Lindy Ruff

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Mike Schopp
December 12, 2018 - 10:17 am
A friend and I went to Sabres-Kings Tuesday night. The Sabres won. We had fun. (I'm sorry. I have two children in elementary school and lately I've been reading and listening to a lot of their work. It's rubbing off.) I'm noticing many different ways that I've plugged into this Sabres season. Here...
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Paul Hamilton
March 28, 2018 - 3:07 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Casey Mittelstadt was between Sam Reinhart and Evan Rodrigues for his first NHL practice. Being the new guy, Mittelstadt had to lead the stretch and give a speech when they gathered around him. The 19-year-old said he just thanked them for being so welcoming to him. There...
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Paul Hamilton
February 10, 2018 - 8:56 pm
Boston, MA (WGR 550) - Lindy Ruff started a tradition that has caught on all over the National Hockey League. Most teams have a parents trip where the parents come along and take part in meetings, meals and other planned activities. The Sabres also have had trips were players can bring along their...
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Paul Hamilton
November 04, 2017 - 3:12 pm
Dallas, TX (WGR 550) - The Sabres have another injury on defense. Rasmus Ristolainen joins Zach Bogosian, Josh Gorges and Nate Beaulieu on the sideline. Justin Falk has only played one game. Phil Housley said Ristolainen has an upper body injury and is day-to-day. Justin Bailey skated with Nick...
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Paul Hamilton
June 07, 2017 - 10:15 am
(WGR 550) - Two former Sabres assistant coaches have gotten head coaching jobs in junior hockey. James Patrick and Dan Lambert have been hired in the Western Hockey League. Kootenay has given Patrick his first head coaching job after spending 10 seasons as an assistant to Lindy Ruff in Dallas and...
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April 21, 2017 - 5:56 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR Terry Pegula has been the Buffalo Sabres' owner since 2011, and the Bills owner since 2014. Following the firing of Dan Bylsma on Thursday, the next Sabres' coach will make it eight head coaches under Pegula between the two teams. All but one of those coaches were...
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Paul Hamilton
April 20, 2017 - 11:35 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - In the end, I thought Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma would be retained. But the reality is: Buffalo missed the playoffs by 17 points, not two, and this organization drastically regressed this season. Murray had laid the groundwork to sign Russian defenseman Viktor Antipin and had...
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Paul Hamilton
April 12, 2017 - 10:49 am
(WGR 550) - Two NHL coaching vacancies were filled on Wednesday. Perhaps the most surprising one is Ken Hitchcock as he is expected to be back in Dallas to coach the Stars. Many thought Hitchcock would retire, but obviously he was pushed out in St. Louis and not just leaving hockey. Tim Cowlishaw...
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Mike Schopp
March 15, 2017 - 3:10 pm
Here we are yet again, counting down to the end of a Buffalo sports season that never even brought on any real hope of success. If you feel like you’ve read me writing that over and over for years, you pretty much have, and so while the content has hardly changed please enjoy the exciting...
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