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Paul Hamilton
April 21, 2017 - 6:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - We heard from Ryan O’Reilly earlier on Friday, and now Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta was on NBCSN as a guest analyst for the Leafs-Capitals telecast. The first thing they talked about was the firing of general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. Gionta said...
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April 21, 2017 - 5:56 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR Terry Pegula has been the Buffalo Sabres' owner since 2011, and the Bills owner since 2014. Following the firing of Dan Bylsma on Thursday, the next Sabres' coach will make it eight head coaches under Pegula between the two teams. All but one of those coaches were...
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Paul Hamilton
April 21, 2017 - 12:02 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Many have expressed surprise that Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma were fired, but the players haven’t had their say yet. Ryan O’Reilly is preparing for the World Championships, but he said Thursday’s events took him off guard, “I was a little surprised. I thought it was going to...
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Brayton Wilson
April 21, 2017 - 11:47 am
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula addressed the media on Friday morning, one day after the firing of general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. Here is what he had to say at his press conference: "Six years ago, I stood here and told the Buffalo Sabres fans that the reason for our...
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Paul Hamilton
April 20, 2017 - 9:57 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - In his tenure as Sabres general manager, Tim Murray had three drafts and 22 trades. Let’s start with his drafts. The 2014 draft may only have one player that makes the NHL. Sam Reinhart was the 2nd overall pick and had a nice rookie season. He regressed in his second year...
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Paul Hamilton
April 20, 2017 - 5:33 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres firings didn’t stop with Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma. Buffalo has also let go the director of pro scouting Rob Murphy and the director of amateur scouting Greg Royce. Both men were hired by Murray on August 4, 2014.
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Paul Hamilton
April 19, 2017 - 7:44 pm
(WGR 550) - The NHL has announced its three finalists for the Selke Trophy which is for the best defensive forward. Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins led the NHL taking over 1,800 faceoffs. He won over 60 percent which was 3rd in the NHL. Bergeron is a three-time Selke winner. Ryan Kesler of the Ducks...
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Brayton Wilson
April 19, 2017 - 5:38 pm
At locker room cleanout day on April 10, Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly told the media that he had been reached out to for a position with Team Canada at the upcoming IIHF World Championship starting May 5 in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France. On Wednesday, Hockey Canada released its...
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Paul Hamilton
April 19, 2017 - 10:29 am
(WGR 550) - Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray said last Wednesday that he would be meeting with the Pegulas this week and today is the day. The meeting, originally scheduled to be held in Florida, is now being held in Buffalo. Jeremy White correctly reported that Murray is in meetings that...
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April 19, 2017 - 12:28 am
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR The Columbus Blue Jackets could have been the first team eliminated Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena. However, they hold on to a 5-4 win to push the series back to Pittsburgh for...
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