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2006–07 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Northeast Division Champions
Division 1st Northeast
Conference 1st Eastern
2006–07 record 53–22–7
Home record 28–10–3
Road record 25–12–4
Goals for 308
Goals against 242
General Manager Darcy Regier
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Danny Briere and
Chris Drury
Alternate captains Teppo Numminen
Arena HSBC Arena
Average attendance 18,690
Team leaders
Goals Thomas Vanek (43)
Assists Danny Briere (63)
Points Danny Briere (95)
Penalties in minutes Adam Mair (128)
Wins Ryan Miller (40)
Goals against average Ryan Miller (2.73)

The 2006–07 Buffalo Sabres season began with the team attempting to rebound from a disappointing end to the 2005–06 season, in which the Sabres advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals before losing in seven games to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes.

With the best regular-season record in the NHL, the Sabres were awarded the Presidents' Trophy for the first time in their history, and they also earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They defeated the New York Islanders and New York Rangers in the first two rounds of the playoffs. In the Eastern Conference Finals, however, the Sabres' season came to an end when they were defeated in five games by the Ottawa Senators.

OffseasonEdit

The team lost several veterans to free agency, including J.P. Dumont, Jay McKee and Mike Grier. Conversely, the team signed only one new player to the roster: defenseman Jaroslav Spacek. The team planned to rely on young players from their own organization -- Jiri Novotny, Paul Gaustad and Nathan Paetsch, to name a few—to fill the holes left by the departing players.

Controversy swirled around the team's logo and jersey, meanwhile, as the look was changed. The team's colors were reverted back to blue and gold, which they had worn from their addition to the league as an expansion team until 1996–97, when the colors were changed to black and red. The new logo, though, was said to resemble to many a slug or a wig. There were strong efforts to prevent the team from wearing this new jersey, although none were successful. The team's new third jersey, meanwhile, featured the team's original logo. Despite the controversy, however, the NHL reported that sales of Sabres merchandise were up approximately 1170% from the 2005–2006 season.[1]

Regular seasonEdit

The Sabres were very successful early in the season, tying an NHL record by winning their first ten games, before finally suffering a shootout loss to the Atlanta Thrashers[2]. They did not lose a game in regulation until exactly one month into the season, in their thirteenth game, when they lost to Toronto[3]. The Sabres also set an NHL record by winning their first ten road games of the season[4], not losing outside of HSBC Arena until November 18 in Ottawa.

On January 9, it was announced that three members of the Sabres had been voted to start the All-Star Game for the Eastern Conference: forward Danny Briere, defenseman Brian Campbell, and goaltender Ryan Miller. It was the first All-Star appearance for each.[5] In addition, as the Sabres had the best record in the Eastern Conference as of the end of All-Star voting, head coach Lindy Ruff was assigned to coach the Eastern Conference team.[6] Briere recorded a goal and four assists in the game, and was named Most Valuable Player of the game.[7] Thomas Vanek was also invited to All-Star Weekend to play in the YoungStars game.[8]

On January 13, Jason Pominville recorded his 20th goal of the season, becoming the fourth Sabre (after Chris Drury, Thomas Vanek and Maxim Afinogenov) to record 20 goals before the All-Star break. At the time of Pominville's 20th goal, no other team in the NHL had more than two players with 20 goals.[9] Danny Briere became the fifth Sabre to record 20 goals as he scored a hat trick on January 30 against the Boston Bruins. With the feat, the Sabres became the first team since the 1995–96 Pittsburgh Penguins to have five 20–goal scorers before February.[10] Four Sabres would go on to reach the 30-goal plateau. For the first time in 12 years, Buffalo was not shut out in any of their 82 regular-season games. Moreover, the Sabres led the NHL in goals scored and became the first team to score at least 200 even-strength goals during the regular season since the 2000-01 New Jersey Devils.

