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Howard Simon
April 29, 2018 - 7:09 pm
Despite our recent run of sports success in Western New York, I didn’t get my hopes up for the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night. Sure, we saw the Buffalo Bills end their playoff drought and then we experienced an unprecedented Big-Four basketball season. Heck, even celery ended its suffering and...
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Paul Hamilton
April 29, 2018 - 12:18 am
Toronto, ON (WGR 550) - After two years of coming in second and two years of coming in eighth, the Sabres have won the NHL Draft Lottery. Carolina jumped from 11th to second while Montreal went from fourth to third. As it turned out, the Sabres won first and third, so they had to have a re-draw...
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Paul Hamilton
April 28, 2018 - 8:08 pm
Toronto, ON (WGR 550) - The Sabres are still alive in the NHL Draft Lottery. Just before 8 p.m. on Saturday, the league revealed picks four through 15. The top-three will be revealed at the end of the second period between San Jose and Vegas. The Sabres went into the lottery with an 18.5-percent...
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Paul Hamilton
April 27, 2018 - 3:47 pm
(WGR 550) - The NFL Draft isn’t the only important event for Buffalo sports fans this weekend. Saturday is the NHL Draft Lottery which will tell us if the Sabres will draft first, second, third or fourth overall. Buffalo has been in last place three of the last five years and lost the lottery both...
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Paul Hamilton
April 16, 2018 - 3:47 pm
(WGR 550) - Central Scouting has released its final rankings for the June Entry Draft and to nobody’s surprise, Rasmus Dahlin is No.1 on the International side. Dan Marr is the director of NHL Central Scouting. He told the NHL’s Mike Morreale, “Dahlin is an exceptionally talented prospect who will...
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Paul Hamilton
March 28, 2018 - 2:58 pm
(WGR 550) - The NHL Draft Lottery will be April 28 and the league has released the odds. If the Sabres finish in last place, the odds of winning the lottery will be 18.5-percent. Finishing 30th gives you a 13.5-percent chance. Here is the full chart released by the NHL: Non-Playoff Team (Fewest...
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Brayton Wilson
March 26, 2018 - 12:25 pm
One of the National Hockey League's top prospects has come to terms on a new entry-level contract. The Buffalo Sabres announced on Monday that they have come to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with 2017 first round pick, Casey Mittelstadt. We've signed forward Casey Mittelstadt to a 3-...
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Bulldog
March 22, 2018 - 12:13 pm
Two weeks ago, I dropped the first installment on what I thought were the best ways to improve the roster of, yet, another last place edition of the Buffalo Sabres. I’ll admit that I put off the forward group because it’s kind of murky. The blue line and goaltending are pretty straight forward as I...
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Bulldog
March 08, 2018 - 11:41 am
The Buffalo Sabres season is, mercifully, almost over. A third season since the tank year leaves us, yet again, hoping on lottery balls and pondering where it all went wrong. Years of poor drafting and some regrettable trades have left the Sabres with a mostly shoddy group of defensemen and, with...
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Howard Simon
February 27, 2018 - 6:07 pm
Football Combine coverage presented by: With media availabilities during the week and on field drills set to begin on Friday, you can bet the quarterbacks will be a hot topic at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. All six of the players considered to be in the top group will be on hand, although Sam...
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