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Come Monday night, two of the Buffalo Sabres' trio of first-round draft picks from 1982 will be members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. One is current head coach Phil Housley, who became an honored member in 2015. The other is Dave Andreychuk, who will accept induction during this year's annual ceremony in Toronto. Housley's reaction: "Well, Scotty must have known something…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – How did you spend your summer vacation? For Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, one of the answers would be at a Buffalo Bisons game. Burns and nearly two dozen friends and family members showed up unannounced at the Bisons' July 1 game against Syracuse in Coca-Cola Field to celebrate a bachelor party for longtime friend and To…

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Optimism ran rampant on Twitter Wednesday morning, as the Buffalo Sabres were a serious contender to land coveted Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, hours before he wound up choosing to go north of the border to the Sabres' rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Pegula Lovefest was unrelenting due to the pretty penny Buffalo would be willing to pay (in excess of $5 …

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Gearing up for what many deem to be the best sports day of the year, The Buffalo News sports columnists Mike Harrington and Jerry Sullivan team up to discuss the NFL Draft, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight and the future of Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock. Current News sports features writer Tim Graham -- also the former president of the Boxing Writ…