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#1 thewookie1

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

You are GM, what do you do? Remember though, you can't just trade away all the stars for the obvious reason "fans". You have the rest of this season and next to rebuild and retool. By 2014-2015, we want a cup or at least a great playoff appearance.


1. Work out a deal with the LAK to send Stafford and 2nd/3rd round pick or Adam there for Dustin Brown. (Both teams are struggling, and need something to wake up their teams. Plus both were talked about last year.)

2. 3rd/4th round pick for Tallinder (He may be somewhat injury-prone now but he's still a solid D-Man and may help get Myers out of whatever sort of problem he has.)

3. Leopold for a 2nd or 3rd rounder, being sure to stress last year's play. (A few teams are very D-deficient still like Detroit)

4. Probe the market for Gerbe, Enroth, Sekera, and Ennis's values.

Offseason

5. Finish season, if Ruff still can't turn the team around with all the new moves, fire him.

6. Hire Patrick Roy or Randy Cunneyworth. Maybe get them both 1 as HC and the other as AC. Let the HC decide what to do with the rest of the coaching staff.

7. Unload Gerbe for a 3rd/4th round pick.

8. Jump in on the Ryan Getzlaf FA fiasco and work hard to get 1 of them.

9. Trade Ennis for a vet C with some gas in the tank still and a couple picks.

10. If Leino doesn't play at all, hold him until next year.

11. Resign Regehr for lower contract unless he wishes to retire. Resign Sulzer to about the same deal as this year abiet maybe slightly more money.

Intended Lines 13-14 (With Getzlaf)

FORWARDS
Thomas Vanek ($7.143m) / Cody Hodgson ($2.750m) / Jason Pominville ($5.300m)
Marcus Foligno ($0.900m) / Ryan Getzlaf ($5.325m) / Dustin Brown ($3.175m)
Steve Ott ($2.950m) / Mikhail Grigorenko ($1.775m) / Ville Leino ($4.500m)
Patrick Kaleta ($1.250m) / Cody McCormick ($1.200m) / Corey Tropp ($0.701m)
Jochen Hecht ($1.250m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Tyler Myers ($5.500m) / Henrik Tallinder ($3.038m—10.0%)
Christian Ehrhoff ($4.000m) / Alexander Sulzer ($1.125m)
Mike Weber ($1.200m) / Robyn Regehr ($3.020m)
T.J. Brennan ($0.805m) /
GOALTENDERS
Ryan Miller ($6.250m)
David Leggio ($0.650m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,955,857; BONUSES: $850,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $2,194,143

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

So we've totally given up on this year already?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

Resign.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

View Postweave, on 07 February 2013 - 10:52 AM, said:

Resign.

I'd fire Lindy, then resign.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

View Postthewookie1, on 07 February 2013 - 10:38 AM, said:

You are GM, what do you do? Remember though, you can't just trade away all the stars for the obvious reason "fans". You have the rest of this season and next to rebuild and retool. By 2014-2015, we want a cup or at least a great playoff appearance.


1. Work out a deal with the LAK to send Stafford and 2nd/3rd round pick or Adam there for Dustin Brown. (Both teams are struggling, and need something to wake up their teams. Plus both were talked about last year.)

2. 3rd/4th round pick for Tallinder (He may be somewhat injury-prone now but he's still a solid D-Man and may help get Myers out of whatever sort of problem he has.)

3. Leopold for a 2nd or 3rd rounder, being sure to stress last year's play. (A few teams are very D-deficient still like Detroit)

4. Probe the market for Gerbe, Enroth, Sekera, and Ennis's values.

Offseason

5. Finish season, if Ruff still can't turn the team around with all the new moves, fire him.

6. Hire Patrick Roy or Randy Cunneyworth. Maybe get them both 1 as HC and the other as AC. Let the HC decide what to do with the rest of the coaching staff.

7. Unload Gerbe for a 3rd/4th round pick.

8. Jump in on the Ryan Getzlaf FA fiasco and work hard to get 1 of them.

9. Trade Ennis for a vet C with some gas in the tank still and a couple picks.

10. If Leino doesn't play at all, hold him until next year.

11. Resign Regehr for lower contract unless he wishes to retire. Resign Sulzer to about the same deal as this year abiet maybe slightly more money.

