NHL

Brayton Wilson
June 24, 2017 - 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres take their first defenseman of the 2017 NHL Draft, selecting Oskari Laaksonen with the 89th overall pick in the third round. Laaksonen, 6' 1" and 165-pounds, split his time between the junior-A league and junior-B league with the Ilves program in the Finnish Liiga. In the A-...
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Brayton Wilson
June 24, 2017 - 10:43 am
The Buffalo Sabres have selected another center with their first pick in the second round. Marcus Davidsson from Djurgårdens IF in the Swedish Hockey League is Buffalo's pick with the 37th overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft from Chicago. The 18-year old is considered a gritty two-way center...
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Brayton Wilson
June 23, 2017 - 9:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have taken 18-year old center Casey Mittelstadt with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Mittelstadt played his hockey with Eden Prairie High School last season, scoring 24 goals and registering 64 points in 25 games. He then joined the Green Bay Gamblers in the United...
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Brayton Wilson
June 23, 2017 - 6:56 pm
The NHL offseason is underway and now is the time for teams to begin making moves to re-tool their rosters before the 2017-18 NHL season begins. Track all of the trades that have gone down this offseason below...
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Brayton Wilson
June 23, 2017 - 6:10 pm
The first round of the 2017 NHL Draft has come to a close. The Buffalo Sabres ended up selecting Casey Mittelstadt with the eighth overall pick in the NHL Draft. It was the second consecutive season the Sabres had the eighth overall pick, and for just the third time in franchise history. Last year...
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Paul Hamilton
June 23, 2017 - 11:58 am
Chicago, IL (WGR 550) -- Cal Petersen is not going to sign with Buffalo and he will become an unrestricted free agent. The Sabres picked him in the 5th round of the 2013 draft and Jason Botterill said, “I’ve spoken to Cal, at this time I think he’s probably going to move to free agency and we’ll go...
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Paul Hamilton
June 22, 2017 - 7:35 pm
Chicago, IL (WGR 550) - On Thursday, the top prospects had one more session with the media on board a boat as they prepare to be drafted into the NHL. The top ranked prospect Nolan Patrick said numerous times it’ll bring an end to him talking about injuries. I think it’s safe to assume Patrick will...
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Brayton Wilson
June 22, 2017 - 4:28 pm
The 2017-18 regular season schedule was released for all 31 teams around the National Hockey League at 3 p.m. on Thursday. We already know that the Buffalo Sabres will open their first season under new general manager Jason Botterill and head coach Phil Housley on Thursday October 5th against the...
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Paul Hamilton
June 21, 2017 - 2:14 pm
(WGR 550) - The Blackhawks and the NHL got some horrible news on Wednesday. Marian Hossa announced that he is not going to be able to play hockey this season. In a statement Hossa said, "Over the course of the last few years, under the supervision of the Blackhawks medical staff, I have been...
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Brayton Wilson
June 21, 2017 - 6:30 am
Last season, Nathan Beaulieu put up a career year with the Montreal Canadiens with four goals and 28 points in 74 games. However, it seemed like he fell out of favor in Montreal and found himself sitting in the press box for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals where the Canadiens were...
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