In February, the Sabres found themselves battling injury problems. Forward Tim Connolly had been on the long-term injury list all season, and he was joined by Paul Gaustad when a tendon in his leg was sliced on February 7 against the Ottawa Senators. Jaroslav Spacek broke his left hand soon thereafter, and the Sabres lost Maxim Afinogenov, who broke his left wrist, and Jiri Novotny with a high ankle sprain. Ales Kotalik was next to go down, with a knee sprain, and forward Daniel Paille broke his finger. Against the Ottawa Senators on February 22, captain Chris Drury was injured by a blow to the head by Chris Neil, sparking a wild brawl which saw a fight between Martin Biron and Senators goaltender Ray Emery, and later between Emery and Sabres enforcer Andrew Peters.[11]

The Sabres were the last team to be involved in a trade in the 2006–07 season. On the day of the NHL trade deadline, though, they made four trades. Goaltender Martin Biron, who had been the longest-tenured Sabre, was sent to Philadelphia for Philadelphia's second-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Buffalo's fifth-round pick in that draft was sent to Columbus in exchange for another backup goalie, Ty Conklin. Jiri Novotny was sent along with Buffalo's 2007 first-round pick to Washington in exchange for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling. Finally, the Sabres sent their fourth-round pick in 2007 to Nashville for Mikko Lehtonen, a minor league defenseman.[12]

Due to injuries, many Sabres prospects were called up from the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, and made their NHL debuts during the season; Mike Card, Michael Funk, Patrick Kaleta, Clarke MacArthur, Mark Mancari, Michael Ryan, Andrej Sekera and Drew Stafford all played their first career NHL game during the 2006–07 season.

Season standingsEdit

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
11 Buffalo Sabres 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
24 Ottawa Senators 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
39 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
410 Montreal Canadiens 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
513 Boston Bruins 82 35 41 6 219 289 76

[13]

Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game logEdit

OctoberEdit

Record for month 10–0–1 (Home 4–0–1 Away 6–0–0)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 4 Buffalo 3 – 2 Carolina SO Miller 18,840 1–0–0 2
2 October 6 Montreal 4 – 5 Buffalo SO Miller 18,690 2–0–0 4
3 October 7 Buffalo 4 – 3 Ottawa Biron 19,202 3–0–0 6
4 October 13 Buffalo 3 – 2 Detroit SO Miller 20,066 4–0–0 8
5 October 14 NY Rangers 4 – 7 Buffalo Miller 18,690 5–0–0 10
6 October 17 Philadelphia 1 – 9 Buffalo Miller 18,690 6–0–0 12
7 October 20 Carolina 4 – 5 Buffalo Miller 18,690 7–0–0 14
8 October 21 Buffalo 6 – 2 Boston Biron 14,382 8–0–0 16
9 October 23 Buffalo 4 – 1 Montreal Miller 21,273 9–0–0 18
10 October 26 Buffalo 3 – 0 NY Islanders Miller 8,861 10–0–0 20
11 October 28 Atlanta 5 – 4 Buffalo SO Miller 18,690 10–0–1 21

NovemberEdit

Record for Month 9–3–1 (Home 4–2–1 Away 5–1–0)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
12 November 2 Buffalo 5 – 4 Boston SO Miller 12,547 11–0–1 23
13 November 4 Toronto 4 – 1 Buffalo Miller 18,690 11–1–1 23
14 November 5 Buffalo 4 – 3 NY Rangers OT Biron 18,200 12–1–1 25
15 November 10 Florida 4 – 5 Buffalo OT Biron 18,690 13–1–1 27
16 November 11 Buffalo 5 – 4 Philadelphia OT Biron 19,633 14–1–1 29
17 November 13 Buffalo 7 – 4 Carolina Biron 14,387 15–1–1 31
18 November 15 Ottawa 4 – 2 Buffalo Biron 18,690 15–2–1 31
19 November 17 Pittsburgh 2 – 4 Buffalo Biron 18,690 16–2–1 33
20 November 18 Buffalo 1 – 4 Ottawa Miller 19,770 16–3–1 33
21 November 20 Tampa Bay 2 – 7 Buffalo Miller 18,690 17–3–1 35
22 November 22 Toronto 4 – 7 Buffalo Miller 18,690 18–3–1 37
23 November 24 Montreal 2 – 1 Buffalo OT Miller 18,690 18–3–2 38
24 November 26 Buffalo 3 – 2 NY Rangers OT Miller 18,200 19–3–2 40

