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Dunkley Making Most of Trade to Knights

At just 17 years old, Nathan Dunkley is suiting up for his second OHL team in two years and it has nothing to do with his calibre of play. In fact, Dunkley was the main piece in the trade that saw the London Knights move Cliff Pu to the Kingston Frontenacs for the young forward along with two picks. Taken 17th overall in the OHL Priority Draft by the Frontenacs in 2016, Dunkley quickly...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Prospects Wrap-up: 2/12 - 2/18

Hagel starts to streak, Amerks score 12, Glotov and Pu stay consistent Monday, February 12th Christopher Brown scores a shorthanded goal for the Eagles and Casey Fitzgerald assists on Logan Hutsko’s hat-trick goal, but BC falls to Harvard in overtime in the 66th Beanpot. Brandon Hagel dishes out four assists in Red Deer’s 4-0 shutout win over Prince George, including two pretty...
Via Die By The Blade
4 days ago

Young Knights Searching for Identity

When the London Knights made their big deadline deals this season, they traded away much more than their top four players. They traded away four players who had entry-level contracts with NHL clubs and they traded away the team’s identity. But that’s the beautiful thing about sports. When you trade away something, it’s your job to find a way of filling that hole. Somehow, with their...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Two in the Mailbox – Reinhart, Cliff Pu’s Ceiling and Goalie Stuff

I’m a big fan of Drew Magary’s weekly Funbag over at Deadspin. While I’m hardly the writer Drew is, I wanted to try to emulate his weekly feature here at Two in the Box. So on a weekly basis the Two in the Mailbox mailbag will hit on Sabres topics and anything else you might want to discuss. All questions are welcome. Goalie stuff, hockey equipment, Buffalo development, quantum physics...
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9 days ago

Prospects Wrap-up: 2/5 - 2/11

Amerks starting to struggle, Olofsson keeps pace, Bryson catches scoring touch. Monday, February 5th Casey Fitzgerald and Christopher Brown are unable to provide a spark for the Eagles despite putting up a combined 7 shots on net. BC takes the loss against Northeastern in the Beanpot semis, 3-0. Fitzgerald now has 81 SOG this year on the backend. Tuesday, February 6th Both...
Via Die By The Blade
10 days ago

Weekly Prospects Wrap-up: 1/30 - 2/4

A rather quiet week among Sabres prospects’, but Brandon Hagel starts to heat up again after a long break due to injury. Tuesday, January 30th The Prince Albert Raiders lose 4-3 in OT, but Vojtech Budik registers an assist to keep his point streak at 7 games. This would be the last time he scores a point thus ending his streak. Brandon Hagel is able to find himself in this game...
Via Die By The Blade
16 days ago

Weekly Prospects Wrap-up: Midseason Ranking and Second-Half Preview

After a brief winter break and technical difficulty hiatus, the Weekly Prospects Wrap-up is back and it is about time that the first half of the season for the minor and junior league-ers be reviewed. After a brief winter break and technical difficulty hiatus, the Weekly Prospects Wrap-up is back! With the bye week almost finished for the parent club, it is about time that the first...
Via Die By The Blade
January 18, 2018

Hamilton Bulldogs Acquire Robert Thomas

The Hamilton Bulldogs have made yet another deal to improve their push. In a trade that has been speculated on since Friday, the Bulldogs acquired center Robert Thomas from the London Knights. In return, they sent rookie forward Connor McMichael as well as a second-round pick in 2022, conditional second-rounders in 2020, 2025 and 2026 and a conditional third-rounder in 2022. Most...
Via The Hockey Writers
January 08, 2018

Sabres sign Cliff Pu to entry-level contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have signed Cliff Pu, one of their top forward prospects, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced today. Pu, 19, has 52 goals and 132 points in 178 career Ontario Hockey League games with the London Knights and Oshawa Generals. Pu looked impressive last month during NHL training camp last month, earning two exhibition appearances. The Sabres...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
October 23, 2017

Sabres prospect Cliff Pu impressing

BUFFALO – Sabres forward prospect Cliff Pu has embraced a simple philosophy for his second NHL training camp. “I’m just trying to work as hard as I can, keep my mouth shut and keep my ears open … and hopefully earn a couple more days here,” Pu said this morning following practice inside HarborCenter. So far, it has worked. One week into camp, Pu, 18, is the Sabres’ only junior prospect...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
September 21, 2017

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