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Paul Hamilton
April 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Terry Pegula has written a letter to all season ticket holders that they are not raising season ticket prices for next season. I was able to obtain the letter from a season ticket holder who asked not to be named and this is what it says, I’m not happy and I am sure you aren...
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Paul Hamilton
April 19, 2018 - 1:34 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - We all know the Sabres aren’t in the playoffs, but both minor league teams they’re affiliated with are. Rochester opens its best-of-five playoff series Friday night in Syracuse. Cincinnati lost the first two games of its best-of-seven opening round series in Fort Wayne 3-1...
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Paul Hamilton
April 17, 2018 - 12:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Sabres general manager Jason Botterill was very clear at his end of the season press conference. Botterill said there are not enough leaders in the teams locker-room and that must change. The first group of players he challenged was the youngsters. Botterill said, “It’s...
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Paul Hamilton
April 16, 2018 - 11:41 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Many think that changing coaches every season is what will make the Sabres better. Jason Botterill has already said that he refuses to change coaches this season and ownership also believes that Phil Housley deserves to be back. Housley now gets a chance to look back and he...
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Paul Hamilton
April 12, 2018 - 1:50 pm
(WGR 550) - The other five Stanley Cup Playoff series get started on Thursday with top-seeded Nashville hosting 16th ranked Colorado. The Preds deserve to be the Presidents' Trophy winner with a well-balanced offense and the best set of defensemen in the NHL. The Predators have Roman Josi leading...
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Paul Hamilton
April 11, 2018 - 5:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Sabres general manager Jason Botterill held his first NHL end of the season press conference and he showed up in ill humor. Botterill is angry from watching the last place team in the NHL and he said owner Terry Pegula isn’t amused either, “His level of anger is fairly high...
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Paul Hamilton
April 10, 2018 - 1:40 pm
(WGR 550) - There wasn’t anybody that thought the Vegas Golden Knights would make the playoffs, yet win the Pacific Division by eight points. The expansion team set records, going 51-24-7 for 109 points. Vegas will be part of Wednesday’s action as the NHL playoffs get underway. The first NHL...
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Paul Hamilton
April 09, 2018 - 2:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jack Eichel knows this season wasn’t even close to good enough, and he knows he has to be the guy that leads them out of the losing culture. Eichel grew up a lot this season and he’s ready to take responsibility, “It feels like yesterday that I started here and to be three...
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Paul Hamilton
April 09, 2018 - 1:08 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It was locker cleanout day for the Sabres and there was a dark cloud hanging over that arena. Phil Housley didn’t want to get into too many specifics, but Ryan O’Reilly was about as honest as any player that I have ever heard. Many players on this team have done nothing but...
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Paul Hamilton
April 07, 2018 - 9:08 pm
Sunrise, FL (WGR 550) - It was the last game of the season, so why should anything be different? The first period effort was disgusting throughout the lineup. It took about 16 minutes for them to have their first decent shift and get any time in the offensive zone. Florida made it look like pond...
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