Jason Botterill

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Bulldog
January 10, 2019 - 1:51 pm
By this time last season, I was well into trying to figure out how Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill might best see fit to try and fix his hockey team. Underproducing veterans with bloated contracts and youth still waiting to blossom made for not many options. I concluded pretty early...
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January 08, 2019 - 7:10 pm
Since the Buffalo Sabres' 10-game winning streak in November, the season has taken a bit of a turn in the opposite direction. In an 18-game stretch, the Sabres have gone 6-8-4, and have started to slide down the standings with other teams behind them playing well. In addition, the Sabres have...
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Jeremy White
January 03, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Here are three (not-so) quick points on the Buffalo Sabres, laid out in a 3-2-1 format to raise awareness on how badly the NHL needs a 3-2-1 point format. Three red-hot takes comin' at ya: 3.) The problem with a "plan" I think there’s a little too much talk about plans. Jason Botterill has a “plan...
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Brayton Wilson
December 20, 2018 - 6:32 am
In his first season with the Buffalo Sabres, Jeff Skinner has flourished playing alongside Jack Eichel on his left wing. The 26-year-old has re-gained his scoring touch in Buffalo, netting 25 goals through 35 games this season. At this rate, Skinner is on pace to finish the 2018-19 season with 59...
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Schopp & Bulldog | Weekdays 3p-7p
December 18, 2018 - 7:28 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have strung together a nice stretch of games following their recent five-game losing streak. After going 0-3-2 in that losing skid, the Sabres rebounded last week with a four-game stretch that saw the Sabres go 3-0-1. Along the way, Jack Eichel was named as the NHL's "Third Star...
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Schopp & Bulldog | Weekdays 3p-7p
October 25, 2018 - 5:13 pm
The Buffalo Sabres are off to a pretty good start in the 2018-19 season with a 5-4-0 record and are coming off a west coast road trip where they won three of the five games played. On Thursday, the Sabres will be looking for their third straight win, and the chance to have six wins in their first...
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Paul Hamilton
October 03, 2018 - 2:33 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - In just his fourth season in the NHL, Jack Eichel has been named captain of the Buffalo Sabres. Phil Housley brought the team to center ice after practice to announce the move. After Brian Gionta left last season, Phil Housley and Jason Botterill decided not to have a...
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Paul Hamilton
October 02, 2018 - 12:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres are looking to get better in their bottom six, so they’ve claimed forward Remi Elie from Dallas. The 23-year-old was a second round pick of the Stars in the 2013 Entry Draft. In 90 NHL games, Elie has seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points. Last season in 72...
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Paul Hamilton
September 20, 2018 - 4:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Sam Reinhart had his first practice on Thursday after signing his new two-year contract. The winger really didn’t say if he was hoping for more, but he did say, “I want to be here as long as possible and whether it's a one-year or an eight-year, it's not changing my...
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Paul Hamilton
September 11, 2018 - 1:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - This is going to be Casey Mittelstadt’s first full season in the NHL and a lot will be expected of the 19-year-old. Buffalo traded Ryan O’Reilly as part of a huge culture change and that has put a lot on Mittelstadt’s plate. The kid has always responded in his life including...
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