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By Bucky Gleason » Monday, April 13, 2015

Ted Nolan was sent packing Sunday night after performing his duties to the best of his capabilities. He was given a contract extension to develop players in a season destined for failure. His job was... Read More

By John Vogl » Saturday, April 4, 2015

As the NHL reaches its final week, teams still having playoff dreams will finally hear the words “officially eliminated.” For most of them, that was true Jan. 1.It takes extraordinary... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, April 1, 2015

When you ponder what’s going to happen with the NHL Draft Lottery, one gnawing conclusion keeps popping up: Get ready to live in a world where Connor McDavid plays for the Toronto Maple... Read More

By John Vogl » Saturday, March 28, 2015

DENVER – Coaches usually join the profession as a way to stay in the game they love. They get to pass on knowledge to the next generation of players and become part of a long line of teachers... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Everybody and nobody.Everybody growing up playing hockey in these parts wants to play for the Sabres. Pretty much nobody does.Patrick Kaleta is the exception. He’s given up his body over and... Read More

By John Vogl » Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hype and hyperbole are as commonplace as pucks, helmets and balls in the sporting world. Our sports department has long joked about using “Big game today” as a daily headline.There are... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ticking off the years since their last Stanley Cup was a way for fans of all teams to mock the New York Rangers for decades. It all ended in 1994, of course, when Mark Messier & Co. put 1940 to... Read More

By John Vogl » Saturday, March 14, 2015

For a while, it looked like the Los Angeles Kings were out of gas. It made sense.The Stanley Cup champions in 2012 and 2014 played 276 games during the previous three seasons. The Sabres, by... Read More

By John Vogl » Saturday, March 7, 2015

WASHINGTON – It’s fun to watch players zip from coast to coast at the NHL trade deadline. But the point of it all is for teams to improve themselves. Sadly, it’s typically much... Read More

By Bucky Gleason » Monday, March 2, 2015

Last week, before the Sabres left for their road trip to Florida, Tim Murray pulled Brian Gionta aside in the dressing room for an impromptu meeting. He assumed his captain understood the situation,... Read More

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