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#1 tom webster

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

Here's hoping that changes will start soon. Feel free to include front office additions/ substractions. For those of you who may be new, just list your expected off season changes. The poster I deem to be closest to correct wins a couple of prime tickets to a game next year. Only one entry please.

#2 tom webster

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:20 PM

View Posttom webster, on 21 April 2013 - 09:14 PM, said:

Here's hoping that changes will start soon. Feel free to include front office additions/ substractions. For those of you who may be new, just list your expected off season changes. The poster I deem to be closest to correct wins a couple of prime tickets to a game next year. Only one entry please.

I have been told this was missed over the weekend. Free's thread is similiar but like he said, changes could start soon so here it is again.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

Ryan Miller will be traded either at, or just prior to, the 2013 entry draft.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

Darcy stays, but goes with a coach other than Rolston.

Vanek and Miller are each traded before the season. The return is along the lines of a good prospect, an NHL-ready top-6 prospect or young NHL forward, and a 1st round pick. Salary is retained in each deal.

Bottom-6 retooled a bit with a legit checking line center and new energy guys for the 4th line.

Stafford traded at the draft for a 2nd and 4th.

Leino NOT bought out.

Edited by TrueBluePhD, 23 April 2013 - 02:48 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

Darcy is not fired sometime in May, but is moved into a different role where both he and TPEGS save face.But he will no longer have control of player personel decisions.

Lavy is hired sometime before the draft.

Miller is traded, and everyone is aghast at how little we get for him.

Vanek gets a 7 year deal at average cap hit of $6.8 million.

Stafford is traded for a 2nd, and the Sabres eat $1M of his salary per year.

Leino not bought out.

We package some form of picks to get another 1 st rounder

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

Darcy is kept
We hire a new head coach and RR goes back to Rochester
Miller does end up being traded, return of 1st, 2nd next year, and a top prospect
Vanek does not resign during the summer
Ott is resigned for 4 more years
Stafford is dealt at the draft for 2nd and a 4th
Leino stays
We target 1 higher end UFA and do in fact acquire him. It will be someone who can play RW
We draft 7/8th overall and take Sean Monahan

we use a 2nd round pick and package that with the Minn. pick to move up into the low teens

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

Ryan Miller traded. A pick and a prospect coming back.

Darcy Regier will be moved to a senior advisory position, and Jason Botterill hired as GM.

Rolston, Patrick, Adams all released. Corsi and Teppo will stay.

Dave Tippet will be hired as coach in July when Phoenix contract expires.

No buyouts.

No contracts for Pardy,  Hecht.

Enroth and Weber sign 2 year deals.

Sabres sign Stephen Wiess as UFA.

Vanek not traded, not extended by start of season either.

Sabres draft Lindholm C and Robert Hagg D in first round....two Swedes.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

A huge thank you to Rolston and back to AHL with the public line that he did us a favor and fell on a sword for the team.(Which is true.)

Fire all the rest of the staff because they were old boy network hires with no previous coaching experience. Corsi is the exception, but bye-bye!

Miller leaves after he requests trade in mtg. with GM and owner.  He wants to win and move to western conference.

Vanek returns, plays out his contract.  Tells GM he wants to stay as Drury did.  Uses us to increase his contract offer from Rangers on last day before free agency and moves on to Rangers. Fans love Vanek because his agent comes out and says he would have signed for 25 million over 5 years and states the Sabres retracted the offer. Sabres show class, and don't dispute the agent's version of the truth.

Gerbe, who really is a wonderful person with a huge heart, is named Rochester captain and sets AHL Rochester scoring records.  He receives occasional call ups over next 7 years, but can't stay on the big club as he's just too small.

Ott plays his heart out, but doesn't resign before trade deadline. Continues to spend his last season defending the much bigger Ehrhoff. Regier also loses him for nothing.

Hecht moves on, because it's time.

In January, Sabres' ownership states Regier is a genius despite teams's 5-30-5 record.

