Flag of the United States Tim Connolly C R 2001 Baldwinsville, New York
20 Flag of Canada Daniel Paille LW L 2002 Welland, Ontario
21 Flag of the United States Drew Stafford RW R 2004 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
22 Flag of Canada Adam Mair C/RW R 2002 Hamilton, Ontario
26 Flag of Austria Thomas Vanek LW R 2003 Baden, Austria
28 Flag of the United States Paul Gaustad C/LW L 2000 Fargo, North Dakota
29 Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Jason PominvilleC RW R 2001 Repentigny, Quebec
36 Flag of the United States Patrick Kaleta RW R 2004 Angola, New York
37 Flag of the United States Michael Ryan C L 2003 Boston, Massachusetts
55 Flag of Germany Jochen HechtA LW L 2003 Mannheim, West Germany
56 Flag of Canada Steve Bernier RW R 2008 Quebec City, Quebec
61 Flag of Russia Maxim Afinogenov RW L 1997 Moscow, U.S.S.R.
76 Flag of Canada Andrew Peters LW L 1998 St. Catharines, Ontario

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Jaroslav The Iron Pylon Spacek (cs: Jaroslav Å paček, IPA: /ʃpatʃɛk/), born February 11, 1974 in Rokycany, Czechoslovakia, is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Spacek was drafted in the 5th round, 117th overall by the Florida Panthers in the... Rokycany is town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Henrik Tallinder (born January 10, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. He was drafted 48th overall by the Sabres in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. ... The 1997 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 21 June 1997. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Teppo Numminen is a hockey defenceman born in Tampere, Finland on July 3, 1968. ... 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Andrej Sekera (born June 8, 1986 in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey defenceman. ... The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Bojnice (Hungarian: Bajmóc, German: Weinitz) is a small town in central Slovakia at the upper Nitra river, next to the city of Prievidza. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Dmitri Kalinin born July 22, 1980 in Cheljabinsk, Russia is an ice hockey player currently playing in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres. ... The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. ... Chelyabinsk (Russian: ) is a Russian city just to the east of the Ural Mountains, on Miass River, at to . ... CCCP redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Derek Roy (born 4 May 1983 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. // Roy led the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL with 87 points during the 1999-00 season, and won the OHL Rookie of the Year... Jarome Iginla wears the C on his jersey as captain of the Calgary Flames. ... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... AleÅ¡ Kotalík (born 23 December 1978 in JindÅ™ichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey right winger who is currently playing in his 4th season for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Kotalík was drafted 164th overall by the Sabres in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. ... The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. ... JindÅ™ichův Hradec (-Czech, German: Neuhaus) is a city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tim Connolly (born May 7, 1981 in Baldwinsville, New York) is an American ice hockey player in the NHL. Connolly played for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League prior to 1999. ... The Emita II locks through Lock 24 located across from Paper Mill Island in downtown Baldwinsville. ... This article is about the state. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Daniel Paille (born April 15, 1984 in Welland, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. ... The 2002 NHL Entry Draft was held June 22-23 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Welland (formally The Corporation of City of Welland; 2001 population 48,402) is a city in the Regional Municipality of Niagara in Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Drew Stafford (born October 30, 1985 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American ice hockey forward. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Adam Mair (born February 15, 1979 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Mair was drafted 84th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Thomas Vanek (born on January 19, 1984 in Baden bei Wien, Austria) is an Austrian ice hockey player. ... The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Baden bei Wien is a spa town and medieval city in Lower Austria, 26 kilometres south of Vienna, with a population of 25,207 (2005). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Paul Michael Gaustad (born February 3, 1982 in Fargo, North Dakota, United States) is a professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. ... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Dakotan Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jason John Pominville (born November 30, 1982 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. // Pominville played his junior hockey for the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... Jarome Iginla wears the C on his jersey as captain of the Calgary Flames. ... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... Repentigny Ville (City) in Québec, located north of Montréal, on the St. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Patrick KaÅ‚eta (born June 8, 1986, in Angola, New York) is a professional ice hockey right wing. ... The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Position within Erie County. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Province Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date 1833 Government... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Maxim Sergeyevich Afinogenov (Russian: , Maksim Sergejevič Afinogenov, IPA: ; born September 4, 1979 in Moscow, USSR; now Russia) is a professional ice hockey player. ... The 1997 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 21 June 1997. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... CCCP redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Andrew Peters (born May 5, 1980 in St. ... The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. ... Nickname: Motto: Industry and Liberality Location of St. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...

