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July 14, 2018 - 1:12 pm
For three seasons, center Ryan O'Reilly was able to call Buffalo home. After he was traded to the St. Louis Blues on July 1, O'Reilly has released a farewell letter to Sabres fans and the team, thanking them for their support. A message from Ryan O’Reilly: pic.twitter.com/cdKXfDVu5V — The...
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July 05, 2018 - 2:47 pm
We are now starting to enter the quieter part of the NHL offseason. Teams have made their free agent signings, trade activity is slowly starting to simmer down, and teams are now enjoying some off time as they prepare for the 2018-19 season. However, there is still much reaction to the Buffalo...
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Paul Hamilton
July 02, 2018 - 2:35 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - On Monday, newly acquired winger Tage Thompson said he’s going to get an opportunity as a top-six forward in Buffalo. Thompson is just 20 and went back and forth between the AHL and the NHL last season. He said now he can grow in a bigger role, “In our talks they said they...
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Paul Hamilton
July 01, 2018 - 8:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres didn’t pull any surprises in free agency, but they did trade Ryan O’Reilly. The center goes to St. Louis before the Sabres had to pay the $7.5 million bonus to him. The Sabres get a first round pick in 2019, a second rounder in 2021, the Blues' first round pick in...
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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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Paul Hamilton
June 30, 2018 - 6:01 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Matej Pekar plays the game like Boston’s Brad Marchand. That was evident during Saturday’s French Connection 3-on-3 tournament to wrap up development camp. The Sabres' fourth round pick from last week got demolished by Rasmus Dahlin on Friday following two cheap shots, and...
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Paul Hamilton
June 29, 2018 - 12:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - On Friday, the Sabres prospects had a total skills practice. There was a lot of passing and a lot of stickhandling in tight places. They wrapped it up with a 3-on-3 between the blue lines in the neutral zone. Rasmus Dahlin started with a huge turnover forcing Hunter Shepard...
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Paul Hamilton
June 28, 2018 - 1:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - When it comes to development camp, this isn’t Brandon Hickey’s first rodeo. Hickey was taken in the third round of the 2014 Entry Draft by Calgary and then was traded to Arizona as part of the Mike Smith trade. Hickey said all three teams run their camps differently, “The...
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Paul Hamilton
June 27, 2018 - 12:29 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have acquired winger Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2019 conditional fourth round pick. The pick can reportedly become a 2019 third round pick if Sheary scores 20 goals or 40 points, or if Hunwick is traded before the...
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Paul Hamilton
June 26, 2018 - 3:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - In my opinion, this is an honor that should’ve happened 20 years ago, but Sabres equipment manager Rip Simonick was honored over the weekend in Orlando as the Hall of Fame honoree of the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society/Society of Professional Hockey Equipment...
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