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The calendar says late January, so NHL teams coming out of the All-Star break aren't focusing on the end of the season as much as they're pointed to the Feb. 25 trade deadline. The next month will crystallize who should become a buyer or a seller, and those games will be needed to decode the dilemma. If the league is looking for parity, it has certainly found it this ye…

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1. Washington Capitals. The champs always start at the top in this view – and always have to worry about a Stanley Cup hangover the next season. In this case, after Alex Ovechkin & Co. staged the wildest summer celebration in NHL history, the real hangover could be a thing. They finally got to the top of the mountain after years of trying, but will they have any energy…

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OCTOBER 3: Opening night of 2018-19 NHL regular season 4: Sabres opener against Boston Bruins 6: NHL Global Series, Edmonton Oilers at New Jersey Devils (Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden) 22: NHL Alumni Awards Gala (Toronto): Honorees: Borje Salming, Mats Sundin, Nicklas Lidstrom (Keith Magnuson Man of the Year), Bob Cole (Keith McCreary 7th Man), Eddie Olczyk …

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The U.S. women's hockey team is continuing its victory tour after winning the Olympic gold medal in South Korea. Members of the team have been on Ellen, The Tonight Show, NHL and NBA games and skating clinics for kids. Saturday night, Getzville's Emily Pfalzer represented the team at the Florida Panthers game against the New York Rangers. The Panthers won in a shooto…

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Bills wide receiver Zay Jones tweeted that he was heading to his first hockey game -- watching the Sabres host the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night -- and the reactions he got did not exactly express great optimism about the local hockey team. And then here came the responses:   Some fans gave him credit for supporting the team and th…

Follow along with the news from today's NHL trade deadline action from our staff. The Sabres have made great deals at the trade deadline before, as John Vogl's look back at years past shows. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/nhl-trade-deadline //

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As Tim Murray heads toward his third NHL trade deadline in seller mode, a few things can be learned by looking back at his first two: • He brings in players with one year left on their contract, giving the Sabres an asset to ship out at the following deadline. • He’s fond of acquiring draft picks. • He likes making deals. Since Murray’s mindset this season mirrors the …

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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 …