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Paul Hamilton
October 04, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Conor Sheary spoke in the offseason about how he needed to improve his game from his first year with the Sabres. In Game 1, he did that, along with scoring two goals. Sheary was engaged in the battles and spent time in front of the net. Last season, he spent a lot of time on...
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Paul Hamilton
October 03, 2019 - 10:25 pm
(WGR 550) - It was quite a start for the Sabres in Pittsburgh. The Sabres beat a good team in the Penguins, 3-1, and were in complete control. Buffalo came out of the chute out-shooting the Penguins 14-3. The question is why? Buffalo used quick, fast plays to get out of the zone clean and possess...
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Kyle Powell
October 03, 2019 - 6:54 pm
For the first time since the 2012-13 season, the Buffalo Sabres came out with a win in their season opener. The Sabres kept the Pittsburgh Penguins quiet for most of Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena, coming into town and emerging with an eye-opening 3-1 win. Buffalo seized control early in the...
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Paul Hamilton
October 03, 2019 - 12:55 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres have only opened the season once in Pittsburgh. It was the very first game in franchise history and Buffalo won 2-1. Thursday starts the 50th anniversary of the franchise, and it’s in Pittsburgh. Buffalo has lost six straight opening night games. It’s been awhile since new...
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Paul Hamilton
October 03, 2019 - 9:46 am
(WGR 550) - As expected, the Sabres have called up Victor Olofsson and Henri Jokiharju from Rochester. To make room, J.S. Dea, Curtis Lazar and Lawrence Pilut have been sent to the Amerks. All these moves were made in reverse on Tuesday to get under the NHL salary cap. Now that Zach Bogosian and...
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Joe DiBiase
October 03, 2019 - 1:03 am
Probably the biggest weakness on the Buffalo Sabres' roster going into the 2019-20 season is at second line center. Behind Jack Eichel, the same cast and crew of Casey Mittelstadt, Johan Larsson, Vladimir Sobotka, and Evan Rodrigues could all see time down the middle. That group combined for 81...
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Paul Hamilton
October 02, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jack Eichel can be a very intense player on the ice. He starts season No. 5 in Pittsburgh on Thursday and he said he had to relax to be at his best, “Just staying in the moment, not trying to put too much pressure on myself and make sure I’m enjoying playing hockey every day...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
October 02, 2019 - 1:41 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will begin regular season play this Thursday night in Pittsburgh, opening the franchise's 50th season against the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena. After a disappointing second half in 2018-19, there might be a bit more pressure on the Sabres to get off to a good start than in years...
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Paul Hamilton
October 01, 2019 - 4:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Marco Scandella is fighting off a challenge from John Gilmour to be in the opening night lineup on Thursday. In practice on Tuesday it was Gilmour that was working into the defensive pairs. Scandella had a rough season last year. He would put a group of games together that...
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Paul Hamilton
October 01, 2019 - 8:51 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have had a shakeup in their coaching staff. Assistant coach Don Granato is in the hospital with severe pneumonia. He will have to take a leave of absence. Chris Taylor will come up from Rochester to help the staff out. In his absence, Gord Dineen will be head...
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