National Hockey League

Casey Mittelstadt
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Paul Hamilton
December 16, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Casey Mittelstadt hadn’t been playing lately and, to be honest, that’s not a good way to develop a 21-year-old player. With that in mind, the Sabres sent Mittelstadt down to Rochester. The forward was with his new team for practice on Monday. Sabres general manager Jason...
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Casey Mittelstadt
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Paul Hamilton
December 15, 2019 - 5:31 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Casey Mittelstadt’s struggles have led him to Rochester. Jason Botterill sent the 2017 first round pick to the Amerks on Sunday. As last season and this season has played on, it was pretty obvious that the 21-year-old is not yet a NHL player. In 114 NHL games, Mittelstadt...
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Sabres-Islanders
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Paul Hamilton
December 14, 2019 - 7:34 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres have nothing to be down about after losing to the Islanders on Saturday in overtime. Buffalo played a good, hard game against a very good team that’s tough to play against. The Sabres weren’t afraid to hit, they were on their toes getting to battles and competing from start...
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Victor Olofsson
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Paul Hamilton
December 12, 2019 - 10:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres went back and forth with Nashville on Thursday night, but, in my mind, they never really looked out of control. The Predators took and early 1-0 lead, but I thought Buffalo had the better of the play and put a lot of heat on Juuse Saros, especially the line of...
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Sabres-Flames
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Paul Hamilton
December 12, 2019 - 11:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Starting in Calgary, Zach Bogosian started to struggle, so he’s going to be a healthy scratch on Thursday for the Sabres. Ralph Krueger said, “We’ve got eight defensemen that we feel very comfortable with and it’s just the mix. “There is a defending by committee situation...
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Jake McCabe
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Paul Hamilton
December 11, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Whether you think Jake McCabe is playing well or not, there’s one thing I can tell you: McCabe is a fiercely competitive man and he takes poor play and losing very hard. The Sabres have eight NHL defensemen on the roster, so at different times, McCabe, Marco Scandella and...
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Ryan OReilly
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Paul Hamilton
December 10, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It’ll be interesting to see if the Sabres have any gas left in the tank for Tuesday’s game against the Blues. Buffalo played three games in four days in Western Canada, which started in Calgary and then went to Vancouver and Edmonton. The team got back at 5 a.m. on Monday...
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Sabres-Oilers
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Paul Hamilton
December 08, 2019 - 11:18 pm
(WGR 550) - It was back-to-back overtime games in Vancouver and Edmonton, but I thought the Sabres gutted out the win over the Oilers on Sunday. Buffalo got it started right, scoring two goals in the first 10:43 of the game, but never scored again in regulation. It looked like they were getting...
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Van
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Paul Hamilton
December 07, 2019 - 7:54 pm
(WGR 550) - With the Sabres losing 6-5 in Vancouver on Saturday, I think you can guess that neither team got good goaltending. Carter Hutton started the season 6-0-0 and has lost nine straight since. He had another rough outing in Vancouver, and in those nine losses, he has a goals-against average...
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Linus Ullmark
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Paul Hamilton
December 06, 2019 - 12:26 am
(WGR 550) - If you looked at the final score in Calgary on Thursday and the shots on goal, you would’ve thought it was a great, even game. The Flames won 4-3 and the shots were 29-29, but it really wasn’t a good game. The Sabres played for maybe 25 minutes, at the most, in this game and were lucky...
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