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#1 sabres26

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

Anyone have a good idea to what the roster will look like??

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

I don't know, but I just thought about Foligno, Ennis, Stafford for the first time since April. Hope they still have chemistry.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

I want Grigorenko and Vanek together.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 06 January 2013 - 09:29 AM, said:

I want Grigorenko and Vanek together.

Next year.

I'm not sure I want the sabres to use the 1st year of his 3 year contract on a shortened season.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

View Postweave, on 06 January 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:



Next year.

I'm not sure I want the sabres to use the 1st year of his 3 year contract on a shortened season.

Plus, he's played half a season already. Not sure I want an 18 year old from the Q to get in on a sprint of a season with a 1 week training camp and no preseason games.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

View Postweave, on 06 January 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:

Next year.

I'm not sure I want the sabres to use the 1st year of his 3 year contract on a shortened season.

Not my money, let him play.  Would give me a reason to go to the games instead of putting them all on StubHub.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

View Postweave, on 06 January 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:

Next year.

I'm not sure I want the sabres to use the 1st year of his 3 year contract on a shortened season.

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 06 January 2013 - 09:33 AM, said:

Plus, he's played half a season already. Not sure I want an 18 year old from the Q to get in on a sprint of a season with a 1 week training camp and no preseason games.

Good points but after Ennis and Hodgson, there's no Center worth mentioning on the roster.

Guess well see what develops after the short camp.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

C- Hodgson, Ennis, Ott, McCormick
RW- Pominville, Stafford, Kaleta
LW- Vanek, Foligno, Leino, Gerbe
Extras- Scott, Ellis

:sick:

D- Myers, Regehr, Ehrhoff, Leopold, Sekera, Weber, Brennan, Sulzer, Pardy

Better

Edit- Forgot we have Pardy on D as well.  Seems a D for forward trade makes sense.

Edited by weave, 06 January 2013 - 09:51 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

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Huberdeau will be in FLA camp, Ryan Murphy in CAR camp, Morgan Rielly in TOR camp, Mikhail Grigorenko will get a look in BUF camp.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

question?  Could we say bring grigs in for the last 9 games of the season and then use him in the playoffs or (as I am assuming they do) do playoff games count in that audition period?  Also do we know if it is still 10 games?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

View Postweave, on 06 January 2013 - 09:47 AM, said:

C- Hodgson, Ennis, Ott, McCormick
RW- Pominville, Stafford, Kaleta
LW- Vanek, Foligno, Leino, Gerbe
Extras- Scott, Ellis

:sick:

D- Myers, Regehr, Ehrhoff, Leopold, Sekera, Weber, Brennan, Sulzer, Pardy

Better

Edit- Forgot we have Pardy on D as well.  Seems a D for forward trade makes sense.

Maybe they bring Hecht back?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

View Postweave, on 06 January 2013 - 09:47 AM, said:


Edit- Forgot we have Pardy on D as well.  Seems a D for forward trade makes sense.

Teams short on D that might make sense as trade partners include;

Phi- 8 under contract but Pronger and Lilja are over 35
LAK- 7 with Willie Mitchell over 35 and 1 borderline NHL'er
DET- 6 NHL regulars under contract
Car- 6 under contract including 1 EL player
Nas- 6 under contract
Fla- 6 under contract, 2 over 35
StL- 6 under contract

Lots of teams with 7 d-men under contract.  Buffalo has a surplus of D men in a league where most teams appear to have just enough.  Seems like there is a market.

View PostSpndnchz, on 06 January 2013 - 10:13 AM, said:

Maybe they bring Hecht back?

I could see that happening.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 06 January 2013 - 10:13 AM, said:

Maybe they bring Hecht back?

are you Jochen me? sorry, had to.   Myers might not be ready to go, not sure he was 100% ... he had an ankle in Ruff lingo

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 06 January 2013 - 10:13 AM, said:

Maybe they bring Hecht back?
Is he healthy?

If they can get him for the just the 48-50 game season, sure. I would hate to see him signed beyond this season.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

View PostDeLuca67, on 06 January 2013 - 10:20 AM, said:

Is he healthy?

If they can get him for the just the 48-50 game season, sure. I would hate to see him signed beyond this season.

