Former Buffalo Beauts and USA Hockey Gold-Medalist Meghan Duggan Retires

October 13, 2020

On Tuesday morning Meghan Duggan, a member of the 2015-16 Buffalo Beauts retired from professional hockey. Duggan was a three-time Olympian for Team USA winning gold at the 2018 winter Olympics. Duggan played for the U.S. Women’s National Team for over a decade collecting seven gold medals in all. She was the captain of the 2018 Olympic team. A number of colleagues, coaches and friends took part in a zoom…

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TONY’S TAKE – THREE THOUGHTS ON THE TAYLOR HALL SIGNING

October 12, 2020

Nobody saw this coming. Taylor Hall, the National Hockey League’s winner of the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player in 2018 and the first overall draft pick in 2010 by the Edmonton Oilers, agreed to a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night worth $8 million. It was seen by most as a peculiar signing for Hall, who had spent most of his career with losing…

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TONY’S TAKE – 2020 STANLEY CUP FINAL PREVIEW

September 19, 2020

The Stanley Cup Final begins tonight and a compelling matchup between two Sunbelt franchises awaits hockey fans. The Tampa Bay Lightning, a team that has been among the better squads in the Eastern Conference for the better part of this decade, are winners of the Prince of Wales Trophy for the second time in six years. Despite reaching the Conference Final five times within the last decade, Tampa had somewhat…

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SABRES SHIP JOHANSSON TO MINNESOTA, ACQUIRE STAAL

September 16, 2020

The Buffalo Sabres traded forward Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for center Eric Staal. Staal, who turns 36 next month, comes to Buffalo with an impressive resume. Drafted second overall in 2003 by the Carolina Hurricanes – a team he captained for a little more than six years – Staal is one of just 29 members of the “Triple Gold” club, having won the Stanley…

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TONY’S TAKE – 2020 EASTERN AND WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL PREVIEW

September 6, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Typically that’s a phrase one would hear around Christmas. But for hockey fans, there’s no better time of year to enjoy the game than the playoffs. With storylines galore and the intensity at an all-time high, witnessing 16 teams battle for the right to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup is a sight to behold. Throughout the postseason, From The 300 Level will provide…

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TONY’S TAKE – 2020 STANLEY CUP SECOND ROUND SEMIFINAL PREVIEW

August 22, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Typically that’s a phrase one would hear around Christmas. But for hockey fans, there’s no better time of year to enjoy the game than the playoffs. With storylines galore and the intensity at an all-time high, witnessing 16 teams battle for the right to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup is a sight to behold. Throughout the postseason, From The 300 Level will provide…

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