Don Granato’s decision to cut back on workouts is paying off with the Sabers

St. PAUL, Minnesota – Don Granato didn’t need to investigate why the Buffalo Sabers had an uncharacteristic Monday performance against the Florida Panthers earlier this month. Granato saw all the signs of an exhausted team. The Swordsmen weren’t cutting bar-to-bar passes to save time and space on the ice at KeyBank Center. Turnovers led to … Read more

All-Star snub thought Rasmus Dahlin is “I think fans want to see forwards”

DALLAS – Rasmus Dahlin was smiling when he said that, but you could tell he was a little flustered when asked why he wasn’t selected to the Atlantic Division team at the NHL All-Star Game. After Tage Thompson was selected to the Buffalo team by the NHL’s Operations Department, the Atlantic players voted into the … Read more

What are the prospects for the NHL that has seen its stock soar in the first half of the season?

On the heels of our mid-season update for Top NHL players and prospects under the age of 23 This week, today I thought I’d highlight the young players who’ve seen their potential stock rise the most in the first half among the higher-level names. Alexander Nikishin, Doctor of Human Sciences, Carolina Calling Nikishin a riser … Read more

The Sabers fell to Florida after Lokonen earned the endorsement as the MVP

When the Buffalo Sabers played their daily game of roulette on Sunday, goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen was sent to Rochester on a “paper deal” to get Peyton Cripps back in the lineup. The assumption was that Craig Anderson was likely to get a crease Monday against the Florida Panthers. So when coach Don Granato arrived for … Read more