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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:57 PM

Guess I'll throw this here.

TPegs is going to commission a statue of the French Connection for the F'N C.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 11 July 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:

Guess I'll throw this here.

TPegs is going to commission a statue of the French Connection for the F'N C.

awesome!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:05 PM

Excellent.  Should get d4rk's girlfriend to do the preliminary drawings.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:06 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 11 July 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:

TPegs is going to commission a statue of the French Connection for the F'N C.

I hope that they are able to properly capture the look of a young Gene Hackman ... and don't forget that hat.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

Will it look like this:


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Or this:?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 11 July 2012 - 02:15 PM, said:

Will it look like this:


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Or this:?

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I like both

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

View PostEleven, on 11 July 2012 - 02:05 PM, said:

Excellent.  Should get d4rk's girlfriend to do the preliminary drawings.

:lol: I'm not sure designing sculptures is her forte.

Plus sculptors don't like being told what to do.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:18 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 11 July 2012 - 02:15 PM, said:

Will it look like this:


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Or this:?

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Statues of image 1 on pedastals of image 2.

Edited by IKnowPhysics, 11 July 2012 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 11 July 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

Statues of image 1 on pedastals of image 2.
sold.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

So something along the lines of what they have in Montreal?

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The Sabres tomorrow will unveil plans for Alumni Plaza at First Niagara Center.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

Well, someone has to work to develop that area of town. Too bad the Sabres never had a developper on staff in the past, might have helped speed up development of the area around the arena :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:03 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 11 July 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

Statues of image 1 on pedastals of image 2.
Statues of image 1 drinking image 2?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:17 PM

Statues are nice but just like the new locker room, spiffy logo rug, and fireplace for the players to curl up and read romance novels by, I am not falling for it at all. This is just another attempt by Pegula and Co. to distract us from focusing on the 15 year reign of ineptitude perpetrated by DR and his minion, Lindy Ruff.

I know it's harsh medicine, but I owe it to the fans to point this out. Lest anyone give them credit for actually trying to make the team better when they so obviously are not.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:54 PM

View PostK-9, on 11 July 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

Statues are nice but just like the new locker room, spiffy logo rug, and fireplace for the players to curl up and read romance novels by, I am not falling for it at all. This is just another attempt by Pegula and Co. to distract us from focusing on the 15 year reign of ineptitude perpetrated by DR and his minion, Lindy Ruff.

I know it's harsh medicine, but I owe it to the fans to point this out. Lest anyone give them credit for actually trying to make the team better when they so obviously are not.

GO SABRES!!!

No sh#t!!!
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

View PostK-9, on 11 July 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

This is just another attempt by Pegula and Co. to distract us from focusing on the 15 year reign of ineptitude perpetrated by DR and his minion, Lindy Ruff.

I know it's harsh medicine, but I owe it to the fans to point this out. Lest anyone give them credit for actually trying to make the team better when they so obviously are not.

Not sure if troll.

In any case, some things are better than winning.  Like cupholders on pissers.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:14 PM

View PostK-9, on 11 July 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

Statues are nice but just like the new locker room, spiffy logo rug, and fireplace for the players to curl up and read romance novels by, I am not falling for it at all. This is just another attempt by Pegula and Co. to distract us from focusing on the 15 year reign of ineptitude perpetrated by DR and his minion, Lindy Ruff.

I know it's harsh medicine, but I owe it to the fans to point this out. Lest anyone give them credit for actually trying to make the team better when they so obviously are not.

GO SABRES!!!

:lol:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 11 July 2012 - 07:10 PM, said:

Not sure if troll.

In any case, some things are better than winning.  Like cupholders on pissers.
+1

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 11 July 2012 - 07:14 PM, said:

:lol:

Quiet or you'll blow my cover as a troll.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:00 PM

I love it!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

:worthy:

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:13 AM

Info can be found here:

www.sabres.com/alumniplaza


Shows the picture that is being used to make the sculpture.  Can pay for a brick to be installed.  Future spot to buy French Connection merchandise.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

View Postnobody, on 12 July 2012 - 11:13 AM, said:

Info can be found here:

www.sabres.com/alumniplaza


Shows the picture that is being used to make the sculpture.  Can pay for a brick to be installed.  Future spot to buy French Connection merchandise.

Scott!  You need to buy some bricks dude!!!!

I think I'm getting a "Spndnchz"  "World's Best Mod ever"  LOL

What other Buffalo Sabres players will have statues in Alumni Plaza?

A new statue will be unveiled each year however the player(s) will not be announced until three months prior to the unveiling.


