Jason Botterill

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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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Paul Hamilton
September 10, 2018 - 9:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - In addition to seeing Rasmus Dahlin in the Sabres Prospects Challenge, I wanted to see the progress of Alex Nylander. Chris Taylor raved about the third-year winger and I don’t think he disappointed. Taylor played him in every situation over the three games and he showed a...
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Paul Hamilton
August 23, 2018 - 5:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - When Kyle Okposo left in April, he said he must demand more from himself and was looking forward to working out in the summer the way he knew he can. If you remember last summer, Okposo didn’t know if he’d ever play hockey or be normal again after a bout with Altered Mental...
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Howard Simon
August 06, 2018 - 4:02 pm
Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill stopped by Buffalo Bills training camp last week at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. Perhaps the two men decided to bet on who could make a trade first. Botterill won when he acquired forward Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday...
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Paul Hamilton
August 02, 2018 - 10:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres didn’t just start talking to Carolina about Jeff Skinner. These discussions have been going on for over three months and Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said, “We talked a lot of different scenarios over the last couple of months, just where his team was at...
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Paul Hamilton
July 01, 2018 - 7:55 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill stayed right with the script on Day 1 of NHL Free Agency. The Sabres GM said he was going to get a goalie for Buffalo and Rochester and he did just that by signing Carter Hutton and Scott Wedgewood. He also said he was going to try to re-sign winger Scott...
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