Buffalo Sabres

Cole Caufield brings goals to the NHL Draft in Vancouver

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The best goal scorer in this year’s NHL Draft is Cole Caufield. He netted 72 goals last year with the U.S. National Program so you may be asking why isn’t he going to be the first overall pick? The answer is simple, he’s 5’7 and he’s not a center. I got a chance to speak...
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Relax, Sabres fans

Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is one-third of the way through his offseason to do list: Hire a new coach Re-sign Jeff Skinner Perform roster surgery Once Botterill completed his first task, he moved on to item No. 2, and this past weekend, it appeared that job was just about...
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Sabres' Botterill is still confident he'll come to an agreement with Jeff Skinner

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill is always pretty vague when talking about Jeff Skinner’s contract because both sides agreed they weren’t going to negotiate in the media. I did ask the Sabres GM if he still has a high level of confidence that he’ll be able to get an agreement done for...
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Krueger - "I work on the basis that Jeff Skinner is a Buffalo Sabre"

Buffalo Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger was formally introduced as the 19th coach in franchise history on Wednesday and met with the media for the first time since being hired by the Sabres on May 19th. Krueger was asked about his coaching style, the status of Jeff Skinner, the leadership of Jack...
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The 3-2-1

This is the 3-2-1, a quick rundown of points that hopes to raise awareness for the NHL's desperate need to switch to the 3-2-1 point system. Today's edition of the 3-2-1 is all about Jeff Skinner. 3.) The ghost of contracts past We’re hearing a lot these days that the Buffalo Sabres have to be...
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Clarence Center's McCarthy is looking forward to being drafted in late June

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Clarence Center’s Case McCarthy played on the same team with Jack Hughes, Alex Turcotte, Trevor Zegras, Cole Caufield and Matthew Boldy. They are all in the U.S. National Team Development Program and played for the Under 18 team. McCarthy won’t go in the first round of the...
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Alex Turcotte would love to be drafted by his hometown Blackhawks

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It amazes me that some folks think that USA Under-18 player Alex Turcotte will make it to No. 7 and the Sabres. The Hockey News ranks him as the 10th best prospect because of injuries. This season, he only played 30 games, but scored 53 points. The season before with the...
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Jack Hughes is getting geared up for the NHL Draft

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The last time I was with Jack Hughes it was April at the Draft Lottery in Toronto. Since then he’s played for Team USA in two international tournaments and then arrived in Buffalo for the combine. Hughes has finished his interviews and had his physical. He said talking to...
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Dreger: "I'd be surprised if a Jeff Skinner deal wasn't announced in the near future"

The saga rolls on as approach the month of June. Discussions between pending unrestricted free agent Jeff Skinner and the Buffalo Sabres have reportedly continued and, in fact, "intensified" per reports from TSN's Bob McKenzie as recent as yesterday . We now sit about a month away from the start of...
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Report: Dialogue between Sabres and Skinner starting to intensify

Contract negotiations between the Buffalo Sabres and forward Jeff Skinner seem to be picking up as the free agency period approaches on July 1. According to TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie while on the NBC Sports Network broadcast with Kathryn Tappen, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill and...
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