Yuri?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

View Postspndnchz, on 12 July 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:

Scott!  You need to buy some bricks dude!!!!

I think I'm getting a "Spndnchz"  "World's Best Mod ever"  LOL

What other Buffalo Sabres players will have statues in Alumni Plaza?

A new statue will be unveiled each year however the player(s) will not be announced until three months prior to the unveiling.


Yuri?


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

Besides statues, what else will be in this alumni plaza?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:41 AM

I wanna see a statue of Tsujimoto.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

View PostVanek-Man, on 12 July 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

Besides statues, what else will be in this alumni plaza?

Bricks.  What more do you want?  :)

Here is the blurb at the end of the 'about the plaza':
"A specially-designed pedestal, being constructed by HHL Architects of Buffalo, will feature an integrated lighting system and an illuminated informational panel and will provide a base for the statue. Construction on the pedestal will begin later this summer.
The statue will be the centerpiece of a planned ‘Alumni Plaza’ that will honor all former members of the team. Every Sabres player in team history will be immortalized on plaques that will be placed on brick columns throughout the plaza. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase custom plaques that will also be placed on the brick columns in the plaza."

View PostBuffaloSoldier2010, on 12 July 2012 - 11:41 AM, said:

I wanna see a statue of Tsujimoto.

Definitely should be the 2nd statue.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 12 July 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:

Scott!  You need to buy some bricks dude!!!!

I think I'm getting a "Spndnchz"  "World's Best Mod ever"  LOL

What other Buffalo Sabres players will have statues in Alumni Plaza?

A new statue will be unveiled each year however the player(s) will not be announced until three months prior to the unveiling.


Yuri?
I will probably get associated with TSC for my comment (or atleast just viewed as one of the "negative Nancies" around here, but are there really many players in the Sabres history that deserve statues? The Sabres franchise history only includes 2 SCF appearances, and no cups. Besides maybe stautes for guys that have had their numbers retired (although some have argued that they have been a little loose when it comes to requirements to retire a number here) and Hasek, the Sabres haven't really had a Gretzky, Lemieux, Michael Jordan, etc type of player, and they don't have a team history like the original 6 teams with Stanley cup teams.

It just seems like they are trying to make the team and its history out to be bigger then it is.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

View Postnobody, on 12 July 2012 - 12:11 PM, said:

Bricks.  What more do you want?  :)

Here is the blurb at the end of the 'about the plaza':
"A specially-designed pedestal, being constructed by HHL Architects of Buffalo, will feature an integrated lighting system and an illuminated informational panel and will provide a base for the statue. Construction on the pedestal will begin later this summer.
The statue will be the centerpiece of a planned ‘Alumni Plaza’ that will honor all former members of the team. Every Sabres player in team history will be immortalized on plaques that will be placed on brick columns throughout the plaza. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase custom plaques that will also be placed on the brick columns in the plaza."

Awesome! Thanks.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 12 July 2012 - 12:17 PM, said:

I will probably get associated with TSC for my comment (or atleast just viewed as one of the "negative Nancies" around here, but are there really many players in the Sabres history that deserve statues? The Sabres franchise history only includes 2 SCF appearances, and no cups. Besides maybe stautes for guys that have had their numbers retired (although some have argued that they have been a little loose when it comes to requirements to retire a number here) and Hasek, the Sabres haven't really had a Gretzky, Lemieux, Michael Jordan, etc type of player, and they don't have a team history like the original 6 teams with Stanley cup teams.

It just seems like they are trying to make the team and its history out to be bigger then it is.

Hasek is absolutely in the Lemieux category.  He's the best ever at his position (or at worst top-3)...how is he not in that class?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 12 July 2012 - 12:26 PM, said:

Hasek is absolutely in the Lemieux category.  He's the best ever at his position (or at worst top-3)...how is he not in that class?
I wouldn't dispute Hasek, my comment was more about anyone else, saying they will add a player every year

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 12 July 2012 - 12:17 PM, said:

I will probably get associated with TSC for my comment (or atleast just viewed as one of the "negative Nancies" around here, but are there really many players in the Sabres history that deserve statues? The Sabres franchise history only includes 2 SCF appearances, and no cups. Besides maybe stautes for guys that have had their numbers retired (although some have argued that they have been a little loose when it comes to requirements to retire a number here) and Hasek, the Sabres haven't really had a Gretzky, Lemieux, Michael Jordan, etc type of player, and they don't have a team history like the original 6 teams with Stanley cup teams.

