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Paul Hamilton
June 21, 2019 - 2:46 am
Vancouver, BC (WGR 550) - Welcome to the 2019 NHL Draft. The Sabres come into Friday night with the seventh overall pick and are pretty assured of getting a very good hockey player. It’ll be interesting to see if Jason Botterill looks for a center. The Director of NHL Central Scouting is Dan Marr...
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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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Paul Hamilton
June 17, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres' annual development camp begins June 26 from 1:00-2:00. Sessions on June 26, 27 and 28 are free to the public. The annual 3-on-3 tournament will be held June 29 in the morning at 10:45 and will be open free to season ticket holders only. Each season ticket holder...
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Paul Hamilton
June 17, 2019 - 11:01 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - This is the week for Rasmus Dahlin and the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday, and the NHL Draft in Vancouver on Friday and Saturday. The Sabres' director of amateur scouting Ryan Jankowski joined Howard and Jeremy on Monday. This is his time of year as he pretty much runs...
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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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Paul Hamilton
June 06, 2019 - 4:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The best goal scorer in this year’s NHL Draft is Cole Caufield. He netted 72 goals last year with the U.S. National Program, so you may be asking why isn’t he going to be the first overall pick? The answer is simple: he’s 5’ 7" and he’s not a center. I got a chance to speak...
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Paul Hamilton
June 03, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Clarence Center’s Case McCarthy played on the same team with Jack Hughes, Alex Turcotte, Trevor Zegras, Cole Caufield and Matthew Boldy. They are all in the U.S. National Team Development Program and played for the Under-18 team. McCarthy won’t go in the first round of the...
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Paul Hamilton
June 01, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It amazes me that some folks think that USA Under-18 player Alex Turcotte will make it to No. 7 and the Sabres. The Hockey News ranks him as the 10th best prospect because of injuries. This season, he only played 30 games, but scored 53 points. The season before with the...
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Paul Hamilton
May 31, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The last time I was with Jack Hughes, it was April at the Draft Lottery in Toronto. Since then, he’s played for Team USA in two international tournaments and then arrived in Buffalo for the combine. Hughes has finished his interviews and had his physical. He said talking to...
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Paul Hamilton
May 29, 2019 - 10:54 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The most important part of the NHL Scouting Combine is happening right now here in Buffalo. Teams get a chance to sit down and interview prospects this week, and it really gives them a sense of what a player is all about. General managers and scouts have told me that what is...
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