Andy Boron

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A lifelong Buffalonian who writes about the Sabres for Die By The Blade while hopelessly rooting for the Sabres and Bills to win. I teach middle school music in Western New York and couldn't be happier doing it.

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Buffalo Sabres Draft Preview


The 2014 NHL Draft is one week away, so let's review the Buffalo Sabres war chest of of picks and prospects, and review what we know about Tim Murray & Co. so far. Welcome to our 2014 Sabres Draft Preview.

SBN Mock Draft: Sabres select Sam Bennett


SBN's annual mock draft is underway, and with Aaron Ekblad off the board, the Buffalo Sabres choose between the two Sams with their second overall pick.

Murray smart to use Sabres unique assets


Tim Murray wants ALL THE DRAFT PICKS.

Ville Leino's Report Card


It's time.

Jhonas Enroth Report Card


The man who might be the Sabres starter next year gets evaluated on his performance this year. Results are...mixed.

Matt Ellis Report Card


Time to grade one of the longest-tenured members of the Sabres organization.

CapGeek: Sabres re-sign Deslauriers


The first of many potential RFA deals has been made by the Sabres, and one of their newest players will remain with the team for two more years.

Matt D'Agostini's Report Card


Our season recap series continues by looking at another player claimed off waivers by the Sabres this season.

Isles to keep 2014 pick, send 2015 pick to Buffalo


What was rumored a few weeks ago has now come true - the Islanders will keep their pick this year, sending next year's first rounder to Buffalo.

I can't even with this picture


From the Sports Illustrated photo vault today comes this fantastic picture from 1997 that starts with a possibly naked Matthew Barnaby and ends with Dominik Hasek's crazy eyes. Thanks to SI's Andy Gray for the picture (he also posted a whole slew of other old Buffalo sports pictures today that you should check out.)

Cory Conacher's Report Card


We kick off our 2013-14 report card series with a look at one of the newest Sabres, Cory Conacher.

Player Report Cards start tomorrow: Help us plan


We're asking you this morning what you'd like to see us cover in our 2013-14 report cards.


Watch: Girgensons diving goal versus USA


World Champ. Update: One-Third Through Prelims


We're one-third of the way through the preliminary round, and the Sabres players, as well as the American team, are so far playing well.

Draft: How aggressive is too aggressive?


Watching the NFL Draft this week inspired me to imagine what might happen should Sabres GM Tim Murray follow the path of another Buffalo GM.

Stafford: "We're headed in the right direction"


In an interview with Concertfy, Drew Stafford talks about the Sabres future, his contract year, and sheds some light on his musical side.

Our votes and the winners of the PHBA Awards


Here's our votes and the results from the first ever Professional Hockey Bloggers Awards.

Some good things that came out of this bad season


It wasn't all doom and gloom during one of the worst seasons in franchise history, just mostly doom and gloom. Here are some positive things to focus on from the season that was.

MetaThread: DBTB Offseason Plans


With the 2013-14 season in the bag, here's a look at what you can expect from Die By THe Blade over the upcoming months.

Important Sabres Offseason Dates


With the regular season now over, here's a list of the important dates for Sabres fans to put in their calendar.

Who do you want the Sabres to draft #2 overall?


Now that we know exactly where the Sabres will be picking in the draft, which prospect do you most want to see in blue and gold next year?

Sabres new ECHL affiliation another smart move


The latest addition to the Buffalo Sabres family is a smart affiliation that adds some room to what is a burgeoning farm system.

NHL Playoff Open Thread: Wed, 4/16


Come chat about all of tonight's playoff action with us on the opening night of the second season. We've got three games of postseason goodness on the slate.

2014 Draft: Sabres to pick #2


It's the perfect way to end a season full of losing, but the Sabres will still get a great prospect with the #2 pick.

2014 NHL Draft Lottery Open Thread


Where will the Buffalo Sabres pick in the 2014 NHL draft? We find out tonight!

Murray offers honesty, humor at season's end


Tim Murray was the star of the show as he and Ted Nolan put the finishing touches on the 2013-14 Buffalo Sabres season.

Watch: Sabres season-ending presser


Here's your open thread to discuss the going-on of the final press conference of the Sabres season.

Sabres locker clean out: Joke's over indeed


All of the Sabres players had strong words about accountability and hard work on the final day of their 2013-14 hockey existence, but haven't we heard this somewhere before? Oh yeah, it was right here, last year.

Recap: Sabres fall to Isles 4-3 in season finale


The Sabres gave fans a reminder of what fun hockey looks like in a game that perfectly summed up this crazy season in many ways.


Game Thread: Sabres vs. Islanders

Come chat - for the last time this season - about the Sabres as they take on the New York Islanders in the season finale.

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