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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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Paul Hamilton
April 09, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jack Eichel has now played four seasons in the National Hockey League. In his first year, he scored 24 goals and 32 assists for for 56 points in 81 games. He was injured in both of his next two seasons, netting 24 goals and 33 assists for 57 points in 61 games and 25 goals...
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Paul Hamilton
April 08, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have sent three more back to Rochester. Victor Olofsson, Alex Nylander and Lawrence Pilut have been returned for the stretch run. In 33 games, Pilut had one goal and five assists for six points. Nylander played 12 games before getting cut on the back of the leg...
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