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The first major conversation between player and coach looking toward the Buffalo Sabres' 2019-20 season took place this week more than 4,300 miles away. And new coach Ralph Krueger says he was thrilled by his first extended chat with captain Jack Eichel. "It was a real natural conversation. We were both pleased at the end," Krueger told TSN's Darren Dreger in an intervi…

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Jack Eichel has played in multiple international competitions for Team USA and had some solid moments this year at the World Championships in Slovakia before the Americans lost, 4-3, to Russia in Thursday's quarterfinals. Team USA went 5-3 and Eichel had two goals and eight points in the eight games. Fair enough. A good showing. But from the Sabres' perspective, the mos…

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Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel notched two assists Monday as Team USA won its second straight game at the IIHF World Championship with a 3-2 overtime victory over Finland at Kosice, Slovakia. The Americans won the game as Detroit's Dylan Larkin scored on a snapshot with 1:13 left in OT. Team USA lost its opener to host Slovakia, 4-1, before rebounding with a 7-1 vict…

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Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart and Brandon Montour were on the wrong side of the two biggest upsets on the first day of the IIHF World Championship. Eichel, the Buffalo Sabres' 22-year-old captain, and the United States lost to Slovakia, 4-1, while Reinhart and Montour of Canada dropped their opening preliminary round game to Finland, 3-1, Friday at Steel Arena in Kosice, Sl…

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This move might look familiar to Sabres fans. Jack Eichel makes a nifty pass to set up Clayton Keller for a goal in Team USA's 5-2 victory against Germany in a World Championships exhibition game in Manheim. Keller tied the score at 2-2 at 7:02 of the second period. The score stayed that way and then the Americans tallied three times in the third period for the win. …

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Former Buffalo Sabres captain Chris Drury has been named general manager of Team USA for next month's World Championships, USA Hockey announced Wednesday. The International Ice Hockey Federation event runs May 10-26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. Drury is the assistant general manager of the New York Rangers and general manager of their AHL affiliate, the Hartfo…

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Sabres Hall of Famer and former Buffalo coach Craig Ramsay has been named head coach of the Slovakian national team, earning a two-year deal to direct the team in the 2018 Winter Olympics and as the host in the 2019 World Championships. Who made the choice of Ramsay? Former Sabres 40-goal scorer Miroslav Satan, who is his nation's general manager after serving in a simi…