Howard Simon

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Howard Simon graduated from Buffalo State in 1984 and has been covering the Buffalo sports scene since 1989, working at WJJL, WBEN and the Empire Sports Network before joining WGR in 2004. Howard's also a huge fan of the New York Mets and for some reason, refuses to give up his team.

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    June 13, 2019 - 7:34 pm

    I’m not going to lie. When the playoffs started I was rooting against the St. Louis Blues.

    More specifically, I was rooting against Ryan O’Reilly.

    Those feelings dissipated over the...

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    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:

    1. Hire a new coach
    2. Re-sign Jeff Skinner
    3. Perform roster
    4. ...
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    May 15, 2019 - 5:38 pm

    Your question: Howard, what do you think of the Ralph Krueger hiring?

    My answer: Meh.

    No offense to Ralph Krueger, but that would have been my...

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    May 07, 2019 - 11:30 am

    I have a number of things on my mind this week so here we go with some random thoughts:

    • The NHL's Eastern Conference playoff picture might as well have been dead to me after Round 1.
    • ...
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    April 30, 2019 - 4:32 pm

    For some strange reason, one of the more popular segments on our show in the morning is when I am forced to pick the Bills. With most if not all off season moves done for the Bills and the rest of...

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    April 23, 2019 - 4:49 pm

    The offseason for the Buffalo Bills has been all about fixing the offense and helping Josh Allen. I hope Bills general manager Brandon Beane is still in that mindset when the Bills are on the...

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    April 14, 2019 - 6:42 pm

    Amazing.

    How else can one describe what happened at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday?

    Tiger Woods winning The Masters is hard to believe when you think where he has been in recent...

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    April 10, 2019 - 6:29 pm

    The big story around the Buffalo Sabres these days is the search for a new head coach.

    My mind is elsewhere when it comes to the team with the longest active playoff drought in the National...

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    April 01, 2019 - 4:42 pm

    Unbelievable.

    I was thinking of different words to describe the last four months of the Buffalo Sabres season and I think unbelievable is the best fit.

    As a Buffalo sports fan, you've...

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    March 25, 2019 - 3:21 pm

    There are times when talking sports in Buffalo for a living can be very depressing. There are too many Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres seasons for me to list. So when a winning team or season...

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