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Paul Hamilton
June 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - As the Sabres head to Dallas this week for the NHL Entry Draft, the one thing they will be trying to do is get faster both by drafting and trading. The assistant general manager of the Sabres joined Howard and Jeremy on Tuesday. Randy Sexton said Jason Botterill’s plan is...
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Brayton Wilson
June 19, 2018 - 12:34 pm
The Buffalo Sabres are getting set to kick off the 2018 NHL Draft in style on Friday with the first overall pick. With that pick, the Sabres are likely to take Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin from the Frölunda Indians of the Swedish Hockey League. It has been noted since he entered the spotlight...
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Brayton Wilson
June 18, 2018 - 1:09 pm
It is finally draft week for the Buffalo Sabres as they are set to make their pick with the first overall selection in the 2018 NHL Draft. With that first pick, the Sabres are likely to take Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin from the Frölunda Indians of the Swedish Hockey League. It has been noted...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
June 18, 2018 - 10:27 am
The Buffalo Sabres are less than a week away from likely drafting Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with he first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. Over the past several weeks, several guests have made appearances on WGR, and have given their thoughts on what the city of Buffalo can expect of the...
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Paul Hamilton
June 14, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have another drafted goaltender in the fold. Buffalo has inked Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to a three-year entry-level deal. Luukkonen was taken in the second round of last year’s draft. Buffalo had two picks in that round and Luukkonen went 54th overall. The goaltender...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
June 13, 2018 - 12:34 pm
The Buffalo Sabres are just about one week away from selecting Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, Texas. The hype surrounding Dahlin has escalated in Buffalo since the Sabres won the NHL Draft Lottery back on April 28 after finishing as the...
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June 11, 2018 - 5:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will be hosting a NHL Draft watch party on the night of the first round of the draft at KeyBank Center. The event will be held in Alumni Plaza outside of KeyBank Center, where national coverage of the draft can be seen on the large screens.The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m., one...
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Paul Hamilton
June 08, 2018 - 2:35 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - With the Stanley Cup playoffs over, the NHL off-season has officially begun. The first date teams need to worry about is June 15 at 12:01 a.m. That’s when the NHL buyout period opens. That runs through June 30 at 5 p.m. If you’re thinking buyouts, the first player that would...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
June 08, 2018 - 10:33 am
With the Stanley Cup Final now in the rear view mirror, teams around the National Hockey League now turn their direction to the offseason and focusing on adjustments for the 2018-19 season. The Buffalo Sabres already know that they will be selecting with the first overall selection, which is likely...
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Paul Hamilton
June 04, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Batavia, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley was in Minnesota campaigning with his wife Karin as she’s running for a seat in the United States Senate, so he was not at the NHL Combine over the weekend in Buffalo. Housley was back in town Monday to participate in the Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic and he...
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