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Paul Hamilton
June 08, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill kept having a very positive perspective throughout talks with Jeff Skinner. He always believed they’d come to an agreement and wasn’t afraid to say so. The Sabres GM said, “I think it’s my job to show optimism. I think when the organization wants a player and...
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Howard Simon
June 08, 2019 - 2:15 pm
Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is now two-thirds of the way through his offseason to do list: Hire a new coach Re-sign Jeff Skinner Perform roster surgery Signing Skinner was a no brainer for a team that desperately needs offense and was a one line team last season. Skinner...
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Jeremy White
June 08, 2019 - 11:47 am
I’ll remember a lot of things from the last hockey season. I’ll remember the win streak in November, the epic collapse, the emergence of a lethal top line with two guys going to the All-Star Game… and I’ll remember my “Skinner Bet”. When the Buffalo Sabres traded for Jeff Skinner last August, I...
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Paul Hamilton
June 07, 2019 - 9:36 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jeff Skinner has agreed to an eight-year contract extension with the Sabres for $9 million per-season. Skinner liked playing in Buffalo, and after he spoke with new coach Ralph Krueger, he decided he’d like to stay if they could come to an agreement. Skinner, who just turned...
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Time continues to tick away as contract negotiations between the Buffalo Sabres and soon-to-be free agent Jeff Skinner continue. As of July 1, Skinner will officially become an unrestricted free agent and free to sign with any team that he chooses without any restrictions. On June 23, Skinner is...
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Paul Hamilton
June 06, 2019 - 4:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The best goal scorer in this year’s NHL Draft is Cole Caufield. He netted 72 goals last year with the U.S. National Program, so you may be asking why isn’t he going to be the first overall pick? The answer is simple: he’s 5’ 7" and he’s not a center. I got a chance to speak...
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Paul Hamilton
June 05, 2019 - 11:51 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill is always pretty vague when talking about Jeff Skinner’s contract because both sides agreed they weren’t going to negotiate in the media. I did ask the Sabres GM if he still has a high level of confidence that he’ll be able to get an agreement done for...
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Derek Kramer
June 05, 2019 - 11:43 am
Buffalo Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger was formally introduced as the 19th head coach in franchise history on Wednesday since being hired by the team on May 19. Krueger was asked about his coaching style, the status of Jeff Skinner, the leadership of Jack Eichel and plenty more in his opening...
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Jeremy White
June 04, 2019 - 6:47 pm
This is the 3-2-1, a quick rundown of points that hopes to raise awareness for the NHL's desperate need to switch to the 3-2-1 point system. Today's edition of the 3-2-1 is all about Jeff Skinner. 3.) The ghost of contracts past We’re hearing a lot these days that the Buffalo Sabres have to be...
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Paul Hamilton
June 03, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Clarence Center’s Case McCarthy played on the same team with Jack Hughes, Alex Turcotte, Trevor Zegras, Cole Caufield and Matthew Boldy. They are all in the U.S. National Team Development Program and played for the Under-18 team. McCarthy won’t go in the first round of the...
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