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Paul Hamilton
June 17, 2019 - 11:01 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - This is the week for Rasmus Dahlin and the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday, and the NHL Draft in Vancouver on Friday and Saturday. The Sabres' director of amateur scouting Ryan Jankowski joined Howard and Jeremy on Monday. This is his time of year as he pretty much runs...
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Brayton Wilson
June 17, 2019 - 10:34 am
The 2019 NHL Draft is set to get underway this Friday with the first round starting at 7 p.m. EDT from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. Unlike last year's NHL Draft, the luck of the draw was not on the side of the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres ended up dropping two spots in the draft order...
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Paul Hamilton
June 14, 2019 - 11:32 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It’s really been no secret that Ralph Krueger was going to keep Steve Smith on his coaching staff. Jason Botterill had told all the coaches except Smith that they could look for work over a month ago. Smith was hired by Phil Housley before last season after coaching in...
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Paul Hamilton
June 14, 2019 - 9:59 am
(WGR 550) - The trading has begun in the National Hockey League as Washington traded defensemen with Philadelphia to help with their salary cap. Matt Niskanen goes to the Flyers for Radko Gudas. Niskanen is $5.75 million against the cap and he has two more years remaining on his deal. Gudas makes $...
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Brayton Wilson
June 12, 2019 - 11:34 pm
For the first time in their 52-year franchise history, the St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions. The Blues captured their first title on Wednesday night with a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. THE @StLouisBlues HAVE WON THEIR FIRST #StanleyCup ! pic.twitter...
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Paul Hamilton
June 12, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Wednesday that Mike Bales has resigned as goaltending coach. On Friday, the Buffalo Sabres officially announced the hiring of Bales as the team's new goaltending coach, replacing Andrew Allen. The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team...
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Paul Hamilton
June 11, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jeff Skinner was in Buffalo on Tuesday to sign his new contract and meet with the media. Skinner came to terms on a deal Friday night and is in Buffalo for the next eight seasons. Skinner talked about why he chose to stay in Buffalo and he did say, “I love it here.” Skinner...
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Paul Hamilton
June 10, 2019 - 10:29 am
(WGR 550) - The Bruins have gotten to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final with an interesting roster. Of course there are the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in Charlie McAvoy, Jake DeBrusk, Brandon Carlo, David Pastrnak, David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron, but some smart drafting and signings have really helped...
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Brayton Wilson
June 10, 2019 - 7:26 am
For the 17th time in NHL history, there will be a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final. The Boston Bruins put any parade plans on hold on Sunday with a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues entered Sunday's Game 6 matchup with the 3-2 series lead after a...
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Howard Simon
June 08, 2019 - 2:15 pm
Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is now two-thirds of the way through his offseason to do list: Hire a new coach Re-sign Jeff Skinner Perform roster surgery Signing Skinner was a no brainer for a team that desperately needs offense and was a one line team last season. Skinner...
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