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#1 tedstrong

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

Does anyone else feel that the Briere trade depleted the Sabres chemistry and heart?

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

He wasn't traded, He was let go as a FA....................

And yes, losing him was a big loss, but everyone wanted Drury back more, except for Drury..............

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:33 AM

Briere got traded?  :huh:

EDIT: apus beat me to it.

Edited by cdexchange, 11 March 2013 - 11:34 AM.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:38 AM



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

Nah.  It was when Lindy hit Adam with the baseball bat.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:13 PM

Absolutely losing Danny Briere was the worst thing that Darcy has done in his tenure here. The guy wanted to stay here but Darcy turned up his nose at him.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

View Posttedstrong, on 11 March 2013 - 11:26 AM, said:

Does anyone else feel that the Briere trade depleted the Sabres chemistry and heart?
I think it was more losing skill than chemistry and heart.  It wasn't just Briere or even Drury for that matter.  It's been a cumulative loss of talent over the last 6 years.  Half the guys on this years roster couldn't have cracked that lineup.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

I'm so dispirited that I can't even summon the will to belittle this thread.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

Adam Mair..............

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

Let it go already....................

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

His foot was in the crease, no goal.

Edited by ROC Sabres, 11 March 2013 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

View PostROC Sabres, on 11 March 2013 - 12:32 PM, said:

His foot was in the crease, no goal.

Agreed, No Goal!!!

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Come on, it was the guys first post.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

View Postwnyguy, on 11 March 2013 - 12:13 PM, said:

Absolutely losing Danny Briere was the worst thing that Darcy has done in his tenure here. The guy wanted to stay here but Darcy turned up his nose at him.
I'm probably wrong but there was a lot of speculation, even here, when this happened because OSP said that we could keep one of them.  They failed to keep Drury and Briere already had a foot out the door.  Either way, not really worth rehashing.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

View Posttedstrong, on 11 March 2013 - 11:26 AM, said:

Does anyone else feel that the Briere trade depleted the Sabres chemistry and heart?

For the Coyotes back in 02?  Probably.  

Welcome to the board by the way.  July 1, 2007 was almost 5 years ago...  It was also the "day the music died" for the Sabres.  Darcy should have been canned on 7/2/07.  Either way, this team has been on a terrible downward spiral since that day, in large part due to the handling of Briere/Drury/Vanek's RFA offer sheet.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

View Postwnyguy, on 11 March 2013 - 12:35 PM, said:

Come on, it was the guys first post.

And it will probably wind up being his last.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

Actually, I think trading Marty Biron was the big mistake.  He was definitely a leader, and when he was traded Miller played every game down the stretch.  It would have been nice to have Biron play some and Miller be rested for the Playoffs.  Also, we haven't had a decent backup since.

Edited by Tyrannustyrannus, 11 March 2013 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

FWIW, 10 years ago yesterday was the trade that brought Briere here.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:46 PM

View Postwnyguy, on 11 March 2013 - 12:35 PM, said:

Come on, it was the guys first post.

First posts almost never should be the beginning of a new thread.  FWIW, the first thing I thought when I saw the subject header was, No, it wasn't losing Brierre, is was losing Dumont, that screwed up the chemistry.

Oh, welcome, Ted!

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

Gratton for Briere.  What a steal.  Briere for nothing.  What a joke.  I agree it's been a downward spiral since 7/1/2007 (almost SIX years ago).  No talent, no heart, no brains. It all equals 29th place.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

I thought I recall something about where Ruff said Hecht would often cover up for Briere defensively. I think that is one of the reasons they kept Hecht & let Briere walk.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

View PostKnightrider, on 11 March 2013 - 01:46 PM, said:

First posts almost never should be the beginning of a new thread.  FWIW, the first thing I thought when I saw the subject header was, No, it wasn't losing Brierre, is was losing Dumont, that screwed up the chemistry.

Oh, welcome, Ted!

Didn't the Sabres lose to Dumont to arbitration? It seemed as if he J.P. didn't want to go. And Buffalo wanted to keep him.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

LET IT DIE!  LET IT DIE! PLEASE!

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#24 nfreeman

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

View PostKnightrider, on 11 March 2013 - 01:46 PM, said:

First posts almost never should be the beginning of a new thread.

Oh, welcome, Ted!

Agree on both counts.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

Everything you could posibly need to know or feel about this can be found here.

http://forums.sabres...age__hl__briere

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:06 PM

View Posttedstrong, on 11 March 2013 - 11:26 AM, said:

Does anyone else feel that the Briere trade depleted the Sabres chemistry and heart?

Danny, if I told you once, I told you a hundred times.  Stop trolling SabreSpace!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:39 AM

I actually thought that Campbell was the straw that broke the camels back for me.  Basically the franchise saying..."we're done now"

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

View Postsizzlemeister, on 11 March 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

LET IT DIE!  LET IT DIE! PLEASE!

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Perfect!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

Sorry for the lame thread, but it was well intentioned- it occured to me because Danny was in the game the other night.

Thanks for the welcomes......and, yes, his foot was in the crease!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

Hasn't this topic been discussed before?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:08 PM

View Posttedstrong, on 13 March 2013 - 12:11 PM, said:

Sorry for the lame thread, but it was well intentioned- it occured to me because Danny was in the game the other night.

Thanks for the welcomes......and, yes, his foot was in the crease!

Now you have atoned.  Welcome to the board.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

View Posttedstrong, on 13 March 2013 - 12:11 PM, said:

Sorry for the lame thread, but it was well intentioned- it occured to me because Danny was in the game the other night.

Thanks for the welcomes......and, yes, his foot was in the crease!

It's all good.

Welcome to the board.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

Everyone who says, "Let it go" or whatever:

It was clearly the definining moment of the Franchise moving forward. Since Briere and Drury left the team hasn't even been close to the same. Even with a large group of players that are still here.. To complain about how bad the Sabres are now, and then say get over it, when complaining about Briere and Drury is hypocrtiical. This franchise is still reeling from July 1st, 2007. 6 years later, they are still in a tailspin from that day. They recovered a bit in 2010 and just fell right back into that tailspin. It's like the Bills and a quarterback. Briere and Drury were the heart and soul of the Franchise, that was taken away and we haven't found someone else since.

Edited by gregkash, 13 March 2013 - 01:39 PM.