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Kim Pegula says Jason Botterill will return next season

Much of Tuesday was spent building up to a formal announcement from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman of the NHL's 24-team Return To Play format to conclude the 2019-20 season. This also meant the conclusion of the 2019-20 season for the Buffalo Sabres, who officially miss out on their ninth...
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The NHL's 24-team Return To Play format is a 'good idea'

The National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association, along with the NHL's Return To Play committee were busy over the weekend hammering out details of the Return To Play initiative set for this summer to conclude the 2019-20 season. On Friday, the NHLPA executive committee voted to approve...
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Report: NHL Draft Lottery to be held on June 26

According to a report from TVA Sports NHL insider Renaud Lavoie, the National Hockey League is set to hold the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery on Friday, June 26. However, Lavoie also says that no date has been set yet to hold the 2020 NHL Draft. Hearing June 26 is the date that we should have the NHL...
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NHL announces framework for Phase 2 of RTP initiative

The National Hockey announced on Monday the framework for Phase 2 of its Return To Play initiative that will permitted players to return their team's training facilities for on-ice and off-ice voluntary small-group individualized training activities. The NHL has announced the framework for Phase 2...
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Report: NHLPA executive committee approves NHL’s RTP format

According to multiple reports, the National Hockey League Players' Association has approved a proposed 24-team playoff format by the National Hockey League in its Return To Play initiative. If that is indeed the case, and I believe team by team balloting has concluded or will conclude shortly, it...
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WGR 'I Hate Your Stupid Face' Draft

Sometimes in sports, there are just those people or figures that you dislike so much, you may just want to punch them in the face. Whether it'd be because they beat your favorite team or player all the time, they just play on your most hated team, or you don't like the way they play, their very...
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NHL and NHLPA working on 24-team conference-based playoff

According to a report from Sportsnet hockey insider Elliotte Friedman on Wednesday, the National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association are working on a 24-team conference-based playoff format that would hopefully take place this summer when, and if the league returns to action this summer...
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Best-case scenario is Phase 2 will start at the end of May

How the 2019-20 National Hockey League season will be completed continues to remain in limbo as the league, the NHL Players' Association and the Return to Play Committee finalize a plan to be followed through with this summer. It seems pretty clear that the objective is to get the 2019-20 season...
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Report: Sabres close to signing Jesper Olofsson

According to a report from the Swedish language daily newspaper Värmlands Folkblad, the Buffalo Sabres are close to signing free agent Swedish forward Jesper Olofsson. He is the older brother of Sabres forward Victor Olofsson. ”SKREV PÅ ETT KONTRAKT FÖRRA VECKAN” Efter målsuccén verkar stjärnan...
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Cuomo encourages major sports teams to plan reopenings

At his daily COVID-19 briefing on Monday, New York State governor Andrew Cuomo announced while on a visit to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo that Western New York will begin Phase 1 of reopening the economy on Tuesday. NEW: Western New York will begin Phase 1 of reopening tomorrow. They...
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