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New Sabres leadership hopes to revive Rochester Amerks

One of the key focus points of the new Sabres regime for the coming season is changing the culture of their American Hockey League affiliate. GM Jason Botterill and his staff have promised a renewed effort with the Rochester Americans and Amerks players at training camp say they can already feel positive change. “Obviously Rochester’s always a priority but this... more

Sabres turn to Hall of Famer Chris Taylor to end Amerks’ prolonged funk

The Rochester Americans are turning to one of their most decorated and beloved players to lead them out of a prolonged funk that has stretched to a dozen disappointing seasons. Chris Taylor, a member of the team’s Hall of Fame and 50th anniversary team, was named head coach late Friday afternoon by general manager Randy Sexton. Taylor, 45, becomes the... more

Pegula’s mantra to fix Buffalo Sabres inspiring but not convincing

Discipline, structure, communication, character. Call it “The Pegula Doctrine.’’ Terry Pegula, the likable gas tycoon with the means to own four professional sports teams in western New York and who means well, managed to string those powerful words together on five separate occasions during a 14-minute news conference Friday at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. Democrat & Chronicle: Read More more
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