The Buffalo Sabres are a hockey club in Western New York that have been in existence since 1970

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The Buffalo Sabres are a hockey club in Western New York that have been in existence since 1970

Post #1 by thechampionrings » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:01 pm

The Buffalo Sabres are a hockey club in Western New York that have been in existence since 1970 and have a rich and storied history.

While the Sabres enjoyed wild success during the 1970s, they never won a Stanley Cup championship. They came very close but teams like the Philadelphia Flyers, nicknamed the "Broad Street Bullies" at the time, were able to fend the Sabres off. The 1980s weren't overly kind to the Buffalo Sabres. They didn't have horrible teams but were ousted in the first round of the playoffs by division rivals eight times between 1981-82 and 1992-93. The Sabres did win one round of playoff games against Quebec in 1982-83, but otherwise the Sabres did not have playoff success in the 1980s. They missed the playoffs completely in 1985-86 and 1986-87. Then Gilbert Perrault retired in the 1986-87 season, signaling the end of an era.

The latter half of the 1980s was fertile soil for the next era of the Sabres. Pierre Turgeon was drafted first overall in 1987 and would become part of the young core of the next generation of Sabres greats. Alexander Mogilny defected from Russia to the Sabres in 1989 and was another young weapon who helped the Sabres finish with 98 points - good enough for 3rd in the league. However, the Sabres still couldn't find any playoff success. The Sabres enjoyed great success throughout the 90s. Despite this, the Sabres still couldn't bring home a championship to the city of Buffalo. The team made it very close to a stanley cup championship rings victory in the 1998-99 season when they played the Dallas Stars in the finals. Dallas won the game on a goal considered dubious by many Sabres fans and is referred to as "No Goal" even to this day.

The 2000s era had a very tumultuous start to it. Then Sabres owner John Rigas was indicted on embezzling charges in 2005. The NHL took over the team until a new owner was located. There was much worry in the city of Buffalo that the team would be lost. Plus there was the NHL lockout of the 2004-2005 season. The dark times of the early 2000s were quickly a bad memory as the Sabres strategy of having quick, agile skaters, at a time when the was going to seriously enforce obstruction penalties, worked to their advantage. In both 2005-06 and 2006-07 the Sabres reached the Eastern Conference finals, but couldn't advance beyond that point.

The 2010s seem to hold a bright future for the Sabres. Terry Pegula, a man with deep pockets and an abiding love for the Buffalo Sabres, purchased the team in February of 2011. He boldy declared that the Sabres' reason for existence was now to win the Stanley Cup and that they would in fact achieve that goal. The Sabres quickly rallied from an early season deficit to make the playoffs. Despite a quick ousting in the first round, Sabres fans hopes for the future are very optimistic.
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Post #2 by PredsFan77 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:05 pm

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Post #3 by senate » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:26 pm

There is no such thing as the Buffalo Sabres. It is just a cover story the NHL made up to hide Evander Kane's three years in rehab.
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Post #4 by rbochan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:21 am

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