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Sabres tease big announcement for Monday

Aug 17, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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The Buffalo Sabres apparently have a “big announcement” set for Monday, according to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News and PHT’s Joe Yerdon.

Harrington reports that this will just be an announcement regarding Buffalo hosting the 2015 combine, but there’s some scuttlebutt that the city may host the 2016 NHL Draft.

Nothing is official, but plenty of big figures will be on hand. VP of hockey operations Colin Campbell, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Sabres president Ted Black will be on hand tomorrow afternoon, according to the Buffalo News.

Here’s a summary of the speculation by way of the Buffalo News:

Internet chatter over the weekend had the Sabres as a potential host of the 2016 NHL Draft, and it’s widely known the team has bid for a multi-year run of the NHL Scouting Combine to be held at the new HarborCenter complex slated to open in October. It has been held for many years in suburban Toronto.

Either way, it’s not a bad time to make an announcement, as this feels a lot bigger than it would if … more was going on.

  1. steelers4385 - Aug 17, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Who cares. Teams never won a stanley cup. Getting the stupid draft should be on the bottom of the list of concerns.

    • billiam55 - Aug 17, 2014 at 10:14 PM

      ……..ur an idiot. so r the steelers

    • bullwinkle88 - Aug 17, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      Perhaps “steel” is what you have between your ears…hence the name.

  2. terrier92 - Aug 17, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Buffalo is a great hockey city

    Good luck

  3. djshnooks - Aug 17, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Derp, Derp.

    It’s called re-building…stealing the combine from Toronto and getting the draft is a pretty big deal…it’s a business you know?

    They also started the Winter Classic and annually have some of the top tv ratings.

    The Buffalo Sabres will win a Stanley Cup within the next 5-10 years, I guarantee it.

    Don’t forget who built those Pittsburgh teams…Craig Patrick is now in Buffalo. (And as evident in Pittsburgh, he knows how to to do tank and rebuild correctly.)

    Be patient Buffalo…it’s coming.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Aug 18, 2014 at 12:14 AM

      Hold on, Edmonton started the outdoor game trend when the played the Canadiens in 2003, Buffalo may have hosted the first named “Outdoor Classic” but they didn’t start it.

      • timmyp716 - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:48 AM


  4. iloveagoodnap - Aug 17, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Good to see steelers fans are miserable and bitter and troll in all forums, not just PFT. Pittsburgh is a good sports city. Why so bitter then?

  5. djshnooks - Aug 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    And I’m not even from Buffalo…actually just moved back to NY from Myrtle Beach and am in the process of moving to Buffalo.

    It’s a great city period.

  6. djshnooks - Aug 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    No draft, just the combine.

    Possible 3 year deal.

    Huge for the city of Buffalo…nice win.

  7. bullwinkle88 - Aug 17, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    I was hoping it would be about the signing of Hayes.

  8. paulerhythm - Aug 18, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Who will the Cup for the 1st time first? Will it be Buffalo, Vancouver, St. Louis, Washington, Florida, San Jose or Minnesota?

  9. shutmdownd - Aug 18, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    I was hoping we might get an all star game…

  10. djshnooks - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    I see that coming soon as well.

    We just need some all-stars in Buffalo. Lol.

    And like I said, Buffalo started the “Winter Classic,” the first one being at Ralph Wilson Stadium against the Penguins.

    You might have had a “Heritage Classic” in Montreal when the Expos were there…but it’s not the “Winter Classic” you see now.

    Buffalo started that, go look it up…they took the idea to Bettman and the NHL.

  11. djshnooks - Aug 18, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Ps. They beat out Pittsburgh for the combine. Lol.

  12. steelers4385 - Aug 18, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Im from rochester. Sabres are my hockey team. I cant help i was raised a steelers fan. Im still bitter about about getting cheated by the refs against the stars yearssss ago. I just dont care about anything but winning. Big news to me is we got a great new player, or something along those lines. Im tired of changes, and trading good players, and losing.

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