It just seems like they are trying to make the team and its history out to be bigger then it is.

If the statues were going to be erected at the Hockey HOF then, yes, the list of Sabres deserving of one would be short at best.

But this is about a singular team recognizing their signature players over the years. Like the Wall of Fame at The Ralph honors Bills greats of the past.

I think Punch deserves a statue.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:58 PM

If I had a vote(I realize the costs aren't the same), I'd say scrap this plan, and build a Sabres HoF inside the arena in the space where the aeropsace museum was(1st floor adjacetn to Main St.).

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:00 PM

I would add:

Immediately: Darling, Knox, and Hasek.

Down the road: RJ, Pominville, and whoever the coach is when we win the cup.

Although I'd be willing to Drop Darling, RJ, and Knox if we wanted to keep it just about the actual team on the ice/bench, not the organization as a whole.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 12 July 2012 - 12:17 PM, said:

I will probably get associated with TSC for my comment (or atleast just viewed as one of the "negative Nancies" around here, but are there really many players in the Sabres history that deserve statues? The Sabres franchise history only includes 2 SCF appearances, and no cups. Besides maybe stautes for guys that have had their numbers retired (although some have argued that they have been a little loose when it comes to requirements to retire a number here) and Hasek, the Sabres haven't really had a Gretzky, Lemieux, Michael Jordan, etc type of player, and they don't have a team history like the original 6 teams with Stanley cup teams.

It just seems like they are trying to make the team and its history out to be bigger then it is.

Don't be foolish. Pegula has tons of money which means everyone desrves a statue. How can you deny all time greats like Tim Connolly, Derek Roy, Kotalik, Novotny, Janik, Jillson, and Rory Fitzpatrick?






On a serious note though, the only guys I think deserve statues outside of the French Connection are Hasek, Rob Ray, and Possibly LaFontaine and Mogilny.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:14 PM

View PostLastPommerFan, on 12 July 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:

I would add:

Immediately: Darling, Knox, and Hasek.

Down the road: RJ, Pominville, and whoever the coach is when we win the cup.

Although I'd be willing to Drop Darling, RJ, and Knox if we wanted to keep it just about the actual team on the ice/bench, not the organization as a whole.

So you are down to Hasek and Pominville?  I would never have predicted that!  :P :D

View PostDrunkard, on 12 July 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:


On a serious note though, the only guys I think deserve statues outside of the French Connection are Hasek, Rob Ray, and Possibly LaFontaine and Mogilny.

I won't defile this thread with my thoughts on honoring Hasek with a team related honor, but I can't think of anyone outisde of Hasek and Perreault that have had the combo of longevity and performance to justify a statue in their honor.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:14 PM

View PostDrunkard, on 12 July 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:

On a serious note though, the only guys I think deserve statues outside of the French Connection are Hasek, Rob Ray, and Possibly LaFontaine and Mogilny.

I think that a likely consideration for statuary is that the player number has been retired by the Sabres.  Hasek's will be in the not to distant future and while Mogilny's isn't and probably won't be, I suspect there to be strong arguement for a statue entitled ... "Lafontaine to Mogilny".

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:27 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 12 July 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

I think that a likely consideration for statuary is that the player number has been retired by the Sabres.  Hasek's will be in the not to distant future and while Mogilny's isn't and probably won't be, I suspect there to be strong arguement for a statue entitled ... "Lafontaine to Mogilny".

that would be a pretty cool statue B-)

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

How about a statue of Kaleta pounding the crap out of Dorsett? LOL

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 12 July 2012 - 01:29 PM, said:

How about a statue of Kaleta pounding the crap out of Dorsett? LOL

Must be an animatronic

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 12 July 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

I think that a likely consideration for statuary is that the player number has been retired by the Sabres.  Hasek's will be in the not to distant future and while Mogilny's isn't and probably won't be, I suspect there to be strong arguement for a statue entitled ... "Lafontaine to Mogilny".

Maybe once I hit 250 posts.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:41 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 12 July 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

I think that a likely consideration for statuary is that the player number has been retired by the Sabres.  Hasek's will be in the not to distant future and while Mogilny's isn't and probably won't be, I suspect there to be strong arguement for a statue entitled ... "Lafontaine to Mogilny".

I could def support that idea.  Three statues in total, French Connection, LaFontaine to Mogilny, and Dominator.

View Postspndnchz, on 12 July 2012 - 01:29 PM, said:

How about a statue of Kaleta Playfair pounding the crap out of Dorsett  Nilan? LOL
Fixed.