Lighting the league up with Pominville in Manheim.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

who would are defensemen be?
1) Ehrhoff
2) Myers
3) Regehr
4) Leopold
5) Sekera
6) Weber
7) Sultzer
Plus you have McNabb, Brennen, and maybe one of the young guys who is playing great.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 06 January 2013 - 10:23 AM, said:

who would are defensemen be?
1) Ehrhoff
2) Myers
3) Regehr
4) Leopold
5) Sekera
6) Weber
7) Sultzer
Plus you have McNabb, Brennen, and maybe one of the young guys who is playing great.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

View Postweave, on 06 January 2013 - 10:22 AM, said:

Lighting the league up with Pominville in Manheim.
I wonder if he would leave Germany for a 1 year deal.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

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Not sure when that season ends but this is another possibility, his addition could change things.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

View PostPatty16, on 06 January 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:



are you Jochen me? sorry, had to.   Myers might not be ready to go, not sure he was 100% ... he had an ankle in Ruff lingo

Not sure how many Ruff pressers you watch, but that's clearly a "lower body" :lol:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

On Hecht he can leave mannheim, as soon as he gets an NHL offer... I would have brought him back but if they do they need to trade away someone.

Sulzer imo is a starting 6 D-Men. Ehrhoff and Sulzer had a fantastic chemistry towards the end of the last year. Sulzer doesnt have the big name or the big reputation but you could see how Ehrhoff's game went up with him as his linemate as he trusts sulz by 100% and that means he can focus a lot on being an offensive dmen.

I still would trade Sekera to make Room for Brennan. Reggie has had flashes of brilliance in the past 3 years but also had many games where I thought what the ###### is he doing dont pass the puck to him. He has never found consistency and I doubt that he ever will. So Trade Sekera and get something nice in return.

All in all I think we have too many DMen and Leopold although I like him, might be the odd man out.

I dunno maybe


Myers-Regehr
Ehrhoff-Sulzer
Brennan-Leopold/Weber

McNabb

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

You guys looking at the young players are forgetting who coaches the Sabres.  Those guys won't play here for at least another season.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 06 January 2013 - 10:31 AM, said:

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Do #Sabres put T.J. Brennan ($550,000 salary) on waivers, or keep him in NHL and make room another way (waiving a $2 million salary)?

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#Sabres face difficult decision with D-man T.J. Brennan. Already have 8 D on NHL roster. Brennan now must clear waivers to play for #Amerks.
I hope the Sabres already have a deal worked out with another team and were waiting for the CBA to be finalized.  Otherwise we need to sellright now.  Brennan will not clear waivers.  Swap a vet d-man for a forward.

We saw the teams short on d - which of those teams short on D is heavy on something we could use...say a stop gap 3rd line center

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

I guess we're going to have to look up old threads, but the Sabres shouldn't dump Sekera.  For whatever reason, a lot of fans seem to under rate him, but I'd rather have Sekera on the roster than any one of Sulzer, Brennan, Leopold, Weber.  All three pairs should have a guy that can jump across the red line, and a guy that stays home.  Well, maybe not Brennan after a year in the NHL, but for NOW...

I wouldn't want them to gut their future D corp, though.  It is a tough call.  They shouldn't let Brennan go, but not Sekera, either.  Don't Leopold and Regehr leave after this season?  Damn, have to wrap my head around this stuff again.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

For me Leopold is the guy to move as Brennan can fill his role.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

View Postsizzlemeister, on 06 January 2013 - 10:57 AM, said:

I guess we're going to have to look up old threads, but the Sabres shouldn't dump Sekera.  For whatever reason, a lot of fans seem to under rate him, but I'd rather have Sekera on the roster than any one of Sulzer, Brennan, Leopold, Weber.  All three pairs should have a guy that can jump across the red line, and a guy that stays home.

I wouldn't want them to gut their future D corp, though.  It is a tough call.  They shouldn't let Brennan go, but not Sekera, either.  Don't Leopold and Regehr leave after this season?  Damn, have to wrap my head around this stuff again.
yea I remember he was very solid last season and was more of a shut down guy instead of the flashy offensive defensmen

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

I don't see the Sabres being hasty on making any moves.

With the short season, when would the trade deadline be?

Also, sizzle is right both Leopold and Regehr are only under contract for this season.  So, decisions will need to be made, but I believe the Sabres will wait to see how this shorter season goes.

I also believe that Lindy will have as many vets as possible on the game day rosters for this shortened season.  The Sabres will have a pretty good chance to make the playoffs this season.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

Y'all are forgetting we have Pardy on the roster too.  We have 9 d-men that would have to clear waivers.

If we use last seasons top 6 we have;  Myers, Ehrhoff, Regehr, Sekera, Leopold, Sulzer.  Add to that Pardy, Brennan, Weber.  McNabb should stay in the "A" based on this seasons' play and our current depth.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

I watched several Sabres games of the last season and i hope we do so not need Mike Weber anymore.

He made so many mistakes and looked so slow and was so often in the wrong position.