DecemberEdit

Record for Month 9–4–1 (Home 5–2–0 Away 4–2–1)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
25 December 1 NY Rangers 3 – 4 Buffalo SO Miller 18,690 20–3–2 42
26 December 2 Buffalo 4 – 7 Washington Biron 17,162 20–4–2 42
27 December 5 Buffalo 4 – 1 Tampa Bay Miller 20,025 21–4–2 44
28 December 7 Buffalo 1 – 3 Florida Miller 15,385 21–5–2 44
29 December 9 Buffalo 3 – 2 Montreal SO Miller 21,273 22–5–2 46
30 December 12 Buffalo 3 – 2 New Jersey Miller 11,156 23–5–2 48
31 December 14 Florida 1 – 2 Buffalo Miller 18,690 24–5–2 50
32 December 16 Ottawa 3 – 1 Buffalo Miller 18,690 24–6–2 50
33 December 19 Montreal 5 – 2 Buffalo Miller 18,690 24–7–2 50
34 December 21 Buffalo 7 – 2 Nashville Biron 16,616 25–7–2 52
35 December 23 Buffalo 2 – 3 St. Louis OT Biron 12,513 25–7–3 53
36 December 26 Washington 3 – 6 Buffalo Miller 18,690 26–7–3 55
37 December 28 Carolina 1 – 4 Buffalo Miller 18,690 27–7–3 57
38 December 30 Atlanta 1 – 4 Buffalo Miller 18,690 28–7–3 59

JanuaryEdit

Record for Month 6–7–1 (Home 4–3–0 Away 2–4–1)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
39 January 1 NY Islanders 1 – 3 Buffalo Miller 18,690 29–7–3 61
40 January 3 Buffalo 3 – 6 Ottawa Miller 19,777 29–8–3 61
41 January 5 Pittsburgh 4 – 2 Buffalo Miller 18,690 29–9–3 61
42 January 6 Buffalo 4 – 3 Toronto Biron 19,487 30–9–3 63
43 January 10 Buffalo 2 – 1 Chicago Miller 14,041 31–9–3 65
44 January 11 Toronto 4 – 2 Buffalo Biron 18,690 31–10–3 65
45 January 13 Tampa Bay 3 – 2 Buffalo Miller 18,690 31–11–3 65
46 January 15 Buffalo 2 – 3 Boston SO Miller 15,585 31–11–4 66
47 January 17 Boston 3 – 6 Buffalo Miller 18,690 32–11–4 68
48 January 19 Vancouver 3 – 4 Buffalo SO Miller 18,690 33–11–4 70
49 January 20 Buffalo 3 – 4 Montreal Biron 21,273 33–12–4 70
50 January 26 Buffalo 2 – 3 Columbus Miller 18,136 33–13–4 70
51 January 27 Buffalo 3 – 5 NY Islanders Miller 15,218 33–14–4 70
52 January 30 Boston 1 – 7 Buffalo Biron 18,690 34–14–4 72

FebruaryEdit

Record for Month 8–2–1 (Home 5–0–1 Away 3–2–0)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
53 February 1 Buffalo 3 – 1 Boston Biron 13,853 35–14–4 74
54 February 3 Buffalo 2 – 3 New Jersey Miller 18,589 35–15–4 74
55 February 6 Buffalo 4 – 3 Atlanta SO Miller 17,881 36–15–4 76
56 February 7 Ottawa 2 – 3 Buffalo Biron 18,690 37–15–4 78
57 February 10 Calgary 2 – 3 Buffalo SO Miller 18,690 38–15–4 80
58 February 15 Edmonton 1 – 2 Buffalo OT Miller 18,690 39–15–4 82
59 February 17 Boston 4 – 3 Buffalo SO Miller 18,690 39–15–5 83
60 February 20 Philadelphia 3 – 6 Buffalo Miller 18,690 40–15–5 85
61 February 22 Ottawa 5 – 6 Buffalo SO Miller 18,690 41–15–5 87
62 February 24 Buffalo 5 – 6 Ottawa Miller 20,040 41–16–5 87
63 February 27 Buffalo 6 – 1 Toronto Miller 19,588 42–16–5 89