Scott takes power skating lessons and improves to second poorest skater in NHL.  Who's poorer, I don't know. Averages 2 minutes 26 seconds of ice time per game.


(Sorry Tom, for using your thread to vent in, but it was fun and full of sarcasm!)

Edited by Grumpy, 23 April 2013 - 07:36 PM.


#9 Tom Backyard

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:32 PM



Sulzer  not re-signed

Neither is Pardy

We find out Foligno has been playing with an injury

Miller is traded

Regier stays

Edited by Tom Backyard, 23 April 2013 - 08:40 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

Regier stays on as General Manager.

Ron Rolston is let go & finds a job elsewhere in NHL/AHL (I don't think they simply 'send him back to Rochester').

The Sabres hire a NHL-level coach. (I don't want to get any more specific than that because I have no idea who, but I don't think it will be a AHL coach getting his first shot, or a Patrick Roy going straight from coaching kids to the NHL.)

Thomas Vanek is extended for 3-5 years.

Ryan Miller is traded for a Top 10 pick & a young forward/prospect.

Leino is NOT bought out.

The Sabres sign Nathan Horton in Unrestricted Free Agency.

Buffalo parlays Minnesota's first rounder in a package with other assets to move into the Top 10.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:41 PM

View Postthesportsbuff, on 24 April 2013 - 07:30 PM, said:

Regier stays on as General Manager.

Ron Rolston is let go & finds a job elsewhere in NHL/AHL (I don't think they simply 'send him back to Rochester').

The Sabres hire a NHL-level coach. (I don't want to get any more specific than that because I have no idea who, but I don't think it will be a AHL coach getting his first shot, or a Patrick Roy going straight from coaching kids to the NHL.)

Thomas Vanek is extended for 3-5 years.

Ryan Miller is traded for a Top 10 pick & a young forward/prospect.

Leino is NOT bought out.

The Sabres sign Nathan Horton in Unrestricted Free Agency.

Buffalo parlays Minnesota's first rounder in a package with other assets to move into the Top 10.

3 top 10 picks this Spring?  If Darcy pulls that off I'll have no problem with him staying on at least another year.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

View Postweave, on 24 April 2013 - 07:41 PM, said:

3 top 10 picks this Spring?  If Darcy pulls that off I'll have no problem with him staying on at least another year.

Buffalo's own pick isn't assured to be a Top 10 just yet, though. Also those scenarios aren't mutually exclusive -- If Miller is packaged with Minnesota's 1st for a Top 5 pick and prospect, two points for me! :beer:

But no you're right, it's unlikely we'll wind up with 3 picks in the Top 12 or so, but I'm not going 100% for accuracy --both probably won't happen, but maybe one will.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:27 PM

(Swigs beer, cracks knuckles)

Darcy stays, but Rolston is removed for a new head coach and goes to a new franchise

Marlies head coach (Eatkins it's spelled I think) is hired

Trade Ryan Miller to the Islanders who, after shedding Tomas and Nabokov, can give him an extension.

Miller is not the only player to go to the Islanders in this trade, involves a solid d-man from us (Sekera perhaps?) and picks/prospects and a forward from them.

Another team tries to sign Hodgson to an offer sheet, we end up having to shell out 3.5-4m/year

We do not trade Tomas Vanek, but he will not resign in the summer

We resign Sulzer

Pardy let go

Resign Weber

Resign Jhonas (and his paddle)

John Scott's let go

Ott's resigned for a mutli-year contract

Leino is kept

Stafford is dealt for about what we all assume (a 2nd and a later pick)

Hecht is let go

Flyn is kept

Armia goes to Rochester, both him and Grigorenko spend time in the NHL next season  (Grigs more so)

And we package our Minnesota pick and a 2nd to move up in the first

BTW this is a sweet idea; love the challenge and the incentive makes it that much harder/creative. Well done and thanks :thumbsup:

Edited by WildCard, 24 April 2013 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