As seventh man he is maybe ok, if we can get someone for two other dman.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 06 January 2013 - 11:13 AM, said:

I don't see the Sabres being hasty on making any moves.
So who get's sent down?  We're not going to carry 8 defensemen.  They need to make a move, it's not about want to.  Brennan would not clear waivers. I doubt Regher or Leopold would clear either given the short commitment to claim them.  They just re-upped Sulzer so it won't be him.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

View PostFalstaff, on 06 January 2013 - 11:18 AM, said:

So who get's sent down?  We're not going to carry 8 defensemen. They need to make a move, it's not about want to.  Brennan would not clear waivers. I doubt Regher or Leopold would clear either given the short commitment to claim them.  They just re-upped Sulzer so it won't be him.

9 defenseman.  Pardy.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

I'd see them trying to float Pardy through to the AHL and dealing away Leopold for anything you could get.

I want to know who has the same problem, only with forwards.  They'd be a perfect dance partner.  Watch it be the Loafs :censored:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

View PostFalstaff, on 06 January 2013 - 11:19 AM, said:

I'd see them trying to float Pardy through to the AHL and dealing away Leopold for anything you could get.

Pardy makes sense as the one to try to sneak through waivers.  He's a depth guy and doesn't come cheaply.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 06 January 2013 - 10:37 AM, said:

Kris Baker@SabresProspects
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Not sure when that season ends but this is another possibility, his addition could change things.

Their season ends mid March.  Put they still have playoffs after that.

View PostPeppy22, on 06 January 2013 - 10:48 AM, said:

On Hecht he can leave mannheim, as soon as he gets an NHL offer... I would have brought him back but if they do they need to trade away someone.

Sulzer imo is a starting 6 D-Men. Ehrhoff and Sulzer had a fantastic chemistry towards the end of the last year. Sulzer doesnt have the big name or the big reputation but you could see how Ehrhoff's game went up with him as his linemate as he trusts sulz by 100% and that means he can focus a lot on being an offensive dmen.

I still would trade Sekera to make Room for Brennan. Reggie has had flashes of brilliance in the past 3 years but also had many games where I thought what the ###### is he doing dont pass the puck to him. He has never found consistency and I doubt that he ever will. So Trade Sekera and get something nice in return.

All in all I think we have too many DMen and Leopold although I like him, might be the odd man out.

I dunno maybe


Myers-Regehr
Ehrhoff-Sulzer
Brennan-Leopold/Weber

McNabb

Insert Weber for Sekera.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

And let's be honest, thecap dropping next year we'll need to lop money which means Leopold isn't returning.  Even if it's a pick or a prospect.  Gotta get it done.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 06 January 2013 - 11:13 AM, said:

I don't see the Sabres being hasty on making any moves.

With the short season, when would the trade deadline be?

Also, sizzle is right both Leopold and Regehr are only under contract for this season.  So, decisions will need to be made, but I believe the Sabres will wait to see how this shorter season goes.

I also believe that Lindy will have as many vets as possible on the game day rosters for this shortened season.  The Sabres will have a pretty good chance to make the playoffs this season.

Good post.  I especially agree with the bolded parts.

View PostFalstaff, on 06 January 2013 - 11:18 AM, said:

So who get's sent down?  We're not going to carry 8 defensemen.  They need to make a move, it's not about want to.  Brennan would not clear waivers. I doubt Regher or Leopold would clear either given the short commitment to claim them.  They just re-upped Sulzer so it won't be him.

Pretty sure they carried 8 at the beginning of last year when faced with a similar waiver situation.

View Postweave, on 06 January 2013 - 11:22 AM, said:

Pardy makes sense as the one to try to sneak through waivers.  He's a depth guy and doesn't come cheaply.

Yes.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Lindy's gonna have to play Enroth with a compressed schedule...  Sadly, why do I feel like Lindy's looking at the number 48 and saying "Great I can play Ryan every night!"

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Should Regehr be a concern? He is coming of a horrible season. It's the last year of his deal, moving Regehr before a younger D-man may be the better option here.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 06 January 2013 - 11:25 AM, said:

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Insert Weber for Sekera.

I could live with that as well, but first of all. Weber is a big big bro of Ott and maybe one of the reason Ott decided to come here. So if you trade Weber that might not go nicely with Ott...

On the other hand I think right now Sekera has the best trade value so thats why I would trade him.

Edited by Peppy22, 06 January 2013 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

View PostDeLuca67, on 06 January 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

Should Regehr be a concern? He is coming of a horrible season. It's the last year of his deal, moving Regehr before a younger D-man may be the better option here.

I would be happy to see them move him.  Not that I dislike Regehr, rather I think the Sabres should look toward the future rather than trying to win a cup this season.  The offense still needs some work, so a cup isn't happening this season.

On Weber, I think Weber is pretty safe, at least this season, because he is one of the reasons for Ott being so happy to come to Buffalo.