The time will come again Sabres Fans that we can all turn on our televisions, or file ourselves into First Niagara Center, in order to watch the Blue and Gold hit the ice and entertain us all. We all know what happened last season, but let’s put it in the past and be proud of our Sabres. As of Sunday, June 22 at 4:00pm, the official NHL 2014-2015 Schedule was released. That means another 82 games of hard work from a very young Sabres team. This is a look into how the Sabres schedule will look.
The Season open for the Buffalo Sabres Schedule is on October 9 versus the Columbus Blue Jackets. This will be an exciting game and one that has to be highly anticipated. It will be the first real game view of the Sabres’ top pick this year and will give them a chance to assert themselves in a way they were not able to at the start of last season.
On October 23 and December 9, the Sabres are scheduled to play the Defending League Champions, The Los Angeles Kings. This is a game that every Sabres fan should circle on their calendar. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I for one would love to see Buffalo take a good run at the champs and pull out a win at the Staples Center, or even First Niagara Center. It’ll certainly be a game filled with excitement and skill.
Another Game that Sabres fans should note is November 13 when they play the Minnesota Wild. With former Sabres such as Jason Pominville, Matt Moulson, (and as assumed by most people Thomas Vanek) The new and young team will face off against some of the former top Sabre players and it will be a great game to watch for sure.
Breaks and NHL Events
The Sabres have a long break in January from the 19th-26. In that span of time the NHL All star game is to be played in Columbus, and the first couple of games in the Stadium series will be played as well. Even if any Sabre players don’t make it to the All Star game, be sure to tune in to view the top talents in the NHL; the skills competition will be held on the 24th of January and the game itself will be on the 25th.
Two of the biggest highlights of this year’s schedule are the months of January and March. In January the Sabres play 12 games, 8 of which are on the road; in the month of March the Sabres play 13 games, 9 of which are played away from home. So even though the team will be away, that doesn’t mean there will be any lack of action. Tune into your TV sets to witness some hard working hockey.
Don’t forget also everyone, The 2014 NHL Entry Draft is on this Friday June 27th. The Sabres have a lot of picks in the first 2 rounds and there’s a chance we’ll see a few in this coming season. Free Agency begins on July 1st so also keep your eyes out for any newly signed players.