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#1 Spndnchz

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

Play Oreo or not. Can't lose three in a row.

Mike Ribeiro leads Washington with four points (1+3) in four games, while Alexander Ovechkin has collected just one point – an assist – this season.

Will Vanek play?

Let's Go Buffalo!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:04 AM

i hope vanek plays!!!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

Oreo about to get dunked in the Lindy milk........

Hey?.....how about Weber getting a shot since we are 11% into the season? I know the D has been Oh-so-physical.......

Foligno is 3 games away from never being a Sabre after this year......

On a positive note.....Cody Hodgson is cute as a button......

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

Capitals are 0-3-1.

Sabres seem like the perfect cure. I don't see how we win. 4-1 Washington.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:57 AM

I didn't even know Ribiero was still playing hockey.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:28 AM

This afternoon is a good time for a line not including Vanek or Pominville to step up and score.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:31 AM

View PostDeLuca67, on 27 January 2013 - 02:28 AM, said:

This afternoon is a good time for a line not including Vanek or Pominville to step up and score.
Dear god we can only hope.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:11 AM

Hopefully Lindy mixes up the D.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

We will lose 2:0 with a non existing offense and 2 stupid turnover goals.

We will show no heart and no grit and take some damn stupid penalties.
Of course i hope that i will be totally wrong but i do not see how we win this game.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

Needs to improve:

PowerPlay
Defensive Breakouts
Secondary Scoring
Passing-play
Faceoffs

And our D-Men need to stop making those along the board passes behind the net in their own zone. 9 out of 10 times they lose the puck after the third pass that went from the one dmen to the other.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:53 AM

Just be glad there's sabres hockey to watch people. At least we aren't hearing and seeing Gary bettmans face every other night talking about "no progress" in the lockout

Edited by OverPowerYou, 27 January 2013 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

I'll be at the game, so I hope we win. The Caps are going to be desperate, but they are a mess.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

Does Ennis get moved from centre if he can't win more faceoffs? He was 17, 50 and 14 in his last three games

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

I'll be bowling.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

View PostSabresBaltimore, on 27 January 2013 - 06:59 AM, said:

The Caps are going to be desperate, but they are a mess.

So were the Canes until the Sabres showed up and cured all their problems.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

Thought this was a 7pm start, 3.00pm means son and I can go ! Yoo Hoo
Looks like me and the boy be a scalping at 2.45....Lets go!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

View PostSabresBaltimore, on 27 January 2013 - 06:59 AM, said:

I'll be at the game, so I hope we win.

Ditto, probably my only chance to get to a game this year, hoping they can keep the Caps winless one more game.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Hope we don't lose.


Funny how quickly that mindset can creep back in after two Shittty losses that expose this teams weaknesses.

Anyhoo...Remain positive.

Above all else. GO SABRES !

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

Gut check time.  You have to assume the Caps are going to come out hard (although it appears the complacency phase of Ovechkin's career is continuing).  Let's see what this year's team is made of.

I thought the 2nd Carolina game was a pretty good team effort, with the (huge) exception of a lack of offensive finish from lines 2 and 3.  Guys like Stafford (who has shown a nice 2-way game this year IMHO), Ennis, Gerbe, Foligno and Griggy need to bury a few if they want to get ice time and get paid like real NHL scoring forwards.  Same goes for defensemen like Ehrhoff, Myers, Reggie and Leopold.

In the recent past this team would start squeezing the sticks and the scoring drought and losing would continue.

But hope springs eternal.

Go Sabres.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Why does it always seem that every time a Buffalo team plays a struggling team the struggling team snaps out of their funk in a big way? Sabres or Bills, doesn't seem to matter. We seem to be the cure-all for whatever ails the other team.

Unfortunately, I see more of the same today. 5-2, Caps.

Hope I'm wrong.

GO SABRES!!!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Somethings got to give id love to see weber and brennan into the lineup and maybe take scott out for ellis if vanek is gonna play. I just want to see fresh legs hungry for the puck. Set the tone and show our players that if theyre going to coast thru the game or play sloppy then they will find themselves in the pressbox

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

All righty than. Back at it. I see a classic Ruff road game playing not to lose coming. Hope for great goaltending push for OT hope to win in a SO.

Problem is that hasn't really worked for them last season.

Watched some western games last night(EDM-CAL, LA-PHX, Ducks-Preds) and they appear to be playing at a different speed and level. Please BFLO can I at least see some consistent effort/persuit on the puck.

Well at least we got hockey back, not sure what lines or team we are going to see today but I hope it's a winning one.

Let's go Buff-a-lo!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

Must win game.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

since the caps are doing so poorly i fully expect a caps victory

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

View PostR_dudly, on 27 January 2013 - 10:50 AM, said:

All righty than. Back at it. I see a classic Ruff road game playing not to lose coming. Hope for great goaltending push for OT hope to win in a SO.

