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#1 DeLuca1967

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

4-6-1is not the start anyone had hoped for.

Time to see if this team is capable of carrying over the momentum of a last second goal and OT win.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

Defense needs to get out of their own way. I've grown tired of watching our guys run into eachother as they work the puck out of our own end. Cross ice passes that get intercepted are also getting stale.

Can we fire poor passing and skating?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

Going to the game.  Bringing 11 others...tickets behind the Islanders net were only $10 on stub hub.  Some of the seats in the mezzanine were only $6!!  Weird, but hopefully we can bring them luck...a win...and this starts our cup run! (Yes, I said it...but my positive energy brought them a win vs the Habs!) Rainbows, kittens, and sunshine :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

The record for Sabre passes in their own end is 11.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

Islander's play a fast paced up tempo game. Buffalo has not faired well against that style yet this season and our goalies have been average, I expect another high scoring 4-3,5-4 type game. Good news is the islanders Defense and goaltending is as bad or may be may be worse than ours.
If we can get some secondary scoring in this one I like our chances of coming out on top.

Let's Go Sabre-space.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

And to think the Sabres d was once considered good and had a lot of depth. Trade value is decreasing as I type...

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

View PostBarDown, on 09 February 2013 - 08:40 AM, said:

Going to the game.  Bringing 11 others...tickets behind the Islanders net were only $10 on stub hub.  Some of the seats in the mezzanine were only $6!!  Weird, but hopefully we can bring them luck...a win...and this starts our cup run! (Yes, I said it...but my positive energy brought them a win vs the Habs!) Rainbows, kittens, and sunshine :thumbsup:

Hope you guys aren't planning on jumping on the L.I. Expressway. What a mess.

http://abcnews.go.co...essway-18448330

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

View Postthanes16, on 09 February 2013 - 09:35 AM, said:

And to think the Sabres d was once considered good and had a lot of depth. Trade value is decreasing as I type...

Myers' is still through the roof, I would guess.  Most GMs and coaches are egomaniacs who will assume they can turn him around, no matter how poorly he does.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 09 February 2013 - 09:44 AM, said:

Hope you guys aren't planning on jumping on the L.I. Expressway. What a mess.

http://abcnews.go.co...essway-18448330
Thanks for the heads up, but that was further out on the island...and...yesterday.  Snow stopped a while ago and the roads should be fine by tonight.  Go Sabres!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

View PostR_dudly, on 09 February 2013 - 09:06 AM, said:

Islander's play a fast paced up tempo game. Buffalo has not faired well against that style yet this season and our goalies have been average, I expect another high scoring 4-3,5-4 type game. Good news is the islanders Defense and goaltending is as bad or may be may be worse than ours.
If we can get some secondary scoring in this one I like our chances of coming out on top.

Let's Go Sabre-space.

The Islanders started well, but they by no means are a good team. I'm not extremely high on the Sabres right now either but they are a better team then the Islanders.

Isles 1-3-0 at home.
Isles have lost 3 in a row.
In the 3 loses, Isles have given up 11 goals, scored 3.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

View PostVanek-Man, on 09 February 2013 - 10:08 AM, said:

The Islanders started well, but they by no means are a good team. I'm not extremely high on the Sabres right now either but they are a better team then the Islanders.

Isles 1-3-0 at home.
Isles have lost 3 in a row.
In the 3 loses, Isles have given up 11 goals, scored 3.
So basically the Isles are gonna own us tonight.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

Maybe the Isles will start Thomas in net tonight ;)

As for momentum carrying over. I seem to recall this line of thought after the bruins win, then only to backfire extremely badly. So forgive me when I say I have little faith in momentum playing a role tonight.

As for the game, I'd really like to see a little something offensively out of Stafford and grigorenko tonight. I know Grigs is a rookie, but he's supposed to be an elite offensive guy (eventually), I won't ride him too much considering his #of Nhl games played. But Stafford...... He gets no free pass, he's making huge money for next to nothing in production.

Maybe the FES line can rekindle some of that late season magic from last season.

All in all yes we are better on paper, however we seem to always struggle against the Isles and always get scorched by that speedy top line, I'd like to see another shootout.

And I hope Boyes doesn't net one against us, that would be a giant kick in the sack.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 09 February 2013 - 10:24 AM, said:


And I hope Boyes doesn't net one against us, that would be a giant kick in the sack.

I can imagine Boyes scoring the game winner on the PP.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

View Postnobody, on 09 February 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:



I can imagine Boyes scoring the game winner on the PP.

I wonder if someone will get touched by Boyes this evening

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

What are the odds of Boyes skating past the bench and yelling to Ruff, "Nice System!"

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 February 2013 - 10:54 AM, said:

What are the odds of Boyes skating past the bench and yelling to Ruff, "Nice System!"
After he scores the GW OT goal..... Highly likely

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

The true measure of this team is against these teams they should beat. If they beat them, oh well. If they beat them handedly, thats nice. If they lose its probably what we expect at this point. If they lose handedly, shite :cry: .

As always GO SABRES !

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

View PostBarDown, on 09 February 2013 - 10:07 AM, said:

Thanks for the heads up, but that was further out on the island...and...yesterday.  Snow stopped a while ago and the roads should be fine by tonight.  Go Sabres!

Must be nice.