Intended Lines 13-14 (With Getzlaf)

FORWARDS
Thomas Vanek ($7.143m) / Cody Hodgson ($2.750m) / Jason Pominville ($5.300m)
Marcus Foligno ($0.900m) / Ryan Getzlaf ($5.325m) / Dustin Brown ($3.175m)
Steve Ott ($2.950m) / Mikhail Grigorenko ($1.775m) / Ville Leino ($4.500m)
Patrick Kaleta ($1.250m) / Cody McCormick ($1.200m) / Corey Tropp ($0.701m)
Jochen Hecht ($1.250m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Tyler Myers ($5.500m) / Henrik Tallinder ($3.038m—10.0%)
Christian Ehrhoff ($4.000m) / Alexander Sulzer ($1.125m)
Mike Weber ($1.200m) / Robyn Regehr ($3.020m)
T.J. Brennan ($0.805m) /
GOALTENDERS
Ryan Miller ($6.250m)
David Leggio ($0.650m)
------
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,955,857; BONUSES: $850,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $2,194,143


And we thought Darcy over valued his players!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

yeah that dustin brown trade would NEVER, EVER happen. ever

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

its not what would you do its...


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

The Brown trade was supposed to be

Stafford and 2nd/3rd round and Adam, not or

Leo could still fetch a 2nd if we were damn lucky (Gaustad style)



Brown is the C, if they trade him it would make the other players feel no one is excusable.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

View Postthewookie1, on 07 February 2013 - 11:53 AM, said:

The Brown trade was supposed to be

Stafford and 2nd/3rd round and Adam, not or

Leo could still fetch a 2nd if we were damn lucky (Gaustad style)



Brown is the C, if they trade him it would make the other players feel no one is excusable.

i dont see the kings giving up their captain/one of their stars for...
-a marginal 20-25 goal scorer (30 if hes motivated)
-a guy who may still have upside but also may be a waste of time
-and a mystery draft pick that has about a 15-30% chance of being a successful nhl'er

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

View Postsabres4life19, on 07 February 2013 - 11:58 AM, said:

i dont see the kings giving up their captain/one of their stars for...
-a marginal 20-25 goal scorer (30 if hes motivated)
-a guy who may still have upside but also may be a waste of time
-and a mystery draft pick that has about a 15-30% chance of being a successful nhl'er

It would work seeing as LA needs another Center in their system and would give a potential 30 goal scorer for Richards and Carter to play with.

We traded Ruff as a C, they traded Gretsky, is Brown untouchable.......

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

View Postthewookie1, on 07 February 2013 - 12:17 PM, said:

It would work seeing as LA needs another Center in their system and would give a potential 30 goal scorer for Richards and Carter to play with.

We traded Ruff as a C, they traded Gretsky, is Brown untouchable.......
For the load of manure you're offering, yes, he is untouchable.

You are treading perilously close to Flounder territory w/ this one.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

View Postthewookie1, on 07 February 2013 - 12:17 PM, said:

It would work seeing as LA needs another Center in their system and would give a potential 30 goal scorer for Richards and Carter to play with.

We traded Ruff as a C, they traded Gretsky, is Brown untouchable.......

Yes

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

View PostTaro T, on 07 February 2013 - 12:20 PM, said:

For the load of manure you're offering, yes, he is untouchable.

You are treading perilously close to Flounder territory w/ this one.

You guys sorely under-appreciate our players so I am not surprised.......

Adam still has potential to be a very good Center and showed that last year at the beginning of the season. He has been cold since, but a change of scenery and coaching may be what he needs.

Stafford isn't a terrible player, he's just not a star especially made worse by Ruff's system at times.

A 2nd Rounder isn't anything to laugh at.


Maybe Dustin Brown is a little lofty, but if he were not C, it might be closer. Seing as if their season continues like this, they will need to put the blame on someone. If not the coach.

Edited by thewookie1, 07 February 2013 - 12:28 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

View Postthewookie1, on 07 February 2013 - 12:26 PM, said:

You guys sorely under-appreciate our players so I am not surprised.......

Adam still has potential to be a very good Center and showed that last year at the beginning of the season. He has been cold since, but a change of scenery and coaching may be what he needs.

Stafford isn't a terrible player, he's just not a star especially made worse by Ruff's system at times.

A 2nd Rounder isn't anything to laugh at.


