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Paul Hamilton
November 30, 2019 - 10:55 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres pulled up their boot straps and played two really good games against Toronto this weekend, taking three of four points. Buffalo won its home game 6-4, while the Maple Leafs took the rematch in Toronto, 2-1 in overtime. I really liked Buffalo’s game on Saturday. Buffalo went...
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Paul Hamilton
March 20, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have lost four straight games to Toronto, including three games this season. The Leafs have won 4-3 in overtime, 5-3 and 5-2. In the three games, Auston Matthews and John Tavares have five points, while Mitch Marner has four. Rasmus Ristolainen said, “You’ve got...
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Paul Hamilton
March 02, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Toronto, ON (WGR 550) - After beating Pittsburgh in overtime on Friday, the Sabres have, once again, put themselves in position to win two games in a row. They haven't done it since mid-December and that’s why they’re in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. The team currently sits two points back...
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Paul Hamilton
November 30, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Sunrise, FL (WGR 550) - The Sabres don’t have a lot of time to think about having their 10-game winning streak broken as they’re right back at it against Florida on Friday. With the loss, the Sabres are now 13-3-2 in their last 18 games and are 6-2-1 in their last nine road games. With the win over...
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Paul Hamilton
September 21, 2018 - 11:21 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres had a real rough start in Toronto, but came back to play much better. Phil Housley has said all along that his coaching needs to be better and I thought it was in this game. At 19-years-old, Casey Mittelstadt showed in the first period that at this point in his hockey...
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Paul Hamilton
September 21, 2018 - 11:22 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley said on Thursday that the players in Group 1 would likely play in Toronto on Friday and that is going to be the case. That means players like Jack Eichel and Rasmus Dahlin will play the Leafs here on Saturday. Linus Ullmark will get his second preseason start in...
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Dave Buchanan
September 20, 2018 - 3:20 pm
Two Buffalo Bandits legends are remaining behind the team's bench for this season, but with new roles and new titles. The team announced on Thursday that Rich Kilgour and John Tavares will both take over as head coach for the 2018-19 season. Kilgour and Tavares were promoted from their assistant...
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Howard Simon
July 11, 2018 - 6:13 am
I was on vacation last week, but that didn’t mean the sports world stopped. With that, it's time for me to get caught up with some opinions and observations: Ryan O’Reilly traded No surprise here. The O’Reilly trade speculation morphed from if to when over the course of the offseason. While some...
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July 01, 2018 - 2:03 pm
Mike Jafari reporting @mjafariWGR The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the John Tavares sweepstakes, signing the 27-year-old the free agent center to a seven-year, $77 million contract. Tavares had until midnight on Saturday to sign an eight-year extension with the New York Islanders, but the...
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June 05, 2018 - 3:51 pm
Derek Kramer reporting @DerekKramerWGR The New York Islanders cleaned house on Tuesday with the dismissal of both general manager Garth Snow and head coach Doug Weight. Lou Lamoriello will take over the duties as general manager for the Islanders as the team searches for a new head coach. However,...
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