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JW: View from the top


You say that this season of Sabres hockey has robbed you of your sanity.  You’ve likely felt rage, sadness, despair, and worst of all…indifference.  In exchange for your “suffering” you’re going to get one of the best 18-year-old hockey players in the world.  Jeremy White has a primer on this year's crop.

JW: What's one more loss?


Tuesday night the NHL will reveal the winner of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Lottery, and we know the Buffalo Sabres are in position to pick either #1 or #2.  How much of a drop off is there in that one spot? We've already seen 51 losses this season, 61 if you count overtime and shootouts.  How bad is one more?
 

JW: What's one more loss?


Tuesday night the NHL will reveal the winner of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Lottery, and we know the Buffalo Sabres are in position to pick either #1 or #2.  How much of a drop off is there in that one spot? We've already seen 51 losses this season, 61 if you count overtime and shootouts.  How bad is one more?
 

JW: The Other Football


I took a quick trip across the pond, as they say, to check an item off my bucket list.  Along the way I came to see a number of things that US sports should take away from what I’d best describe as “The England experience.”

 

JW: Access Granted



My trip inside the Buffalo Sabres deadline day war room serves as a good look into just how the entire operation works on one of the busiest days of the year.

Source: Bills unlikely to keep Byrd


WGR's Jeremy White has learned that the Buffalo Bills are not likely to place the franchise tag on Jairus Byrd, and that a long term contract is also unlikely at this point.  

According to a source, the Bills and Jairus Byrd may be parting ways soon.  Byrd is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and the team has until Monday at 4 pm to place the franchise tag on their star

JW - The Next Chapter


The Buffalo Sabres now enter the post-Ryan Miller era with no concrete plan on their next franchise goaltender.  While I appreciate just how good Miller is, I’m quite happy that this team will be entering a new phase, and likely building in an entirely different way.

JW - The Next Chapter


The Buffalo Sabres now enter the post-Ryan Miller era with no concrete plan on their next franchise goaltender.  While I appreciate just how good Miller is, I’m quite happy that this team will be entering a new phase, and likely building in an entirely different way.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sam Bennett


Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report.  While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft.  Should the Sabres be targeting him?  Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.

JW: I went to see Connor McDavid play. You should too.


Friday night I made the short drive to Erie, PA to see the kid that many are calling "the Next Sidney Crosby".  My advice to you?  Get to Erie.
 

JW: I went to see Connor McDavid play. You should too.


Friday night I made the short drive to Erie, PA to see the kid that many are calling "the Next Sidney Crosby".  My advice to you?  Get to Erie.
 

JW: I went to see Connor McDavid play. You should too.


Friday night I made the short drive to Erie, PA to see the kid that many are calling "the Next Sidney Crosby".  My advice to you?  Get to Erie.
 

JW: I went to see Connor McDavid play. You should too.


Friday night I made the short drive to Erie, PA to see the kid that many are calling "the Next Sidney Crosby".  My advice to you?  Get to Erie.
 

JW: I went to see Connor McDavid play. You should too.


Friday night I made the short drive to Erie, PA to see the kid that many are calling "the Next Sidney Crosby".  My advice to you?  Get to Erie.
 

JW: Eyes on the Prize(s)


We don't have to have the debate about whether or not it's best for the Sabres to win or lose on a given night.  At this point it would seem that both sides are firmly dug in.  If you want wins to build culture, then live it up.  If you want losses for the draft pick, take a look at what we have in store for you...behind pick #1.
 

JW: Eyes on the Prize(s)


We don't have to have the debate about whether or not it's best for the Sabres to win or lose on a given night.  At this point it would seem that both sides are firmly dug in.  If you want wins to build culture, then live it up.  If you want losses for the draft pick, take a look at what we have in store for you...behind pick #1.
 

JW: All-22 Review - Bills/Jags - Give EJ Time


We're evaluating a QB, right?  Jeremy White's All-22 features a look at EJ Manuel's play in Jacksonville, Marquise Goodwin's game-changing presence, and one item at the top of his Christmas List.  Hint:  EJ - Eyes up.

