Phil Housley

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October 10, 2017 - 12:36 pm
After an ugly 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night, the Buffalo Sabres follow that up with another ugly loss on Monday, 6-2 to the New Jersey Devils at KeyBank Center. The Sabres' defense struggled, leaving goalie Chad Johnson hanging out to dry on more than one occasion. Buffalo...
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Paul Hamilton
October 08, 2017 - 2:23 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - I’ve been saying since April that it’s going to take time for the players to get used to a new coach and a new system. Many of the players realize that, but Phil Housley is not buying it, “I think the guys understand what we’re trying to do and you can see it in the games...
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Paul Hamilton
October 07, 2017 - 11:10 am
New York, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres are in Brooklyn for the Islanders home opener and New York should be in ill humor. The Isles got pasted in Columbus last night 5-0. Buffalo got one point in its opener losing to Montreal 3-2 in a shootout. The game was a totally different style and quite...
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Paul Hamilton
October 06, 2017 - 3:27 pm
New York, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Pominville had quite a return to Buffalo. Pominville got both the Sabre goals on Thursday in his first game since being reacquired from Minnesota. On opening night, each player gets introduced and Pominville said that was emotional as he came down the hallway, “It was...
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October 06, 2017 - 12:32 am
The Buffalo Sabres fell short in their season opener, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Jason Pominville scored twice in his first game back with the Sabres on Thursday night, while Jack Eichel has an assist. Hear what both Eichel and Pominville had to say after the loss, along with...
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Brayton Wilson
October 05, 2017 - 3:11 pm
After a long offseason filled with plenty of changes, the new look Buffalo Sabres are ready to open the 2017-18 season on Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens. The offseason started with both general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma being fired by ownership after a...
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Paul Hamilton
October 05, 2017 - 12:32 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley is ready to lead his team out for opening night. This will be Housley’s first game as a head coach and he of course will have some butterflies, “I think I’ll be a little nervous until the game gets going.” “I’m excited too. I think guys have worked tremendously...
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Paul Hamilton
October 05, 2017 - 12:03 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - As Jason Botterill said on Wednesday, the Sabres are not going to start the season with a captain. Botterill and the coaches have decided on four alternate captains in Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly, Kyle Okposo and Zach Bogosian. Head coach Phil Housley said, “Our coaches sat...
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Paul Hamilton
October 04, 2017 - 1:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The lines and the defensive pairings all stayed the same during Wednesday’s practice. Zach Bogosian and Justin Falk did not practice. Phil Housley claims he doesn’t know if Bogosian will be able to play on Thursday, but he hasn’t practiced all week. It’s starting to look...
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Paul Hamilton
October 03, 2017 - 12:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jake McCabe returned to practice on Tuesday and declared himself 100-percent and ready to play. McCabe was on a pairing with Victor Antipin and he said they communicated just fine, “It is the first time we’ve played together, but we actually talked a ton out there, we...
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