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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:39 AM

The Bruins come in to the game with a 7-1-1 record and well rested after their Saturday game against the Lightning was postponed due to Nemo the Nor'Easter.

The Sabres at 5-6-1 are on a two game win streak by an Act of God with a little help from Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:49 AM

Time to own the Bruins for a second game...  Beat them tonight and they'll be watching over their shoulder the remainder of the season.  Tonight should be Foligno vs Marchand...

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

If there was ever a time to sit Stafford, It's tonight. His replacement will be fresh, Myers will be fresh and hopefully the D is one game closer to figuring out the lockout is over.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:41 AM

I wish this game was earlier, I really like the Sunday afternoon start times.

Will the events of the weekend have any residual effect on the Bruins? We should hope so.

The Sabres ended up with two points last night, they will need a better effort o beat the Bruins.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

View PostCallawaySabres, on 10 February 2013 - 07:30 AM, said:

If there was ever a time to sit Stafford, It's tonight. His replacement will be fresh, Myers will be fresh and hopefully the D is one game closer to figuring out the lockout is over.

How can a player considered to be a "goal scorer" be goaless almost 25% into the season?  This guy needs to sit up in the press box and watch Thomas Vanek for a game.  Game after game, he refuses to go to the dirty areas and do his job of scoring for this team. So much for wearing an A as a reflection of leadership.  Other than standing up for Ennis in the opener against the Flyers, he's been pretty darn quiet.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

View PostDeLuca67, on 10 February 2013 - 07:41 AM, said:

I wish this game was earlier, I really like the Sunday afternoon start times.

Will the events of the weekend have any residual effect on the Bruins? We should hope so.

The Sabres ended up with two points last night, they will need a better effort o beat the Bruins.

I agree on all points. I'm so tired not sure I'll be watching this one till 3am again

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

View PostDeLuca67, on 10 February 2013 - 07:41 AM, said:

I wish this game was earlier, I really like the Sunday afternoon start times.


Afternoon games are nice, but for the Sabres to have to face the Bruins after playing less than 24 hours ago, would be tough. Hopefully they weren't up till the wee hours of the night celebrating their win. It would be great to hand the Bruins their 2nd loss of the season, but they're going to need a better effort offensively (15 shots for) and defensively (43 shots against), than they had last night.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

If they were up till the wee hours celebrating THAT win, the disfunction of this team is even deeper than we thought.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:36 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 10 February 2013 - 07:47 AM, said:

How can a player considered to be a "goal scorer" be goaless almost 25% into the season?  This guy needs to sit up in the press box and watch Thomas Vanek for a game.  Game after game, he refuses to go to the dirty areas and do his job of scoring for this team. So much for wearing an A as a reflection of leadership.  Other than standing up for Ennis in the opener against the Flyers, he's been pretty darn quiet.

Crosby went 12 without a goal last year.

It happens.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

View PostLastPommerFan, on 10 February 2013 - 09:36 AM, said:



Crosby went 12 without a goal last year.

It happens.



Only after Crosby's bad streak he turns it up and makes up for his down time. Stafford never turns it up. We'll be lucky to see 10 goals out of Stafford this year.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

View PostLastPommerFan, on 10 February 2013 - 09:36 AM, said:

Crosby went 12 without a goal last year.

It happens.

Too frequently with Stafford.  His disappearing act cannot be excused.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 10 February 2013 - 09:49 AM, said:

Too frequently with Stafford.  His disappearing act cannot be excused.

Stafford is the Sabres own David Blaine

Edited by DR HOLLIDAY, 10 February 2013 - 09:57 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

Stafford is a 20 goal scorer in a full season. When a guy averages 1 goal every 4 games, there's going to be stretches he gets nothing. If 20 goal scorers weren't streaky or hot and cold, they wouldn't be 20 goal scorers, they'd be 40 goal scorers. We know what Stafford is, I don't get why we complain when he continues to be what we should expect.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

Putting all of Stafford's issues aside for a minute, it's nice to see the Foligno-Ennis-Stafford line back together and putting in some quality shifts the last few games. Looks like they're starting to regain some of the chemistry they had last season.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:13 AM

Well, the last Boston game was the season's high point.  I'm not expecting a win, especially due to the back to back, but I think 2 points in this situation would mean a lot.

Let's Go Buffalo!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

I'd be content with the sabres picking up at least 1 point tonight. They were running around all night last night and the fact Boston was off is only gonna help their cause. I think Boston wants a lil retribution from the last meeting as well.

Our D cannot play as poorly again and expect anything less than a 3 goal loss.

Paging everyone on the team not named Vanek!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

View PostLastPommerFan, on 10 February 2013 - 09:36 AM, said:

Crosby went 12 without a goal last year.

It happens.
You mean that same stretch of games where he had a meager 17 assists, the Penguins went 8-2-2, and oh by the way, was interrupted by a 3 month injury absence?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

View PostLabattBlue, on 10 February 2013 - 10:24 AM, said:

You mean that same stretch of games where he had a meager 17 assists, the Penguins went 8-2-2, and oh by the way, was interrupted by a 3 month injury absence?
Yeah, that one.

