Jason Botterill

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Paul Hamilton
July 01, 2019 - 7:36 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - I think Jason Botterill was very smart not to jump into free agency and get the Sabres stuck with another bad contract. In the past few days, he’s made two trades while giving up nothing but draft picks, and he made minor depth signings for Rochester. Friday’s trade with...
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Paul Hamilton
June 29, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Teams have been talking all week with prospective UFA’s and the Sabres are no different. Jason Botterill said, “We’ve had some good conversations throughout the week, both myself, Ralph and the rest of our management group with players, but I think what you see in the league...
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Paul Hamilton
June 29, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Colin Miller is home in Canada, but he did speak to the media on Saturday over the phone. Miller knows that what’s going on in Vegas is special, so he’s torn with this trade to the Sabres, “I think there’s something very special going on there in Vegas and they’re going to...
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Paul Hamilton
June 28, 2019 - 6:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - With Vegas in salary cap trouble, the Sabres took advantage by acquiring defenseman Colin Miller from the Golden Knights. In return, the Sabres send a second round pick in 2021 and a fifth round pick in 2022. The second round pick going to Vegas is the pick they got in the...
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Howard Simon
June 24, 2019 - 11:54 am
The NHL Draft weekend came and went without Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill making a trade. That just means we have more time to debate the merits of keeping or dealing Rasmus Ristolainen. It is a hot topic among Sabres fans with some thinking it would be a mistake to give up on a...
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Paul Hamilton
June 24, 2019 - 11:20 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Teams are into the NHL courting period before, what I call stupid time, gets going on July 1. That’s when general managers drastically overpay players to contracts they’re sorry for within two or three seasons. There are a couple of names I’d target, if I were Jason...
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Paul Hamilton
June 22, 2019 - 10:24 pm
Vancouver, BC (WGR 550) - It seemed like Jason Botterill and his staff were targeting some players so they moved up twice thanks to trades with Vancouver and Detroit. On Day 2 of the draft, there were going to be no CHL players taken by Buffalo like No. 1 pick Dylan Cozens, and that was by design...
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Paul Hamilton
June 22, 2019 - 3:26 am
Vancouver, BC (WGR 550) - Just like the NFL Draft fell perfectly for the Bills to draft Ed Oliver, the NHL Draft fell almost perfectly for the Sabres to grab Dylan Cozens. Jack Hughes went No. 1 to New Jersey and then the Rangers snagged Kaapo Kakko. Chicago didn’t take Alex Turcotte and instead...
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Paul Hamilton
June 21, 2019 - 5:29 pm
Vancouver, BC (WGR 550) - Going into Friday’s first round of the NHL Draft, Jason Botterill knows he’s going to get a good player at No. 7. Botterill said, “Definitely, we feel very, very comfortable of that at seven and you always put in inquiries about possibly moving up to see what’s there, but...
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Mike Schopp
June 18, 2019 - 11:45 am
Let's check in on what we've just seen. The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup by taking down the Boston Bruins in seven games. Ryan O'Reilly, acquired from the Buffalo Sabres last summer, was named winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy. O'Reilly is also a finalist for both the Selke and Lady...
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