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Today marks 5 yrs. as the Sabres blogger. An interesting and trying 5 yrs.

June 1, 2019 - 2:40 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres First off, I must say these past five years have gone by fast. You know everything they said about time moving faster with age. It's true. But who cares? Right? As Bob Dylan summizes at the end of It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding,) "It's life and life only." Secondly, y'all h...

Impressions of, and questions concerning--D, Matt Hunwick

June 2, 2019 - 10:06 AM ET

Matt Hunwick--Defenseman DOB: May 21, 1985 (age, 34) Draft: 2004, seventh round (224th-overall,) BOS How acquired: Trade with Pittsburgh, June 27, 2018 Last contract signed: July 1, 2017; 3yr./$6.75 million Final year of contract: 2019-20 2018-19 Stats: 14 games | 0 goals | 2 assists...

Impressions of, and questions concerning--LW, Remi Elie

June 3, 2019 - 2:33 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Remi Elie--Left Wing DOB: April 16, 1995 (age, 24) Draft: 2013 second round (40th-overall,) DAL How acquired: Claimed off of waivers October 2, 2019 Last contract signed: July 3, 2018; 1yr./$735,000 Final year of contract: 2018-19 (RFA, w/arbitration rights) 2018-1...

Impressions of, and questions concerning--D, Will Borgen

June 4, 2019 - 11:07 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Will Borgen--Defenseman DOB: December 19, 1996 (age, 22) Draft: 2015 fourth round (90th-overall) How acquired: Drafted by Buffalo Last contract signed: March 25, 2018; 3yr./$2.775 million ELC ($650,000 base salary) Final year of contract: 2020-21 2018-19 Stats: 4 g...

Some tidbits from Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger's introductory presser

June 5, 2019 - 2:42 PM ET

Jeff Skinner came up as did the new coach's approach to analytics and his overall communication strategy featuring the word--listening.

Impressions of, and questions concerning--F, Daniel O'Regan

June 6, 2019 - 10:44 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Daniel O'Regan--Forward DOB: January 30, 1994 (age, 25) Draft: 2012 fifth round (138th-overall,) SJS How acquired: February 26, 2018 trade with San Jose Last contract signed: July 14, 2018, one-year/two-way, $874,125 base salary Final year of contract: 2019 2018-19...

Looks like Sabreland can breathe a sigh of relief.

June 7, 2019 - 9:25 PM ET

TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting Jeff Skinner and the Sabres are close to an extension.

2019 NHL Mock Draft--Picks 1-5

June 12, 2019 - 6:41 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The 2019 NHL Draft will be held in Vancouver, B.C. June 21-22 1. New Jersey Devils--C, Jack Hughes General Managers and Team Presidents are feverishly looking to find the horseshoe that Devils GM Ray Shero has hidden. Actually, it's no real secret as winger Taylor Hall see...

2019 NHL Mock Draft--Picks 6-10

June 14, 2019 - 8:23 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The 2019 NHL Draft will be held in Vancouver, B.C. June 21-22 6. Detroit Red Wings--RW, Cole Caufield Steve Yzerman is back where he belongs, in Detroit, after finding huge success with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts have been an Eastern Conference powerhouse for a num...

No Trouba for you...Buffalo

June 17, 2019 - 10:14 PM ET

The Winnipeg Jets trade defenseman Jacob Trouba to the NY Rangers

2019 NHL Mock Draft--Picks 11-21

June 18, 2019 - 9:46 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The 2019 NHL Draft will be held in Vancouver, B.C. June 21-22 11. Philadelphia Flyers--C, Kirby Dach Dach has a lot of the traits that the Flyers like, he has the size (6'4" 198 lbs.) and has a strong skill-set attached to a somewhat physical game. And he dropped to Philad...

2019 NHL Mock Draft--Picks 22-31

June 19, 2019 - 1:24 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The 2019 NHL Draft will be held in Vancouver, B.C. June 21-22 22. Los Angeles Kings--C, Philip Tomasino Los Angeles gets a little lucky and have Tomasino drop to them at No. 22 and it's just what the doctor ordered. The 6'0" 180 lb. center has good size, something that wil...