Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres need an identity to get their fans back

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Thursday morning I was talking for former Sabre and current Florida coach Bob Boughner. As I sit here watching his team play the Sabres in front of a sparse crowd, something he said keeps gnawing at me. Boughner was part of a team that had characters who were tough guys, Rob...
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Gamenight: Girgensons scores, Sabres trail Florida 3-2

First Period 15:22 - The Panthers look like the fresher team early. They are trying to take the play to Buffalo and forcing the play in the Sabres' zone. 14:30 - Ryan O'Reilly wins an offensive zone face-off and Jamie McCann takes down Jack Eichel below the goal line. This is a good chance for the...
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Botterill - "Its tough to predict, there is a lot of discussion right now"

Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill joined Schopp and Bulldog to discuss the state of the team as the deadline approaches, the league and more on Thursday. Botterill has his hands full for the trade deadline, where the market hasn't quite set itself yet, "I think it's still tough to...
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The 3-2-1

The 3-2-1 A quick series of points, designed to raise awareness for the NHL's need to implement a 3-2-1 scoring system. 3.) My plan at quarterback The question I’m asked most these days, and the one I expect to hear over and over leading up to the draft is, “So what would you do?” The answer for me...
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The Sabres turn to Johnson against Florida.

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Robin Lehner has only given up two goals in his last three games, but he isn’t starting tonight against Florida. Chad Johnson gets the nod after his win in Calgary last week. The only goal to elude Johnson was a tip on a power play. He made 32 saves to get the overtime win...
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Panthers' head coach Bob Boughner remembers Buffalo fondly

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Florida head coach Bob Boughner was a player that Ted Nolan loved. The former Sabre head coach went into John Muckler’s office and convinced him to bring the tough defenseman to Buffalo. That was in 1996 and as it turned out, it was Florida that traded him here. Boughner...
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Sabres' Kane trying to figure out his slump

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Evander Kane had a great offensive start to the season. He scored 12 goals in his first 21 games, but only has four in his last 29 games. Kane does not have a goal in 10 games and has just one in 14. Kane said, “I haven’t created much offensively in the last little bit...
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Sabres' Okposo not happy with the Hall hit from behind

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Taylor Hall $5,000 for his hit from behind on Kyle Okposo. If the league wants to eliminate that hit, it needs to be a major penalty each and every time. Okposo was in some pain, but popped up because he doesn’t believe in laying...
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From the Locker Room: Sabres-Devils

The Buffalo Sabres welcomed the New Jersey Devils into KeyBank Center on Tuesday night. Tonight marked the first game of NHL-action for clubs since the All Star Break, and the Sabres were looking to buck a frustrating home trend here in the second half. Unfortunately for Buffalo, the trend would...
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Gamenight: Sabres and New Jersey scoreless in second period

The Sabres have started a five-game homestand, tonight hosting the New Jersey Devils. The two teams are scoreless in the first period, check back throughout the game for updates. First Period 20:00 - It has felt like forever since we were last here at KeyBank Center. Buffalo went nearly three weeks...
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