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Paul Hamilton
April 14, 2017 - 2:29 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Its not very often I get a chance to just go to a hockey game and enjoy it, but I did just that Wednesday in Rochester. I was anxious to see Brendan Guhle to see where the 19-year-old is in his development and he didn’t disappoint. I thought Guhle was Rochester’s best...
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April 14, 2017 - 1:05 am
Thursday night saw underdogs winning on the road, as well as favorites taking care of business at home on day two of the NHL playoffs. An unlikely hero completed the Washington Capitals' comeback victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs to take a 1-0 series lead. Fourth-liner Tom Wilson, who had no...
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April 13, 2017 - 5:28 pm
With his Notre Dame season over, Buffalo Sabres' prospect goaltender Cal Petersen has been named to Team USA for the upcoming IIHF World Championship in Germany and France. This will be the first opportunity he will have to play with and against professional players from around the world. Petersen...
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Paul Hamilton
April 13, 2017 - 3:44 pm
(WGR 550) - It's night two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the final three series will begin. The Toronto Maple Leafs have nothing to lose as they open in Washington. The Caps are the number one seed in the NHL, while the Leafs are new to the playoffs and ranked 14th overall. Under Mike Babcock,...
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Howard Simon
April 13, 2017 - 10:45 am
Tim Murray was his usual blunt self during his season ending press conference on Wednesday. Here are some of my thoughts on what the Sabres general manager had to say: 1.) Murray wants a fast, puck possession team Bravo! Now he needs to fix his roster so its equipped to play that kind of game. I...
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Brayton Wilson
April 13, 2017 - 7:40 am
The Vegas Golden Knights have found their guy to serve as the first head coach in franchise history. The team announced on Thursday morning that they have hired Gerard Gallant as their head coach beginning in the 2017-18 season. NEWS: The Golden Knights are proud to introduce Gerard Gallant as the...
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Jeremy White
April 12, 2017 - 7:12 pm
Tim Murray’s presser on Wednesday was chock full of good stuff to chew on. Here are my two big takeaways from that and something that Sean McDermott does, that some of you or your loved ones might do, that might drive you nuts. Hello and welcome back to another edition of the 3-2-1. I make three...
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Paul Hamilton
April 12, 2017 - 4:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Tim Murray had his season wrap up press conference on Wednesday and realizes that this season did not meet expectations. He opened with, “I stand here and take full responsibility for our position and how it finished.” I think the biggest topic on everybody’s mind is what is...
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Paul Hamilton
April 12, 2017 - 10:49 am
(WGR 550) - Two NHL coaching vacancies were filled on Wednesday. Perhaps the most surprising one is Ken Hitchcock as he is expected to be back in Dallas to coach the Stars. Many thought Hitchcock would retire, but obviously he was pushed out in St. Louis and not just leaving hockey. Tim Cowlishaw...
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Paul Hamilton
April 11, 2017 - 3:01 pm
(WGR 550) - There just has to be a better way to construct the Stanley Cup Playoffs. One of the matchups in the Eastern Conference pits 13th ranked Boston against 12th seeded Ottawa. Another first round series has number four Columbus against the 2nd seeded Penguins. I would rather see 1-through-16...
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