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    Well it appears he is ready to sign:

    http://sabres.buffalonews.com/2015/0...seman-franson/

    The Sabres are expected to add another veteran defenseman as soon as Thursday, with reports indicating free agent Cody Franson will sign a two-year contract with the team.

    TSN’s Bob McKenzie said late Wednesday night the deal is for $3.3 million per season. The Buffalo News first reported in late August that the Sabres were offering a multi-year deal to Franson, who has played on one-year contracts the last three seasons with Nashville and Toronto.

  • #2
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...medium=twitter
    Puck Daddy

    Cody Franson on his free-agent nightmare, faith in agent

    Cody Franson didn’t have time to think of his still unrestricted free agent status on his 28th birthday. Instead, he tried to relax at his family’s annual fish fry at their home in Sicamous, B.C. on Aug. 8.
    “We get all our family friends up with people who we’re close to back home. We have them all over at the house and my dad cooks a bunch of fish until the early hours of the morning,” he said in a phone interview with Puck Daddy.
    This dulled Franson’s nerves and helped him forget that he had indeed aged one year – at least numerically speaking – from the start of free agency on July 1.
    Franson didn’t expect to still be without a team in August, but he was a casualty a slightly raised salary cap, which forced contending teams to either jettison assets or not lavish UFA players with generous
    "There’s unfinished business," coach Barry Trotz said.

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    • #3
      This team could cause some problems this year. Not a playoff team, but will hand some unexpected losses to the better teams.
      The object is to win. Not just to compete, but to win.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bossy573 View Post
        This team could cause some problems this year. Not a playoff team, but will hand some unexpected losses to the better teams.
        Only if they get solid goaltending from Lehner. If not, they're dead meat.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Draftman View Post

          Only if they get solid goaltending from Lehner. If not, they're dead meat.

          Frankly, they wouldn't mind another low finish.
          The object is to win. Not just to compete, but to win.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bossy573 View Post


            Frankly, they wouldn't mind another low finish.
            You think? I would have thought that they would want to start trending up this season. Do they really want to follow Edmonton's example on how to build a team?
            "There’s unfinished business," coach Barry Trotz said.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mw147 View Post

              You think? I would have thought that they would want to start trending up this season. Do they really want to follow Edmonton's example on how to build a team?

              The future core is too young - but they will not deliberately tank as they did last year.
              The object is to win. Not just to compete, but to win.

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              • #8
                They still need defensemen.

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                • #9
                  Jack Eichel is a great hockey player. He is going to be very special. Just watched the BUF/CBJ third period.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kaszycki's Krew View Post
                    Jack Eichel is a great hockey player. He is going to be very special. Just watched the BUF/CBJ third period.

                    Check this out. In addition to being highly skilled he is also a horse.

                     
                    "There’s unfinished business," coach Barry Trotz said.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kaszycki's Krew View Post
                      Jack Eichel is a great hockey player. He is going to be very special.
                      No question he is the real deal.
                      The object is to win. Not just to compete, but to win.

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                      • #12
                        http://thehockeywriters.com/ryan-ore...ampaign=buffer
                        Ryan O’Reilly Worth Every Penny

                        If you were to ask most Buffalo Sabres fans their thoughts on Ryan O’Reilly after the first few games of the year, you may have gotten a mixed bag of reactions. Ranging from he’s going to be another overpaid bust to he’ll break out soon enough, there was no shortage of opinions on the highest paid player in franchise history.
                        If you ask that same question today, it’s as close to a guarantee as possible that the reactions would be 100% positive.
                        O’Reilly is riding a streak unlike any that he’s had in his career. Over the last five games for the Sabres, the 24-year old from Ontario has tallied three goals and six assists for nine points. Those his team has only won two of those five games — both against the Philadelphia Flyers — O’Reilly has proven to everyone that his acquisition was worth everything it took.
                        "There’s unfinished business," coach Barry Trotz said.

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                        • #13
                          Advanced stats heavy but I thought it was an interesting read. As I recall weren't the advanced stats gurus against hiring Bylsma for the Isles?

                          http://www.tsn.ca/talent/bylsma-help...rward-1.395218

                          Bylsma helps Sabres take a big step forward
                          A few months ago, I wrote a piece looking at the biggest single-year improvements at the team level in the last decade.
                          It was hard not to notice that at least five teams who saw rapid improvement year-over-year had also experienced turnover in the coaching ranks. The list was headlined by the 2009 Arizona Coyotes, who improved their even-strength possession numbers by 6.5 per cent – the highest number we have on record. That was the team that transitioned from the infamous Wayne Gretzky era to current head coach Dave Tippett.
                          The idea of that exercise was to establish a high-water mark for the purposes of measuring the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-16. Here was a team ripe for potential improvement, if only because (a) there were significant signs that former coaching staffs were huge drags on performance; and (b) Mike Babcock’s arguably the best coach in the league. If anyone could top that old Coyotes club, it’d surely be Toronto.
                          I might have been looking at the wrong team.
                          Through 17 games, the Buffalo Sabres have quietly been playing at a point-per-game pace. That early performance is impressive. This is a team that actively tried to tank last year by stripping out useful part after useful part to guarantee the right to select one of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel in the draft lottery. They also, interestingly enough, retained a struggling Ted Nolan through the duration of the season, firing him after locking up first place in a frantic race to the bottom.
                          "There’s unfinished business," coach Barry Trotz said.

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                          • #14
                            http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2015/12/27/...y%2Carticle%5D
                            Report: Evander Kane is the subject of sexual assault allegations

                            Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane is the subject of a sex offense investigation stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at a Buffalo hotel on Sunday morning, according to the Buffalo News and other outlets.
                            WGR 550 cites sources “both inside and outside the Buffalo Police rank” that a 20-year-old woman is making the claim.
                            Note that Kane, 24, has not been charged with a crime at this time, but an investigation is reportedly in its early stages.


                            "There’s unfinished business," coach Barry Trotz said.

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                            • #15
                              Ruh roh.
                              The object is to win. Not just to compete, but to win.

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