Pierre Turgeon joined the Kings prior to the season. ©2018, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Former Sabres star Pierre Turgeon enjoying coaching gig

BUFFALO – For 19 seasons, as Pierre Turgeon moved around the NHL, piling up points in a prolific career that could someday land him in the Hall of Fame, everything revolved around him. So when the former Sabres center retired, he devoted himself to his family.

“When you play hockey, it’s all about your career, you’re moving,” Turgeon, a first-year assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings, told the Times Herald on Friday. “Next thing ... Read the full article

John Tucker played eight seasons with the Sabres. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Former Sabres standout John Tucker knew life would bring him back to Buffalo

AMHERST – John Tucker quickly found new adventures after his playing career ended in 2000. The popular former Buffalo Sabres center won two championships coaching in Italy. He still co-owns a training rink in Tampa, where he had settled with his family.

But all the while, Tucker, who played with the Sabres from 1983-91, knew his life would bring him back to Buffalo.

“Everyone seems to circle back to stuff they love,” Tucker said Sunday ... Read the full article