Teams with star rookies sometimes win right away - but not usually.

Comparing the Sabres To Other Teams With Star Rookies by @LukeWachob

Sabres fans expected more goals and more wins this year after adding Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly, and Evander Kane to a roster that featured virtually no top-end talent in 2014 or 2015. Instead, Buffalo is 28th in scoring and 27th in the standings coming out of the All-Star break. Preseason predictions about challenging for a […]

BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 19: Jack Eichel #15 of the Buffalo Sabres takes a face off against Phillip Danault #24 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the First Niagara Center on December 19, 2015 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Brenner/ Getty Images)

Eichel Progresssion and Comparisons: After 40 Games by @SabresStats

As promised, it’s time once again to look at the statistical progress of Jack Eichel and compare his numbers to other high draft picks and stars of the game.  Remember, we’ll do this every 20 games Jack Eichel plays from now to eternity. Eichel Progression Over the last 20 games we have seen a more […]

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Welcome Back: A Sabres Primer for Bills Fans by @lukewachob

You’re a Buffalo sports fan, but you put first things first. Fall is for football, and spring is for hockey. Now that the Bills’ 2015 season has come to a close, you’re finally ready to swap your blue-and-red for blue-and-gold. Let’s shake off that rink rust and get back on the bandwagon with a quick […]

BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 17: Jamie McGinn #88 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks with teammates along the bench at First Niagara Center on December 17, 2015 in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo defeated Anaheim 3-0.  (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Don’t Be Surprised by Jamie McGinn’s Production When the Sabres traded for their number one center at this year’s draft, they also got Jamie McGinn.  Many Sabres fans viewed McGinn as a “throw-in”, or maybe even a salary dump by the Avalanche.  He only had 4 goals and 2 assists last year in the Mile High City. Since the season began, McGinn […]

BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: From left to right: Tyler Ennis #63, Evander Kane #9, and Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the Buffalo Sabres talk in-between whistles during a game against the Ottawa Senators at the First Niagara Center on September 23, 2015 in Buffalo, New York. (Tom Brenner/ Getty Images)

Sabres per 60 by @SabresStats It’s very easy to look at a chart of individual player statistics (goals, points, etc.) and see who is contributing to the team’s production.  However, are those statistics based on their own production, or as a result of them being on the ice more than others.  In other words, how efficient is each player […]

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Defying Corsi Logic by @SabresStats To date, the 2015-16 Buffalo Sabres have been an anomaly. At least in the eyes of advanced statistics they have been.  The term Corsi refers to the number of shots attempted by a team.  If you have more shots attempted (including those blocked and those that miss the net) than your opponent, you are […]

Eichel Progresssion and Comparisons: After 20 Games by @SabresStats Not since the Sabres selected Gilbert Perreault with the franchise’s very first draft pick has the city of Buffalo and the Sabres fan base been so excited about a player.  The amount of hype surrounding the Hobey Baker winner has reached new heights and expectations are sky-high.  The term “generational” is used regularly to […]


It Might Be Time For a New Captain in Buffalo by @BradleyGelber

As is expected with a young team that includes many new faces, the Sabres have had many ups and downs so far this season. Will Eichel win Rookie of the Year? Will Ullmark prove he is worthy of starting even when Lehner returns? Will Ennis find a way to get back into last season’s form? […]


My Sabres/Blues recap

Is this on? [Taps Microphone] Hey, so I haven’t done a Sabres recap since probably the 2nd lockout and to be honest I’m not really confident in my hockey writing ability like I used to. I just find myself to be falling behind times with Corsi/Fenwick stats and hockey recaps were never my bag. Also, […]

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Sabres Recap: No Goal by @lukewachob

Dallas Stars         3        (15-4-0) 30 Points, 68 GF, 48 GA Buffalo Sabres    1        (8-9-1) 17 Points, 41 GF 49 GA Goal Scorers: Dallas – Nichushkin (2), Goligoski (2), Seguin (EN) (10) Buffalo – O’Reilly (6) Starting Goalies: Dallas – Antti Niemi            […]

Oct 8, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (15) celebrates after scoring his first NHL goal during the third period against the Ottawa Senators at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Youth Movement in Buffalo by @BradleyGelber

Similar to how the city of Buffalo is undergoing a renaissance, so to are its sports teams. The Sabres are 6-2-1 in their last 9 games, while the Bills have won two in a row and stand at 5-4 in the thick of the playoff race. There are a lot of reasons why both teams […]