Maybe Dustin Brown is a little lofty, but if he were not C, it might be closer. Seing as if their season continues like this, they will need to put the blame on someone. If not the coach.
A team 10 games removed from winning the Stanley Cup doesn't give up their captain for: a guy who has shown occasional flashes (most of which came in a contract year) and at best needs a change of scenery and at worst simply isn't that good and has yet to score a goal this season; a VERY slow center that currently projects out to career AHLer; and a 2nd/3rd round pick.

You don't give up your captain for a bunch of shinola unless there is some serious backstory.  Richards and Brown not liking each other doesn't rise to that level IMHO.

And Adam doesn't project out to be a 'very good' center.  Assuming he gets his head back on straight he projects to be a serviceable C or more likely a serviceable W.

Had LA missed the playoffs last year, Brown would very likely have been on the trade block as the team would have been handed off to Richards; they didn't just sneak into the playoffs, they won the whole shooting match.  Brown might be leaving (I doubt it, but he might), but not for what you're offering.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 07 February 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

So we've totally given up on this year already?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

I'd start giving out paper bags for people to wear on their heads with every ticket.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

View PostTaro T, on 07 February 2013 - 12:20 PM, said:

For the load of manure you're offering, yes, he is untouchable.

You are treading perilously close to Flounder territory w/ this one.

Outstanding.

I will say that the title "Flounder" is looking for a new owner, as the prior one has (admirably) broken his filthy little habit.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

View PostTaro T, on 07 February 2013 - 12:20 PM, said:

For the load of manure you're offering, yes, he is untouchable.

You are treading perilously close to Flounder territory w/ this one.
I bet your fun around the holidays

View Postnfreeman, on 07 February 2013 - 01:40 PM, said:

Outstanding.

I will say that the title "Flounder" is looking for a new owner, as the prior one has (admirably) broken his filthy little habit.
Taro doesn't like me.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

If the losing continues and the playoffs are out of reach, I'd really look to build for the future.  See what you can get for Regehr & Leopold if they ok the move.  Call up Adam, McNabb, Pardy and Tarnasky.  Waive Gerbe, Hecht.  See what you can get for Stafford.  If its a good prospect, make the move.  

See if Adam has anything to offer, if not unload him in the offseason.  Give Brennan, McNabb some on the job training in the remaining worthless games and determine if Pardy and Tarnasky are worth keeping. I'd also contemplate moving Tyler Myers but only if it gets you a top line player (see pronger for Shanahan).

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

I'd help my son with his golf swing....

Then I'd make some spreadsheets and have a nice hot toddy...and convince myself I am an honorable fella.....and go show my owner said spreadsheets the next morning.....

Then I'd take a well deserved nap....

Then I'd do an interview on GR, and head down the road to the Olive Garden aterwards.....

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:57 AM

View Postweave, on 07 February 2013 - 10:52 AM, said:

Resign.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 11 February 2013 - 12:51 AM, said:

I'd help my son with his golf swing....

Then I'd make some spreadsheets and have a nice hot toddy...and convince myself I am an honorable fella.....and go show my owner said spreadsheets the next morning.....

Then I'd take a well deserved nap....

Then I'd do an interview on GR, and head down the road to the Olive Garden aterwards.....

The question was, what would you do if you were GM, not what would you do if you are Darcy Regier.  :D

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:03 AM

If I was GM, first thing I would do is sign Crosby.  No Russians will play for me, so Malkin is out of the question.
I'm makin Phil Jackson coach.  Guy wins literally everywhere he coaches.
I was thinking about who a good GM would be.  Whoever the Ravens have would be good, but then I started thinking big picture.  All a GM does is draft guys, but anyone can draft guys, so I should just get a team of really smart fans to figure out the draft.  Also, how cool would it be if the Sabres players lived on an island in Lake Erie, and they only left the island for games, so for home games they'd all come zooming in on boats and we could watch and cheer.

Seriously, though, if I were GM I would make each and every player walk on the logo, and if I heard of any player not walking on the logo, I would trade him.  It's nonsense.  Trust me, I know nonsense.  It's right in the middle of the room.  Some traditions make sense, but this one doesn't.  How can the current GM look on at what is happening in this locker-room not intervene?  No wonder they are so tired during games.  They waste all of their energies avoiding the damn thing and re-inforcing it to all who dare cross the room in the most efficient way, that you should not step on the logo.  Dumbest carpet ever.

