Buffalo Coach Watch

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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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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
May 12, 2017 - 12:02 pm
It was a long wait for the Buffalo Sabres to officially name Jason Botterill as the eighth general manager in franchise history. On Thursday, Sabres owner Terry Pegula officially introduced Botterill as the general manager after the Pittsburgh Penguins wrapped up their series with the Washington...
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Paul Hamilton
May 11, 2017 - 9:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - There were things I liked from Jason Botterill during his introduction as Sabres general manager. I was very curious to hear what his vision was for the team on the ice. The new general manager said, “When you look at the group right now is this is a league that thrives on...
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May 11, 2017 - 5:23 pm
Derek Kramer reporting @DerekKramerWGR Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill met with the media for the first time after being hired as the franchise's eighth general manager in team history on Thursday. "I'm looking forward to building a hockey operations...
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Paul Hamilton
April 25, 2017 - 11:06 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - When Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula spoke on Friday, he said despite reports that he had already interviewed former Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi, he hadn’t even spoken to Lombardi. New Kings general manager Rob Blake confirmed what the Sabres owner said...
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April 23, 2017 - 11:00 am
by Mike Jafari @mjafariWGR The hunt has begun for the Buffalo Sabres, as the team searches for their next general manager and head coach. With the Vegas Expansion Draft and the NHL Entry-Level Draft looming, the team is wasting little time in putting together a list of candidates. Sportnet's John...
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Howard Simon
April 22, 2017 - 9:32 am
What a week, huh Sabres fans? The firing of Dan Bylsma was not unexpected. I’ll bet even Byslma thought he might be on the way out after only two years on the job. But I was surprised at the decision to end Tim Murray’s run as Sabres general manager after a little over three years. Perhaps I...
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Paul Hamilton
April 21, 2017 - 6:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - We heard from Ryan O’Reilly earlier on Friday, and now Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta was on NBCSN as a guest analyst for the Leafs-Capitals telecast. The first thing they talked about was the firing of general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. Gionta said...
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April 21, 2017 - 5:56 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR Terry Pegula has been the Buffalo Sabres' owner since 2011, and the Bills owner since 2014. Following the firing of Dan Bylsma on Thursday, the next Sabres' coach will make it eight head coaches under Pegula between the two teams. All but one of those coaches were...
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Paul Hamilton
April 21, 2017 - 3:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - As Terry and Kim Pegula begin interviewing candidates to run their hockey team, there is still day-to-day business that needs to take place. The team has been trying to sign KHL defenseman Viktor Antipin. His season just ended, and on Friday the New York Rangers inked one of...
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