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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:50 AM

Anybody going?

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Join us on Sunday, June 30 at First Niagara Center for all the excitement of the Buffalo Sabres Draft Party: http://tinyurl.com/pxn4vhs

#2 Spndnchz

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:33 PM

Sounds fun but I'd rather be at home with more electronics. ;)

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:37 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 10 June 2013 - 12:33 PM, said:

Sounds fun but I'd rather be at home with more electronics. ;)

I was actually thinking of going to Newark to see it all unfold in person, but I think I'm doing the same.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:52 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 10 June 2013 - 12:37 PM, said:

I was actually thinking of going to Newark to see it all unfold in person, but I think I'm doing the same.
Oddly enough I will be in Newark the following week... o well

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:59 PM

I was at the 1991 draft at the Aud.  I was glad I went with all the Lindros hoopla at #1, but after the Sabres picked in the first round I left.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:18 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 10 June 2013 - 12:33 PM, said:

Sounds fun but I'd rather be at home with more electronics. ;)

Battery shipment came in huh?

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

The relationship that never ends and keeps on giving....... Until the batteries die

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:06 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 10 June 2013 - 01:18 PM, said:

Battery shipment came in huh?

Might be the only way I get excited that day.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:50 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 10 June 2013 - 02:06 PM, said:

Might be the only way I get excited that day.

Ya never know. A little wine, some Cialis, you might be undoing a nut bra that day.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:07 PM

I like the draft party....they do a nice job. I forget the exact prices, but it was like $4 for a big beer and a few bucks for a hot dog. It's a laid back affair and the whole broadcast team was there, some players, etc. Stuff to do for the kids. Having 2 high picks makes it interesting. They open up the Harbor Club and then the 200 level is cranking.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:49 AM

Anyone going?

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:05 AM

I might consider bringing the wife down to FNC this sunday, neither her nor myself have ever experienced the draft day party held by the Sabres. Could be a rainy Sunday, perfect for sitting in and enjoying the atmosphere. We'll see what she says today when she wakes up.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

I went to the draft both days when it was out here in LA in 2010. It was fun.  The Friday night was a bit of a show and it was neat to watch the first round go by live.  Good attendance and atmosphere, even in LA before they won the Cup.  It was fun finding other Buffalo fans in  the crowd and shooting the ###### with them.  Day two was definitely a different, quieter atmosphere; only a couple hundred fans were there-all of the casual fans were gone, but still lots of players, agents, etc. Security on day two was reduced dramatically, to almost nothing, so I sat where players and agents sat, down in the rinkside seats near the draft tables/stage (this was full and restricted on day one).  I congratulated and shook hands with a couple of picks as soon as they were announced, including Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, who was sitting right behind me.  I cheered for every Buffalo selection with my jersey on, which was pretty funny on day two, mostly because the arena was so quiet and I was surrounded by mostly non-fans (agents/draft eligible) in suits.  I remember getting a couple of waves from our draft table.  It was pretty cool to be up close to watch kids have their lives changed with their families there to congratulate them.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:53 PM

I might go tomorrow, but it's very much up in the air. Have some stuff in the morning which may drag into the first round.