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Melissa Burgess has found the perfect way to combine her two passions - writing and hockey. She has written for several outlets over the last ten years covering topics such as the Buffalo Sabres, prospects and women's hockey. A born-and-raised Buffalonian, Melissa has been enthusiastic about the city's hockey for as long as she can remember. In addition to writing at Die By the Blade, Melissa covers women's hockey at The Victory Press and writes features for Canisius College's men's hockey team.

Familiar Face, New Role

Saying hello as the new Managing Editor of Die By the Blade.

Reports Indicate Sabres Will Play Outdoor Game

Sabres may play Leafs in Hamilton, Ontario

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #25 Casey Fitzgerald

The 24-year-old blueliner leads off this year’s herd of prospects.

DBTB Open Thread: A Moment of Respect

Honoring the memories of hockey players recently lost, and more.

Who is the Next Sabres’ Franchise Goaltender?

What is the long-term solution for the Sabres in net?

Returning to Michigan is the Smart Move for Owen Power

Sabres’ first-overall pick reportedly heading back to the Wolverines

Sabres, Amerks Shoring Up Minor-League Roster

The Rochester Americans roster is starting to fill in.

What are the Sabres’ Options with Jack Eichel?

The dramatic saga has quieted, but still remains unsettled.

Sabres Top-25 Under 25: Voting

Help us rank the 2021 top 25 Sabres players under the age of 25.

Former Sabres on the Move During Free Agency

Where did [insert player name here] sign?