JW: All-22 Review - Bills/Jags - Give EJ Time


We're evaluating a QB, right?  Jeremy White's All-22 features a look at EJ Manuel's play in Jacksonville, Marquise Goodwin's game-changing presence, and one item at the top of his Christmas List.  Hint:  EJ - Eyes up.

JW: All-22 Review - Bills/Bucs - Horror film


Did you hear about the new pirate movie?  It's rated ARRRRRRGH!   When it comes to this week's All-22 review, viewer discretion is advised. Jeremy White takes you through it.

JW: All-22 Review - Bills/Bucs - Horror film


Did you hear about the new pirate movie?  It's rated ARRRRRRGH!   When it comes to this week's All-22 review, viewer discretion is advised. Jeremy White takes you through it.

JW: All-22 Review - Bills/Bucs - Horror film


Did you hear about the new pirate movie?  It's rated ARRRRRRGH!   When it comes to this week's All-22 review, viewer discretion is advised. Jeremy White takes you through it.

All-22 Review - Bills/Falcons - Rough game, eh?


This week's overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons can be heaped onto the pile of missed opportunities for the 2013 Buffalo Bills.  You know about the two fumbles that cost the team dearly, but there were bigger issues on the day.  Jeremy White's All-22 looks at EJ Manuel's lock-on looks, Kiko Alonso's struggles, and CJ Spiller's return to brilliance.
 

All-22 Review - Bills/Jets - Dominant D and a Bounce Back QB


The Bills put together their finest performance in dismantling the Jets on Sunday.  A harassing pass rush flustered Geno Smith enough to force four turnovers, while EJ Manuel put on his best show.  Bills Coach Doug Marrone suggests that CJ Spiller might want to go yell at the linemen.  Is he right?  Jeremy White breaks down the All-22.
 

All-22 Review - Bills/Steelers - EJ's Return


EJ Manuel’s return to the Buffalo Bills lineup did not go the way that many had hoped it would.  Jeremy White’s All-22 gives a good look at all the ways the Steelers tried to fool the Bills rookie, and what must improve going forward.    
 

JW: All-22 Review Week 9 - Bills/Chiefs



Until further notice, it's the play of the year.  You know the play.  Jeremy White's All-22 Review takes a look at Sean Smith's 100 yard interception return for a TD, the play of newcomer Stefan Charles, and debuts KIKO-CAM.

JW: All-22 Review Week 9 - Bills/Chiefs



Until further notice, it's the play of the year.  You know the play.  Jeremy White's All-22 Review takes a look at Sean Smith's 100 yard interception return for a TD, the play of newcomer Stefan Charles, and debuts KIKO-CAM.

JW: All-22 Review Week 8 - Bills/Saints


A 35-17 loss in New Orleans tells us the Bills still have a sizable gap to cover before they can play with the NFL's best teams.  The All-22 review brings Jeremy White to three major conclusions:  1. Thad Lewis has a major problem to work on, 2. Nickell Robey can be my Nickel CB any time, and 3. Drew Brees and Sean Payton should almost never lose.

JW: What good are all these picks?


The Sabres currently hold two picks in the first round and three in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft.  Five selections in the first 60 players is a good haul for any franchise, and vital to the rebuilding process.  The problem is that in the NHL Draft it's about quality, and not quantity.  Darcy Regier's drafted here for 16 years...Just how's he done?

All-22 Review - Bills/Dolphins - Mario's Masterpiece


The Bills first road win of the season was delivered by the defense, with Mario Williams coming through in the clutch.  While Williams had only the two sacks, his fingerprints are all over the defensive identity.  Jeremy White takes one more look at the win with the All-22.

All-22 Review - Bills/Dolphins - Mario's Masterpiece


The Bills first road win of the season was delivered by the defense, with Mario Williams coming through in the clutch.  While Williams had only the two sacks, his fingerprints are all over the defensive identity.  Jeremy White takes one more look at the win with the All-22.