What I foresee as most likely to happen:
Gone: Stafford, Gerbe, Pardy, Sulzer, Hecht, Adam
Resigned: John Scott, Steve Ott and all the significant RFAs
Bought out: no one
Kept: Regier, Rolston
Kept, but not resigned: Vanek
Kids penciled in to contribute: Pysyk, McNabb and two of Armia, Larsson, Flynn and Grigorenko (I pick the middle two)
Traded: some of their surplus picks and Ryan Miller - as part of a package to move up in the draft to/or acquire a scoring forward. I see them really pushing for McKinnon as their ideal, a young scoring forward with heart and speed, but I doubt they can find a partner
Drafted: (if they keep their pick) Hunter Shinkaruk
Signed: a veteran defenceman who can play on the second pair, a useful forward to plug a hole created up front by our other moves, and - since this prediction has been too conventional so far - Luongo

Edited by dudacek, 24 April 2013 - 10:48 PM.


#15 tom webster

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

Time for my predictions;

Darcy is "promoted", Pat Lafontaine joins the organization and Jim Benning is named GM

Vanek and Miller are resigned
Bozak and Elias are brought in as free agents
Enroth is packaged and moved at draft
........................................................

I again come in last place in my own contest

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

View Posttom webster, on 27 April 2013 - 04:28 PM, said:

Time for my predictions;

Darcy is "promoted", Pat Lafontaine joins the organization and Jim Benning is named GM

Vanek and Miller are resigned
Bozak and Elias are brought in as free agents
Enroth is packaged and moved at draft
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I again come in last place in my own contest
From your post to Pegula's eyes. :angel:

The Sabres sign David Clarkson making he and Steve Ott the first two members of the New Core.

The Sabres decide they can keep only one between Miller and Vanek. They chose to keep Vanek and trade Miller at the draft. The Sabres make numerous offers to Vanek who declines to make a decision before he hits free agency. The Sabres get spooked and trade Vanek at the trade deadline in desperation.

The Sabres forget to re-sign Enroth before trading Miller and are "caught off guard" when Enroth decides to play in the KHL for more money in 2013-14.

Cody Hodgson gets a new contract that makes the Drew Stafford contract look like a bargain.

The Sabres buyout Ville Leino.

The Sabres try but are unable to trade Drew Stafford.

Tyler Myers retires, he decides to follow his one true passion, interpretive dance.

Edited by deluca67, 27 April 2013 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:35 AM

-Darcy Regier stays.
-Ron Rolston replaced with Craig Ramsay.
-Thomas Vanek remains on the team
-Ryan Miller traded
-Drew Stafford traded
-Andrej Sekera traded

-John Scott re-signed
-Alex Sulzer gone
-Adam Pardy re-signed

-Grant Clitsome and Brad Richardson free agent signings.
-We select Darnell Nurse and Frederik Gauthier in first round

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:03 AM

Ted Black uses an ethnic slur on GR and causes quite the mess

Cody Hodgson has a private workout program over the summer and tears a hamstring....missing the start of the season.

Vanek gives an interview in Europe that makes the fans turn on him.

Instead of spending time with the Navy SEALS, the Sabres prospects climb Mt. Kilamanjaro with Ed Kilgore

Pat Kaleta gets arrested at Mickey Rats on the beach

Rene Robert turns on ownership and asks, "Would you trust me drilling a gas well?"

A sinkhole swallows up 29 construction workers at the Webster Block site

First Niagara gets shut down by the FDIC and naming rights auction leads to New Era Arena

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:36 AM

Miller gets traded on draft day
Vanek is re-signed
Stafford is still a Sabre on opening day of the 13-14 season
3 rookies will make the opening day roster
Rolston starts the season as Sabres head coach
John Scott is re-signed
Sabres sign UFA RW Nathan Horton

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:38 AM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 28 April 2013 - 01:03 AM, said:

Ted Black uses an ethnic slur on GR and causes quite the mess
His defense will be it's OK since he is "Black." :w00t:

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

Darcy is fired

Miller is traded at or before the draft

Vanek is made captain and signs a new 5 year contract

Rick Jenneratte retires this summer

Edited by drunken idiot, 28 April 2013 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:52 PM

View Posttom webster, on 27 April 2013 - 04:28 PM, said:

Time for my predictions;

Darcy is "promoted", Pat Lafontaine joins the organization and Jim Benning is named GM

Vanek and Miller are resigned
Bozak and Elias are brought in as free agents
Enroth is packaged and moved at draft
........................................................

