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Paul Hamilton
June 23, 2017 - 1:01 pm
Chicago, IL (WGR 550) -- Jason Botterill gets his first taste of the NHL Draft as a General Manager as the first round is tonight. Botterill has been on the phones discussing pretty much all scenarios with other GM’s and he said, “It’s been a lot of preparation, mainly with our amateur scouts, but...
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Brayton Wilson
June 20, 2017 - 6:25 pm
It doesn't appear as though any of the assistant coaches under Dan Bylsma will be returning to the Buffalo Sabres under new head coach, Phil Housley. According to John Vogl of The Buffalo News, general manager Jason Botterill and Housley will not bring back Bob Woods, Terry Murray, or Tom Ward for...
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Paul Hamilton
June 18, 2017 - 5:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR550) - When Nate Beaulieu started his season in Montreal, he was on the top pair with newly acquired Shea Weber. By the time he finished the season, he was a healthy scratch in the final game of the playoff series against the Rangers. Beaulieu was acquired by the Sabres on Saturday...
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Brayton Wilson
June 17, 2017 - 5:45 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe has some history with USA Hockey, leading Team USA to a gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia. McCabe scored three goals in the tournament, including two in the semifinals against Canada to help get them to the gold medal game...
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Paul Hamilton
June 17, 2017 - 2:09 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill has made his first trade as Sabres general manager. Buffalo acquires former first-round pick Nathan Beaulieu from Montreal for one of Buffalo's third-round picks which is 68th overall. The Canadiens selected the defenseman 17th overall in 2011. In 74 games...
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Paul Hamilton
June 16, 2017 - 3:07 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Now that Jason Botterill has hired Phil Housley, he needs to turn his attention the many other things. Teams must have their expansion lists finalized by Saturday when the trade and waiver freeze also takes place. Botterill said he's already laid the groundwork, “My dialogs...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
June 16, 2017 - 11:19 am
Phil Housley was announced as the 18th head coach in the history of the Buffalo Sabres franchise on Thursday. Nearly 35 years ago, Housley began his NHL career with the Sabres after being drafted sixth overall in the 1982 NHL Draft out of high school. In eight seasons with the Sabres, Housley...
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June 15, 2017 - 4:33 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR After nearly two months of waiting and searching for a new head coach, the Buffalo Sabres have finally found their new bench boss. Phil Housley was introduced as the 18th head coach in Sabres history on Thursday, and returns to the city where he started his Hall of...
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Paul Hamilton
June 15, 2017 - 2:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have found the replacement for Dan Bylsma. Phil Housley will be the 18th head coach in franchise history. Housley has been an assistant with the Nashville Predators which just took Pittsburgh to six games before losing in the Stanley Cup Finals. Housley was in...
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Paul Hamilton
June 15, 2017 - 10:40 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - One of the most respected and accurate hockey insiders has said the Sabres have not contacted a man who many believed was a leading candidate to be Sabres coach. TSN’s Darren Dreger tweeted out “I’m surprised to learn the Sabres did not contact Rick Tocchet about coaching...
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