Buffalo Sabres Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Buffalo Sabres Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Buffalo Sabres Stanley Cup Betting

Since 2012 the Buffalo Sabres have failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Buffalo has run through seven head coaches in the span. Last year the Sabres traded the marquee man of the franchise, Jack Eichel, to the Vegas Golden Knights. On the positive, head coach Don Granato improved the team win percentage from .330 to .457. The effort and work ethic were enhanced in 2021-22. But Buffalo is still seen as a team that lacks the roster to make a playoff run.

Attendance has been abysmal at KeyBank Center, and rightfully so. The pandemic and fans feeling like they have “heard it all before” have decimated the gate. Buffalo is known for its loyal fans, but they are not returning until a playoff spot is secured.

Buffalo Sabres at a Glance

2022-2023 Stanley Cup Odds: +12500 (Aug, 2022)

Eastern Conference Odds: +5831 (Aug, 2022)

Last year the Buffalo Sabres finished 32-39-11. Buffalo finished 5th in the 8-team Atlantic Division. The Sabres ranked 22nd for goal scoring, 16th for power play efficiency, 25th for goals against, and 23rd for penalty killing.

General manager Kevyn Adams is a former NHL journeyman player from 1996-2008. Previously he was an assistant coach with the Sabres. Since 2019, Adams has been back in the Buffalo organization. At the onset, he was the Vice President of Business Administration. A year later, he was elevated to general manager.

Head coach Don Granato comes from one of America’s great hockey families. He is the brother of former NHL star Tony Granato and women’s hockey icon, Cammi Granato. Granato was a career minor league head coach before serving as an NHL assistant.

The Sabres are bringing back Craig Anderson and Malcolm Subban between the pipes.

Anderson, age 41, has been in the NHL off and on since 2003-04. He began his career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Anderson also played with the Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators, and Washington Capitals. He won the 2016-017 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Last year Anderson posted a .897 save percentage and 3.12 goals against average. Anderson’s record was 17-12-2.

Malcolm Subban, age 28, is a journeyman backup that previously played for the Boston Bruins, Vegas Golden Knights, and Chicago Blackhawks. Subban is the brother of NHL defenseman PK Subban. He played four games for the Sabres in 2021-22. His career save percentage is .898.

Center Tage Thompson, age 24, is the future of the Sabres. Thompson is coming off a breakout campaign in 2021-22. To show, Thompson scored 38 goals with 30 assists.

Buffalo Sabres Seasons

2021-22 32-39-11 Did Not Qualify
2020-21 15-34-7 Did Not Qualify
2019-20 30-31-8 Did Not Qualify
2019-20 30-31-8 Did Not Qualify
2018-19 33-39-10 Did Not Qualify
2017-18 25-45-12 Did Not Qualify
2016-17 33-37-12 Did Not Qualify
2015-16 35-36-11 Did Not Qualify
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Buffalo Sabres History

Founded in 1970 as part of the NHL’s Great Expansion Era, the Sabres have never won the Stanley Cup. Their Glory years were in the mid to late 1970s, led by the famed “French Connection” line of Gilbert Perrault, Rene Robert, and Rick Martin. That team lost the 1975 Stanley Cup Final to the Philadelphia Flyers. That era saw sellout crowds, and that team remains the most iconic in franchise history. Perrault is considered the greatest Sabre ever. The French Connection has a retired banner that hangs in the rafters and a statue outside the KeyBank Center in its honor.

Goaltender Dominik Hasek backstopped the Sabres to the 1999 Stanley Cup Final, which they lost to the Dallas Stars.

Owner Terry Pegula bought the team in 2010 and was celebrated as the local boy that made good and would save the franchise from its losing ways. Pegula promised to spend whatever was necessary and that the entire purpose of the Sabres was to win the Stanley Cup championships. Instead, the Sabres have not made the playoffs since Pegula’s rookie season as owner. Although Pegula has not operated on the cheap, the harder he tries, the worse the team does.

The 2022-23 season marks the first one since 1970-71 that legendary fan-favorite Rick Jeanneret will not be on the air as a play-by-play announcer.

NHL Teams

Eastern Conference - Atlantic

Eastern Conference - Metropolitan

Western Conference - Central

Western Conference - Pacific

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