Hockey season is upon us and we’ve been working tirelessly for the last five months to make Sabres Hockey Central better than ever! Since the end of April, our staff members have come up with new ideas and improvements that we think you’ll appreciate.
NEW LOGO: To start, we have a brand new look that has been touched up as we enter our ninth season of Sabres hockey coverage. Since being founded in 2008, SHC has recorded nearly 900,000 pageviews.
PLAYER PAGES: Perhaps our biggest project during the offseason, we have released player pages. Complete with player information, stats, highlights and goal logs, every player on the Sabres roster has their own page that will be updated with new content throughout the season. As other players make their way to the team, we’ll be releasing theirs as well.
PICK ‘EM: Another season of SHC Pick ‘Em is in store for the 2016-17 season. We don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t participate in our free contest. All you have to do is predict the scores of Sabres games and once again, we’re awarding an NHL jersey to the winner. Sign up to play here.
VIEWING PARTIES: We’re inviting all fans to join us at Pearl St. Grill and Brewery on October 25th to watch the Sabres take on the Flyers. We’re giving away a brand new Kyle Okposo jersey. You can find more information about the free event here. This is the first of what we hope are a few parties this season.
INJURY REPORT: We’ll be keeping track of all injured players and updating the page every day with notes and expected returns. You can see that page here.
LINE COMBOS: We rolled this out with a trial period last season, but are putting it in full swing. The line combos page will allow you to see the projected lineup prior to each game. You’re also able to see information about each player and can click on any of them to view their individual page. This will be updated on a daily basis.
ALL-TIME SERIES: In another insane project, we’ve logged every single game in franchise history and have broken down the Sabres’ results by each opponent. Select any team and view an extremely page of records, results and information about the all-time series vs. that opponent. View that page here.
HOME VS. ROAD: We’re tracking how the Sabres’ performance differs at home and on the road, while comparing that to the success they’ve had over the last 10 years. You can view that page here.
GOALTENDERS: This page will keep track of each goalies’ stats over the course of the season. It’s a great way to compare Buffalo’s goaltenders and see how they have done as of late.
SHOOTOUTS: Our shootout page is new and improved, including how the Sabres have done against all the NHL teams. Did you know the Sabres are 9-2 vs. Montreal in shootouts? Or who are best performers are? All of that can be found here and every shootout is logged by season.
With all of these additions and improvements, we’re expecting our biggest season ever. We plan on continuing to make this the best site for Sabres coverage. Hopefully, you enjoy what we bring you and make sure to follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Let’s go Sabres!