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The Buffalo Sabres is a professional hockey team in Buffalo, New York. The team is a member of the Atlantic Division of the national hockey league, NHL. The current owner of the team is Terry Pegula and the team’s coach is Ron Rolston. The Buffalo Sabres have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals twice. They lost to the Philadelphia Flyers in the year 1975 and later lost to the Dallas Stars in the year 1999.
The 2012/2013 National Hockey League lockout eliminated the first part of the season, shortening that season to 48 games. The Buffalo sabres played their first regular game of the season against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 20, 2013. They won this game 5-2. Lindy Ruff, a long serving coach of the team was relieved of his duties by Darcy Regier on February 20, 2013, after a 6-10-1 start of the season. This ended Lindy’s 16 seasons as the team’s head coach. Ron Rolston replaced him first as an interim coach, but later confirmed as the permanent coach after the end of the season.
Because of the lockout that shortened the season, the team moved the trade deadline to Wednesday, April 3, 2012. The Buffalo Sabres made their first trade on Friday, March 15, 2013 where they sent T.J. Brenan to the Florida Panthers for a fifth round pick in the draft of 2013. They sent Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues on March 30, 2013, in exchange for a second round pick and a fifth round pick in the entry draft to NHL of 2013. The fifth round pick was a conditional one. On April 1, 2013, the team traded Robyn Regehr to the Los Angeles in exchange for two second round draft choices: the NHL entry draft, 2014 and the NHL entry draft, 2015.
Their final trade on the deadline date on April 3, 2013 showed Jason Pominville to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Jordan Larson and Matt Hackett. In this last deal, the Wild would get a fourth round pick in the 2014 entry draft. On the other hand, the Buffalo Sabres would receive first round pick in the 2013 draft entry and a second round pick in the 2014 entry draft. These trades were seen as fare deals, which could help in building the team for at least a short period.