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#1 qwksndmonster

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:35 AM

Our first match up against the Bills of hockey.

Blow Leaves Blow!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

Lindy Ruff has already said Ryan Miller will start in goal for Buffalo tomorrow on back to back nights.

Something interesting- three goalies played today on back-to-back.... Brzygalov, Lundqvist and Smith. All three got destroyed, and Lundqvist got pulled. Goalies on back to back nights so far this season are 0-3-0.

Just something to watch for.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

Thought Philly game went well for the most part.  First 8 minutes of second period reminded me of the team we are trying to leave behind, but we all know still exists.  Many positives to take from Philly game:  OTT!!!, Vanek, CoHo, Stafford "manning up," Grigo's vision, etc.  Also, not wearing rose-colored glasses, so think that Miller was shaky, Leopold was a liability, and Myers was ok; still not sure how I feel about Hartnell's "brush" with Miller that did not elicit a response after his two hits to Pommers and Ennis.  

That being said, tonight we are the the team coming off of the back-to-back.  Here's to hoping the team wants to end any negative thoughts we have all had about our back-to-back performances of the past.  If this team's mission is "we have something to prove," I hope they do so genuinely all year.  I can see them coming out strong, getting a lead, and then sitting back.  I can also see them coming out flat and never recover from that.  I am hoping their new vision is playing a consistent game for the full sixty and coming out on top.

Hoping for the best.  I am also hoping Miller's distaste for the Leafs shines through.  3-2 Buffalo.  Goals by CoHo, Ennis, and Pominville.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:09 AM

I watched the Montreal-Toronto game and both teams looked slow as molasses compared to the NYR-BOS game.  Our game pace was higher Sunday.  We can take 'em.  Ride high.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:26 AM

View PostVanek-Man, on 21 January 2013 - 12:57 AM, said:

Lindy Ruff has already said Ryan Miller will start in goal for Buffalo tomorrow on back to back nights.

Something interesting- three goalies played today on back-to-back.... Brzygalov, Lundqvist and Smith. All three got destroyed, and Lundqvist got pulled. Goalies on back to back nights so far this season are 0-3-0.

Just something to watch for.
Bah! :wallbash:
I think Miller will do fine, but whyyyy Lindy?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:42 AM

Something interesting- three goalies played today on back-to-back.... Brzygalov, Lundqvist and Smith. All three got destroyed, and Lundqvist got pulled. Goalies on back to back nights so far this season are 0-3-0.

I think Miller will do fine, but whyyyy Lindy?

Um,. have you met Lindy?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:52 AM

View Postthemaze2332, on 21 January 2013 - 01:42 AM, said:

Um,. have you met Lindy?
Nope. ;)

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:53 AM

Ryan Miller has lost in each of his last six games in Toronto, with a 3.40 goals-against average. He's 3-6-0, 3.36 GAA in his last nine against the Laffs.

Vanek has one point, an assist, in his last 3 games in Toronto.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:02 AM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 21 January 2013 - 01:53 AM, said:

Ryan Miller has lost in each of his last six games in Toronto, with a 3.40 goals-against average. He's 3-6-0, 3.36 GAA in his last nine against the Laffs.

Vanek has one point, an assist, in his last 3 games in Toronto.

The Sabres used to own the ACC. I think their names were actually on the lease.

Edited by Punch, 21 January 2013 - 02:39 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:35 AM

View PostVanek-Man, on 21 January 2013 - 12:57 AM, said:

Lindy Ruff has already said Ryan Miller will start in goal for Buffalo tomorrow on back to back nights.

Something interesting- three goalies played today on back-to-back.... Brzygalov, Lundqvist and Smith. All three got destroyed, and Lundqvist got pulled. Goalies on back to back nights so far this season are 0-3-0.

Just something to watch for.

The Sunday afternoon-Monday evening back to back games with a just a short trip from Buffalo to Toronto should mean a lessened impact from any potential fatigue factor.

Let's Go Buffalo!!!

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 21 January 2013 - 02:35 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

I say go with Miller..  He's needs to shake off some rust.  He's going to get 40 games this year and the second game of the season should be one of them.

Edited by wjag, 21 January 2013 - 06:15 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

4-1 Sabres.  Hat trick for Miller and a penalty shot goal for Enroth.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I say start Miller.

I say Scott is in the lineup again, unless Leino plays.

Maybe Weber plays instead of Leopold, but probably not.

A second win ... 3 - 1.

Grigorenko scores a beaut of a first NHL goal.

And my most fearless prediction ... since the game is not on NBC, Mike Milbury will not be propositioned by either BufffaloSoldier, or Bio ... :wub: .

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Starting the season with a matinee and then a back-to-back is somehow ... disorienting.

I just hope the Sabres team from the 1st and 3rd of Game 1 shows up and sends the starting goaltender packing. I'd love to see it 4-0 before the TO crowd knows what hit'em.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

A win, against the Leafs, on my birthday.  Com'on Sabres show me some love!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 21 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

A win, against the Leafs, on my birthday.  Com'on Sabres show me some love!