MarchEdit

Record for Month 8–5–2 (Home 5–3–0 Away 3–2–2)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
64 March 2 Montreal 5 – 8 Buffalo Miller 18,690 43–16–5 91
65 March 3 Buffalo 3 – 1 Toronto Miller 19,515 44–16–5 93
66 March 7 Colorado 3 – 2 Buffalo Miller 18,690 44–17–5 93
67 March 9 Minnesota 5 – 1 Buffalo Miller 18,690 44–18–5 93
68 March 10 New Jersey 3 – 2 Buffalo Miller 18,690 44–19–5 93
69 March 13 Buffalo 4 – 5 Pittsburgh SO Miller 17,132 44–19–6 94
70 March 15 Buffalo 5 – 3 Florida Conklin 18,111 45–19–6 96
71 March 16 Buffalo 3 – 2 Tampa Bay Miller 21,264 46–19–6 98
72 March 18 Buffalo 3 – 4 Atlanta OT Miller 18,602 46–19–7 99
73 March 21 Washington 2 – 5 Buffalo Miller 18,690 47–19–7 101
74 March 23 Toronto 4 – 5 Buffalo Miller 18,690 48–19–7 103
75 March 24 Buffalo 1 – 4 Toronto Miller 19,571 48–20–7 103
76 March 28 New Jersey 3 – 4 Buffalo Miller 18,690 49–20–7 105
77 March 30 NY Islanders 4 – 6 Buffalo Miller 18,690 50–20–7 107
78 March 31 Buffalo 3 – 4 Montreal Conklin 21,273 50–21–7 107

AprilEdit

Record for Month 4–1–0 (Home 1–0–0 Away 3–1–0)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
79 April 3 Buffalo 4 – 1 Pittsburgh Miller 17,132 51–21–7 109
80 April 5 Boston 2 – 4 Buffalo Miller 18,690 52–21–7 111
81 April 7 Buffalo 2 – 0 Washington Miller 18,277 53–21–7 113
82 April 8 Buffalo 3 – 4 Philadelphia Conklin 19,027 53–22–7 113
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.

Playoffs Edit

The Sabres earned the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference by virtue of finishing with the highest point total in the conference.

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals: vs. (8) New York IslandersEdit

The Sabres faced the New York Islanders in the first round of the playoffs.

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 April 12 NY Islanders 1 – 4 Buffalo Miller 18,690 Sabres lead 1–0
2 April 14 NY Islanders 3 – 2 Buffalo Miller 18,690 Series tied 1–1
3 April 16 Buffalo 3 – 2 NY Islanders Miller 16,234 Sabres lead 2–1
4 April 18 Buffalo 4 – 2 NY Islanders Miller 16,234 Sabres lead 3–1
5 April 20 NY Islanders 3 – 4 Buffalo Miller 18,690 Sabres win 4–1

Eastern Conference Semi-finals: vs. (6) New York RangersEdit

The Sabres faced the New York Rangers in the second round of the playoffs. The Rangers advanced by sweeping the Atlanta Thrashers, the number three seed, in the first round.

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 April 25 NY Rangers 2 – 5 Buffalo Miller 18,690 Sabres lead 1–0
2 April 27 NY Rangers 2 – 3 Buffalo Miller 18,690 Sabres lead 2–0
3 April 29 Buffalo 1 – 2 NY Rangers 2OT Miller 18,200 Sabres lead 2–1
4 May 1 Buffalo 1 – 2 NY Rangers Miller 18,200 Series tied 2–2
5 May 4 NY Rangers 1 – 2 Buffalo OT Miller 18,690 Sabres lead 3–2
6 May 6 Buffalo 5 – 4 NY Rangers Miller 18,200 Sabres win 4–2

Eastern Conference Finals: vs. (4) Ottawa SenatorsEdit

The Sabres faced their division rivals, the Ottawa Senators, in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Senators advanced by defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round and the New Jersey Devils in the second. The Sabres lost the series, 4 games to 1.

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 May 10 Ottawa 5 – 2 Buffalo Miller 18,690 Senators lead 1–0
2 May 12 Ottawa 4 – 3 Buffalo 2OT Miller 18,690 Senators lead 2–0
3 May 14 Buffalo 0 – 1 Ottawa Miller 20,171 Senators lead 3–0
4 May 16 Buffalo 3 – 2 Ottawa Miller 20,294 Senators lead 3–1
5 May 19 Ottawa 3 – 2 Buffalo OT Miller 18,690 Senators win 4–1

