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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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Paul Hamilton
June 02, 2018 - 2:54 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Rasmus Dahlin and the rest of the prospects did their testing at the NHL Combine on Saturday. The question that everybody wants to know is did he do a pullup and did he keep his breakfast down doing the Wingate test? The answer is Dahlin did 10 pullups and he did not vomit...
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Paul Hamilton
June 01, 2018 - 5:48 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Rasmus Dahlin dressed like he was going to a business meeting as he met with the media on Friday at the NHL Combine. Dahlin handled his 15-minute session very well, answering questions on many different topics. This is the second time Dahlin has been to Buffalo as he was...
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Howard Simon
May 10, 2018 - 10:23 am
The Buffalo Sabres won the lottery, literally and figuratively, back on April 28th. The impact of the ping pong balls rising the Sabres' way could be felt for years. Perhaps it's the current day equivalent of winning a spin of the wheel and drafting Gilbert Perreault. Swedish defenseman Rasmus...
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Paul Hamilton
May 08, 2018 - 3:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The man the Sabres earned the right to select, thanks to winning the Draft Lottery, was on WGR Sports Radio 550 on Tuesday with Andrew Peters and Craig Rivet. Rasmus Dahlin will almost certainly be taken by Jason Botterill on June 22 in Dallas. The kid is described as a can’...
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Howard Simon
May 02, 2018 - 5:32 pm
The Buffalo Bills hope they drafted their long sought after franchise quarterback last Thursday. Perhaps the Buffalo Sabres got the hockey version of a franchise quarterback thanks to ping pong balls. The Sabres won the draft lottery this past Saturday, and with the first overall pick, they will be...
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May 02, 2018 - 3:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced on Wednesday that they've re-signed defenseman Casey Nelson to a two-year contract worth $812,000 per-year. The 25-year-old was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Nelson came to the Sabres as a undrafted college free agent in 2016. In parts of three...
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Mike Schopp
May 01, 2018 - 9:54 am
So where were you? I was alone in my basement for the big reveal, my wife sick and our children asleep. The jolt of energy I felt was intense. I wanted to go out and celebrate, but I showed a rare example of good judgment and stayed in. I remember where I was for each of these last few lotteries,...
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Schopp & Bulldog | Weekdays 3p-7p
April 30, 2018 - 4:14 pm
The Buffalo Sabres beat the odds on Saturday night, winning the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery and the first overall selection in the NHL Draft.. The night began with the Sabres having just 18.5-percent odds to draft first overall, but the balls bounced the Sabres way and they'll have the opportunity to...
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