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June 26, 2020 - 10:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR550.com - Brayton Wilson) - It was a surprising outcome to the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery as one of the eight teams who will lose in the National Hockey League's 24-team Return To Play format won the lottery and will pick first overall in the 2020 NHL Draft.
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The Buffalo Sabres announced Tuesday morning that they have fired General Manager Jason Botterill.
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WBEN Newsroom
June 11, 2020 - 12:28 pm
NHL training camps can reopen in July if league and players union agree to resume season.
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Kim Pegula
Buffalo Sabres co-owner/president Kim Pegula stands on the field before an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Pegula is staying on as Sabres president with a continued focus on making the small-market franchise economically sustainable, while in the face of criticism the team has been mismanaged under her leadership. The team's co-owner told The Associated Press in a recent interview she believes she remains the best-suited for the job to streamline the operation, while acknowledging the process has taken longer than expected. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
WBEN Newsroom
June 11, 2020 - 2:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Kim Pegula is staying on as Buffalo Sabres president with a continued focus on making the small-market franchise economically sustainable, while in the face of criticism the team has been mismanaged under her leadership. The team's co-owner told The Associated...
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Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel
Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel (9) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Buffalo, N.Y. Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview with Buffalo-area reporters on Thursday, May 28, 2020. It wasn’t until he was asked to assess the future of a team that’s not made the playoffs during his five year tenure, when Eichel finally let loose by saying: "I'm fed up with losing." (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
WBEN Newsroom
May 29, 2020 - 1:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Sabres captain Jack Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview session with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday. It wasn’t until he was asked to assess the future of a team that’s not made the playoffs during his...
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WBEN Newsroom
May 26, 2020 - 4:51 pm
Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has ownership’s backing to return for a fourth season despite overseeing a team that will miss the playoffs for a ninth consecutive year, team president and co-owner Kim Pegula told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
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FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers left wing James van Riemsdyk (25) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. NHL players are debating the merits of quarantining away from family members as part of a potential resumption of the season. “For sure that’s a big thing,” said van Riemsdyk, one of the players on the Return to Play committee and a new father. “No one wants to be away from their family for months on end, and everyone is aware of that with who’s on this committee." (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
WBEN Newsroom
May 25, 2020 - 2:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NHL hopes to have players back in team facilities soon -- with plenty of precautions. The league, which paused its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a memo Monday saying it is targeting early next month as the start date for Phase 2 of its return-to-...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return-to-play format, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, late Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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May 22, 2020 - 10:56 pm
The NHL Players’ Association's executive committee authorized moving forward in talks with the league on returning to play from the coronavirus suspension, approving 24 teams making the playoffs with other aspects still to be negotiated The NHLPA did not provide a breakdown of the vote of its 31...
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WBEN Newsroom
May 19, 2020 - 7:43 pm
The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format, a person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Tuesday. And what that plan resembles could be complicated further should the U.S. and Canada extend border restrictions to non-essential travel into July...
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April 06, 2020 - 4:13 pm
Shorts and skates don’t usually mix. Maintaining NHL-quality ice in August or holding a Stanley Cup Final in September? Those are far from the norm, too. With the NHL playoffs, which were to begin Wednesday, on indefinite hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, anything and everything is on the...
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