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#1 Spndnchz

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

Talking about the Draft.

Sabres.com right now.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:43 PM

Say goodbye to a move up in all likelihood.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

Darcy: "Appears teams are happy with just keeping their picks"

"extremely difficult if not impossible to move up"

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:45 PM

They need to dim the lights.  The glare off his head is blinding me.

Thanks for the reminder, by the way, it's my nap time.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 20 June 2013 - 12:44 PM, said:

Darcy: "Appears teams are happy with just keeping their picks"

"extremely difficult if not impossible to move up"

Shocking.  Absolutely shocking.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

He's stamering a lot.  I think there may be Vodka in that water bottle beside him.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:49 PM

DR spoke to Ryan's agent last week

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 20 June 2013 - 12:46 PM, said:

Shocking.  Absolutely shocking.
Wait, the Sabres aren't going to get a big deal done?  The Buffalo Sabres????

Oh my gosh, this is shocking....

[Oh, and spoiler alert: Miller and Vanek won't be traded at the draft either.  That would be far too decisive for the narcoleptics who run this team.]

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:51 PM

Devine "what it would cost us to move up would set us back depth wise"

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:51 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 20 June 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

DR spoke to Ryan's agent last week
Hopefully this is a smokescreen but, on the other hand, I could see Pegula and Regier really believing that Miller's best years could be in his mid to late 30's. :doh:

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:53 PM

And to think all the Sabres had to do was take 3 or 4 games off at the end of the season and we wouldn't care so much right now becuase the Sabres would be one of those teams locking themselves into keeping the top 4 or 5 picks.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

Somewhere out there Jeremy White is :cry:

Damn...no buyouts either.

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 20 June 2013 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

View PostRobviously, on 20 June 2013 - 12:50 PM, said:

Wait, the Sabres aren't going to get a big deal done?  The Buffalo Sabres????

Oh my gosh, this is shocking....

[Oh, and spoiler alert: Miller and Vanek won't be traded at the draft either.  That would be far too decisive for the narcoleptics who run this team.]

Let's be fair, this has absolutely zero to do with Buffalo being Buffalo.  I know that you know that.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

This franchise will forever do nothing when there are things to be done.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

No buyout plans for Leino.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 20 June 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

Somewhere out there Jeremy White is :cry:


He should spend less time crying and more time evaluating why he thought it was possible in the first place.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:59 PM

View PostDStebb, on 20 June 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

This franchise will forever do nothing when there are things to be done.

I wouldn't buy out Leino either.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:00 PM

More likely they move back from 16 and 10-20 is similar. Sounds like they have no desire to move back with #8.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 20 June 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

Let's be fair, this has absolutely zero to do with Buffalo being Buffalo.  I know that you know that.
I'm just trying to make sure we're talking about the same team here.  Like maybe there's some confusion and they're talking about another Sabres team somewhere.

I have a hard time believing the Buffalo Sabres aren't going to be able to get a big, exciting deal done.  The room is spinning.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

View Postthesportsbuff, on 20 June 2013 - 12:59 PM, said:

I wouldn't buy out Leino either.

Wasn't just a reference to that. Was a reference to pretty much everything Darcy has been saying.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

"The 2nd pick maybe even the Goaltending comes into it"
- Kevin Devine

Edited by LGR4GM, 20 June 2013 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 20 June 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

He should spend less time crying and more time evaluating why he thought it was possible in the first place.
His Twitter logic was infallible.

"I would get it done because I would offer whatever it took to get it done."  

How could anyone argue with that?

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:05 PM

Fucale is a possibility at 16 it sounds like.

View PostRobviously, on 20 June 2013 - 01:03 PM, said:

His Twitter logic was infallible.

"I would get it done because I would offer whatever it took to get it done."  

How could anyone argue with that?

And away we go!!!
@JeremyWGR
They might lose their depth and be set back? Oh no! Anything but the depth! Don't take away their DEPTH!!!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:07 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 20 June 2013 - 01:05 PM, said:

And away we go!!!
@JeremyWGR
They might lose their depth and be set back? Oh no! Anything but the depth! Don't take away their DEPTH!!!