Edited by Yuri Olesha, 13 February 2013 - 02:30 AM.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:22 AM

View Postsabres4life19, on 07 February 2013 - 11:40 AM, said:

yeah that dustin brown trade would NEVER, EVER happen. ever

Yup.  100%.  Stafford and Adam and a first do not get us Brown.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 07 February 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:


Classic! Almost spit out my coffee being caught off guard. Sabres still have a shot!

Kindly get rid of Ruff and bring in Craig Ramsay.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:15 AM

View PostYuri Olesha, on 13 February 2013 - 02:03 AM, said:

If I was GM, first thing I would do is sign Crosby.  No Russians will play for me, so Malkin is out of the question.
I'm makin Phil Jackson coach.  Guy wins literally everywhere he coaches.
I was thinking about who a good GM would be.  Whoever the Ravens have would be good, but then I started thinking big picture.  All a GM does is draft guys, but anyone can draft guys, so I should just get a team of really smart fans to figure out the draft.  Also, how cool would it be if the Sabres players lived on an island in Lake Erie, and they only left the island for games, so for home games they'd all come zooming in on boats and we could watch and cheer.

Seriously, though, if I were GM I would make each and every player walk on the logo, and if I heard of any player not walking on the logo, I would trade him.  It's nonsense.  Trust me, I know nonsense.  It's right in the middle of the room.  Some traditions make sense, but this one doesn't.  How can the current GM look on at what is happening in this locker-room not intervene?  No wonder they are so tired during games.  They waste all of their energies avoiding the damn thing and re-inforcing it to all who dare cross the room in the most efficient way, that you should not step on the logo.  Dumbest carpet ever.

finally someone talking some sense

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

View PostYuri Olesha, on 13 February 2013 - 02:03 AM, said:

If I was GM, first thing I would do is sign Crosby.  No Russians will play for me, so Malkin is out of the question.
I'm makin Phil Jackson coach.  Guy wins literally everywhere he coaches.
I was thinking about who a good GM would be.  Whoever the Ravens have would be good, but then I started thinking big picture.  All a GM does is draft guys, but anyone can draft guys, so I should just get a team of really smart fans to figure out the draft.  Also, how cool would it be if the Sabres players lived on an island in Lake Erie, and they only left the island for games, so for home games they'd all come zooming in on boats and we could watch and cheer.

Seriously, though, if I were GM I would make each and every player walk on the logo, and if I heard of any player not walking on the logo, I would trade him.  It's nonsense.  Trust me, I know nonsense.  It's right in the middle of the room.  Some traditions make sense, but this one doesn't.  How can the current GM look on at what is happening in this locker-room not intervene?  No wonder they are so tired during games.  They waste all of their energies avoiding the damn thing and re-inforcing it to all who dare cross the room in the most efficient way, that you should not step on the logo.  Dumbest carpet ever.

Interesting.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

View PostYuri Olesha, on 13 February 2013 - 02:03 AM, said:

Dumbest carpet ever.

I hate carpet.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

Honestly what would I do?

