"Swords", which is the sole Latvian hockey player in the NHL Zemgus Girgensons, in the regular season-2016/17 took only 15th place out of 16 possible in the Eastern conference. Of the 82 matches "Buffalo" was able to win only 33. Team misses the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.

Yesterday was the news that young star "sabres" Jack Icel supposedly said that he would not sign with the club a new contract if it will continue to work with the coaching staff Bylsma. The agent, however, immediately denied this statement, but the smoke without fire does not happen. A 20-year-old Ical really is a tasty morsel for other clubs. Even given the fact that he missed a quarter of the season, Jack was still the most productive players for Buffalo in the season (24 goals and 33 of transmission in 61 matches).

Another news, Icel going to play at the 2017 world Championships in Cologne for team USA, which is on the upcoming tournament will be head coach of "Detroit Red wings" Jeff Blashill.