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Paul Hamilton
April 23, 2018 - 6:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The King Clancy Trophy is given every year by the NHL to the player who “best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.” Each team nominates a player with Rob Ray being the only Sabre to win the...
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Paul Hamilton
February 01, 2018 - 8:55 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Thursday morning, I was talking for former Sabre and current Florida coach Bob Boughner. As I sit here watching his team play the Sabres in front of a sparse crowd, something he said keeps gnawing at me. Boughner was part of a team that had characters who were tough guys,...
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Paul Hamilton
February 01, 2018 - 12:32 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Florida head coach Bob Boughner was a player that Ted Nolan loved. The former Sabre head coach went into John Muckler’s office and convinced him to bring the tough defenseman to Buffalo. That was in 1996 and as it turned out, it was Florida that traded him here. Boughner...
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Paul Hamilton
September 27, 2017 - 12:29 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Chad Johnson will get the call in goal for tonight’s preseason game in Pittsburgh. That means Robin Lehner will likely play in the final exhibition game Friday at home. Phil Housley said, “It’s a good opportunity for him to start a game. I thought he did an excellent job...
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Paul Hamilton
September 23, 2017 - 11:29 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley has switched up his groups the past three days which has also switched up his game lines. Three players that played Friday in Toronto will also play against the Leafs tonight. Victor Antipin will move back to the right side and be paired with Josh Gorges. Nick...
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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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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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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
May 04, 2017 - 1:28 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) - Rob Ray spent some time Thursday on WGR Sports Radio 550 joining The Instigators. Ray is a former player and usually has some really good insight on what goes on in locker rooms. Andrew Peters asked Ray if the first job of the new Sabres general manager is take care of...
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