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Ryan O'Reilly making All-Star impact his 1st year in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Overshadowed for the most part in Colorado, Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly is delivering on his intention to be a franchise-caliber player in his first season in Buffalo. O'Reilly is credited for being a team leader both on and off the ice, with defenseman Zach Bogosian referring to him as ''a big driving force in the locker room.'' O'Reilly's earned respect for...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres' O'Reilly admits to tension between him, former teammate Duchene

Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly will make his first return to Colorado -- where he spent the first six seasons of his career -- Wednesday night, but not all of O'Reilly's memories with the Avalanche were fond ones. O'Reilly was traded to Buffalo on June 26, 2015 just one year after agreeing to a two-year, $12 million contract with the Avalanche prior to arbitration in the summer...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres-Avalanche Preview

The Colorado Avalanche intended to sign talented forward Ryan O'Reilly to a contract extension in the offseason. Instead, they decided the best move was to deal him. Off to a strong start in Buffalo, O'Reilly returns to Denver looking to help the Sabres win four straight on the road for the first time in four seasons Wednesday night. One season after O'Reilly set career highs...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly shares excitement over All-Star nod

When former Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly was traded to the Buffalo Sabres over the summer, it was hard to predict how his acquisition would impact a bottom-of-the-barrel Sabres team. But halfway through his first campaign in Buffalo, it is clear O'Reilly is a resounding success in a city trying to build toward the playoffs once more. O'Reilly has 34 points (16 goals,...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan O'Reilly has a big role in Buffalo, and he's embracing it

In an open area of the Verizon Center, a slew of Buffalo Sabres players are stretching and warming up just outside of their locker room. They are preparing to take on the Washington Capitals in their 37th game of the season.One player not with the group is Ryan O'Reilly. He's just around the corner, in a narrow hallway all by himself.O'Reilly is crouched down, rapidly moving his...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

O'Reilly scores 100th career goal in OT to lift Sabres past Kings

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ryan O'Reilly's 100th NHL goal ticked a lot of boxes for the struggling Buffalo Sabres.The alternate captain's off-balance milestone tally in overtime snapped a three-game losing skid, handing the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.O'Reilly was tripped as he cut to the slot, but lifted his shot while falling to the ice, fooling Kings goaltender...
Via Associated Press
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Avalanche find a Ryan O'Reilly replacement?

When the Colorado Avalanche sent Ryan O'Reilly to the Buffalo Sabres, that was in no way, shape or form an insignificant loss.O'Reilly finished with 38 assists and 55 points last season, good for second and third, respectively, on the Avalanche.Colorado wanted to keep O'Reilly on the team, but according to G.M. Joe Sakic, the Avalanche simply couldn't meet O'Reilly's contract demands...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

O’Reilly traded to Buffalo in advance of draft

As expected, the Colorado Avalanche traded Ryan O’Reilly. The centerman was moved to the Buffalo Sabres just before the start of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and with the move Colorado improved its defense with a young defender. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Montreal was the first to report the move. Ryan O'reilly traded to Sabres — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 26, 2015...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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