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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It was a little over a year ago when Phil Housley and John Tortorella were part of the same coaching staff. Tortorella was the head coach for Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey last fall in Toronto. Housley was chosen as an assistant coach for the team and it was an opportunity for the aspiring head coach to pick up some pointers from a veteran. We…

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If the Sabres score a goal for every time they say "fresh start," the franchise record will be set by November. But for Zemgus Girgensons, it's clear those words really mean something. No player had a bigger drop-off during the Dan Bylsma era than Girgensons. He went from a top-four point-producer to an offensive afterthought. When new Buffalo coach Phil Housley fill…

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The Buffalo Sabres have signed their last restricted free agent, agreeing to a two-year deal with forward Zemgus Girgensons that will pay the Latvian an average annual value of $1.6 million. Girgensons, 23, is coming off the least productive of his four NHL seasons last year as he posted a career-low 16 points in 75 games. Girgensons had back-to-back seven-goal seasons …

Matt Moulson is entering Ville Leino territory. That's a harsh, cold reality for the underperforming Buffalo Sabres forward. Moulson has not scored a goal since Nov. 1. That's 36 games ago. Only once has he been on the ice for more than 10 minutes in the Sabres' last seven contests. "I don't like where his game's been at," Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said following Friday's…

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It feels kind of dirty starting off the 10 with an event you cannot actually attend. But Dreamland, the DIY arts collective on Franklin Street, is hosting a wildly popular, costume-mandatory Knockturn Alley Fest this Saturday. Maybe the words "Knockturn Alley" made your ears -- or wizarding hat -- perk up, and 125 people have already conjured (read: bought) the $5 tickets…