Team captains

Floyd Smith (Born - May 16, 1935 in Perth, Ontario, Canada) was a Canadian Professional Hockey Centerman who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres and who coached for 4 seasons in the National... Gerry Meehan (Born: September 3, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada-) is a retired Canadian professional hockey leftwinger. ... Jim Schoenfeld (born September 4, 1952 in Galt, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who has also coached hockey at the highest levels. ... Danny Gare (Born May 14, 1954 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada) was a noted ice hockey player in the NHL. He was the captain of the Detroit Red Wings before Steve Yzerman. ... Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for seventeen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Blessed with an uncanny ability to stickhandle in close quarters, he was one of the slickest playmaking centres ever to play the game. ... Lindy Cameron Ruff (Born: February 17, 1960 in Warburg, Alberta, Canada) is head coach of the Buffalo Sabres and former left winger in the National Hockey League. ... Michael Anthony Foligno (born January 29, 1959 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League for fifteen seasons from 1979-80 until 1993-94. ... Michael Allan (Mike) Ramsey (born December 3, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenceman who played 1070 regular season games in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings between 1980 and 1997. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Alexander Mogilny (Александр Геннадиевич Могильный, Aleksandr Gennadijevič Mogilnyj) born on February 18, 1969, in Khabarovsk, USSR (now Russia) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Michael Peca (born March 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League who has played for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. ... Donald Audette (born September 23, 1969 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey forward in the National Hockey League. ... Stu Barnes (b. ... Miroslav Šatan (born October 22, 1974 in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the New York Islanders. ... Christopher Chris Drury (born August 20, 1976 in Trumbull, Connecticut) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the NHL. The younger brother of former player Ted Drury, Chris has won the Stanley Cup, the Calder Memorial Trophy, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award... James Patrick (born June 6, 1963 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman, and is now a coach with the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. ... Jean-Pierre Dumont (born April 1, 1978 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who plays for the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Daniel Briere (born October 6, 1977 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey centre. ... Jochen Hecht (born June 21, 1977 in Mannheim, Germany) is a forward in the National Hockey League for the Buffalo Sabres. ... Toni Lydman born September 25, 1977 in Lahti, Finland is a Finnish professional ice hockey player. ... Brian Wesley Campbell (born on May 23, 1979, Strathroy, Ontario) is an ice hockey defenceman who plays for the Buffalo Sabres. ... Jaroslav The Iron Pylon Spacek (cs: Jaroslav Špaček, IPA: /ʃpatʃɛk/), born February 11, 1974 in Rokycany, Czechoslovakia, is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Spacek was drafted in the 5th round, 117th overall by the Florida Panthers in the... Jochen Hecht (born June 21, 1977 in Mannheim, Germany) is a forward in the National Hockey League for the Buffalo Sabres. ... Jason John Pominville (born November 30, 1982 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. // Pominville played his junior hockey for the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ...

Honored Members

Hall of Famers

Players
Builders
Broadcasters

Retired numbers Dick Duff (February 18, 1936 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... This article is about the hockey player. ... Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for seventeen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Blessed with an uncanny ability to stickhandle in close quarters, he was one of the slickest playmaking centres ever to play the game. ... Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... George Punch Imlach (Born: March 15, 1918, Toronto, Ontario, Died: December 1, 1987), is a former NHL coach and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ... Seymour H. Knox III (born March 9, 1926 in Buffalo, New York, died May 22, 1996 in Buffalo) was a philanthropist who owned the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League from their foundation in 1970 to his death in 1996. ... Roger Paul Neilson, CM (June 16, 1934 - June 21, 2003) was a National Hockey League coach, and was responsible for many innovations in the game. ... Ted Darling (born Kingston, Ontario, died 1996), was the original Voice of the Buffalo Sabres ice hockey team for twenty-two seasons, calling the teams games from the teams inaugural season in 1970 to 1991. ...

