Buffalo Sabres, World Cup of Hockey, NHL Books


Good morning, Buffalo Sabres fans! This is a morning to rejoice, as the Buffalo Sabres have finally broken their record 14-game losing streak, pulling off a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night at Centre Bell. Next up for the Buffalo Sabres are five consecutive home games, starting Thursday against St. Louis and ending February 15 against Philadelphia.

With today a non-game day for the Buffalo Sabres, here’s some collected news and notes from around the league.

First up, some news around the Buffalo Sabres organization. Head coach Ted Nolan made quite a spark yesterday when he made some comments prior to last night’s game.

One player that Nolan is hoping stays with the Sabres, however, is defenseman Tyler Myers. [NBC Sports]

There have been a lot of trade rumors circling Myers for a long time, but could Tim Murray actually ship him out of Buffalo? Nolan told The Buffalo News that Myers is the type of player you build a team around. Depending on what the return would be for Myers, let’s hope there’s some communication between Nolan and Murray, and we’ll just have to see what happens. [The Buffalo News]

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More likely that guys like Chris Stewart or Drew Stafford – who had a goal last night – might be shipped out first, in my opinion.

Moving on: the World Cup of Hockey is coming to Toronto in 2016. It’s going to be an exciting event, and for all those fans who can’t make the trip to Toronto to see the games live, well – don’t you worry.

ESPN was just awarded the broadcasting rights for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. [Fansided]

This is certainly an interesting move. ESPN isn’t exactly known for its hockey coverage, so the fact that they’ve been pegged as the broadcasters for such a big event is kind of huge. If things go well, it could mean the network returns to covering more games and broadcasting some NHL games in the future.

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for more books to read – and if that book happens to be about hockey, that’s even better.

Lucky for you, there’s a new one out there, as Val James, the first U.S.-born black NHL player, has published his autobiography. [New York Times]

James, a former member of the Buffalo Sabres, now lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He was known largely as an enforcer during his days, playing just 11 total NHL games and spending most of his career in the American Hockey League.

James played seven games with the Buffalo Sabres in the 1981-82 season; he also played for the Rochester Americans between 1980 and 1985.

Finally, a couple pieces of “fun” news for you this morning:

And how about this save by Nashville Predators goaltender Carter Hutton? Can you say wow?!