Happy Birthday

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

Big game, we have to take advantage of these projected bottom feeders.  I'm ok with us starting Miller, we need him to get his timing down etc.  Enroth better start one of those Carolina games later this week though.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

Fun Facts

Of the 289 players selected in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Jason Pominville (drafted 55th overall) is 3rd in points with 434 in 532 games.  Only Ilya Kovalchuk (1st overall, 786 points) and Jason Spezza (2nd overall, 616 points) have more.  Before Pominville, the Sabres also picked Derek Roy 32nd overall and Chris Thorburn 50th overall in this draft.  Jiri Novotny was their 1st round pick.

Of the 292 players selected in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Thomas Vanek (drafted 5th overall) is also 3rd in points with 452 in 548 games. Only Eric Staal (2nd overall, 574 points) and Ryan Getzlaf (19th overall, 474 points) have more.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

If Hodgson can continue his insane play, I expect Vanek and Pommers to do well this season.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 21 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

A win, against the Leafs, on my birthday.  Com'on Sabres show me some love!

Happy Birthday girl!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

Win or lose, I'm just glad there is hockey

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

View PostOverPowerYou, on 21 January 2013 - 09:14 AM, said:

Win or lose, I'm just glad there is hockey
Must win game.  Especially against the leafs.  I hate losing to them.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 21 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

A win, against the Leafs, on my birthday.  Com'on Sabres show me some love!

Happy Birthday!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 21 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

A win, against the Leafs, on my birthday.  Com'on Sabres show me some love!

Barely legal!

Happy birthday.  Hope you have a great one.

View PostRobviously, on 21 January 2013 - 08:48 AM, said:

Fun Facts

Of the 289 players selected in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Jason Pominville (drafted 55th overall) is 3rd in points with 434 in 532 games.  Only Ilya Kovalchuk (1st overall, 786 points) and Jason Spezza (2nd overall, 616 points) have more.  Before Pominville, the Sabres also picked Derek Roy 32nd overall and Chris Thorburn 50th overall in this draft.  Jiri Novotny was their 1st round pick.

Of the 292 players selected in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Thomas Vanek (drafted 5th overall) is also 3rd in points with 452 in 548 games. Only Eric Staal (2nd overall, 574 points) and Ryan Getzlaf (19th overall, 474 points) have more.

Good info.  Thanks.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 21 January 2013 - 09:44 AM, said:

Good info.  Thanks.
I thought it was interesting but not really worth starting a new thread about, so I put it here. Really amazing to look back on those drafts ~10 years later and how they shaped the league. The 2003 draft is ridiculous.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 21 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

A win, against the Leafs, on my birthday.  Com'on Sabres show me some love!

Happy birthday ! GO SABRES !

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

In Vegas for work next three nights, Sabres even money tonight , looks like a Benjamin on thefellas with a few cocktails for happy hour!



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 21 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

A win, against the Leafs, on my birthday.  Com'on Sabres show me some love!

Happy Birthday!!! Have a cold one :beer: with Brayden McNabb, It's his B-day too.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 21 January 2013 - 08:53 AM, said:

If Hodgson can continue his insane normal level of play, I expect Vanek and Pommers to do well lead the league in scoring this season.
Fixed.

Happy Birthday Chz!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 21 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

A win, against the Leafs, on my birthday.  Com'on Sabres show me some love!

Pick your size!

http://www.ebay.com/...X-/220720490426

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

I've bet four co-workers for tonights game.  Get it done!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

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Jeanneret will miss second straight game with illness; Sylvester to do Sabres' play-by-play http://bit.ly/10hgCAA

Not a fan of Sylvester on play by play.  Hamilton would be a much better choice.

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Scrivens is 1-0-1 with 4.39, .883 in two games vs. Sabres. MT @jonasTSN1050 Ben Scrivens looks to be starter tonight for Leafs.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

View PostSDS, on 21 January 2013 - 10:34 AM, said:

I love that 5XL is an option.  We got a box of free corporate t-shirts at my old job a few years back and (just to be safe) they threw in one 4XL and one 5XL.  The 5XL was the size of a tablecloth; I made the smallest girl in our office try it on and it was pretty much a robe on her.  Fun times.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

First of many games this season that I'll miss.  I am going to be twitchy at work come 7:35.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

Happy birthday, Chz!  Too bad RJ is still unwell.  I guess tonight I gotta bite the bullet and pay for GCL if I want to watch, but after yesterday I'm ready for more hockey!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 21 January 2013 - 10:46 AM, said:

@BuffNewsVogl
Jeanneret will miss second straight game with illness; Sylvester to do Sabres' play-by-play http://bit.ly/10hgCAA


Edited by Punch, 21 January 2013 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

View Postbiodork, on 21 January 2013 - 11:08 AM, said:

Happy birthday, Chz!  Too bad RJ is still unwell.  I guess tonight I gotta bite the bullet and pay for GCL if I want to watch, but after yesterday I'm ready for more hockey!

no cable?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

View PostSDS, on 21 January 2013 - 11:27 AM, said:

no cable?

Nope... cancelled it over the summer since I was hardly watching and hockey seemed unlikely at that point.  The Roku and digital antenna have me covered for regular tv, but for hockey I'm SOL unless I can do GCL.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

View Postbiodork, on 21 January 2013 - 11:28 AM, said:

Nope... cancelled it over the summer since I was hardly watching and hockey seemed unlikely at that point.  The Roku and digital antenna have me covered for regular tv, but for hockey I'm SOL unless I can do GCL.

LOL

I can see your POV for dropping DTV if you couldn't get the 411 on the NHL.





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