I again come in last place in my own contest
  Yes, but you  win tickets to 40 home games, 3 pre-season and a bonus Amerks game in Buffalo.  But, as a ticket holder, you have to pay for all of that.  Sorry!!!!!

Edited by Grumpy, 28 April 2013 - 03:52 PM.


#23 tom webster

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

View Postdudacek, on 24 April 2013 - 10:40 PM, said:

What I foresee as most likely to happen:
Gone: Stafford, Gerbe, Pardy, Sulzer, Hecht, Adam
Resigned: John Scott, Steve Ott and all the significant RFAs
Bought out: no one
Kept: Regier, Rolston
Kept, but not resigned: Vanek
Kids penciled in to contribute: Pysyk, McNabb and two of Armia, Larsson, Flynn and Grigorenko (I pick the middle two)
Traded: some of their surplus picks and Ryan Miller - as part of a package to move up in the draft to/or acquire a scoring forward. I see them really pushing for McKinnon as their ideal, a young scoring forward with heart and speed, but I doubt they can find a partner
Drafted: (if they keep their pick) Hunter Shinkaruk
Signed: a veteran defenceman who can play on the second pair, a useful forward to plug a hole created up front by our other moves, and - since this prediction has been too conventional so far - Luongo

And Dudacek with the early lead around turn 1....

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

at draft

Nashville wants a top end forward now, i can see us trading thomas vanek for that #4 pick (monahan or drouin) + hornqvist , and doubt much more will be added to that, if vanek indicates he won't resign.

During summer Miller will show increased frustration on a trade taking so long, but by the end of september he'll go to Colorado for erik johnson , jamie mcginn + 2014 2nd round pick.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

bump

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:39 PM

View Posttom webster, on 04 May 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:



And Dudacek with the early lead around turn 1....

And Dudacek holds on to win. PM me so we can get you a game that works for you. Congrats

#27 dudacek

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:21 PM

Seriously? That is awesome!
Been a fan for nearly 40 years and I've never been to a Sabres game in Buffalo.
It's going to to take some doing, but I have some holiday time banked and I am going to try to make this work.
Thank you!

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:22 AM

View Postdudacek, on 13 September 2013 - 09:21 PM, said:

Seriously? That is awesome!
Been a fan for nearly 40 years and I've never been to a Sabres game in Buffalo.
It's going to to take some doing, but I have some holiday time banked and I am going to try to make this work.
Thank you!

Sweet.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:48 AM

View Postdudacek, on 13 September 2013 - 09:21 PM, said:

Seriously? That is awesome!
Been a fan for nearly 40 years and I've never been to a Sabres game in Buffalo.
It's going to to take some doing, but I have some holiday time banked and I am going to try to make this work.
Thank you!

Not sure where you live, but if you've never been to Buffalo, feel free to hit us all up for suggestions on how you can make more out of your trip. And congrats!

#30 TrueBluePhD

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:41 AM

View Postdudacek, on 13 September 2013 - 09:21 PM, said:

Seriously? That is awesome!
Been a fan for nearly 40 years and I've never been to a Sabres game in Buffalo.
It's going to to take some doing, but I have some holiday time banked and I am going to try to make this work.
Thank you!

Serious question: how did you end up becoming a Sabres fan? Was it Perreault? In any event, congrats and enjoy.

Edited by TrueBluePhD, 15 September 2013 - 10:41 AM.


#31 dudacek

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

'75 playoffs, two teenage uncles I idolized hated the Habs and the Flyers and were rooting for Buffalo.
My seven-year-old self jumped on the bandwagon hard and never left.
And yes, Perreault.

(I'm from BC. Never liked the Canucks.)