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Paul Hamilton
July 01, 2019 - 7:36 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - I think Jason Botterill was very smart not to jump into free agency and get the Sabres stuck with another bad contract. In the past few days, he’s made two trades while giving up nothing but draft picks, and he made minor depth signings for Rochester. Friday’s trade with...
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Paul Hamilton
June 29, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Teams have been talking all week with prospective UFA’s and the Sabres are no different. Jason Botterill said, “We’ve had some good conversations throughout the week, both myself, Ralph and the rest of our management group with players, but I think what you see in the league...
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Paul Hamilton
June 29, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Colin Miller is home in Canada, but he did speak to the media on Saturday over the phone. Miller knows that what’s going on in Vegas is special, so he’s torn with this trade to the Sabres, “I think there’s something very special going on there in Vegas and they’re going to...
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Paul Hamilton
June 28, 2019 - 6:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - With Vegas in salary cap trouble, the Sabres took advantage by acquiring defenseman Colin Miller from the Golden Knights. In return, the Sabres send a second round pick in 2021 and a fifth round pick in 2022. The second round pick going to Vegas is the pick they got in the...
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Paul Hamilton
June 28, 2019 - 3:41 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Erik Portillo wasn’t in Vancouver when the Sabres drafted him in the third round, but he is in Buffalo this week for development camp. Portillo is a big goalie and has looked pretty good in camp. He talked about how he found out he was drafted, “I was getting a call from the...
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Paul Hamilton
June 27, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Last season, the Sabres signed Lawrence Pilut as a European free agent. The year before that, it was Victor Antipin. This season, they plucked Arttu Ruotsalainen out of the Finnish Elite League. Both players are here for development camp and are fast become friends. Pilut...
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Paul Hamilton
June 26, 2019 - 9:10 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Tage Thompson struggled mightily in his 65 games in Buffalo. He scored seven goals and five assists for 12 points, but when he finally went to Rochester, the big winger had eight goals and 11 points in 11 games. He said it clicked right away, “For me the biggest thing was...
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Paul Hamilton
June 21, 2019 - 1:54 am
Vancouver, BC (WGR 550) - The National Hockey League announced some rule changes for the upcoming season. Coaches will now be able to challenge goal plays that should’ve resulted in a stoppage of play. The St. Louis Blues lost a playoff game this season because of a hand pass that should’ve been...
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Paul Hamilton
June 17, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres' annual development camp begins June 26 from 1:00-2:00. Sessions on June 26, 27 and 28 are free to the public. The annual 3-on-3 tournament will be held June 29 in the morning at 10:45 and will be open free to season ticket holders only. Each season ticket holder...
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Paul Hamilton
June 17, 2019 - 11:01 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - This is the week for Rasmus Dahlin and the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday, and the NHL Draft in Vancouver on Friday and Saturday. The Sabres' director of amateur scouting Ryan Jankowski joined Howard and Jeremy on Monday. This is his time of year as he pretty much runs...
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