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#1 Andrew Amerk

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:33 PM

It's finally over after tonight.

Where do we go from here? After the storm is clear?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

I'll watch this one. Last chance to see our collection of loveable losers. I'll try to take away what few positives there were in another shittty season and move on. I'm actually kind of excited for the future :blink: if only because finally there will be change to this group and hopefully to our management team and coaching staff. Next on the schedule is the year end presser. Can't wait to hear that one. Followed by the draft lotto and finally the draft. Should be an exciting offseason.

As always, Go Sabres !


I should add. Get Big John his goal will ya.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:15 AM

LETS GO HOCKEY

SCORE SOME HOCKEYS

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:22 AM

Got tickets with the Grandfather for his first game of the season. He's been a fan since they took Perreault so I'm hoping for a good win by us. Fan Appreciation night too so that'll be sweet

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:07 AM

thank god this horror show finally comes to an end.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:04 AM

Miller's last game in the B&G?

Edited by wjag, 26 April 2013 - 05:08 AM.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:45 AM

View Postwjag, on 26 April 2013 - 05:04 AM, said:

Miller's last game in the B&G?
One clue...his house in Bflo is for sale.  See the off the wall section of the Bills board for the link.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:56 AM

please lose...for the better draft pick.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:58 AM

Win this game please. I hate losing to the effing islanders.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:28 AM

View PostDGW54321, on 26 April 2013 - 05:45 AM, said:

One clue...his house in Bflo is for sale.  See the off the wall section of the Bills board for the link.

Not uncommon for hockey players to do this.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:42 AM

I swear to god after seeing the Bills draft that if the Sabres get a completely useless win tonight and screw up their draft order I will be forced to go out tonight and take more shots than Barry Bonds!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:58 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 26 April 2013 - 07:42 AM, said:

I swear to god after seeing the Bills draft that if the Sabres get a completely useless win tonight and screw up their draft order I will be forced to go out tonight and take more shots than Barry Bonds!

A win would not be completely useless. I'm bringing my 5-year-old son to the game. It's his third game of the year, and he has yet to see a win. He loves Steve Ott, and wants to see him score a goal. While you're hoping the Sabres lose tonight, I want you to picture a 5-year-old boy who just wants to see his favorite team win. /guilttrip

Edited by Glass Case Of Emotion, 26 April 2013 - 07:59 AM.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:02 AM



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 26 April 2013 - 07:42 AM, said:

I swear to god after seeing the Bills draft that if the Sabres get a completely useless win tonight and screw up their draft order I will be forced to go out tonight and take more shots than Barry Bonds!
have a glass of wine. itll all fall into place. my flight for my vacation got jacked up today and i got shafted. I should be in punta cana in an hour instead,gotta wait til tomorrow and things are jacked. so ill drink,ill have one for u too bud.

e.j may turn out and this game isnt going to make a ton of difference in the quality of player we draft.plus theres a lottery so we dont really know

Go Sabres in this last meaningless game

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:07 AM

No better way to end this train wreck of a season than to lose tonight in a blowout.  Islanders 6 Sabres 1


Regier better be fired by Monday!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 26 April 2013 - 07:58 AM, said:

A win would not be completely useless. I'm bringing my 5-year-old son to the game. It's his third game of the year, and he has yet to see a win. He loves Steve Ott, and wants to see him score a goal. While you're hoping the Sabres lose tonight, I want you to picture a 5-year-old boy who just wants to see his favorite team win. /guilttrip

Start 'em young.  Get him used to the disappointment now.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 26 April 2013 - 08:13 AM, said:

Start 'em young.  Get him used to the disappointment now.

:nana:

You know, that statement is both sad and mostly true.  If Messrs. Black and Pegula have anyone trolling this forum, please see the above message and realize how little faith fans have in this team anymore. We've gone the safe route for too long and have next to nothing to show for it.  Be bold; take a chance.  Go out and hire an impact coach and GM and let them bring in impact players. If we're going to miss the playoffs again next year, I'd rather do it with a team that plays balls out every shift.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:53 AM

Gave my tickets away again so at least there is that.......

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:54 AM

Get your Boyes sweaters on!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:55 AM

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Injury report: The Islanders report no injuries, though coach Jack Capuano will have to decide if he wants to sit any of his regulars in the second half of a back-to-back. … Buffalo is without defensemen Patrick Kaleta (hand), Tyler Myers (leg) and Alexander Sulzer (knee surgery), as well as forward Ville Leino (upper body).

:doh:

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

Islanders have something to play for in their quest to get up to the 6th seed in the East.  Also a bad matchup for the Sabres with the speedy Isles forwards as we've seen for the last couple of years.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 26 April 2013 - 07:58 AM, said:

A win would not be completely useless. I'm bringing my 5-year-old son to the game. It's his third game of the year, and he has yet to see a win. He loves Steve Ott, and wants to see him score a goal. While you're hoping the Sabres lose tonight, I want you to picture a 5-year-old boy who just wants to see his favorite team win. /guilttrip

This would be moving if I wasn't an analytical, data driven, emotionless robot. Don't hate me for it, blame the Sabres for making me this way! :P

Steve Ott can score and your kid can be happy all while the Sabres lose. Win-win! Also, a loss ensures I win our little wager ;)



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 26 April 2013 - 08:55 AM, said:

:doh:

Uh, Kaleta plays D?  Only on the PK!

