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No decade in Buffalo Sabres history had such wild swings of emotion as the 2000s. When former owner Tom Golisano and a couple of dozen ex-players gathered in town this week, they were largely celebrating the near misses of the Stanley Cup runs in 2006 and 2007. How long ago they seem. The Sabres currently own the longest playoff drought in the NHL, dating to 2011, an…

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Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton was on his way home from KeyBank Center Tuesday night when he got a text from defenseman Colin Miller asking if he had talked to anyone connected to the St. Louis Blues. Hutton had no idea what Miller was talking about, so Miller had to provide Hutton with the news: Former teammate Jay Bouwmeester had collapsed on the bench in Anaheim and…

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“It’s this system that makes you poor. It’s this system that leaves you uneducated. It is that which makes you hate. Makes you despair. It leaves you with nothing but hurt.” – Eric Roman in “The Romans” ... Korey Green knows this story well. The filmmaker has met some version of every character in his new movie, “The Romans.” He has witnessed the scenes. He understands…

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The Buffalo Sabres had co-captain Chris Drury locked up for four more years. Then they drove him away with their inaction. Drury and the Sabres agreed on terms of a new contract last fall, but the team suddenly went silent and never formally presented the offer. The co-captain, after weeks of uncertainty, had his agent withdraw the deal and started thinking about a new …