Problem is that hasn't really worked for them last season.

Watched some western games last night(EDM-CAL, LA-PHX, Ducks-Preds) and they appear to be playing at a different speed and level. Please BFLO can I at least see some consistent effort/persuit on the puck.

Well at least we got hockey back, not sure what lines or team we are going to see today but I hope it's a winning one.

Let's go Buff-a-lo!

I also have to agree with you after watching some of the other games last night these guys are moving a lot harder to the puck!

View PostBuffaloBorn, on 27 January 2013 - 11:14 AM, said:

since the caps are doing so poorly i fully expect a caps victory

I hope Buffalo wins but I see the Caps having their best game of the season today!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

NHL.com Preview:

http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

Big question today is does Grigorenko play, and if so, how does Lindy use him?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 27 January 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

Big question today is does Grigorenko play, and if so, how does Lindy use him?

Would love to see him get more minutes between 82 and 21 and at a minimum 3rd line minutes with some PP time.  If neither of those are in the plans, put him in the Press Box.  No more wasted games like Friday against the Canes.

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 27 January 2013 - 11:40 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 27 January 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

Big question today is does Grigorenko play, and if so, how does Lindy use him?

Hopefully smarter than Oates is using Ovechkin. Crabb and Beagle, seriously? Maybe when he was in his prime he could make it work, but at this point separating him from Backstrom is nuts.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

Anyone know which feed NHL network will be carrying? You have to assume it'll be Washington's.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Predicting a huge win for the Sabres today because I don't get the NHL Network and I'm pretty sure NHL Gamecenter will say I can't watch it because it's a "national TV" game.  So I'm pretty sure I'll get to see zero percent of this game.

Grigorenko gets his first goal and his first assist and his first fight (!) where he knocks his opponent the F out.

Then Thomas Vanek scores five goals and takes an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after the fifth goal for breaking out a can of spray paint and writing "Rob and Tom BFFs 4ever" on the glass.  I will miss this whole thing.

Other things:
- Stafford fights again.
- Miller scores a goal somehow
- The jumbotron falls to the ice again but this time Tyler Myers actually catches it and helps move it back to its original position, revealing that his conditioning isn't a problem and that he does in fact have super strength.  He becomes the defenseman we always wanted.

I'm pretty sure this is what I'll be missing.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

View PostRobviously, on 27 January 2013 - 01:03 PM, said:

Predicting a huge win for the Sabres today because I don't get the NHL Network and I'm pretty sure NHL Gamecenter will say I can't watch it because it's a "national TV" game.  So I'm pretty sure I'll get to see zero percent of this game.

Grigorenko gets his first goal and his first assist and his first fight (!) where he knocks his opponent the F out.

Then Thomas Vanek scores five goals and takes an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after the fifth goal for breaking out a can of spray paint and writing "Rob and Tom BFFs 4ever" on the glass.  I will miss this whole thing.

Other things:
- Stafford fights again.
- Miller scores a goal somehow
- The jumbotron falls to the ice again but this time Tyler Myers actually catches it and helps move it back to its original position, revealing that his conditioning isn't a problem and that he does in fact have super strength.  He becomes the defenseman we always wanted.

I'm pretty sure this is what I'll be missing.

You're less of a man, more of a prophet. Phenomenal :lol:

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

@BuffNewsVogl
Thomas Vanek is out for the Sabres today against Capitals. Mikhail Grigorenko will play.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 27 January 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:

@BuffNewsVogl
Thomas Vanek is out for the Sabres today against Capitals. Mikhail Grigorenko will play.
The question is where will he play?  With Vanek out, I say put Foligno on that line, shift Ennis to wing and put Grigs as 2nd line center.
Foligno - Hodgson - Pommers
Ennis- Grigs - Stafford
leave everything else alone... but who am I kidding Lindy will do something else

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

And Move Ott to Center for Faceoffs and let him switch with Jochen after that...

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

Ruff's Pre-Game Interview:

http://sabres.nhl.co...id=14&iid=40916

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 27 January 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:

Ruff's Pre-Game Interview:

http://sabres.nhl.co...id=14&iid=40916

"Is it good to see RJ back?"

"It's great to see RJ back.  That should bring us the W!"

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

I'll say
Foligno-Hodgson-Pommers
Ott-Grigorenko-Stafford
Hecht-Ennis-Kaleta
and-who-cares

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

How about sit Scott since the Caps don't really have a "tough guy" and let Brennan play as a 7th D/PP Specialist.

@BuffNewsVogl
Won't know for sure till warm-ups, but don't be surprised if Sabres dress T.J. Brennan as a seventh defenseman and sit John Scott vs. Caps.

Vogl reading my mind?

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 27 January 2013 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

i retract my previous comment . go sabres!! convincing win





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