Leopold gets traded at or around the deadline - Return Unknown
Weber gets a 4yr extension - Price Unknown
Nathan Gerbe gets traded if I can and if not I resign him but on a 2yr deal for the least I can
Kaleta gets resigned
I trade Stafford and Pominville and bring in Corey Perry (UFA) and Joel Armia
This Summer I resign Vanek and tell him he is not getting a raise because we need the cap space. Gets a slight one maybe (7.25 x 4)  If he gets pissed I trade him too.  I don't want players who whine about making 7.1 versus 8.  Hometown discount.
I give Regehr a 2yr deal for about half what he makes now.  I think he is good for our blueline even if he has lost a step.  He has the right mindset.
CoHo gets a 6yr deal - Price Unknown
I assume that through trades I have 2 first round picks and that at least 1 is in the top 10.  I draft the best forward available or trade up higher if needed to get 1 of the top 5 forwards.  Must be over 5'11" at time of draft (6' or taller)
I buy the stupid signed plate of Lucic running miller and I frame it nicely in a case and put it on the locker room door.  It will not be taking down til we sweep boston in the regular season or win a playoff series against them or win the cup.
Ryan Miller gets traded next season.  My guts says Ullmark and Makarov will be replacements within the next 3 years.  I will take that gamble.
John Scott keeps his job but I hire a coach to work with him in the offseason to extend his usability.  Maybe futile but I am willing to waste 700k a year on the big guy.
I Fire the coach and Hire Patrick Roy, I tell him to change the system and work with players but stop screwing with their heads
I fire the rest of the coaches and tell my new Coach to provide me with a list of guys he wants to work with.  I use that list and talk to my hockey people to also generate more names.  In the end we sit down and discuss.  I will make the final decision on who gets hired.  Our coaching staff will not always agree but they will be good.
I tell the players the sole reason for existence is to play hard for a city that loves them.  Effort beats Talent.  Play hard and you will win Lord Stanley's Cup.  In the locker room I post 1 pick of every team since 07 who has won the cup, a pic with their fans in it and the look of joy on their faces as well as the teams.
I make sure that I have people in place to help the families adjust and be comfortable in Buffalo. Happy Wife Happy Player.
I attend every home game in person and watch every away game without fail.  I eat, breath, and sleep hockey. I know something about every player on every team in the NHL and I am aware of everything going on in the AHL and juniors.  Sleep is for the weak.
If we have bad games or play bad or what not, I stand up in front of the media and I take the heat. This isn't to coddle my players, it is to show them I in it with them.  They should be focused on hockey not what some beat reporter trying to sell an article/ generate traffic is barking at them about.
Finally I do not ride the players on the team or call them out.  It doesn't need to be said. If they slack for extended periods I trade them. Slacking is not the same as a slump.  I will keep a player if the coach thinks he can work on it and help them improve their effort.  I am not a Tzar. However their is a time limit.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

First order of business is to get Ryan O'Reilly, who is apparently officially on the trading market:  https://twitter.com/...520281439186946

Presumably, Colorado wants young, cheap talent in return.  I've seen roster player and top prospect mentioned as their desired outcome.  Maybe Sekera and Armia?  Or maybe Pommer and Brennan for O'Reilly and a salary plug?

For the love of God, please do not suggest Stafford and Leopold for O'Reilly.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 13 February 2013 - 09:19 AM, said:

First order of business is to get Ryan O'Reilly, who is apparently officially on the trading market:  https://twitter.com/...520281439186946

Presumably, Colorado wants young, cheap talent in return.  I've seen roster player and top prospect mentioned as their desired outcome.  Maybe Sekera and Armia?  Or maybe Pommer and Brennan for O'Reilly and a salary plug?

For the love of God, please do not suggest Stafford and Leopold for O'Reilly.

Said this is the around the league thread: if they take Ennis or Sekera and Armia, I do it. If Grigs is involved, probably not.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

View PostCaptain Caveman, on 13 February 2013 - 07:22 AM, said:

Yup.  100%.  Stafford and Adam and a first do not get us Brown.
really?
the same brown that has been sat for four of the first nine games?
i personally dont want him, and would rather have stoll....but come on, brown is not that amazing.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

I'd like to think if I saw a waitress refuse to give a gay couple some maple syrup, I'd walk out of that restaurant. But that's just me.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

View PostYuri Olesha, on 13 February 2013 - 02:03 AM, said:

If I was GM, first thing I would do is sign Crosby.  No Russians will play for me, so Malkin is out of the question.
I'm makin Phil Jackson coach.  Guy wins literally everywhere he coaches.
I was thinking about who a good GM would be.  Whoever the Ravens have would be good, but then I started thinking big picture.  All a GM does is draft guys, but anyone can draft guys, so I should just get a team of really smart fans to figure out the draft.  Also, how cool would it be if the Sabres players lived on an island in Lake Erie, and they only left the island for games, so for home games they'd all come zooming in on boats and we could watch and cheer.

Seriously, though, if I were GM I would make each and every player walk on the logo, and if I heard of any player not walking on the logo, I would trade him.  It's nonsense.  Trust me, I know nonsense.  It's right in the middle of the room.  Some traditions make sense, but this one doesn't.  How can the current GM look on at what is happening in this locker-room not intervene?  No wonder they are so tired during games.  They waste all of their energies avoiding the damn thing and re-inforcing it to all who dare cross the room in the most efficient way, that you should not step on the logo.  Dumbest carpet ever.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

Fall on my sword. For the sake of Sabres fans everywhere.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

View PostKoomkie, on 13 February 2013 - 09:41 AM, said:

really?
the same brown that has been sat for four of the first nine games?
i personally dont want him, and would rather have stoll....but come on, brown is not that amazing.
I don't think so, since Dustin Brown has played in all 11 of the Kings' games this season.

