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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.

Open Thread: Buffalo Sabres vs. New Jersey Devils Prospects

Jiri Kulich makes his debut as the Sabres take on the Devils.

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Challenge Notebook #1

Early thoughts from the beginning of the annual prospects challenge.

Open Thread: Buffalo Sabres vs. Montreal Canadiens Prospects

Join us and let’s talk prospects!

Five Female Candidates for an Assistant GM Position with the Sabres

More women are being hired for NHL front-office roles.

Three Players to Watch from Each Team at Prospects Challenge

Some top future NHL talent will be on the ice this weekend.

Sabres Host Prospects Challenge This Week

Here’s everything you need to know about the round-robin tournament.

Sabres Reacts Survey: Your Confidence in the Team

Have your say!

Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #15: Arttu Ruotsalainen

Promising prospect has signed in Switzerland.

Five Intriguing Unrestricted Free Agents on the Market

These NHL players still remain unsigned, one month before the season.

2022 Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, T-#20: Jacob Bryson

24-year-old falls a few spots from last year’s rankings.