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Amerks to face the Marlies in Round 1 of Calder Cup Playoffs

The Rochester Americans will face the defending champion Toronto Marlies in the first round of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. Rochester's opponent was determined after the team's 4-3 loss to the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night at The Oncenter War Memorial Arena in Syracuse. With the win, Syracuse...
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Keep an eye on Ralph Krueger

In a piece I wrote a few days back, I listed Ralph Krueger as one of five out-of-the-box coach candidates the Sabres should consider. The problem was, Krueger had a top job in soccer as the chairman of Southampton Football Club. It seemed like a stretch, until this little news item dropped Friday...
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Report: Sabres out on Todd McLellan, will continue coaching search

After some rumors connecting the Buffalo Sabres with coach Todd McLellan, it seems the Sabres will go in a different direction for a new head coach. TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that McLellan is "no longer a consideration" for the Sabres head coaching job and will continue to look for their next...
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UMass advances to the NCAA championship game with an overtime win over Denver

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - UMass looked dead in the water in the third period, but found a way to beat the Pioneers in overtime 4-3. Marc Del Gaizo’s one-timer from the top of the left circle was an absolute laser that beat Filip Larsson. Del Gaizo is no stranger to scoring goals as that was his 13th...
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Minnesota Duluth advances to it's third straight NCAA championship game

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - You had to feel bad for Sabres draft pick Jacob Bryson. The Providence junior had a very good game for the Friars, but it wasn’t enough as Minnesota Duluth won 4-1 to earn its third straight NCAA finals birth. The game was close throughout as Duluth scored twice into the...
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Former Sabre Vanek remembers Buffalo's first Frozen Four

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Buffalo hosted the Frozen Four back in 2003. Minnesota won it all over New Hampshire and had a kid named Thomas Vanek who helped the Gophers win it all. Vanek had 31 goals and 62 points in 45 games his freshman year. Vanek was dominant and he was ready, “As a college kid you...
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It could be a busy summer for Jason Botterill

The big story around the Buffalo Sabres these days is the search for a new head coach. But my mind is elsewhere when it comes to the team with the longest active playoff drought in the NHL. In case you forgot, it is now at a franchise record eight years. Did you know the previous longest stretch of...
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Providence's Bryson is happy the Frozen Four is in the city that drafted him

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jacob Bryson was the Sabres fourth round pick in the 2017 draft. He’s in his junior season at Providence and he’s here in Buffalo for the Frozen Four. Bryson is one of the Friars leaders, but he’s an undersized defenseman. He’s enjoying his first taste of Western New York, “...
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Let's avoid the same old, same old coach search

It's been a few days since Phil Housley was fired, and the only name the Sabres have been seriously connected to in their coach search is former Sharks and Oilers coach Todd McLellan. Considered one of the top head coaches on the market. A market that limits itself to only former NHL head coaches,...
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Report: McLellan meeting with Sabres on Wednesday

Early Wednesday morning, a report from Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period indicated that former Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan was on track to become the next head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. BREAKING: Barring a last-minute snag, Todd McLellan is on track to...
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