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 13 February 2013 - 09:27 AM, said:

Said this is the around the league thread: if they take Ennis or Sekera and Armia, I do it. If Grigs is involved, probably not.
I'm open to packaging Ennis and Armia for O'Reilly but we'd need more in return.  Armia has the highest ceiling of the three and Ennis and O'Reilly might basically be a wash in points per season.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

I am at a point where I really don't know what the team should do.  Firing the coach and GM seems equal parts obvious and unlikely.  As for who on the ice should be brought in?  I like O'Reilly.  Or maybe it is the concept of O'Reilly.  Do we move Armia?  Or is Armia to be saved for the full rebuild?  If we move Armia then Stafford has to stay.  Unless we trade for another RW to replace him. ###### me.

I dunno.  I'm about ready to get excited for a fire sale.  Nuke the whole blessed thing and start over.  Holy ###### nonsense.  This team is at an obvious point where a #1 pick might very well be the best thing for them and those ###### changed the draft lottery rules.


*breathe*

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:13 AM

View PostYuri Olesha, on 13 February 2013 - 02:03 AM, said:

If I was GM, first thing I would do is sign Crosby.  No Russians will play for me, so Malkin is out of the question.
I'm makin Phil Jackson coach.  Guy wins literally everywhere he coaches.
I was thinking about who a good GM would be.  Whoever the Ravens have would be good, but then I started thinking big picture.  All a GM does is draft guys, but anyone can draft guys, so I should just get a team of really smart fans to figure out the draft.  Also, how cool would it be if the Sabres players lived on an island in Lake Erie, and they only left the island for games, so for home games they'd all come zooming in on boats and we could watch and cheer.

Seriously, though, if I were GM I would make each and every player walk on the logo, and if I heard of any player not walking on the logo, I would trade him.  It's nonsense.  Trust me, I know nonsense.  It's right in the middle of the room.  Some traditions make sense, but this one doesn't.  How can the current GM look on at what is happening in this locker-room not intervene?  No wonder they are so tired during games.  They waste all of their energies avoiding the damn thing and re-inforcing it to all who dare cross the room in the most efficient way, that you should not step on the logo.  Dumbest carpet ever.

The logo isn't on the carpet.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

View Postweave, on 13 February 2013 - 10:02 AM, said:

I am at a point where I really don't know what the team should do.  Firing the coach and GM seems equal parts obvious and unlikely.  As for who on the ice should be brought in?  I like O'Reilly.  Or maybe it is the concept of O'Reilly.  Do we move Armia?  Or is Armia to be saved for the full rebuild?  If we move Armia then Stafford has to stay.  Unless we trade for another RW to replace him. ###### me.

I dunno.  I'm about ready to get excited for a fire sale.  Nuke the whole blessed thing and start over.  Holy ###### nonsense.  This team is at an obvious point where a #1 pick might very well be the best thing for them and those ###### changed the draft lottery rules.


*breathe*
There are no easy answers.  The Sabres are paying for years of bad work from Regier right now, Ruff is way past his expiration date in Buffalo, and Pegula missed his opportunity to clean house two years ago and give the organization a fresh start.  

If we have a massive fire sale (which I doubt Regier would ever do) or if we just completely crash and burn this year, how does that affect contract negotiations with Vanek, Miller, and Pominville this summer?  Would they even want to stay?   Does it mean we're trading them this summer too?  And would Regier ever do that?

The only good news is that it seems like this is a year where it won't matter if you pick 1st overall, or 2nd, or 3rd.  There are some awesome players available.  But knowing the Sabres, they'll string together just enough wins against back-up goalies to land the 10th overall pick and we'll be back to square one next year.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

View PostRobviously, on 13 February 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:

The only good news is that it seems like this is a year where it won't matter if you pick 1st overall, or 2nd, or 3rd.  There are some awesome players available.  But knowing the Sabres, they'll string together just enough wins against back-up goalies to land the 10th overall pick and we'll be back to square one next year.
The Sabres usually don't fare we'll against back up goalies