21 needs to get better. But he's a streaky scorer. Pointing to his 12 games without a goal is not the problem. The lack of production from his entire line is the problem.

I'm more concerned with the -7 than the 0g

Any final word on #24?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

I'll be holding my breath the entire game waiting to see if the Bruins try to take out Vanek with a cheap shot.  I give it at least a 50-50 chance and I figure more teams will be tempted seeing as how he's our only threat.  Plus, the Bruins have incentive and it's not like they've even needed incentive in the past.

Edited by Robviously, 10 February 2013 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

I get the feeling the Bs have a little special attention in store for Vanek tonight. They'll crash the crease and get Miller off his game and we're done. We've been a two player team all year and its hard to see that changing today against the bruins on the second of back to backs. But as always
GO SABRES!

  Oh. and in the future. Please don't make comparisons between Crosby and Stafford

Edited by bunomatic, 10 February 2013 - 10:33 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

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#Sabres Lindy Ruff on Bruins: "I think the storm might be coming in here tonight."

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

16-2-4...time to make it 17-2-4.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

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#Sabres Lindy wouldn't say if Tyler Myers will return tonight. Robyn Regehr seems like strong possibility.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

Without a back to back miracle the Sabres will be destroyed. 5:0 Bruins against a tired Sabres squad.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

View Postbunomatic, on 10 February 2013 - 10:31 AM, said:

I get the feeling the Bs have a little special attention in store for Vanek tonight. They'll crash the crease and get Miller off his game and we're done. We've been a two player team all year and its hard to see that changing today against the bruins on the second of back to backs. But as always
GO SABRES!

  Oh. and in the future. Please don't make comparisons between Crosby and Stafford

Thank you. Thinking the same thing.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

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24 is back. Players skating hard with coaches 37 25 57 and 33. A roster move must be made too.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

Myers a scratch... according to Bill Hoppe

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#Sabres Tyler Myers just told me he's scratched tonight. #Buffalo

Edited by Peppy22, 10 February 2013 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

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Grigorenko said he's in warm up but maybe in won't play, but he'll be ready either way

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#Sabres Morning Skate audio from Ruff & Regehr is now available in podcast form at http://Sabres.com

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Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 10 February 2013 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

View PostPeppy22, on 10 February 2013 - 11:29 AM, said:

Myers a scratch... according to Bill Hoppe

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#Sabres Tyler Myers just told me he's scratched tonight. #Buffalo

Wow. Color me shocked. Ruff must be afraid for his job.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 10 February 2013 - 11:53 AM, said:



Wow. Color me shocked. Ruff must be afraid for his job.

What's going on in buffalo.... Changes?!?!??.... Pardy should come back up.

Maybe after spending 45+ minutes in their own zone, rufff realized that somethings gotta give

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 10 February 2013 - 11:59 AM, said:

What's going on in buffalo.... Changes?!?!??.... Pardy should come back up.

Maybe after spending 45+ minutes in their own zone, rufff realized that somethings gotta give

That was the Islanders last night no less. It's one thing when it's a Chicago, but the FN Isles?  Has to change for any sustained success this season.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

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That was the Islanders last night no less. It's one thing when it's a Chicago, but the FN Isles?  Has to change for any sustained success this season.

If the bruins spent that much time in our end, we'd pull both goalies.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

View PostLabattBlue, on 10 February 2013 - 10:24 AM, said:

You mean that same stretch of games where he had a meager 17 assists, the Penguins went 8-2-2, and oh by the way, was interrupted by a 3 month injury absence?
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

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Darren Dreger reports Matt Ellis is on waivers. Tough for him. Maybe of the nicest and most genuine person I've ever met in hockey. #Sabres

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

View PostLaLaLaFontaine, on 10 February 2013 - 11:08 AM, said:

Without a back to back miracle the Sabres will be destroyed. 5:0 Bruins against a tired Sabres squad.
Meh. I'm as downcast and pessimistic as anyone, but even I can't get to this place. I don't think I've ever felt this way about a Sabres game. I think they'll probably lose the game, but I've seen too many bleak situations turn out OK. And to me anyway, Boston is meh.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

Darren Dreger reports Matt Ellis is on waivers. Tough for him. Maybe of the nicest and most genuine person I've ever met in hockey. #Sabres
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 10 February 2013 - 12:14 PM, said:

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Darren Dreger reports Matt Ellis is on waivers. Tough for him. Maybe of the nicest and most genuine person I've ever met in hockey. #Sabres

Oh no!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

View PostNeo, on 10 February 2013 - 12:16 PM, said:

Darren Dreger reports Matt Ellis is on waivers. Tough for him. Maybe of the nicest and most genuine person I've ever met in hockey. #Sabres
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You can do this...You are the one!!! :lol:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

Or a bad imitation thereof ...  and you beat me!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 10 February 2013 - 12:14 PM, said:

@BillHoppeNHL
Darren Dreger reports Matt Ellis is on waivers. Tough for him. Maybe of the nicest and most genuine person I've ever met in hockey. #Sabres

Unfortunate. He works his ass off. I hope he clears so we can keep him in the organization.





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