Buffalo Sabres

Report: Defenseman Viktor Antipin expected to join Sabres next week
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Earlier this month it was reported that defenseman Viktor Antipin was on the verge of joining the Buffalo Sabres after terminating his contract in the KHL. Following the IIHF World Hockey Championships on Sunday, where Antipin was a key player for the Russian team that won the Bronze Medal, Antipin told a Russian news outlet […]

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Sabres name Botterill eighth GM in franchise history
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It’s been rumored for days, but now it’s official — Jason Botterill is the new GM in Buffalo. “We are very happy to welcome Jason Botterill to the Buffalo Sabres family,” owner Terry Pegula said in a release.  “Jason’s hockey knowledge, experience drafting and developing players, and his approach to management stood out to us […]

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What reportedly caused Sabres’ Kyle Okposo to be hospitalized
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About a month ago, word surfaced that Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo had been released from hospitalization. Teammate William Carrier revealed that Okposo’s initial issue was a concussion, according to John Vogl of the Buffalo News by way of RDS. Vogl also cites Sabres Prospects’ Kris Baker, who reports that Okposo was hospitalized because of […]

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Can Jason Botterill fix the Buffalo Sabres' culture?
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New Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said he couldn’t get to work right away on the team’s frayed culture. In his introductory news conference, Botterill, who was hired Thursday from the Pittsburgh Penguins where he was the assistant general manager, indicated this will have to wait until September, just because players have all scattered […]

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Botterill to use Penguins’ NHL-AHL relationship as model for Sabres
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For the Buffalo Sabres to succeed, the Rochester Americans will also have to succeed. Botterill was most recently the associate GM of the Penguins, with responsibilities ranging from scouting to contract negotiations to salary-cap management. “I think one of the successes of the organization that I’m coming from is the relationship between Wilkes-Barre and Pittsburgh,” […]

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Kyle Okposo intensive care medical mystery solved?
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Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo’s sudden illness was one of the season’s most disturbing stories. In early April, Okposo was admitted to the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Hospital. Details on his condition were scant, with then-Sabres coach Dan Bylsma saying he was “very concerned” about Okposo. Kyle Okposo suffered a concussion, according to […]

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Jason Botterill leaves Penguins to take over as Sabres' GM
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Jason Botterill has no second thoughts over leaving the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins while they are in the midst of yet another playoff run. The lure of returning to the Buffalo Sabres, an organization with which Botterill ended his playing career, and opportunity to make his mark as a first-time general manager outweighed the close […]

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Sabres hire Jason Botterill as new GM
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Sabres have hired Jason Botterill as their new General Manager. The team made the announcement on Twitter Thursday. Botterill is coming to Buffalo from Pittsburgh, where he served as the Penguins’ Associate General Manager. “We are very happy to welcome Jason Botterill to the Buffalo Sabres family,” Sabres owner […]

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Jason Botterill named new Buffalo Sabres general manager
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Jason Botterill will be the new general manager of the Buffalo Sabres, the team announced on Thursday. “We are very happy to welcome Jason Botterill to the Buffalo Sabres family,” Sabres owner Terry Pegula said in a statement.

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Sabres Name Botterill As New General Manager
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A member of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ front office is heading to Buffalo to become the next general manager of the Sabres. According to the Sabres’ website, they have named Jason Botterill as their new general manager. Botterill has spent the past 10 years in the Penguins’ front office, where he most recently […]

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NHL announces Rangers vs. Sabres 2018 Winter Classic at CitiField
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APRIL 08: Pyrotechnics light up the night sky above Citi Field after the game between the Miami Marlins and New York Mets on April 8, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres will meet on New Year’s Day in the 2018 Winter […]

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Two fired General Managers walk into a bar, . . .
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One of the best jokes of all time remains: “Two guys walk into a bar. The second one should have seen it coming.” And in the case of a pair of recently fired Buffalo General Managers, it’s funny because it’s true. Tim Murray was fired two weeks ago by the Buffalo Sabres, the hockey team owned […]

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