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Brett Smith

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Narratives for the home stretch
After some duplicitous refereeing and "how come they always play that way against us" goaltending this past weekend, many Sabres fans are scratching their heads - unsure what to think about this team. What the problem here? Is it the coach (no), is it the ...

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Phantom sellers at the deadline and the missteps of GMTM
credit: WGRZ After an untimely post-bye week slump, the Sabres had apparently cast themselves in the role of Deadline Day Sellers. So what did they sell? Players? Nope. Prospects? Nah. Draft picks? Negative. Tim Murray's appearance on WGR seemed to confirm ...

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Not a selfie (Sabres - Red Wings preview 1/20/17)
Back (again). What is or isn't a selfie? For all you olde tymers out there, Robin Lehner seems to know and he definitely wasn't taking one after getting yanked against the Maple Leafs for leaking three quick tallies. Fortunately for Ol' Crazy Eyes, his guy ...

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Sabres flip the script against Carolina
credit: the Daily Nonpareil Friday night's shellacking by the Carolina Hurricanes saw a number of narrative flips for the Blue and Gold. For much of the season, youth has been leading the way. The future core of Eichel, Risto, Reinhart have had their hands ...

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Sabres - Flyers preview (1/10/17)
credit: If the Sabres oft-rumored, rarely seen forecheck were to make an appearance anytime soon, tonight against the Flyers would be a good night. In their last game against Columbus, the Flyers struggled to swim upriver against the might to...

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Sabres, Jets and Winning the Trade
With the recent Sabres slump sparking calls for the heads of Bylsma and GMTM, the annual visit of the Winnipeg Jets is a timely one, especially for defenders of Buffalo's general manager. The Kane/Bogo for Myers/Stafford/Armia trade is arguably Murray's big...

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No Jack Hustlers: What we learned without Eichel
Jack Eichel getting hurt in practice, a day before the start
of the season is probably the most Buffalo thing to happen this year. Unless
you include all the other injuries to key players. On both the Sabres and the
Bills (#OneBuffalo). The young and inexpe...

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Recap: Bylsma has Buffalo running like a well-oiled machine against Edmonton
Larsson gives McDavid's undercarriage a bit of a How's Your Father? (from Reddit user vdr2020) It was supposed to be the night Twitter trolls came out of the woodwork like sociopathic teens in clown costumes, but Disco Dan had other ideas. Despite a couple ...

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Good riddance, Jimmy Vesey
No this isn't going to be a post where I trash Tim Murray for blowing a potential Vesey deal. Nor is it going to be a post where I call Vesey a prima donna. I'll leave that to someone else. Vesey had every right to hold out until free agency. Its a reality ...

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Subban, bias and the fate of Steven Stamkos
While this is a Sabres blog, and the fate of Steven Stamkos has been very relevant over the past few weeks - the more interesting story to play out on Wednesday surprisingly had to do with old Adams Division foes in the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs dealt pe...
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