Player stats Edit

Scoring LeadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Danny Briere 48 81 32 63 95 +17 89 16 3 12 15 +3 16
Thomas Vanek 26 82 43 41 84 +47 40 16 6 4 10 +2 10
Chris Drury 23 77 37 32 69 +1 30 16 8 5 13 +3 2
Jason Pominville 29 82 34 34 68 +25 30 16 4 6 10 +2 0
Derek Roy 9 75 21 42 63 +37 60 16 2 5 7 +3 14
Maxim Afinogenov 61 56 23 38 61 +19 66 15 5 4 9 +3 6
Jochen Hecht 55 76 19 37 56 +19 39 16 4 1 5 +2 10
Brian Campbell 51 82 6 42 48 +28 35 16 3 4 7 0 14
Ales Kotalik 12 66 16 22 38 -5 46 16 2 2 4 -3 8
Dmitri Kalinin 45 82 7 22 29 +19 36 16 2 3 5 +9 14
Teppo Numminen 27 79 2 27 29 +17 32 16 0 4 4 +10 4
Drew Stafford 21 41 13 14 27 +5 33 10 2 2 4 +3 4
Nathan Paetsch 38 63 2 22 24 +10 50 -- -- -- -- -- --
Paul Gaustad 28 54 9 13 22 +11 74 7 0 1 1 -1 2
Jaroslav Spacek 6 65 5 16 21 +20 62 16 0 0 0 +3 10
Toni Lydman 5 67 2 17 19 +10 55 16 2 2 4 -5 14
Henrik Tallinder 10 47 4 10 14 +19 34 16 0 2 2 -4 10
Jiri Novotny* 13 50 6 7 13 -2 26 -- -- -- -- -- --
Adam Mair 22 82 2 9 11 -1 128 16 1 4 5 +5 10
Daniel Paille 20 29 3 8 11 +5 18 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dainius Zubrus* 15 19 4 4 8 -3 12 15 0 8 8 +1 8
Clarke MacArthur 41 19 3 4 7 +4 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
Michael Ryan 37 19 3 2 5 -8 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Andrew Peters 76 58 1 1 2 -1 125 -- -- -- -- -- --
Michael Funk 3 5 0 2 2 +2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Patrick Kaleta 36 7 0 2 2 +3 21 -- -- -- -- -- --
Ryan Miller 30 63 0 2 2 N/A 2 16 0 0 0 N/A 2
Tim Connolly 19 2 1 0 1 +1 2 16 0 9 9 +6 4
Mark Mancari 25 3 0 1 1 -1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Andrej Sekera 44 2 0 0 0 +1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Mike Card 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Ty Conklin* 35 5 0 0 0 N/A 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Martin Biron* 43 19 0 0 0 N/A 25 -- -- -- -- -- --

*Stats reflect games played with Buffalo only.

  • Note: Goaltenders are not assessed plus/minus ratings.

Thomas VanekEdit

Thomas Vanek finished the season with the best plus/minus rating in the entire NHL with a +47.

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = OvertimelLosses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L OTL GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Ryan Miller 30 63 3692 40 16 6 168 2 .911 2.73 16 1029 9 7 38 0 .922 2.22
Martin Biron* 43 19 1066 12 4 1 54 0 .899 3.04 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Ty Conklin* 35 5 227 1 2 0 13 0 .892 3.43 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

*Stats reflect games played with Buffalo only.

Coaching staffEdit

  • Lindy Ruff - Head Coach
  • Brian McCutcheon - Associate Head Coach
  • James Patrick - Assistant Coach
  • Jim Corsi - Goaltender Coach
  • Doug McKenney - Strength and Conditioning Coach

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 10, 2006 To Edmonton Oilers
Jan Hejda
To Buffalo Sabres
Seventh-round pick in 2007
July 14, 2006 To Vancouver Canucks
Taylor Pyatt
To Buffalo Sabres
Fourth-round pick in 2007
February 27, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
Martin Biron
To Buffalo Sabres
Second-round pick in 2007
February 27, 2007 To Columbus Blue Jackets
Fifth-round pick in 2007
To Buffalo Sabres
Ty Conklin
February 27, 2007 To Washington Capitals
Jiri Novotny
First-round pick in 2007
To Buffalo Sabres
Dainius Zubrus
Timo Helbling
February 27, 2007 To Nashville Predators
Fourth-round pick in 2007
To Buffalo Sabres
Mikko Lehtonen