All-22 Review - Bills/Bengals - Breaking Thad



The Bills are having trouble getting their starting 22 on the field.  This week's All-22 Review from Jeremy White will feature a look at how the Bengals were able to hit big plays, nice throws from Thad Lewis, and an offense that was missing two big pieces.

JW: All-22 - Thaddeus Lewis


Thaddeus Lewis makes his second career NFL start on Sunday for the Buffalo Bills.  His first came last year, in the Browns season finale.  While it played out as a meaningless game, it now stands as some of the only tape the Bills and Bengals have to go on in gearing up for Sunday.

Jeremy White fires up the All-22 review to take a look.

JW: All-22 - Thaddeus Lewis


Thaddeus Lewis makes his second career NFL start on Sunday for the Buffalo Bills.  His first came last year, in the Browns season finale.  While it played out as a meaningless game, it now stands as some of the only tape the Bills and Bengals have to go on in gearing up for Sunday.

Jeremy White fires up the All-22 review to take a look.

JW: All-22 Review Week 4 - Bills/Ravens



A win over the defending Super Bowl Champions will go a long way to build a team’s collective confidence.  Eric Wood and Marcell Dareus get gameballs for work in the trenches, while old offense and new defense make the difference.  It’s tape time, with Jeremy White and the All-22.

All-22 Review - Bills/Jets


An ugly game, that features an ugly tape.  The Bills loss to the Jets featured a variety of defensive looks that EJ Manuel had little experience against.  The Jets mixed their looks, and had a go-to package that shut down the Bills passing game.  Here’s the “book” on the Bills offense, for now.  All-22 review.

 

 

 

JW: All-22 Review - Bills/Jets


It's an ugly game, with an ugly tape.  The Bills loss to the Jets featured a variety of defensive looks that EJ Manuel had little experience against.  The Jets mixed their looks, and had a go-to package that shut down the Bills passing game.  Here’s the “book” on the Bills offense, for now.  All-22

JW: All-22 Review Week 2 - Bills/Panthers


Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine’s use of Mario Williams helped tally 4.5 sacks.  CJ Spiller found his lanes and his game.  And EJ Manuel starts to hear the “Captain Checkdown” blasts?  Jeremy White checks the tape.

JW: All-22 Review Week 1


What was EJ's best throw?  Why did CJ Spiller get bottled up?  The answers are inside, with Jeremy White's first All-22 Review.

HPW - Bo Horvat



If the Buffalo Sabres reason for existence is to win the Stanley Cup, they might want to take a look at Bo Horvat.  How can you tie one mid-round player to hockey’s biggest prize?  Ask former NHL GM, and current analyst Craig Button.  Hockey Prospect Watch, knows Bo.

HPW - Nathan MacKinnon


The Colorado Avalanche appear to be targeting a forward in the upcoming NHL Draft.  Seth Jones and Nathan MacKinnon sit atop most draft boards, and Joe Sakic says his team is likely to pass on Jones for a forward.  He did say “if” they pick first.  We don’t know which team will make the pick, but let’s meet the player most likely to go at the top.

HPW - Seth Jones



On June 30th, we could see a defenseman drafted 1st overall for only the 2nd time since 1996.  Find out why Seth Jones sits atop the NHL’s Central Scouting rankings in Jeremy White’s Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Jonathan Drouin


Patrick Kane’s hat trick put the Chicago Blackhawks into the Stanley Cup Final.  A few years down the line we could see a similar story for Jonathan Drouin.  Often described as a wizard with the puck, Drouin’s game is likened to Kane’s.  Hockey Prospect Watch moves up the draft board, to take our first look at a player in "The Big Three".  

