Jason Botterill

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Jeremy White
September 14, 2019 - 9:10 am
The 3-2-1. As we get set for the start of another National Hockey League season, there’s no better time to hammer out three quick points, while raising awareness of the dire need of the 3-2-1 point system. The league needs it. We’ve gone over it. But here’s some news stuff: 3.) The #OfferSheetWars...
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Paul Hamilton
September 12, 2019 - 11:43 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill has had calls about trading for Rasmus Ristolainen since before the February trade deadline. Things heated up in this offseason, but with so many great restricted free agents still unsigned, teams don’t know how much cap space they have. Ristolainen, of...
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Paul Hamilton
August 20, 2019 - 4:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Pominville would love to play in the NHL for a 16th season, but as of now, he’s staying in shape and hoping something works out. Pominville is back in Buffalo and working out at Harborcenter with a handful of guys that include Rasmus Dahlin. Pominville said it’s a day-...
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Paul Hamilton
August 17, 2019 - 9:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres had their Fan Fest on Saturday with many past and present Sabres interacting with the fans. This, of course, is the 50th anniversary of the Sabres franchise and Jason Botterill is looking forward to it in many ways, “It’s so much fun having the 50th anniversary...
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Paul Hamilton
August 13, 2019 - 11:07 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Things are stalled in the NHL because some big name restricted free agents still haven’t signed. Some teams that might be interested in Rasmus Ristolainen are still wondering what their salary cap situation is. I think the Sabres have improved, but they need to do more. The...
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While the Buffalo Bills are gearing up for the 2019 season that is rapidly approaching, the Buffalo Sabres remain in offseason mode, gearing up for the start of the 2019-20 season in October. This offseason has been a fairly active time for general manager Jason Botterill, who has made a number of...
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Paul Hamilton
August 03, 2019 - 10:43 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have avoided arbitration by signing Jake McCabe to a two-year, $5.7 million deal. The cap hit for McCabe is $2.85 million and puts the Sabres over the NHL Salary Cap by just over $500,000. Linus Ullmark’s arbitration award will up that number. In my mind,...
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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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