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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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Mike Schopp
June 18, 2019 - 11:45 am
Let's check in on what we've just seen. The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup by taking down the Boston Bruins in seven games. Ryan O'Reilly, acquired from the Buffalo Sabres last summer, was named winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy. O'Reilly is also a finalist for both the Selke and Lady...
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Brayton Wilson
June 17, 2019 - 10:34 am
The 2019 NHL Draft is set to get underway this Friday with the first round starting at 7 p.m. EDT from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. Unlike last year's NHL Draft, the luck of the draw was not on the side of the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres ended up dropping two spots in the draft order...
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Sal Capaccio
June 13, 2019 - 10:46 pm
For my next installment of “AFC East Position Battles,” it’s time to rank the running backs. Just like the wide receivers, which I started with for this series, the running backs for the division have a different flare for each group, depending on what you’re looking for. Once again, thank you for...
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Howard Simon
June 13, 2019 - 7:34 pm
I’m not going to lie. When the playoffs started I was rooting against the St. Louis Blues. More specifically, I was rooting against Ryan O’Reilly. Those feelings dissipated over the two-month run by the Blues, who won their first Stanley Cup in the 52-year history of the franchise. O’Reilly had a...
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Howard Simon
June 08, 2019 - 2:15 pm
Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is now two-thirds of the way through his offseason to do list: Hire a new coach Re-sign Jeff Skinner Perform roster surgery Signing Skinner was a no brainer for a team that desperately needs offense and was a one line team last season. Skinner...
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Jeremy White
June 08, 2019 - 11:47 am
I’ll remember a lot of things from the last hockey season. I’ll remember the win streak in November, the epic collapse, the emergence of a lethal top line with two guys going to the All-Star Game… and I’ll remember my “Skinner Bet”. When the Buffalo Sabres traded for Jeff Skinner last August, I...
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