Buffalo took a step forward last year, but it hasn't turned the corner just yet. Much of that stems from its play on the back end.
Buffalo Sabres 2023-24 season preview: Playoff chances, projected points, roster rankings
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Sabres observations: 6 things we learned after Buffalo's first preseason game
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See odds, expert picks, and storylines for Commanders vs. Bills.
A matchup of Pro Bowlers could play a major role in determining if Buffalo wins its second consecutive game.
With camps around the league opening Thursday, fantasy drafts scheduled and optimism booming, which players are ready to make the leap?
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Here’s what we learned on Thursday at the first day of Buffalo Sabres training camp.
Who'll play with Dylan Cozens? Can Casey Mittelstadt carry his strong finish into this season? Will Jeff Skinner maintain his production?
Our writers discuss some of the most notable Buffalo Bills topics ahead of Week 3 against the Washington Commanders.
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Our picks have been laughably bad in the early season, with the exception of the Dolphins as the AFC representative in the Super Bowl.
The NHL teams that make the biggest year-over-year improvements typically have at least a few factors in common.
How did the Week 2 results shake up the top of our projected 2024 NFL Draft order?
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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa entered Week 2 at No. 2 behind Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.
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A look at the players who helped their chances of cracking the big club or gave strong impressions of future pro potential.
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Points were plentiful in Week 2, so let's check in on the offenses as we run down this week's rankings.
Every NHL season marks an opportunity for new stars to shine and we've picked 10 players to make the jump.
The Bills want to give defenses different looks at the goal line this season. It could help their star quarterback in the long run.
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Savoie's injury wasn't the ending Buffalo wanted for one of its top draft picks after the three-game prospect tournament.
Okposo believes the Sabres' culture is changing, and organized the team trip in an effort to make sure that culture doesn't slip early on.
For each team, we look at who's new, who's gone and what the reasons are for optimism and concern, as well as making a bold prediction.
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The Bills quarterback put Monday night's performance behind him with an emphatic win Sunday.
The Buffalo Bills are right back on track thanks to a banner day from the defense.
Some surprising teams lost their season openers, including the Bills. How they respond may be telling about their playoff odds.