Part of my job has me "dealing" with Northern New Jersey's roadways and from what I'm being told, some of their major roadways are still a mess.

Have fun tonight!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

Wonder if we see a scrap with our boy joe finley(if he plays that is) if he doesnt play maybe Scott takes on carkner and mccormick takes on matt martin?

Fight night in long island!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

View Postsabres4life19, on 09 February 2013 - 11:36 AM, said:

Wonder if we see a scrap with our boy joe finley(if he plays that is) if he doesnt play maybe Scott takes on carkner and mccormick takes on matt martin?

Fight night in long island!

Finley's not playing.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Tonight, we dine on the islanders!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Is he gonna get waived now that visnovsky is back?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

I just saw that Rick DiPietro's debut is under the Buffalo Sabres "Classic Games" section on Gamecenter.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Got some cheap seats 4 rows from the glass in the end the sabres shoot twice.  I bought them last night to make myself feel better.  


consolation prize for not being able to drive back to buffalo for the labatt blue pond hockey tourney.  My teammates are from the city and the forecast scared the hell out of them.  They refused to get in the car. I still hold that the drive would have been totally doable had we just driven through PA on the 80 instead of driving straight through the Catskills and the southern tier.

This storm was amateur hour here in the city.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

Carkner also not playing he was placed on IR, wouldnt mind seeing kaleta in over scott since they dont have any heavy weights in the lineup

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

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Chalk it up: Tyler Myers will be scratched for Sabres at Islanders tonight. Getting skated HARD at end of morning skate.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

View PostCaptain Caveman, on 09 February 2013 - 12:24 PM, said:

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Chalk it up: Tyler Myers will be scratched for Sabres at Islanders tonight. Getting skated HARD at end of morning skate.
Wowww it finally happened

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

View PostCaptain Caveman, on 09 February 2013 - 12:24 PM, said:

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Chalk it up: Tyler Myers will be scratched for Sabres at Islanders tonight. Getting skated HARD at end of morning skate.

Oh how I would love Mr. Pegula to pay me $146,341 to sit in a Long Island pressbox for 3 hours.......

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

View PostCaptain Caveman, on 09 February 2013 - 12:24 PM, said:

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Chalk it up: Tyler Myers will be scratched for Sabres at Islanders tonight. Getting skated HARD at end of morning skate.

When can we expect the trade announcement ... :ph34r:  ... :P .

Seriously, not really surprised, but I may have been more inclined to have him play through his troubles though.

Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 09 February 2013 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

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  • Matt Ellis and Cody McCormick will join Tyler Myers as the Sabres' healthy scratches against Islanders.

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Myers said he's embarrassed. More to come in a bit

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

View Postweave, on 09 February 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

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  • Matt Ellis and Cody McCormick will join Tyler Myers as the Sabres' healthy scratches against Islanders.
Paul Hamilton@pham1717
Myers said he's embarrassed. More to come in a bit

Kind of shocked Cody got benched instead of Gerbe, not that Cody has done anything special.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

View Postweave, on 09 February 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

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  • Matt Ellis and Cody McCormick will join Tyler Myers as the Sabres' healthy scratches against Islanders.

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Myers said he's embarrassed. More to come in a bit

Whoa.  It's like they're trying to put a hockey team on the ice tonight!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 09 February 2013 - 12:50 PM, said:

Kind of shocked Cody got benched instead of Gerbe, not that Cody has done anything special.

I would have thought Scott sits before McCormick.  Not that it makes much of a difference, really.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

View Postweave, on 09 February 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

I would have thought Scott sits before McCormick.  Not that it makes much of a difference, really.

Not much of one at all.  The Isles have a guy or two that the Sabres might need Scott for.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

View PostEleven, on 09 February 2013 - 01:02 PM, said:

Not much of one at all.  The Isles have a guy or two that the Sabres might need Scott for.

I don't think they are in the lineup though.  Eric Boulton is scratched, so is Finley.

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The Islanders will scratch former Sabres Eric Boulton and Joe Finley for tonight's game against Buffalo.

Edited by weave, 09 February 2013 - 01:06 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

View Postweave, on 09 February 2013 - 01:05 PM, said:

I don't think they are in the lineup though.  Eric Boulton is scratched, so is Finley.

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The Islanders will scratch former Sabres Eric Boulton and Joe Finley for tonight's game against Buffalo.

What about Carkner?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

View PostEleven, on 09 February 2013 - 01:10 PM, said:

What about Carkner?

I think he's on IR.


Edit- maybe not.  I can't find confirmation of that.  Scott in over McC makes sense if Carkner is dressed and healthy.

Edited by weave, 09 February 2013 - 01:18 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

Interesting comments by Myers; I'm putting them in that thread.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Rookie of the Year becomes terrible player and healthy scratch. But, hey, NEVER question the coaching on this team!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

View Postweave, on 09 February 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:

I think he's on IR.


Edit- maybe not.  I can't find confirmation of that.  Scott in over McC makes sense if Carkner is dressed and healthy.

Like you said, it's a small difference anyway.  One's a better fighter; the other is a very slightly better hockey player.

View PostRobviously, on 09 February 2013 - 01:20 PM, said:

Rookie of the Year becomes terrible player and healthy scratch. But, hey, NEVER question the coaching on this team!

Ruff's decision to scratch him last season produced marked improvement.  But, hey, NEVER give him credit for making the tough, correct decision.





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