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Bulldog
May 16, 2019 - 9:47 am
Okay, first things first. Ralph Krueger is not a soccer guy. Nor is he a soccer coach. He’s not English. He’s from Winnipeg. He grew up playing hockey and played professionally in Germany before beginning his hockey coaching career. If anything, he’s a hockey guy who got a job as chairman of a...
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The Buffalo Sabres' coaching search continues as a new name has recently entered the mix in Ralph Krueger. The former head coach of the Edmonton Oilers has been away from the National Hockey League for a while as he has served as chairman of the Southampton Football Club in the English Premier...
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Brayton Wilson
May 10, 2019 - 12:27 pm
It appears as though the Buffalo Sabres are trimming down their options for their vacant head coaching position. According to a report from John Shannon of Sportsnet on Friday, he has heard that Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Jacques Martin and former Arizona Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett...
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Brayton Wilson
May 09, 2019 - 8:34 am
You can scratch the name Rikard Grönborg off your wish list of coaching candidates for the Buffalo Sabres. It was announced on Thursday that Grönborg has been hired as the head coach of the ZSC Lions of the National League in Switzerland. Rikard #Grönborg ist neuer Headcoach der ZSC Lions -- ➡️...
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Paul Hamilton
May 03, 2019 - 12:21 pm
(WGR 550) - It’s no secret that Swedish National Team head coach Rikard Grönborg wants to coach in the NHL. He’s been up for NHL jobs and is very interested in the opening with the Buffalo Sabres. On Friday, Grönborg joined Howard and Jeremy and said everybody knows he wants to be in the NHL, "I...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
May 02, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Rikard Grönborg remains a hot name in the Buffalo Sabres' head coaching search. The 50-year-old is currently getting ready to coach the Swedish National Team for the 2019 IIHF World Championship starting next Friday in Slovakia. Sweden is looking to win its third consecutive gold medal with...
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Schopp & Bulldog | Weekdays 3p-7p
May 01, 2019 - 6:22 pm
It's been nearly a month since Phil Housley was relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. Various names have been added and subtracted from the coaching mix since April 7. The latest names that have been rumored to be top candidates include Swedish men's national ice hockey...
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Brayton Wilson
May 01, 2019 - 7:44 am
You can add Dave Tippett to the list of names that have been reported to be of interest for the Buffalo Sabres and their head coaching vacancy. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported on Tuesday in his 31 Thoughts blog that the Sabres have interviewed former Dallas Stars and Arizona Coyotes head...
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Paul Hamilton
April 29, 2019 - 10:39 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Rikard Grönborg is a name that keeps popping up in the Sabres' coaching search . Grönborg is preparing for the World Championship where his team, Sweden, is two-time defending champion. After this tournament, Grönborg will be leaving the national team, and he’s told The...
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Brayton Wilson
April 26, 2019 - 12:54 pm
The Buffalo Sabres' head coaching search remains quite mute as the end of April draws near. After Todd McLellan was no longer in the coaching mix for the Sabres, and subsequently took the head coaching job with the Los Angeles Kings, the news of any interviews, let alone candidates, have been on...
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