#24 Glass Case Of Emotion

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:21 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 26 April 2013 - 08:58 AM, said:

This would be moving if I wasn't an analytical, data driven, emotionless robot. Don't hate me for it, blame the Sabres for making me this way! :P

Steve Ott can score and your kid can be happy all while the Sabres lose. Win-win! Also, a loss ensures I win our little wager ;)

I think it's locked already, only team they can catch is Philly.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:48 AM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 26 April 2013 - 09:21 AM, said:

I think it's locked already, only team they can catch is Philly.

They can't get any higher, but a win has the potential to send them lower. 2 spots could be the difference between a potential 1C and a top-4 D. Still matters!..... or something.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 26 April 2013 - 09:48 AM, said:

They can't get any higher, but a win has the potential to send them lower. 2 spots could be the difference between a potential 1C and a top-4 D. Still matters!..... or something.
It is probably the difference btw Monahan/Lindholm or Shankaruk/ Mantha? I would guess Shinakruk as he is lefty and hes pretty good but he has played some RW

Shinkaruk is 5'10" 180lbs and had 86pts last year in the QMJHL, he plays LW/RW
http://www.nhl.com/i...lRank&year=2013

Edited by LGR4GM, 26 April 2013 - 09:56 AM.


#27 Glass Case Of Emotion

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 26 April 2013 - 09:48 AM, said:

They can't get any higher, but a win has the potential to send them lower. 2 spots could be the difference between a potential 1C and a top-4 D. Still matters!..... or something.

They can't move down (up?). They will draft 8th or 9th depending on this game and Philly @ Ottawa.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:15 AM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 26 April 2013 - 10:08 AM, said:

They can't move down (up?). They will draft 8th or 9th depending on this game and Philly @ Ottawa.

I thought they could fall to 10th, although I may have neglected the ROW totals when I came to that conclusion. If you're right, it means I won our bet by the skin of my teeth and I can continue to use stats! Hooray!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 26 April 2013 - 10:15 AM, said:

I thought they could fall to 10th, although I may have neglected the ROW totals when I came to that conclusion. If you're right, it means I won our bet by the skin of my teeth and I can continue to use stats! Hooray!

congrats... :bag:

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

Thus endeth the great ball man experiment

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

View PostX. Benedict, on 26 April 2013 - 08:54 AM, said:

Get your Boyes sweaters on!

At my age, I have two of those.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

View PostLabattBlue, on 26 April 2013 - 08:07 AM, said:

No better way to end this train wreck of a season than to lose tonight in a blowout.  Islanders 6 Sabres 1


Regier better be fired by Monday!

I agree whole heartedly on both points. Hopefully after tonight, it will be the beginning of the end for a lot of this franchise.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

I'm ready for it to be over. The season didn't feel right from day one. That half-season Cup, who wanted any part of it? :) 2012-13 could be remembered as a woeful, lost season, but if in the end it resulted in Ruff and Regier gone, a bunch of dead brush cleared out, the hiring of a championship-caliber GM and Terry's realization that he needs to needs to fundamentally change what he's doing, it could be remembered as a turning point in franchise history. I don't think I'm asking for too much.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:01 AM

Miller Time!  Shutout forecasted!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:19 AM

This is a pointless game so I predict a 4-2 win for the sabres. Grigs get one on the scoresheet.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

This feels like that game before the 04-05 lockout when they came out and played in the blue and gold jerseys.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:40 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 26 April 2013 - 11:25 AM, said:

This feels like that game before the 04-05 lockout when they came out and played in the blue and gold jerseys.

Would be funny if they came out in blue and gold goatheads tonight. I've always cried about leaving the uniform alone, but I think I'd sign up for a return to the goathead with the original logo used as a third. There was magic in that old goat.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 26 April 2013 - 11:40 AM, said:

Would be funny if they came out in blue and gold goatheads tonight. I've always cried about leaving the uniform alone, but I think I'd sign up for a return to the goathead with the original logo used as a third. There was magic in that old goat.
D*mn, my kid's lax practice better end early then.  I couldn't get there for the warmups / opening faceoff when they went back that 1 game.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 26 April 2013 - 09:54 AM, said:

It is probably the difference btw Monahan/Lindholm or Shankaruk/ Mantha? I would guess Shinakruk as he is lefty and hes pretty good but he has played some RW

Shinkaruk is 5'10" 180lbs and had 86pts last year in the QMJHL, he plays LW/RW
http://www.nhl.com/i...lRank&year=2013
Shinkaruk plays in the WHL.  Putting up points like that there is a lot different from doing it in the Q (i.e., a ton more impressive).

86 points in 64 games this year.  91 points in 66 games last year.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:06 PM

Half of you jackwagons are going to disappear until draft day after tonight.  I'll miss the convo.





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