* When Rene Robert & Rick Martin were retired, Gilbert Perreault was present, as the entire "French Connection" line was given retirement together. Today, each linemate's banner is next to one another at HSBC Arena, with a banner above indicating their line's nickname. This article is about the hockey player. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Rick Martin (born 26 July 1951 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the NHL for 11 seasons between 1971 and 1982. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for seventeen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Blessed with an uncanny ability to stickhandle in close quarters, he was one of the slickest playmaking centres ever to play the game. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Rene Robert (born 31 December 1948 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Danny Gare (Born May 14, 1954 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada) was a noted ice hockey player in the NHL. He was the captain of the Detroit Red Wings before Steve Yzerman. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Seymour H. Knox III (born March 9, 1926 in Buffalo, New York, died May 22, 1996 in Buffalo) was a philanthropist who owned the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League from their foundation in 1970 to his death in 1996. ... // Northrup R. Knox (Born ?? in Buffalo, NY – July 23, 1998 Buffalo, NY), was a Buffalo banker, sportsman, and community leader who, along with his brother Seymour H. Knox III, brought the National Hockey League franchise the Buffalo Sabres to Buffalo, NY. Knox is the third generation of the Knox family... Rene Robert (born 31 December 1948 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. ... Rick Martin (born 26 July 1951 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the NHL for 11 seasons between 1971 and 1982. ... Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for seventeen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Blessed with an uncanny ability to stickhandle in close quarters, he was one of the slickest playmaking centres ever to play the game. ... The French Connection was a line of professional ice hockey forwards who played together for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League from 1972 until 1979. ... HSBC Arena HSBC Arena is a sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA. It is home to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. ...


