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What one key fix do the Buffalo Sabres need to salvage the season? Greg Wyshynski: In leaving the Nashville Predators bench to take over as Sabres coach, Phil Housley went from the fifth-best possession team at 5-on-5 last season to the second-worst. The Sabres (5-12-4) aren’t much better this season, with a minus-104 in shot
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Greg Wyshynski: As the poster in Fox Mulder’s office read: “I Want To Believe.” I want to believe while watching the Red Wings (9-8-2) that we’re watching a burgeoning star in 23-year-old Anthony Mantha, who has more than half the points (19) that he scored last season (36) in 41 fewer games. I want to
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Nov 17, 2017 Greg WyshynskiESPN The two most frightening things I’ve witnessed in the past few weeks: That scene in “Stranger Things 2” with the monster and the cat (you know the one), and watching Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers absolutely toy with teams in the 3-on-3 overtime. In back-to-back games,
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Who is your first-quarter MVP? Defend your choice! Greg Wyshynski: Like any MVP debate, let’s begin with a definition of terms, or at the very least my terms. You can’t win the MVP if your team is not in a playoff seed, because otherwise the regular season is an 82-game exercise in nihilism. And your
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Through the first month-plus of the season, the NHL has given fans a more entertaining product in the form of increased scoring. This season, goal scoring is at its highest since the 2005-06 season, with games averaging 6.04 goals per game. That’s exactly a half-goal more per game than last season. If the league keeps
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Billionaire Thomas Golisano said an interior decorator overcharged him by more than $300,000 when she renovated his yacht. The Democrat and Chronicle reported the former Buffalo Sabres owner and three-time candidate for New York governor testified Monday in a civil trial in Rochester. He maintained the decorator had agreed to provide furnishings
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2:06 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN TORONTO — Does Gary Bettman have any regrets about the NHL skipping the 2018 Olympics? “None at all,” the commissioner said. The NHL’s (non-)Olympic participation took up a good portion of Bettman’s 30-minute Q&A session at the annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference in Toronto on Monday. Interviewer Gord Miller peppered
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1:24 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN TORONTO — The Hockey Hall of Fame is an homage to great NHL moments and achievements, and to the evolution of the sport itself. The museum’s white whale, in terms of memorabilia? A puck used in the Chicago Blackhawks‘ 2010 Stanley Cup-clinching game, which has been missing ever since Patrick
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