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Remember when waiving Tim Kennedy was the big Sabres news?


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#1 SDS

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

How quaint that seems these days...

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:19 PM

I Can't remember and I haven't looked but that one probably filled a few pages.

#3 Grumpy

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

Really big in south Buffalo.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

I believe one of our more dramatic senior posters referred to it as "criminal."

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

I still don't care in the least lol

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:05 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 06 April 2013 - 10:20 AM, said:

I believe one of our more dramatic senior posters referred to it as "criminal."

Wasn't me. I went with "Hitler-ish."

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:40 AM

He'd probably be in their top six now.  Yikes!

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

Gerbe, Ennis, and Kennedy.  We could call it the midget line.  Obvious playoff studs!

Edited by Grumpy, 06 April 2013 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

View PostGrumpy, on 06 April 2013 - 11:42 AM, said:

Gerbe, Ennis, and Kennedy.  We could call it the midget line.  Obvious playoff studs!
I prefer the nipple punchers but to each their own

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

I kinda liked Kennedy's game. Good skater, good hockey IQ, good toughness for a bantamweight.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

View Postinkman, on 06 April 2013 - 12:45 PM, said:

I prefer the nipple punchers but to each their own
  Yea, that's better.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:35 PM

I remember some reporter made a huge deal about waiving Kennedy would be one of Darcy's biggest regrets. I forget who. Then in our home opener, Kennedy was a healthy scratch for the NYR... lol

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:46 PM

Why was he bought out? He only got like $1 million and put up nearly 30 points

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:51 PM

View PostThirtyEight, on 08 April 2013 - 07:46 PM, said:

Why was he bought out? He only got like $1 million and put up nearly 30 points

His agent got squirrely and demanded salary arbitration.  It was hubris at best to do so, as evidenced by the multitude of NHL teams for which Kennedy has played and with which he has succeeded ever since.

Short version:  sometimes, take what is offered.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

View PostEleven, on 08 April 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:

His agent got squirrely and demanded salary arbitration.  It was hubris at best to do so, as evidenced by the multitude of NHL teams for which Kennedy has played and with which he has succeeded ever since.

Short version:  sometimes, take what is offered.
He's be an upgrade over 4-5 current roster players

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

View Postinkman, on 08 April 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

He's be an upgrade over 4-5 current roster players

So would a number of other current AHLers.  Even freaking Timmy C (how bad is that?!).  So...they should have gone to arb with Kennedy?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

The problem with the Kennedy thing was he was one of the few guys that went balls out against the B's in that playoff series. They wanted to make an example out of him. They did. So who has been worse off since his departure?

They also made an example out of Dumont and Briere with arbitration.......I guess that is a little clearer than a push.....

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

View PostEleven, on 08 April 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:



His agent got squirrely and demanded salary arbitration.  It was hubris at best to do so, as evidenced by the multitude of NHL teams for which Kennedy has played and with which he has succeeded ever since.

Short version:  sometimes, take what is offered.
Didn't it have something to do with arbitration giving him a one way deal, while the Sabres wanted a two way deal?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

View PostEleven, on 08 April 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

So would a number of other current AHLers.  Even freaking Timmy C (how bad is that?!).  So...they should have gone to arb with Kennedy?
Non brain using ink is at it again, what would the consequences have been had they done so?   They would have had to pay him more than they felt he was worth?  The better question is, would Darcy do the same thing now with daddy pegulabucks at the helm instead of OSP?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

View PostLanny, on 08 April 2013 - 08:31 PM, said:

Didn't it have something to do with arbitration giving him a one way deal, while the Sabres wanted a two way deal?

View Postinkman, on 08 April 2013 - 08:34 PM, said:

Non brain using ink is at it again, what would the consequences have been had they done so?   They would have had to pay him more than they felt he was worth?  The better question is, would Darcy do the same thing now with daddy pegulabucks at the helm instead of OSP?

Lanny--YES--thanks for reminding me.

Ink--I had forgotten that very salient point that Lanny mentioned.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:43 PM

View PostEleven, on 08 April 2013 - 08:56 PM, said:

Lanny--YES--thanks for reminding me.
Ink--I had forgotten that very salient point that Lanny mentioned.
Looking back, as many have mentioned before, it was a brazen move by Kennedy's agent and it completely bit him in the ass.  I doubt his career would have turned out much different but it certainly was a life altering moment.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 08 April 2013 - 08:20 PM, said:

The problem with the Kennedy thing was he was one of the few guys that went balls out against the B's in that playoff series. They wanted to make an example out of him. They did. So who has been worse off since his departure?

They also made an example out of Dumont and Briere with arbitration.......I guess that is a little clearer than a push.....

No push. Correlation does not equal causation. No one could ever make an argument with a straight face that the Sabres' troubles are tied to Kennedy's departure.

Kennedy ruined the slim chance he had a career. He's played 27 NHL games since he was sent packing.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

View Postinkman, on 08 April 2013 - 08:34 PM, said:

Non brain using ink is at it again, what would the consequences have been had they done so?   They would have had to pay him more than they felt he was worth?  The better question is, would Darcy do the same thing now with daddy pegulabucks at the helm instead of OSP?

We'll never know, but I suspect DR would've paid him and moved on.

I always thought it wasn't about the money -- more about TG/LQ taking a "how dare he" view on Kennedy's taking them to arbitration.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:34 PM

I think I saw little Tim panhandling on Niagara Falls Blvd.  Offering stories about old time hockey for money.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:32 AM

View Postinkman, on 08 April 2013 - 09:43 PM, said:

I doubt his career would have turned out much different but it certainly was a life altering moment.

Thats tough to say, because Kennedy would of been a every night type player for Lindy Ruff who knew how to use him best and he was effective here. The more he played, the more he could of developed into a better player who could succeed in different systems. We'll never know though.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

3:39 mark. that is all.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:02 AM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 09 April 2013 - 08:52 AM, said:

3:39 mark. that is all.



Pretty sure that was shown at his arbitration meeting.  lol

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

i liked timmy but really wasnt too upset at the release. he played only one full season in the pros and thinks he needs arbitration? seemed like a bad move even before he made it

hes one of those point a game player in the ahl to point a month guy in the pros. kinda weird but it happens

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

View PostMeathead, on 09 April 2013 - 10:57 AM, said:

i liked timmy but really wasnt too upset at the release. he played only one full season in the pros and thinks he needs arbitration? seemed like a bad move even before he made it

hes one of those point a game player in the ahl to point a month guy in the pros. kinda weird but it happens

He's one of those guys that falls between lines.

He's doesn't have the high-end skill to put up 20 goals in the top 6, and he isn't really going to scare anyone in a shutdown role in the bottom 6.

Still want to see him succeed though.