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Paul Hamilton
June 15, 2018 - 3:33 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The NHL’s buyout period opened on Friday right after midnight, but don’t expect the Sabres to be part of it. Jason Botterill told me, “I don’t see us having any buyouts this year, obviously things could always change over the next little bit here, but from our standpoint,...
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Paul Hamilton
June 04, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Batavia, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley was in Minnesota campaigning with his wife Karin as she’s running for a seat in the United States Senate, so he was not at the NHL Combine over the weekend in Buffalo. Housley was back in town Monday to participate in the Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic and he...
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Paul Hamilton
June 01, 2018 - 5:48 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Rasmus Dahlin dressed like he was going to a business meeting as he met with the media on Friday at the NHL Combine. Dahlin handled his 15-minute session very well, answering questions on many different topics. This is the second time Dahlin has been to Buffalo as he was...
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Paul Hamilton
May 15, 2018 - 4:54 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Lawrence Pilut had a breakout season in the Swedish Hockey League and it caught Jason Botterill’s eye. The Sabres have signed the 22-year-old defenseman to a two-year, entry-level deal. Pilut is on the small side at 5’ 11”, but he skates very well. Last season for HV71, he...
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Paul Hamilton
May 01, 2018 - 1:41 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - By the time next season starts, Hudson Fasching will be 23-years-old. The big winger has two full pro seasons plus seven games under his belt and he may no longer be a prospect. Los Angeles took the University of Minnesota winger in the fourth round of the 2013 Entry Draft...
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April 30, 2018 - 4:14 pm
The Buffalo Sabres beat the odds on Saturday night, winning the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery and the first overall selection in the NHL Draft.. The night began with the Sabres having just 18.5-percent odds to draft first overall, but the balls bounced the Sabres way and they'll have the opportunity to...
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Paul Hamilton
April 30, 2018 - 2:01 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Buffalo sports fans had one of the best offseason weekends they’ve ever had. Many NFL Draft experts say the Bills had a great draft, getting what they believe is a franchise quarterback, as well as maybe the best linebacker in the draft. The Bills also took a defensive...
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Paul Hamilton
April 20, 2018 - 1:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Justin Bailey helps lead the Amerks into the playoffs Friday against Syracuse. Bailey fought through injuries this season, which made it a tough year. In 37 games with Rochester, the speedy winger had 10 goals and five assists for just 15 points. In Buffalo, he played 12...
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Paul Hamilton
April 17, 2018 - 12:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Sabres general manager Jason Botterill was very clear at his end of the season press conference. Botterill said there are not enough leaders in the teams locker-room and that must change. The first group of players he challenged was the youngsters. Botterill said, “It’s...
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Paul Hamilton
April 11, 2018 - 5:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Sabres general manager Jason Botterill held his first NHL end of the season press conference and he showed up in ill humor. Botterill is angry from watching the last place team in the NHL and he said owner Terry Pegula isn’t amused either, “His level of anger is fairly high...
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