When it comes to sports talk in the morning, there is only once source in Buffalo...The Howard Simon Show!
Howard Simon graduated from Buffalo State in 1984 and has been covering the Buffalo sports scene since 1989, working at WJJL, WBEN and the Empire Sports Network before joining WGR in 2004. Howard's also a huge fan of the New York Mets and for some reason, refuses to give up his team.
Jeremy White graduated from Syracuse University in 2001 and worked during every possible time period on WGR before joining the Howard Simon Show in November of 2004. Shockingly, Jeremy likes to squeeze in talk about his Orange whenever possible during Bills' and Sabres' conversations.
There is no other radio station in Western New York that offers you the chance to sound off on your team and connect with the following guests:
Weekly Guest Schedule:
Monday 8:00 Bills RB Fred Jackson
Tuesday 8:00 Sabres Head Coach Ron Rolston
Wednesday 8:00 Bills CEO/President Russ Brandon
Wednesday 8:30 Mike Robitaille
Thursday 8:00 Sabres President Ted Black
Thursday 8:30 Sabres captain Steve Ott
Friday 8:10 Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone
Plus, Mike Robitaille will give his take on Buffalo Sabres' games at 8:30 (if they played the night before) and WGR reporter Paul Hamilton will give his take on the Buffalo sports scene every weekday as well.
Sabres General Manager Tim Murray is in the business of bringing in top young talent these days and while the focus at the NHL trade deadline was on big name players leaving Buffalo, Murray's deals were bringing in pieces he hopes will be a big part of future success.
I took a quick trip across the pond, as they say, to check an item off my bucket list. Along the way I came to see a number of things that US sports should take away from what I’d best describe as “The England experience.”
The injury to Chris Stewart and the trade of Jaroslav Halak mean the Sabres have nothing on the current roster to show for their deal with St. Louis involving Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. But as you know, that deal wasn't made with the present in mind.
When the combination of trades and injuries depleted the Sabres forward ranks last week, one name immediately came to the mind of General Manager Tim Murray as the team discussed who to bring up from Rochester.
Kingston foward Sam Bennett rates #1 in NHL Central Scouting's mid-term report. While it's no lock he stays there, it's a safe bet he'll go right at the top of the NHL Entry Draft. Should the Sabres be targeting him? Jeremy White has the report in this Hockey Prospect Watch.