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Jeremy White
July 07, 2017 - 4:39 am
I had a college professor with a background in local television. Professor John Nicholson spent some time with ESPN as well, hosting both the running of the bulls in Pamplona, and the Incredible Dog Challenge. One time he told us of a tactic that had been employed by local television stations that...
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Brayton Wilson
July 05, 2017 - 7:11 pm
As of July 1, 2018, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid will be the richest player in the National Hockey League. On Wednesday, McDavid and the Oilers came to terms on a historic eight-year contract extension worth $100 million with an average annual value at $12.5 million. This past season's...
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July 05, 2017 - 4:46 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR The Buffalo Sabres are beginning to fill out Phil Housley's coaching staff, beginning with the hiring of Davis Payne as associate coach. Payne, 46, has had experience as a head coach in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues from 2009 to 2012. He was fired just 13 games...
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Brayton Wilson
July 05, 2017 - 3:01 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will have three of their five restricted free agents heading to league arbitration this summer. The NHL Players' Association announced on Wednesday that 30 players around the league have filed for arbitration, including goalie Robin Lehner, forward Johan Larsson and defenseman...
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July 01, 2017 - 7:43 pm
After the first day of free agency as a general manager, Jason Botterill met with the media to discuss the many value and depth signings he made for the Buffalo Sabres. With the addition of winger Benoit Pouliot, the Sabres got a winger who can skate well and be a solid depth scorer if he can break...
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Paul Hamilton
July 01, 2017 - 2:33 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Buffalo has brought a former Leaf into the fold. Seth Griffith gets a one-year deal worth $650,000. Griffith is only 5' 9" and scored no goals and five assist for both Toronto and Florida last season. He played 24 games between the two teams. The 24-year-old added 38 games...
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Paul Hamilton
July 01, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have signed a defenseman for Rochester. Matt Tennyson gets a two-year deal from the Sabres. Tennyson played 45 games with Carolina last season, scoring no goals but registering six assists. He's played 105 NHL games with the Hurricanes and Sharks, scoring three...
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Paul Hamilton
July 01, 2017 - 12:19 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Chad Johnson is, once again, a member of the Buffalo Sabres. The free agent goaltender agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. Last year, Johnson inked a one-year, $1.7 million dollar deal. He made $1.6 million during his season in Buffalo. In Calgary, Johnson went 18-...
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Paul Hamilton
June 30, 2017 - 4:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Two NHL teams made a trade on Friday for two entirely different reasons. Buffalo got the defensemen it had been looking for in Marco Scandella while Minnesota got Salary Cap relief by insisting that Jason Pominville be included in the deal. The Wild of course got Marcus...
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Brayton Wilson
June 30, 2017 - 1:46 pm
The turnover in the Buffalo Sabres organization continues as general manager Jason Botterill has let go of another long-time scout. Former Sabres forward Yuri Khmylev has been let go by Botterill after spending the past 16 years with the team as an amateur scout. Khmylev, 52, was originally drafted...
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