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Tuukka Rask
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Paul Hamilton
November 22, 2019 - 12:17 am
(WGR 550) - If you’re into moral victories, then Thursday in Boston was for you. I thought the Sabres may have played their best game of the season, but they can’t score and they lost 3-2. There’s no question at all that the first period was Buffalo’s best of the season. Buffalo came out flying...
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Johan Larsson
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Paul Hamilton
November 21, 2019 - 11:56 am
(WGR 550) - The Sabres have just one win in nine games and things don’t get any easier with games coming up in Boston, Florida and Tampa Bay. Buffalo hasn’t scored a power play goal in eight games, and the penalty kill has given one up in six straight games. I will say the Sabres were pretty good...
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Don Granato
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Paul Hamilton
November 20, 2019 - 2:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Assistant coach Don Granato returned to the ice for Sabres' practice on Wednesday. On Sept. 28, Granato was diagnosed with severe pneumonia. Granato’s brother Tony was quoted as saying that there was a time early on that they didn’t know if he’d pull through. Ralph Krueger...
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Paul Hamilton
November 19, 2019 - 8:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill got back from Toronto a few hours before the start of Tuesday’s game. The pressure is on the Sabres general manager as the losses and injuries keep piling up. Fans are clamoring for a trade to get a forward. Botterill said, “We just had our GM meetings today...
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Paul Hamilton
November 19, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres only had two forward choices in Rochester to call up, so Ralph Krueger has decided to go with seven defensemen. John Gilmour will alternate between forward and defense. Krueger said this is probably a one-game thing, “We’re quite optimistic that somebody will be...
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Paul Hamilton
November 18, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres got some terrible news as Kyle Okposo is once again fighting a concussion. Okposo went through a very dark place a few years ago where he didn’t know if he’d be able to function as a husband and a father. Zach Bogosian is of course worried, “First and foremost he’...
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Paul Hamilton
November 17, 2019 - 10:50 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres did a good job of producing chances, but they didn’t do a good job of playing defense and being aware of what was dangerous around them. Many of Chicago’s goals on Sunday were players being unaware, or just simply not being hard on he backcheck. Buffalo did have 34 shots on...
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WGR 550
November 17, 2019 - 7:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres were looking to get their second win of the weekend on Sunday night, but they ran into a red-hot Chicago Blackhawks team who showed no mercy in a 4-1 loss at the United Center in Chicago. Buffalo played the Blackhawks well to start, but couldn't seem to generate many scoring...
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Paul Hamilton
November 16, 2019 - 9:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Since 1998, the National Hockey League has supported Hockey Fight Cancer. Each NHL team has a night to help put a spotlight on the fight against this horrible disease. The Sabres had two kids at practice on Friday and at the game on Saturday, who are in different stages of...
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Paul Hamilton
November 16, 2019 - 11:19 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Rasmus Asplund will be making his NHL debut on Saturday as Johan Larsson is now being listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Curtis Lazar played his first game as a Sabre on Thursday and the former Senator scored on a breakaway. Sabres coach Ralph Krueger thinks the...
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