First-round draft picks

The 1970 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for seventeen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Blessed with an uncanny ability to stickhandle in close quarters, he was one of the slickest playmaking centres ever to play the game. ... The 1971 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Rick Martin (born 26 July 1951 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the NHL for 11 seasons between 1971 and 1982. ... The 1972 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Jim Schoenfeld (born September 4, 1952 in Galt, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who has also coached hockey at the highest levels. ... The 11th National Hockey League Amateur Draft was the first to be held on a separate day from other league activities on May 15, 1973 at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec so it would not overshadow the rest of the league meetings. ... Morris Titanic (born January 7, 1953, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired former National Hockey League ice hockey player. ... The 1974 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. ... Leo Fogolin (born February 15, 1955) in Chicago, Illinois, was a defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... The 1975 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. ... Bob Sauve (born June 17, 1955 in Ste-Genevieve, Quebec) is a retired former professional ice hockey goaltender who won the Vezina Trophy and William M. Jennings Trophy over the course of his career. ... The 1976 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1977 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... Ric Seiling (born December 15, 1957 in Elmira, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. ... The 1978 NHL Amateur Draft occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec on June 15, 1978. ... Larry Playfair (born June 23, 1958 in Fort St. ... The 1979 NHL Entry Draft took place on August 9, 1979 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... Michael Allan (Mike) Ramsey (born December 3, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenceman who played 1070 regular season games in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings between 1980 and 1997. ... The 1980 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum. ... This article is about the hockey player, for the politician see: Stephen Patrick Steve Patrick (born February 4, 1961 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was a draft held in Montreal,Quebec. ... Jiri Dudacek (born April 4, 1962, in Kladno, Czechoslovakia) is a former professional ice hockey right wing. ... The 1982 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Phillip F. Housley (born March 9, 1964 in South St. ... Paul Cyr was born in Port Alberni on October 31, 1963. ... David John Dave Andreychuk was born on the 29th of September, 1963, in Hamilton, Ontario and is a professional hockey player in the NHL, currently assigned to the Springfield Falcons after starting the 2005-2006 season playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning. ... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Thomas Patrick Barrasso (born March 31, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a former National Hockey League goaltender who played 18 seasons for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs and St. ... Normand Lacombe (born October 18, 1964, in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right wing. ... Adam Creighton (born June 2, 1965 in Burlington, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 708 career National Hockey League games after winning the Memorial Cup in 1984 as a member of the Ottawa 67s. ... jk;lkkkl;l [popiopi ... The first draft outside of Montreal. ... Carl Christian Calle Johansson (born February 14, 1967 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League between 1987 and 2004. ... The 1986 NHL Entry Draft was held on 21 June, at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Shawn Anderson (Born - February 7, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian Professional Hockey Defenceman who played 8 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Buffalo Sabres, Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers // Playing Career Awards & Achievements Records Career Statistics International Play Categories: | | | | | | ... Draft order Round 1 Category: ... Pierre Turgeon (born 28 August 1969 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Colorado Avalanche. ... The 1988 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Joel Savage (born December 25, 1969 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. ... The 1989 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. ... Kevin Haller (born December 5, 1970 in Trochu, Alberta) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 642 career games in the National Hockey League. ... The 1990 NHL Entry Draft was held June 16th at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Brad May (born November 29, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a hockey left winger currently playing for the NHLs Anaheim Ducks. ... The 1991 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 22th at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. ... Philippe Boucher (b. ... The 1992 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 20th at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... hello ... The 1993 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 26, 1993 at le Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec. ... The NHL entry draft occurs during the off season and consists of amateur players being selected for national teams. ... Wayne Primeau (born June 4, 1976 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey centre for the Boston Bruins of the NHL. He is the younger brother of Keith Primeau. ... The 1995 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Edmonton Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Jay McKee has been a steady defensive blue-liner throught his tenure in Buffalo. ... Martin Biron (born August 15, 1977 in Lac-St-Charles, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... The 1996 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Kiel Arena in St. ... Eric Rasmussen (March 28, 1977) in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays center and left wing for the National Hockey Leagues New Jersey Devils. ... The 1997 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 21 June 1997. ... Mika Noronen (born June 17, 1979 in Tampere, Finland) is a Finnish ice hockey goaltender. ... The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. ... Dmitri Kalinin born July 22, 1980 in Cheljabinsk, Russia is an ice hockey player currently playing in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres. ... The 1999 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26th at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Barret Heisten (Born March 19, 1980 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American professional ice hockey player. ... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... Artem Kryukov (born March 5, 1982, in Novosibirsk, U.S.S.R.) is a professional ice hockey forward. ... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... Jiri Novotny born August 12, 1983 in Pelhřimov, Czechoslovakia is an ice hockey player. ... The 2002 NHL Entry Draft was held June 22-23 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Keith Ballard (born November 26, 1982 in Baudette, Minnesota) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. Ballard was drafted in the 1st round, 11th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. ... Daniel Paille (born April 15, 1984 in Welland, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. ... The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Thomas Vanek (born on January 19, 1984 in Baden bei Wien, Austria) is an Austrian ice hockey player. ... The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Drew Stafford (born October 30, 1985 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American ice hockey forward. ... The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft. ... Marek Zagrapan (born December 6, 1986 in Prešov, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey center. ... The 2006 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... Dennis Persson (born June 2, 1988 in Nyköping, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman. ... The 2007 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ...

Franchise scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season.


Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current Sabres player

Points Goals Assists
Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Gilbert Perreault C 1191 512 814 1326 1.11
Dave Andreychuk LW 837 368 436 804 .96
Rick Martin LW 681 382 313 695 1.02
Craig Ramsay LW 1070 252 420 672 .63
Phil Housley D 608 178 380 558 .92
Rene Robert RW 524 222 330 552 1.05
Don Luce C 766 216 311 527 .69
Mike Foligno RW 664 247 264 511 .79
Danny Gare RW 503 267 233 500 .99
Miroslav Satan RW 578 224 232 456 .79
Player Pos G
Gil Perreault C 512
Rick Martin LW 382
Dave Andreychuk LW 368
Danny Gare RW 267
Craig Ramsay LW 252
Mike Foligno RW 247
Miroslav Satan LW 224
Rene Robert C 222
Don Luce C 216
Alexander Mogilny RW 211
Player Pos A
Gil Perreault C 814
Dave Andreychuk LW 436
Craig Ramsay LW 420
Phil Housley D 380
Rene Robert C 330
Rick Martin LW 313
Don Luce C 310
Dale Hawerchuk C 275
Mike Foligno RW 264
Mike Ramsey D 256

Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for seventeen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Blessed with an uncanny ability to stickhandle in close quarters, he was one of the slickest playmaking centres ever to play the game. ... David John Dave Andreychuk was born on the 29th of September, 1963, in Hamilton, Ontario and is a professional hockey player in the NHL, currently assigned to the Springfield Falcons after starting the 2005-2006 season playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning. ... Rick Martin (born 26 July 1951 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the NHL for 11 seasons between 1971 and 1982. ... Craig Ramsay (born 17 March 1951 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL from 1971 to 1985. ... Phillip F. Housley (born March 9, 1964 in South St. ... Rene Robert (born 31 December 1948 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. ... Don Luce (born 2 October 1948 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centreman who played in the NHL from 1969 to 1982. ... Michael Anthony Foligno (born January 29, 1959 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League for fifteen seasons from 1979-80 until 1993-94. ... Danny Gare (Born May 14, 1954 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada) was a noted ice hockey player in the NHL. He was the captain of the Detroit Red Wings before Steve Yzerman. ... Miroslav Šatan (born October 22, 1974 in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the New York Islanders. ... Gilbert Perreault (born 13 November 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Buffalo Sabres for 17 NHL seasons from 1970 to 1987. ... Rick Martin (born 26 July 1951 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the NHL for 11 seasons between 1971 and 1982. ... David John Dave Andreychuk was born on the 29th of September, 1963, in Hamilton, Ontario and is a professional hockey player in the NHL, currently assigned to the Springfield Falcons after starting the 2005-2006 season playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning. ... Danny Gare (Born May 14, 1954 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada) was a noted ice hockey player in the NHL. He was the captain of the Detroit Red Wings before Steve Yzerman. ... Craig Ramsay (born 17 March 1951 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL from 1971 to 1985. ... Michael Anthony Foligno (born January 29, 1959 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League for fifteen seasons from 1979-80 until 1993-94. ... Miroslav Šatan (born October 22, 1974 in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the New York Islanders. ... Rene Robert (born 31 December 1948 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. ... Don Luce (born 2 October 1948 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centreman who played in the NHL from 1969 to 1982. ... Alexander Mogilny (Александр Геннадиевич Могильный, Aleksandr Gennadijevič Mogilnyj) born on February 18, 1969, in Khabarovsk, USSR (now Russia) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Gilbert Perreault (born 13 November 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Buffalo Sabres for 17 NHL seasons from 1970 to 1987. ... David John Dave Andreychuk was born on the 29th of September, 1963, in Hamilton, Ontario and is a professional hockey player in the NHL, currently assigned to the Springfield Falcons after starting the 2005-2006 season playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning. ... Craig Ramsay (born 17 March 1951 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL from 1971 to 1985. ... Phillip F. Housley (born March 9, 1964 in South St. ... Rene Robert (born 31 December 1948 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. ... Rick Martin (born 26 July 1951 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the NHL for 11 seasons between 1971 and 1982. ... Don Luce (born 2 October 1948 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centreman who played in the NHL from 1969 to 1982. ... Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Michael Anthony Foligno (born January 29, 1959 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League for fifteen seasons from 1979-80 until 1993-94. ... Mike Ramsey (born December 3, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American born former ice hockey defenseman. ...

NHL awards and trophies

Presidents' Trophy The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ...

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Prince of Wales Trophy This article is about the trophy. ...

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Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. ...

Calder Memorial Trophy Don Luce (born 2 October 1948 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centreman who played in the NHL from 1969 to 1982. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ...