Free Agents AcquiredEdit

Player Former Team
D Jaroslav Spacek Edmonton Oilers

Free agents lostEdit

Player New Team
D Jay McKee St. Louis Blues
F Mike Grier San Jose Sharks
D Doug Janik Tampa Bay Lightning
G Michael Leighton Anaheim Ducks
D Rory Fitzpatrick Vancouver Canucks
F J.P. Dumont Nashville Predators

Lost to waiversEdit

Player New Team Date
F Chris Thorburn Pittsburgh Penguins October 3

RosterEdit

2006–07 Buffalo Sabres Roster

Goaltenders:

30 Miller • 34 Dennis • 35 Conklin • 43 Biron 

Defensemen

3 Funk • 5 Lydman • 6 Spacek • 10 Tallinder • 27 Numminen • 33 Card • 38 Paetsch • 44 Sekera • 45 Kalinin • 51 Campbell 

Forwards

9 Roy • 12 Kotalik • 13 Novotny • 15 Zubrus • 19 Connolly • 20 Paille • 21 Stafford • 22 Mair • 23 Drury • 25 Mancari • 26 Vanek • 28 Gaustad • 29 Pominville • 36 Kaleta • 37 Ryan • 41 MacArthur • 48 Briere • 55 Hecht • 61 Afinogenov • 76 Peters 

General ManagerDarcy Regier •  CoachLindy Ruff

Draft picksEdit

Buffalo's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.[14] The Sabres had the 24th overall draft pick for their success in the 2005–06 NHL season.

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 24 Dennis Persson (D) Flag of Sweden Sweden Buffalo Sabres VIK Västerås HK (Allsvenskan)
2 46 Jhonas Enroth (G) Flag of Sweden Sweden Buffalo Sabres (from Vancouver) Södertälje SK (Elitserien)
2 57 Mike Weber (D) Flag of the United States United States Buffalo Sabres Windsor (OHL)
4 117 Felix Schutz (C) Flag of Germany Germany Buffalo Sabres Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
5 147 Alex Biega (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Buffalo Sabres Salisbury (USHS-CN)
7 207 Benjamin Breault (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Buffalo Sabres Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "SABRES TOP NHL.COM MERCHANDISE SALES", Hockeybuzz.com, 2006-11-07. Retrieved on 2007-01-02. 
  2. "Thrashers put an end to Sabres' bid for NHL record start", espn.com, 2006-10-28. Retrieved on 2007-03-04. 
  3. "Sundin, Maple Leafs hand Sabres first loss in regulation", espn.com, 2006-11-04. Retrieved on 2007-03-04. 
  4. "Sabres defeat Canes, bump road record to 10–0", espn.com, 2006-11-13. Retrieved on 2007-03-04. 
  5. "2006–07 NHL All-Star Rosters", tsn.ca, 2007-01-09. Retrieved on 2007-01-15. 
  6. "Ruff, Carlyle to coach All-Star teams", tsn.ca, 2007-01-04. Retrieved on 2007-01-15. 
  7. "Briere shines, but West wins All-Star Game", tsn.ca, 2007-01-25. Retrieved on 2007-01-25. 
  8. "NHL's bright future is on display", nhl.com, 2007-01-13. Retrieved on 2007-01-15. 
  9. "Richards nets tiebreaker in Lightning win over Sabres", espn.com, 2007-01-13. Retrieved on 2007-01-15. 
  10. "Drury leads the Sabres over Bruins", tsn.ca, 2007-02-01. Retrieved on 2007-02-02. 
  11. "Sabres outlast Sens in hard-fought battle", tsn.ca, 2007-02-23. Retrieved on 2007-02-28. 
  12. "Sabres beef up with Zubrus", nhl.com, 2007-02-27. Retrieved on 2007-02-27. 
  13. Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). in Dave McCarthy et al: THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League, 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  14. 2006 NHL Entry Draft Results nhl.com - accessed December 9, 2006

External linksEdit

2006-07 NHL season by team
Atlantic New JerseyNY IslandersNY RangersPhiladelphiaPittsburgh
Northeast BostonBuffaloMontrealOttawaToronto
Southeast AtlantaCarolinaFloridaTampa BayWashington
Central ChicagoColumbusDetroitNashvilleSt. Louis
Northwest CalgaryColoradoEdmontonMinnesotaVancouver
Pacific AnaheimDallasLos AngelesPhoenixSan Jose
See also 2006 NHL Entry DraftAll-Star GameStanley Cup PlayoffsFinalsTransactions



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