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Paul Hamilton
April 24, 2019 - 12:58 pm
(WGR 550) - TSN’s Darren Dreger added Jacques Martin's name to the Sabres' coaching search. Martin has been in Pittsburgh since 2013 as an assistant and knows Jason Botterill and Randy Sexton very well. Dreger was on WGR Sports Radio 550 and told The Instigators, “This isn’t a news flash because it...
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Paul Hamilton
April 23, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Culture. It’s the new buzz word of sports. Every coach and GM talks about it, but only a chosen few can execute it. Culture is a very misunderstood term. Folks that have never played sports and have never experienced it, mock it. There are no analytics to measure culture, so...
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Paul Hamilton
April 23, 2019 - 11:10 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres kept saying Zach Bogosian was day-to-day as he was missing games down the stretch. As it turns out, Bogosian is going to be out five to six months after undergoing hip surgery. This is Bogosian's second hip surgery in 14 months, but this time it's the other hip...
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Paul Hamilton
April 22, 2019 - 3:38 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - In the last half of the season, Carter Hutton had trouble talking after games. It didn’t matter if he played well or played poorly, the results seemed to be the same. I could tell the frustration was wearing on him and he said, “There’s a lot to reflect on, a lot to learn...
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Paul Hamilton
April 17, 2019 - 3:15 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres have nominated Jack Eichel for the King Clancy Trophy. That trophy is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community." In a release, the league outlined the criteria:...
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Paul Hamilton
April 17, 2019 - 12:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres were in first place on Nov. 28 and it all came crashing down. It was a loss to Tampa Bay that started it all, and now the Lightning have come crashing down too after being swept by Columbus in the first round of the playoffs. It seems like Rasmus Ristolainen is at...
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Paul Hamilton
April 16, 2019 - 12:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The last person the Flyers hired as their coach came from college hockey and North Dakota in Dave Hakstol. Despite making the playoffs in three out of four seasons, he was fired three-and-a-half years in. Now, Philadelphia is dipping into the old boys network by hiring...
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Paul Hamilton
April 15, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - After Providence lost to Minnesota Duluth on Thursday in the Frozen Four, Jacob Bryson wasn’t sure what his future held. After a weekend to think about it, the 2017 fourth round pick signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sabres. His deal will not start until next...
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Howard Simon
April 10, 2019 - 6:29 pm
The big story around the Buffalo Sabres these days is the search for a new head coach. My mind is elsewhere when it comes to the team with the longest active playoff drought in the National Hockey League. In case you forgot, it is now at a franchise record eight straight years. Did you know the...
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Paul Hamilton
April 09, 2019 - 9:32 pm
Toronto, ON (WGR 550) - Jack Hughes will likely be joining Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier in New Jersey. The Devils won the NHL Draft Lottery for the second time in three years. Buffalo dropped two positions and will be drafting seventh. The Devils were third coming into the lottery. The New York...
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