Frank J. Selke Trophy Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for seventeen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Blessed with an uncanny ability to stickhandle in close quarters, he was one of the slickest playmaking centres ever to play the game. ... Thomas Patrick Barrasso (born March 31, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a former National Hockey League goaltender who played 18 seasons for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs and St. ... The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ...

Hart Memorial Trophy Craig Ramsay (born 17 March 1951 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL from 1971 to 1985. ... Michael Peca (born March 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League who has played for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ...

Jack Adams Award Dominik Hašek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ... The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. ...

King Clancy Memorial Trophy Ted Nolan on the red carpet of the 2006 NHL awards. ... Lindy Cameron Ruff (Born: February 17, 1960 in Warburg, Alberta, Canada) is head coach of the Buffalo Sabres and former left winger in the National Hockey League. ... King Clancy Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community. ...

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Rob Ray was born on June 8, 1968 in Stirling, Ontario. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ...

Lester B. Pearson Award Gilbert Perreault (born November 13, 1950 in Victoriaville, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for seventeen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Blessed with an uncanny ability to stickhandle in close quarters, he was one of the slickest playmaking centres ever to play the game. ... Lester B. Pearson Award on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ...

Lester Patrick Trophy Dominik Hašek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ... The Lester Patrick Trophy has been has presented by the National Hockey League since 1966 to honour a recipients contribution to hockey in the United States. ...

NHL Plus/Minus Award This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ... The NHL Plus-Minus Award is awarded annually to the player in the National Hockey League that leads the league in plus/minus. ...

Vezina Trophy Thomas Vanek (born on January 19, 1984 in Baden bei Wien, Austria) is an Austrian ice hockey player. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ...

William M. Jennings Trophy Don Edwards (born September 28, 1955 in Hamilton, Ontario)[1] is a retired former professional ice hockey goaltender who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League for the Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs. ... Bob Sauve (born June 17, 1955 in Ste-Genevieve, Quebec) is a retired former professional ice hockey goaltender who won the Vezina Trophy and William M. Jennings Trophy over the course of his career. ... Thomas Patrick Barrasso (born March 31, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a former National Hockey League goaltender who played 18 seasons for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs and St. ... Dominik Hašek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ... William M. Jennings Trophy at the Hockey Hall of Fame The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual award given to the goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team in the National Hockey League with the fewest goals scored against it. ...

Thomas Patrick Barrasso (born March 31, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a former National Hockey League goaltender who played 18 seasons for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs and St. ... Bob Sauve (born June 17, 1955 in Ste-Genevieve, Quebec) is a retired former professional ice hockey goaltender who won the Vezina Trophy and William M. Jennings Trophy over the course of his career. ... Dominik Hašek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... Dominik Hašek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ...

Franchise individual records

This is a list of Buffalo Sabres team records // †As of the completion of the 2006-07 NHL season †Excluding the lockout shortened 1994-95 season Buffalo Sabres Media Guide Category: ...

See also

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References

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  8. ^ Buffalo Sabres season statistics and records. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2007-12-07.

