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Paul Hamilton
January 22, 2018 - 2:20 pm
(WGR 550) - The Buffalo Sabres are visiting another arena that they just can’t seem to win in. Buffalo has lost nine of its last 10 games in Calgary. Overall, the Sabres have just one win in eight games. That includes giving up seven goals at home twice in three games to Winnipeg and Dallas...
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Paul Hamilton
January 21, 2018 - 1:07 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It’s rare that coaches bag skate their players anymore because it’s a total waste of valuable practice time. For 45 minutes on Sunday, Phil Housley skated his team hard, but it was drills done with pucks. It was a definite punishment for the lack of effort shown Saturday...
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Paul Hamilton
January 21, 2018 - 12:31 pm
(WGR 550) - USA Hockey was shaken to its core on Sunday with the news of the death of Jim Johannson. The 53-year-old was the assistant executive director of USA Hockey and the general manager of the 2018 U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team. Johannson had been to Buffalo many times for USA Hockey...
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January 20, 2018 - 4:18 pm
The Buffalo Sabres returned to KeyBank Center on Saturday afternoon, only to be embarrassed by the Dallas Stars in a 7-1 loss on home ice. Check out Paul Hamilton's thoughts as he joined Brian Koziol on the Sabres Post-Game Show to discuss the Sabres' implosion against the Stars:
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Paul Hamilton
January 19, 2018 - 1:57 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The first time Nick Baptiste was called up, it didn’t go well in the four games he played. With Jacob Josefson injured and Kyle Okposo missing practice for a maintenance day, Baptiste got the call for Friday’s practice. Phil Housley said Okposo will play on Saturday while...
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Paul Hamilton
January 18, 2018 - 2:28 pm
New York, NY (WGR 550) - The bad news is the New York Rangers are 14-4-1 in their last 19 home games. If you count the Winter Classic, they’re 15-4-1. The good news is the Buffalo Sabres have won their last two games in Madison Square Garden. The Sabres are coming off a five-day break and they will...
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Paul Hamilton
January 17, 2018 - 1:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - After five days off for the bye week, the players seemed refreshed at Wednesday’s practice. Many players like Evander Kane like having the five day break, but Jack Eichel said he likes playing hockey more than resting, “Yes, but I think it doesn’t really take a whole lot to...
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Paul Hamilton
January 17, 2018 - 12:12 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Evander Kane took five days off from hockey and he comes back knowing that he probably won’t be a Sabre when the season ends. Kane is an unrestricted free agent and he’s realistic about his future, “It’s happened before and obviously I’m aware of my situation and things are...
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Paul Hamilton
January 11, 2018 - 12:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jack Eichel was in good spirits this morning after being named to the NHL All-Star Game. Eichel has 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points in 43 games. He said, “In the midst of a tough season that we’ve been having, it’s a nice honor. Eichel was around the stars of the game...
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Paul Hamilton
January 11, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - With Zach Bogosian out four-to-six weeks with a lower-body injury and Jacob Josefson out, the Buffalo Sabres had a roster spot. Jason Botterill used it to activate Linus Ullmark. Phil Housley confirmed that Ullmark is getting the start against Columbus. Housley said, “We...
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