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8:59 am
Thu February 26, 2015

'Behind The Bench': Sabres injuries after high scoring win

Past Sabres game at First Niagara.
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The Buffalo Sabres face-off at First Niagara Arena Thursday night fresh off a big win Tuesday.  This week on Behind the Bench, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh speaking with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe. Hoppe said some injuries could be the next big problem for the team.

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9:54 am
Thu February 19, 2015

'Behind The Bench': Sabres post-trade

Sabres game.
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The Buffalo Sabres are back on the road Thursday night after losing Tuesday.  This week on Behind the Bench, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh to speak with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe about what the team needs to do for a win.

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Ryan calls QB first priority; defends Incognito
4:18 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Ryan calls QB first priority; defends choice of Incognito

Rex Ryan at the NFL Combine
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At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Buffalo Bills Head Coach, Rex Ryan spoke about the team’s main concern, and defended the choice to add Richie Incognito to the lineup.

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Former Sabre, Montador, dead at 35
5:09 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

Former Sabre, Montador, dead at 35

Steve Montador, former Buffalo Sabres defenseman
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Former Buffalo Sabres defenseman, Steve Montador, has died at age 35.

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Behind The Bench
6:00 am
Thu February 12, 2015

'Behind The Bench': Breaking down the big trade

Winger Evander Kane is one of the newest members of the Buffalo Sabres.
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On this week's edition of 'Behind The Bench," Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe shares his thoughts on a busy day at First Niagara Center which saw some familiar faces traded away.

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Sports
4:47 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Sabres trade Myers, Stafford, Enroth to Winnipeg, Dallas

Tyler Myers is heading to Winnipeg as part of an eight-player trade.
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The Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets pulled off a blockbuster trade Wednesday that sent two of the Sabres' highest-profile players to the Western Conference. Late in the day, the team also traded its starting goaltender.

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Sports
1:57 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Bills sign Incognito, focus of 2013 bullying scandal

Richie Incognito is the newest member of the Buffalo Bills.
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The Buffalo Bills have officially signed controversial free agent offensive guard Richie Incognito. Incognito was a central figure in a bullying scandal while he was a member of the Miami Dolphins in 2013. 

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Behind The Bench
6:00 am
Thu February 5, 2015

'Behind The Bench': The losing streak ends

Bill Hoppe (r.) talks about the latest developments with the Buffalo Sabres on this week's Behind The Bench
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This week's on WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the end of the team's 14-game losing streak and an eyebrow-raising comment made recently by head coach Ted Nolan.

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(716) makes fans feel at home during the big game
4:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

(716) makes fans feel at home during the big game

(716) Food and Sport
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Choosing between staying home and going out to watch the Super Bowl can be a tough choice, but Buffalo’s (716) Food and Sport gave fans the best of both worlds on Sunday night.

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Behind The Bench
6:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

'Behind The Bench': The second half begins

Omar Fetouh and Bill Hoppe talk Sabres each Thursday morning on WBFO.
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On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's return from an extended All-Star break and the return of the team's captain Brian Gionta.

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Behind The Bench
6:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

'Behind The Bench': Nolan on the hot seat?

Is Ted Nolan's job on the line?
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On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat writer Bill Hoppe talks about the team's extended losing streak, now at 11 games, and how it might affect the future of head coach Ted Nolan.

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Sports
9:40 am
Thu January 15, 2015

'Beyond The Playbook': Meet Rex Ryan

In our first-ever video version of 'Beyond The Playbook,' WBFO's Mark Scott and Bills analyst Matt Sabuda discuss Rex Ryan's introductory press conference from Orchard Park.

Sports
6:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

'Behind The Bench': Struggling Sabres

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In this week's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat writer Bill Hoppe talks about the team's continuing struggles and the retirement of Dominik Hasek's #39 jersey.

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Sports
1:46 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Listen: Rex Ryan introduced as new Bills head coach

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The Buffalo Bills held an introductory press conference Wednesday with Rex Ryan, who was hired on Monday to succeed Doug Marrone as the team's head coach. 

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Sports
8:44 am
Wed January 14, 2015

National sports host says Rex Ryan a good fit for Buffalo

Rex Ryan is greeted with a La Nova pizza in Buffalo
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Western New Yorkers will hear from new head coach Rex Ryan when he is introduced by the Buffalo Bills at noon Wednesday in Orchard Park.

