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Editor’s note: Mike Harrington is in Stockholm to follow the Buffalo Sabres’ experiences before playing Tampa Bay on Friday and Saturday. He also will share some of his experiences and thoughts about the trip. Let's get one thing straight right away: You don't call them "Buffalo" wings in Buffalo, right? So there are no "Swedish" meatballs in Sweden. They are just "m…

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Get ready for the Gerber Collision of the Game. The Carubba Collision chain was bought this year by another company, Gerber Collision and Glass. Hockey fans wondered if the subsequent rebranding would spell the end of its sponsorship of highlights of hits delivered by Sabres players, a staple of games and broadcasts. Turns out, the sponsorship will live on, said Joe …

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The Cheektowaga owners of a drab gray, cement-block building near Buffalo's Cobblestone District are hoping to capitalize on its prime location between KeyBank Center and the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino by selling their property for potential additional parking. Owners Thomas G. Weiner and John J. Cook are marketing their 0.36-acre site at 106 Michigan Ave. through Hann…

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Buffalo Sabres forward Johan Larsson is scheduled to make an appearance at the Buffalo Auto Show. Larsson will be at the show 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The annual show runs from Feb. 7 to 10 and is organized by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association. On Feb. 10, Sabres broadcasters Rick Jeanneret, Rob Ray, Marti…

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Before the Buffalo Sabres played games last season, play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret and analyst Rob Ray would formulate a game plan. “We’d say, ‘You know any good jokes lately?’ ” explained Jeanneret in an interview over lunch. They were looking for jokes because the Sabres became a joke, finishing in last place in the National Hockey League. It was as tough for t…

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Back in June, days before Rasmus Dahlin was selected first overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, Marty Biron offered this caution. “There are going to be growing pains,” said Biron, an NHL goaltender-turned-broadcaster who was a first-round pick (but not first overall) of the Sabres in 1995. “Especially at 18 years old, you’ve got to let them figure it out …

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The player to whom Rasmus Dahlin has been most compared is Nicklas Lidstrom, known as the Perfect Human Being later in his career because it seemed he could do no wrong. When it came to the fantastic player-fantastic person combination, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone better. Lidstrom was among the best defensemen in NHL history and played at a high level for 2…

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Derek Roy, a Sabres first-round draft pick in 2001, had three assists as Canada opened play at the Winter Olympics with a 5-1 victory against Switzerland in Group A preliminary round play. The Canadians jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period and led 4-0 after two periods. Roy saw a total of 17:30 of ice time, which was third on the team. Canada next plays…