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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, then-Arizona Coyotes left wing Taylor Hall (91) is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Glendale, Ariz. Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger prefers viewing the start of the 2021 shortened season as a continuation of the last one. If that's the case, the new-look Sabres, with the addition of Taylor Hall and Eric Staal, have plenty of unfinished business in attempting to snap a nine-year playoff drought, the NHL's longest active streak. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Sabres have unfinished business after last season cut short

Jan. 5, 2021 3:39 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ralph Krueger doesn’t consider the Sabres’ home opener against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 14 as the start of a new season. Buffalo’s second-year coach is approaching it more as a continuation of the past one. “We are continuing a story, not beginning a...

Kraken add former Buffalo GM Jason Botterill to front office

Jan. 5, 2021 2:00 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken made two more additions to their front office Tuesday, bringing in former Buffalo general manager Jason Botterill as an assistant GM and Norm Maciver as director of player personnel. Botterill joins the Kraken after serving as the general manager of the Sabres for three...

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) is greeted by fans prior to the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres front office and roster have undergone numerous changes in the seven months since captain Jack Eichel said he was fed up with losing after Buffalo missed the playoffs for a ninth consecutive year. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Eichel draws on NFL Bills' success to motivate NHL Sabres

Dec. 30, 2020 5:32 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel doesn’t have to search far back or long to see what it’s like to win in Buffalo. The Sabres captain need only look to members of the NFL's Buffalo Bills — owners Terry and Kim Pegula’s other major sports franchise — to draw inspiration....