Phil Housley

Paul Hamilton
July 11, 2017 - 12:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - We’ve talked a lot about contracts for Jack Eichel, Robin Lehner and Nate Beaulieu, but Sam Reinhart is never mentioned. Both he and Eichel have one year left on their entry-level deals, but only one is in negotiations this summer. Jason Botterill has talked about Eichel,...
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July 05, 2017 - 4:46 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR The Buffalo Sabres are beginning to fill out Phil Housley's coaching staff, beginning with the hiring of Davis Payne as associate coach. Payne, 46, has had experience as a head coach in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues from 2009 to 2012. He was fired just 13 games...
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Paul Hamilton
July 01, 2017 - 12:19 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Chad Johnson is, once again, a member of the Buffalo Sabres. The free agent goaltender agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. Last year, Johnson inked a one-year, $1.7 million dollar deal. He made $1.6 million during his season in Buffalo. In Calgary, Johnson went 18-...
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Paul Hamilton
June 30, 2017 - 10:02 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It's time for NHL GM's to put their stupid hats on for Free Agency. Things get going at noon on Saturday and there are plenty of mediocre to below average players for teams to overpay. Unrestricted free agency doesn't always go bad. Marian Hossa and Jaromir Jagr would be...
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Brayton Wilson
June 29, 2017 - 7:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have been relatively quiet on the free agency market over the past few years. Last season, however, Buffalo made one of the bigger splashes on the market with the signing of forward Kyle Okposo to a seven-year, $42 million deal on July 1st. Heading into this NHL Free Agency...
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Paul Hamilton
June 29, 2017 - 12:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley would not make himself available during the NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, but he did come on WGR Sports Radio 550 on Thursday joining the Instigators. Housley is spending his time interviewing assistant coaches and sitting in on free agent meetings. He said, “In...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:58 am
It was a long, nine-year wait for former Buffalo Sabres forward Dave Andreychuk to get a call from Lanny McDonald and the Hockey Hall of Fame. On Monday, Andreychuk did get that call, announcing him as part of the Class of 2017 for the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada. Andreychuk played in...
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Paul Hamilton
June 27, 2017 - 8:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill is making more changes and they include two familiar names. Former Rochester Americans coach Randy Cunneyworth has been let go. Cunneyworth coached the Amerks from 2000 through 2008 when he left to become an assistant with the Atlanta Thrashers. After being a...
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Paul Hamilton
June 26, 2017 - 3:28 pm
(WGR 550) - Former Sabre Dave Andreychuk has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 12 seasons with Buffalo the winger scored 368 goals in 837 games. He added 436 assists for 804 points. Andreychuk said in a statement, "When I look back I always think of hockey as a team game, it was never...
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Brayton Wilson
June 24, 2017 - 5:21 pm
At the end of the 2017 NHL Draft from Chicago, the Buffalo Sabres have added six new prospects to the pipeline. The Sabres took, arguably, the best player available in the first round in Casey Mittelstadt with the eighth overall pick. Buffalo also added two more skilled forwards in Marcus Davidsson...
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