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We can argue ad nauseam about goalie interference or toenail challenges, or about the inconsistency of the Department of Player Safety (Credit Due Dept: They nailed it with that 10-game suspension for Alex Burrows' dirtbag attack of Taylor Hall). You can say skipping the Olympics is a disaster, I can say I'd rather watch the NHL season continue to play out. Those debate…

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TAMPA, Fla. — Auston Matthews was asked Sunday night if his pointing "good-goal" celebration has a name. He thought about it quickly and came up with The Referee. Perfect. Matthews and close friend Jack Eichel concocted the signature moment of Sunday's NHL All-Star Game in the wake of the NHL's continued absurdity with replay challenges. It was hilarious and put anot…

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TAMPA, Fla. — Jack Eichel had three points Sunday as the Atlantic Division beat the Metropolitan, 7-4, in one semifinal at the NHL All-Star Game in Amalie Arena. But the Buffalo Sabres center, one of the game's standouts on the ice, also scored huge points on the humor scale with his goal celebration. Eichel snapped a 4-4 tie on a goal with 3:20 to play and it came s…

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Jason Botterill certainly wants to get at least a prize in the sky for Evander Kane. So how can you blame the Sabres' general manager for shooting for the stars and the moon? What TSN is reporting as the Sabres' latest demands, a four-piece return for Kane that includes a first-round draft pick, seems unlikely to actually take place by the Feb. 26 trade deadline. But al…

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The NHL loves what's going in Sin City as the Vegas Golden Knights are one of the talking points of the league. They're building what might be the best campaign ever for an expansion team, a hit on the ice and a success off it with a glistening new arena and a popular logo for the first pro sports entry in Nevada. And the Golden Knights were a big hit in other owners' p…

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You wonder if the NHL and NBC have buyer's remorse on the Winter Classic right about now. The Rangers and the Sabres will be bringing a New York State of Mind to New Year's Day in Citi Field, but will anyone care to watch them by Jan. 1? Both teams entered their games Saturday 1-5-2 (and then both won). The Sabres had been outscored, 32-20, and the Rangers by 30-20. The…

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When the Buffalo Sabres play the Toronto Maple Leafs, it is more than a hockey game. It is an international incident. Not being a Sabres regular -- I've gone to maybe a half dozen games in my life -- I listened wide-eyed as friends explained the situation. Things could get wild, particularly in the 300-level seats, in the corners. If the Sabres win, watch out -- the …

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Tonight’s draft crowd looks a lot like a Sabres vs. Maple Leafs crowd during the season – filled with plenty of blue and white. “Leaf Nation has arrived,” proclaimed Mike Cawtrey. Toronto fans made the short trip down the QEW to see the Maple Leafs draft center Auston Matthews with the first overall pick. “Matthews, he looks like the center we need,” said Russ Hamilton,…

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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 …