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Schopp & Bulldog | Weekdays 3p-7p
June 27, 2019 - 7:35 pm
The NHL free agency period is set to open on Monday, July 1 at 12 p.m, however the negotiating period with free agents is well underway. The Buffalo Sabres are expected to make some moves this free agency period as the team continues to build for a bounce back 2019-2020 season under new head coach...
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Brayton Wilson
June 27, 2019 - 6:19 am
NHL Free Agency is quickly approaching, as the negotiating period between free agents and teams is well underway. The contact period with restricted free agents began on Wednesday with a flurry of interest in several players. Some big names who have reportedly been getting calls from other teams...
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Sal Capaccio
June 26, 2019 - 9:04 am
The offensive line is the fourth position in my “AFC Position Battles” series, but it’s easily the one that’s had the most agreement on my Twitter replies so far, as far as ranking the AFC teams’ units 1-4. And I don’t disagree with the majority of those replies. Here are my rankings of the groups...
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Jeremy White
June 25, 2019 - 11:22 am
Lordy, Lordy, it’s the Turning 40 Tweetbag! First, a disclaimer: I promise you I am not the kind of person that becomes obsessed with his/her own birthday. I'm just going crazy waiting for the Buffalo Sabres to do something, and forthe Buffalo Bills season to start, and this served as a wonderful...
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Howard Simon
June 24, 2019 - 11:54 am
The NHL Draft weekend came and went without Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill making a trade. That just means we have more time to debate the merits of keeping or dealing Rasmus Ristolainen. It is a hot topic among Sabres fans with some thinking it would be a mistake to give up on a...
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Paul Hamilton
June 24, 2019 - 11:20 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Teams are into the NHL courting period before, what I call stupid time, gets going on July 1. That’s when general managers drastically overpay players to contracts they’re sorry for within two or three seasons. There are a couple of names I’d target, if I were Jason...
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Brayton Wilson
June 24, 2019 - 10:20 am
It may be a stretch to try and convince a guy like Joe Pavelski to go from San Jose, California to Buffalo, New York, but Pavelski would be the perfect fit for the Sabres. Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic wrote on Monday that he believes that the Sabres are among the teams that have contacted Pavelski...
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Sal Capaccio
June 20, 2019 - 10:52 am
It’s pretty remarkable how quickly the tight end situation has flipped in the AFC East in just a few months. Rob Gronkowski retired. Then the New England Patriots brought Ben Watson out of retirement. Then they traded for a player who had to go back to his old team because he failed a physical. The...
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Bulldog
June 19, 2019 - 12:31 pm
Today is my wedding anniversary. 20 years and thankfully still going. I feel tempted to leave room here for obligatory jokes about out-kicking coverage, snares and high hats. Hey-ohhhhhh! Anyways, if you go back with us far enough to have listened frequently, or if you listened to my old night time...
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Joe DiBiase
June 18, 2019 - 2:15 pm
It's been almost a year since the Buffalo Sabres paid almost nothing to acquire Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes. Cliff Pu, a second, a third and a sixth round pick for a guy who scored 40 goals this past season. A smashing success. If anyone comes at Jason Botterill with a comment on how...
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