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Kyle Powell
September 17, 2019 - 6:51 pm
After defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in overtime on Monday night at Pegula Ice Arena in State College, Pennsylvania, the Buffalo Sabres dropped their first preseason game on Tuesday with a 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Jake McCabe scored the team's lone goal in...
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Paul Hamilton
September 17, 2019 - 1:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - C.J. Smith had a good training camp last season, but was still sent to Rochester. The same promises were made last season that have been made this season, if you perform, you’ll be rewarded. Smith said, “It’s something I just put in the back of my mind and don’t really think...
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Brayton Wilson
September 17, 2019 - 10:28 am
The National Hockey League Players' Association announced on Monday that it has decided not to re-open the league's collective bargaining agreement. In a statement released by NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, he says: "While players have concerns with the current CBA, we agree with the League...
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Paul Hamilton
September 17, 2019 - 12:38 am
Happy Valley, PA (WGR 550) - The biggest thing I’ve taken away from both the Prospects Challenge and the Sabres' first preseason game on Monday is Jason Botterill is getting players that will go to the net. The Sabres blew a 4-1 third period lead only to win in overtime. I thought the Sabres' best...
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Kyle Powell
September 16, 2019 - 6:58 pm
The Buffalo Sabres kicked off their preseason schedule on Monday night with a 5-4 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Happy Valley at Penn State University. Buffalo took shots early and often, and were able to come away with the victory despite conceding a three-goal lead in the third...
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Paul Hamilton
September 16, 2019 - 1:07 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Dylan Cozens will play his first NHL game as the Sabres open the preseason at Penn State against the Penguins. We all know it’s an exhibition game, but I thought Cozens might be nervous, “No I don’t think so. I’ve been here in main camp just being around the guys and I’ve...
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Paul Hamilton
September 15, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Casey Mittelstadt did not have the rookie season he was hoping for. In 77 games, he scored 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points and was even a healthy scratch for one game. The kid had never played that many games, and he realized that he needed to be in better shape to...
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Paul Hamilton
September 14, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jimmy Vesey showed up in late August to get his Buffalo Sabres career going early. Vesey was out at Harborcenter with a few of his new teammates skating and he said everything has been to his liking, “It’s been great, I came out a little bit early for camp and got situated...
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Jeremy White
September 14, 2019 - 9:10 am
The 3-2-1. As we get set for the start of another National Hockey League season, there’s no better time to hammer out three quick points, while raising awareness of the dire need of the 3-2-1 point system. The league needs it. We’ve gone over it. But here’s some news stuff: 3.) The #OfferSheetWars...
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Paul Hamilton
September 13, 2019 - 3:01 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - New Sabres winger Marcus Johansson took the ice for the first time on Friday as training camp got underway. In his first taste of action, he was part of a Swedish line with Victor Olofsson and Rasmus Asplund. The former Bruin said he’s happy to be here, “It feels good, I’m...
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