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May 16, 2019 - 7:51 pm
So the last time I left town, the Buffalo Sabres fired their coach. This time, the Sabres hired a coach. Ralph Krueger will be the 19th head coach in franchise history, and I’ve got to admit, it’s a name I once thought about, but had it drift away. In April of 2017, fresh off the firings of Tim...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:06 am
My favorite part of Wednesday's news that the Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as their head coach is the story about Krueger bar-hopping in Buffalo last month to learn about the city, the fans, and their views on the team. I was not one of the locals Krueger sidled up to for questioning,...
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May 16, 2019 - 9:47 am
Okay, first things first. Ralph Krueger is not a soccer guy. Nor is he a soccer coach. He’s not English. He’s from Winnipeg. He grew up playing hockey and played professionally in Germany before beginning his hockey coaching career. If anything, he’s a hockey guy who got a job as chairman of a...
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May 15, 2019 - 5:38 pm
Your question: Howard, what do you think of the Ralph Krueger hiring? My answer: Meh. No offense to Ralph Krueger, but that would have been my answer with just about any person the Buffalo Sabres would have hired to be the 19th head coach in franchise history. This offseason is more about the...
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May 11, 2019 - 4:46 pm
Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. must've felt me typing this article up this afternoon. As I sat here gathering ideas, Major League Baseball's top prospect dented a baseball in his first at-bat against the Chicago White Sox. 118.9 miles-per-hour off the bat; second-hardest hit only to Giancarlo Stanton of...
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May 09, 2019 - 8:55 pm
Some quick thoughts on the retirement of Buffalo Bills quarterback Derek Anderson, in Twitter form: In fact, at locker cleanout day, he even sounded as if he was ready to compete for the No. 2 job and seemed taken aback when a reporter basically indicated Barkley was the for sure No. 2 next year...
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May 09, 2019 - 2:03 pm
The Buffalo Bills will hold their 2019 rookie minicamp this weekend, beginning Friday. It will be the first time each of the team’s eight draft picks, as well as all of their undrafted free agents and other first-year players will have a chance to be on the field. We’re still over two months away...
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May 07, 2019 - 11:30 am
I have a number of things on my mind this week so here we go with some random thoughts: The NHL's Eastern Conference playoff picture might as well have been dead to me after Round 1. The team I was rooting for in the East, that Tampa Bay Lightning, was eliminated, as was my second choice, the...
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May 02, 2019 - 6:15 pm
The Buffalo Bills had a rough first half of their schedule in 2018, mainly because they played a bunch of really good quarterbacks. The Bills played Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Deshaun Watson, and Tom Brady all in just the first half of the season. This year will be a different, a...
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May 01, 2019 - 12:55 pm
(WGR 550) - Jason Botterill is going through an extensive interview process before he decides on a coach for the Sabres. I get all the time that since there isn’t a coach in place that nobody wants the job, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Botterill wants to make sure he gets this right...
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