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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
May 17, 2019 - 7:27 am
Step 1 of Jason Botterill's offseason is now complete. The Buffalo Sabres general manager checked one box off his to-do list this offseason with the hiring of head coach Ralph Krueger on Wednesday. However, there is still plenty of work to be done to help improve the overall status of the team...
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Jeremy White
May 16, 2019 - 7:51 pm
So the last time I left town, the Buffalo Sabres fired their coach. This time, the Sabres hired a coach. Ralph Krueger will be the 19th head coach in franchise history, and I’ve got to admit, it’s a name I once thought about, but had it drift away. In April of 2017, fresh off the firings of Tim...
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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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Howard Simon
May 15, 2019 - 5:38 pm
Your question: Howard, what do you think of the Ralph Krueger hiring? My answer: Meh. No offense to Ralph Krueger, but that would have been my answer with just about any person the Buffalo Sabres would have hired to be the 19th head coach in franchise history. This offseason is more about the...
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Paul Hamilton
May 15, 2019 - 3:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill finalized the deal with Ralph Krueger last week. The Sabres' GM flew home from Slovakia to hold meetings with his scouts and to talk about the 19th head coach in Sabres history. Botterill said there are many things that brought him to Krueger’s doorstep, “His...
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Brayton Wilson
May 15, 2019 - 8:37 am
The Buffalo Sabres have officially hired Ralph Krueger as the team's 19th head coach in franchise history. We found our guy. Welcome to Buffalo, Coach Krueger! pic.twitter.com/uJEnxca8XV — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) May 15, 2019 The team made the hiring official on Wednesday after an extensive...
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Paul Hamilton
May 14, 2019 - 10:58 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting that the Sabres' coaching search is over. McKenzie says that Ralph Krueger is the next coach of the Sabres. Krueger will take over for Phil Housley, who lasted two years in Buffalo before being fired in April. For the last five years, Krueger...
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Paul Hamilton
May 14, 2019 - 10:23 am
(WGR 550) - It was reported earlier on Tuesday by Swedish radio reporter Magnus Wahlman that Buffalo Sabres restricted free agent Johan Larsson has signed with Brynäs IF in the SHL. However, Larsson's agent Craig Oster tells WGR Sports Radio 550 that Larsson has not signed with Brynäs. Swedish...
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Paul Hamilton
May 01, 2019 - 12:55 pm
(WGR 550) - Jason Botterill is going through an extensive interview process before he decides on a coach for the Sabres. I get all the time that since there isn’t a coach in place that nobody wants the job, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Botterill wants to make sure he gets this right...
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Paul Hamilton
April 24, 2019 - 10:55 pm
(WGR 550) - Even though the Sabres had a historic collapse that led to Phil Housley getting fired, there was so much promise around the farm team. The Rochester Americans finished with the third best record in the AHL and had young players like Victor Olofsson, Lawrence Pilut and Rasmus Asplund...
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