Phil Housley

Paul Hamilton
September 22, 2017 - 12:46 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Marco Scandella returned to practice on Friday after missing two days. The Sabres new defenseman had hip surgery in May and Phil Housley said he’s not worried, just being careful. Scandella said, “I feel good today, had a good skate and it’s good to be out with the boys, but...
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Paul Hamilton
September 22, 2017 - 12:19 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres head up to the Ricoh Coliseum to play the Leafs tonight. Buffalo has a home and home preseason schedule with Toronto and they won’t see the Leafs again until March. New coach Phil Housley said he looked at the schedule and was surprised, “It’s crazy when I looked...
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Photo courtesy of Micheline Michaelina
Paul Hamilton
September 21, 2017 - 12:38 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Cliff Pu survived the first cuts back to junior hockey. Devante Stephens is also still here, but he likely will wind up in Rochester. That is not an option for Pu. Pu has played center most of his life and has played both between Development Camp and Training Camp. On...
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Paul Hamilton
September 19, 2017 - 11:51 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres will head to Penn State tonight with only two players that played Monday against Carolina. Justin Bailey and Seth Griffith are back for the game against the Penguins. Bailey seemed to play much better in the third period on Monday than the first two. Phil Housley...
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Photo courtesy of @buffalosabres
Paul Hamilton
September 18, 2017 - 12:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It’s not a regular season game, but tonight’s preseason game against Carolina will be Phil Housley’s first as a NHL head coach. He of course will have butterflies, “I’d be lying to you if I say when the game comes that I’m not going to be nervous, being a head coach for the...
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Paul Hamilton
September 16, 2017 - 2:36 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Ryan O’Reilly comes in ready to be captain if asked and ready to take on more of a leadership role. On Friday and Saturday, O’Reilly and his teammates took to the ice for the first time with new head coach Phil Housley. O’Reilly is always hard on himself, but the biggest...
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Paul Hamilton
September 15, 2017 - 3:19 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Marco Scandella had his first day on the ice as a Buffalo Sabre on Friday. “It was a great first day. The first day of camp is always pretty tough, but you just get the legs going and get to know everybody.” “I think it’s just the hunger, coming to a new team, it feels like...
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Brayton Wilson
September 14, 2017 - 11:28 pm
Let me first apologize for this coming days after the conclusion of the Sabres Prospects Challenge. I've spent the past couple of days away in the Finger Lakes with my wife celebrating our wedding anniversary. Now that I'm back, the Buffalo Sabres reported to camp on Thursday before their first...
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Paul Hamilton
September 14, 2017 - 11:51 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - In his two seasons in the National Hockey League, Jack Eichel has 48 goals and 65 assists for 113 points in 142 games. That averages out to 65 points in 82 games. Eichel reported to training camp on Thursday with a positive attitude and I good grasp of where he and his...
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Paul Hamilton
September 12, 2017 - 4:31 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - I had a great time doing the Sabres Prospects Tournament with Brian Duff and Pat Malacaro. It's a lot fun, but it also gives me a chance to see how the young players in the Sabres organization are progressing. Unfortunately, Alex Nylander got hurt and only played one game...
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