HPW - Alexander Barkov


The Nashville Predators have jumped into the mix of teams that say they’re willing to entertain trade offers.  While many hockey fans are familiar with the “Big Three” of the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, that 4th pick could net Alexander Barkov.  Could Buffalo be targeting the Fin Phenom?  Alexander Barkov is featured in Jeremy White's next Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Sean Monahan


Hockey Prospect Watch enters the final week of pre-draft preparation with the focus on prospects the Buffalo Sabres could target at either 8th or 16th overall.  Sean Monahan is likely to be off the board by the 8th pick, but if he's not, the Sabres would take a good look at the prospect who knows a little something about rebuilding.

HPW - Elias Lindholm



Possibilities are endless in June 30th's NHL Draft.  The depth of the first round is one of the reasons to think a team near the top might be willing to trade down.  Elias Lindholm, a Swedish center, could be taken soon after the Big Three.  He's next up in  Jeremy White’s Hockey Prospect Watch.

HPW - Darnell Nurse


Seth Jones sits atop the NHL Central Scouting Rankings, but he’s not the only top flight defenseman available in this year’s draft.  Darnell Nurse looks to bring a huge frame, and a well known bloodline to the NHL.  Jeremy White moves the Hockey Prospect Watch back to the blueline.

HPW - Adam Erne


Our first Hockey Prospect Watch was an update on Russian star Valeri Nichushkin.  In the second installment, Jeremy White profiles another former linemate of Mikhail Grigorenko - Adam Erne.  He could be available at the 16th spot, and there’s a lot to like.


NHL Draft - Sabres gunning for top pick



The Buffalo Sabres haven’t been too guarded about the upcoming NHL Draft.  Armed with a pair of 1sts, a pair of 2nds, and a need to make big changes, the franchise is openly talking about moving up.  Wednesday morning we learned that they'd like to move all the way up.

High Hopes - Just how feasible is a move in the draft?


The Sabres are openly pursuing a trade up in June 30th’s NHL Entry Draft.  Jeremy White’s obsession...err...continuing quest, surges forward with a one-stop-shop of reasons that the Sabres should be able to get it done.

High Hopes - Just how feasible is a move in the draft?


The Sabres are openly pursuing a trade up in June 30th’s NHL Entry Draft.  Jeremy White’s obsession...err...continuing quest, surges forward with a one-stop-shop of reasons the Sabres should be able to get it done.

High Hopes - Just how feasible is a move in the draft?


The Sabres are openly pursuing a trade up in June 30th’s NHL Entry Draft.  Jeremy White’s obsession...err...continuing quest, surges forward with a one-stop-shop of reasons the Sabres should be able to get it done.

HPW - Nathan MacKinnon


The Avalanche appear to be targeting a forward in the upcoming NHL Draft.  Seth Jones and Nathan MacKinnon sit atop most draft boards, and Joe Sakic says his team is likely to pass on Jones “if” they pick first.  Hockey Prospect Watch sets its sights on the player most likely to go at #1.  It's where he goes that's all the mystery.

Bottoms up - Sabres shouldn't need long rebuild


As you watch the NHL playoffs you may be inclined to feel like the Sabres are "far away" because they don't look like they could compete with the teams that are still playing. You'd be wrong to say that. While there is work to be done, to suggest it will take multiple years just to be competitive, is to take this team off the hook.

Rolston's real test - Unleashing Potential


Clearly one of Ron Rolston’s jobs is to win hockey games.  However, with the Sabres talking more about the long term, and a team that can make multiple runs in the playoffs, WGR's Jeremy White says the list of goals should start and stop with a select group of players.

'Ell of a Hit


Montreal's Lars Eller was drilled by Ottawa's Eric Gryba in the Canadiens' playoff opener.  Eller was taken off the ice on the stretcher after donating some blood to the ice surface.  Gryba has a hearing.  Does the league have a problem?

Star Power - Bills grab some, Sabres to give it up?


The Buffalo Bills did things right at the NFL Draft.  The Sabres can get it done too, with or without the help of a lottery ball.  Buffalo is lacking for stars these days, and the near future could see us losing another big one, in Ryan Miller.  A new era begins for both teams, and we will need stars if it's ever going to work.

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