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Sweden is the team to beat at the World Championship

(WGR 550) - Team Sweden was already playing well at the World Championship, but the Group A winner got a huge lift by adding Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson and Patric Hornqvist after Nashville and Pittsburgh were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Sabres Johan Larsson is also playing...
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Sabres sign Pilut

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Lawrence Pilut had a breakout season in the Swedish Hockey League and it caught Jason Botterill’s eye. The Sabres have signed the 22-year-old defenseman to a two-year, entry-level deal. Pilut is on the small side at 5’11”, but he skates very well. Last season for HV71, he...
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Canada finishes the round robin in third place at the World Championship

(WGR 550) - Canada won its last two games heading into Thursday’s quarterfinal match up. On Tuesday, Team Canada got by Germany 3-0 with Darcy Kuemper (ARZ) getting the shutout. Kuemper was only called on to make 12 saves. In five games, Kuemper has a goals against of 1.99 and a save percentage of...
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Team Canada needs overtime to win at the World Championship

(WGR 550) - Team Canada has had its problems at the World Championship and things didn’t get much better on Monday. Yes, the Canadians won in overtime, but Latvia shouldn’t be taking the Canadians into O/T and Finland shouldn’t be blowing Canada off the ice. Connor McDavid (EDM) scored the overtime...
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Sabres' O'Reilly explains himself on TSN

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - On Locker cleanout day, the Sabres Ryan O’Reilly was brutally honest about his feelings. He talked about that he had lost his love for the game during the season and that losing became OK. O’Reilly is in Denmark at the World Championship playing for Team Canada. He sat down...
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Canada shuts out Norway at the World Championship

(WGR 550) - Connor McDavid put on a clinic for Canada as they breezed past Norway on Thursday 5-0 at the World Championship. The Oilers captain had a hat trick as was making plays like it was pond hockey in the backyard. McDavid is the third leading scorer in the tournament with four goals and six...
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Team USA just got by Latvia at the World Championship

(WGR 550) - It wasn’t easy, but Team USA stayed undefeated at the World Championship on Thursday beating Latvia 3-2 in overtime. The United States got a late third period power play, but couldn’t score, but it did score when it got a 4-on-3 PP in overtime. Johnny Gaudreau (Calg) sent a pass off the...
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Johansson: 'He's better than a young Karlsson'

The Buffalo Sabres won the lottery, literally and figuratively, back on April 28th. The impact of the ping pong balls rising the Sabres' way could be felt for years. Perhaps it's the current day equivalent of winning a spin of the wheel and drafting Gilbert Perreault. Swedish defenseman Rasmus...
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Schopp and the Bulldog's Sabre Draft

The Buffalo Sabres will likely go through a lot of roster turnover in the next few months. Mike Schopp, The Bulldog, Ryan Gates, and Joe DiBiase drafted rosters of players based on who they thought will be on the Sabres for opening night. The point format is two points for being in the lineup on...
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Rasmus Dahlin knows he'll have to get used to a smaller ice surface in the NHL.

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The man the Sabres earned the right to select thanks to winning the Draft Lottery was on WGR Sports Radio on Tuesday with Andrew Peters and Craig Rivet. Rasmus Dahlin will almost certainly be taken by Jason Botterill on June 22 in Dallas. The kid is described as a can’t miss...
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