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Referees attempt to break up a fight around the Tampa Bay goal during the first ice hockey playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2006 Stanley Cup. ... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ... This article is about the sport. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... The Buffalo Bisons (Pronounced BI-zons by locals) are a minor league baseball team based in Buffalo, New York. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1929-Present) Minor League affiliations International League North Division Major League affiliation Minnesota Twins (2003-Present) Baltimore Orioles (1961-2002) St. ... The Syracuse SkyChiefs are a minor league baseball team based in Syracuse, New York, once known as simply the Syracuse Chiefs. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it has had a team in Ohio since 1989. ... League Eastern League (1923-37, 1940-63, 1967-68, 1992- ) Division Northern Division Year founded 1992 Major League affiliation New York Mets (91) Home ballpark NYSEG Stadium (formerly Binghamton Municipal Stadium) Previous home ballparks None City Binghamton, New York (92) Current uniform colors blue, orange Previous uniform colors Logo design... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... Team logo of the Auburn Doubledays. ... The Batavia Muckdogs are a minor league baseball team in Batavia, New York, a city in Genesee County. ... League New York-Penn League Division McNamara Division Year founded 1994 Major League affiliation Tampa Bay Devil Rays Home ballpark Dutchess Stadium Previous home ballparks City Fishkill, New York Current uniform colors navy blue, maroon Previous uniform colors green, maroon Logo design Two crossed baseball bats with a homeplate shield... The Jamestown Jammers are a minor league baseball team in Jamestown, New York, United States of America. ... League New York-Penn League Division Stedler Division Year founded 1967 Major League affiliation Detroit Tigers Home ballpark Damaschke Field Previous home ballparks City Oneonta, New York Current uniform colors navy blue, orange Previous uniform colors navy blue, white Logo design An orange tiger stalking through a navy blue O... League New York-Penn League Division Stedler Division Year founded 2002 Major League affiliation Houston Astros Home ballpark Joseph L. Bruno Stadium Previous home ballparks none City Troy, New York Current uniform colors black, red Previous uniform colors none Logo design The wordmark ValleyCats in red outlined in white and... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Albany Patroons are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and the United States Basketball League (USBL). ... The Premier Basketball League is a new league scheduled to begin play in Fall 2007. ... The Rochester Razorsharks are an American Basketball Association team based in Rochester, New York. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Albany Conquest are a professional arena football team based in Albany, New York. ... The CIFLs 2007 game ball The Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) is a new indoor football league based along the Northeastern United States region. ... The Rochester Raiders are a charter member of the Continental Indoor Football League. ... The Womens Professional Football League (WPFL) is the original and longest operating womens professional American football league in the United States. ... The Empire State Roar is a football team in the Womens Professional Football League. ... The Empire Football League (EFL) is a Semi-Pro American Football League that operates franchises based primarily in New York and Pennsylvania. ... The Buffalo Gladiators are a semi-pro football team based out of Buffalo, NY. They play in the New York Amatuer Football League or NYAFL. All home games are played at John B. Wiley field what used to be the Rockpile. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Albany River Rats are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Binghamton Senators are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Rochester Americans are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Syracuse Crunch are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The Elmira Jackals are an ice hockey team scheduled to play in the ECHL in the 2007-2008 season. ... The Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey league under the supervision of the Ontario Hockey Association and the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... The Buffalo Jr. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division (often referred to as simply, USL-1) is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York. ... The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is an American soccer league recognized by the USSF and FIFA as a Division III league. ... Queen City FC is an American sports club, founded in 2006. ... The W-League is the first modern womens soccer league in the United States pyramid. ... The Rochester Rhinos Women are a W-League club based in Rochester, New York, affiliated with the USL First Division Rochester Raging Rhinos. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional outdoor Lacrosse league that is made up of teams within the United States. ... The Rochester Rattlers are a lacrosse team based in Rochester, New York. ... NLL redirects here. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Binghamton University Bearcats are an NCAA Division 1 athletics program at Binghamton University. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Canisius College (pronounced IPA: ) is a private Catholic college in the Hamlin Park district of north-central Buffalo, New York. ... Colgate University is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in the Village of Hamilton in Madison County, New York, USA. It was founded in 1819 as a Baptist seminary, but has since become non-denominational. ... The Cornell Big Red is the name of the sports teams, and other competitive teams, at Cornell University. ... This article is about Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. ... Niagara University is a Roman Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition, located in the Town of Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. ... Siena College is a nationally recognized independent Catholic Liberal Arts College situated on US 9 in the suburban community of Loudonville, New York, two miles (3. ... St. ... Syracuse University Logo. ...

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The current Sabres were not to bad either as Gilbert Perreault shook was healthy for the first time in a few season with a team high 76 points, as the Sabres finished in 3rd place with a 38-29-13 record.
The Sabres continue to win with defense and the solid goaltending of the Dominik Hasek who was dominate again winning his 3rd straight Vezina and 5th in 6 years with an outstanding 1.87 GAA, as the Sabres finished in 4th place with a record of 37-28-17.
The Sabres began the season with a dark cloud surrounding the future of the franchise as the NHL was forced to assume control of the team after owners John, Tim, Michael, and James Rigas of Adelphia Cable Communications were forced to declare bankruptcy.
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