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Sports
5:11 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Roman in, Schwartz out as Bills coordinators

Greg Roman is the Buffalo Bills' new offensive coordinator
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Greg Roman is in as the Buffalo Bills new offensive coordinator, and Jim Schwartz is out as defensive coordinator.

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Sports
1:15 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Hasek joining Sabres immortals in the rafters

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A former Buffalo Sabre whose excellence on the ice earned him the nickname "The Dominator" will receive the team's highest honor Tuesday night.

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Sports
8:26 am
Tue January 13, 2015

U.S. women win gold at HarborCenter

U.S. Women U18 team wins gold in Women's World Hockey Championship at HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY
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A sold-out crowd of 2,000 people were on hand to see the U.S. Women's Under 18 team win gold in hockey at Buffalo's HarborCenter Monday night.


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Sports
11:06 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Bills hire Rex Ryan as new head coach

Rex Ryan first look in Bills apparel
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The Buffalo Bills have formally announced that Rex Ryan has been named the 18th head coach in team history.

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Sports
5:10 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Amherst native playing key role for U.S. women's hockey team

An Amherst native, Ben Kogut (left) is helping to prepare the U.S. team for tonight's Women's U-18 World Hockey Championship.
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Tonight, the U.S. meets Canada at HarborCenter for the gold medal in Women's Under-18 World Hockey Championship. One person behind the USA bench holds a local connection.

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Behind the Bench
4:28 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

WBFO’s Behind the Bench spotlights Sabres action

Bill Hoppe, contributor to WBFO's Behind the Bench
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A new weekly segment on WBFO focuses on the Buffalo Sabres. 'Behind the Bench' provides enlightening and lively analysis on Sabres developments both on and off the ice.

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Marrone interviewing to head Jets
2:49 pm
Sat January 3, 2015

Marrone interviewing to head Jets

Former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone
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The New York Jets are interviewing Doug Marrone, today.

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Sports
6:56 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Bills coach Doug Marrone opts out of contract

Marrone (r.) and General Manager Doug Whaley spoke with reporters Monday following the end of the season.
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Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone surprisingly opted out of his contract Wednesday after two years with the team.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Listen: Buffalo Bills end-of-year press conference

Whaley and Marrone fielded questions for about 40 minutes Monday on the Bills' 2014 season.
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Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Doug Whaley held an end-of-year press conference from Orchard Park Monday to look back on a season where the team improved, but again failed to make the playoffs. 

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Sports
11:25 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Bills QB Kyle Orton announces his retirement

Kyle Orton is calling it a career.
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After a season guiding the Buffalo Bills to their first winning record since 2004, the team announced Monday morning that quarterback Kyle Orton has informed the front office of his plans to retire from the NFL.

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Beyond The Playbook
8:16 am
Mon December 29, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': A season-ending winner

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The Bills win over the Patriots marked the first time an AFC team has beaten New England at home since the Pittsburgh Steelers toppled the Patriots in Foxboro back in 2008.

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Sabres recal Grigorenko
5:15 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

Sabres recal Grigorenko from Amerks

Mikhail Grigorenko
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The Buffalo Sabres have called up forward Mikhail Grigorenko from the Rochester Americans.

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Beyond the Playbook
11:07 am
Fri December 26, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': A holiday wish list for the Bills

With the Buffalo Bills officially eliminated from playoff contention, Sunday's game at New England has little meaning for the team and its followers. With that in mind, Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook" offers a holiday wish list for the team as it prepares for the 2015 season.

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Sabres recall Schaller & Pysyk from Amerks
3:09 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Sabres recall Schaller & Pysyk from Amerks

Tim Schaller
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The Buffalo Sabres announced, today, the team has recalled forward Tim Schaller and defenseman Mark Pysyk from the Rochester Americans.

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Sports
11:14 am
Fri December 19, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills ready to raid Oakland

WBFO's Jay Moran with Matt Sabuda.
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At first look, the Buffalo Bills seem to possess an advantage in talent over this Sunday's opponent, the Oakland Raiders. In WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Raiders also have some talented players, enough to pose problems this weekend.

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