And he still doesn't get it.  Hilarious.  Jeremy, if you ever read this forum, let me help you out: The Sabres will not trade up into the top-3(4) because the teams in the top-3(4) will not move down under any circumstances.  You're welcome.

Besides, what Devine said is true.  What he didn't say, however, was sacrificing that depth is why they won't move up.  But hey, Jeremy White can just ramble on nonsensically if he so chooses.

Edited by TrueBluePhD, 20 June 2013 - 01:08 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 20 June 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

And he still doesn't get it.  Hilarious.  Jeremy, if you ever read this forum, let me help you out: The Sabres will not trade up into the top-3(4) because the teams in the top-3(4) will not move down under any circumstances.  You're welcome.

Besides, what Devine said is true.  What he didn't say, however, was sacrificing that depth is why they won't move up.  But hey, Jeremy White can just ramble on nonsensically if he so chooses.
I used to think this, but now I wonder if his incoherent rambling is involuntary.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:12 PM

Twitter Tourette.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:12 PM

I am happy that the Sabres realize when a prize is too much and walk away. I am also very happy that the Sabres are not run trying to keep Jeremy White happy.

Fucale at 16 though? Sounds to me like they think someone below us wants Fucale and we want to steal their candy.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:14 PM

View PostLaFontaineToMogilny, on 20 June 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

I am happy that the Sabres realize when a prize is too much and walk away. I am also very happy that the Sabres are not run trying to keep Jeremy White happy.

Fucale at 16 though? Sounds to me like they think someone below us wants Fucale and we want to steal their candy.
Maybe Calgary at 22.  Devine also mentioned a drop off btw after 20/25 so who knows, we shall see.

If it is Calgary maybe a plan to take #16 and turn it into 22+28
OR
#16 + #38 for #22 + #28
OR
16 + 52 for 22 + 28

Edited by LGR4GM, 20 June 2013 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:15 PM

FUCALE!!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

View PostRobviously, on 20 June 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

I used to think this, but now I wonder if his incoherent rambling is involuntary.

I think you may be on to something here...

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 20 June 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:

FUCALE!!

He'll know how to stop MacKinnon and Drouin if they wind up as division opponents. :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:17 PM

View PostLaFontaineToMogilny, on 20 June 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

I am happy that the Sabres realize when a prize is too much and walk away. I am also very happy that the Sabres are not run trying to keep Jeremy White happy.

Fucale at 16 though? Sounds to me like they think someone below us wants Fucale and we want to steal their candy.

I'd be pretty disappointed if they take Fucale at 16. It's too talented a draft to walk away with anything other than two skaters with our two first rounders.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:21 PM

View Postthesportsbuff, on 20 June 2013 - 01:17 PM, said:

I'd be pretty disappointed if they take Fucale at 16. It's too talented a draft to walk away with anything other than two skaters with our two first rounders.

I'm with you.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

View Postthesportsbuff, on 20 June 2013 - 01:17 PM, said:

I'd be pretty disappointed if they take Fucale at 16. It's too talented a draft to walk away with anything other than two skaters with our two first rounders.

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 20 June 2013 - 01:21 PM, said:

I'm with you.
I'm with both of you.  It's getting crowded in here.

Every time Pegula or Regier opens his mouth, my excitement about the team and its future takes a massive nosedive.  They shouldn't let these guys talk without also scheduling a Steve Ott press conference later in the day to help restore our collective sanity.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:27 PM

All those strings and posts about trading up using Vanek, Miller, Ennis and a green 1964 chevy etc.  wasted. So much effort and reflection devoted to the task by posters ... Could have used that energy to rebuild the peace bridge.

Edited by waldo, 20 June 2013 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:32 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 20 June 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

And he still doesn't get it.  Hilarious.  Jeremy, if you ever read this forum, let me help you out: The Sabres will not trade up into the top-3(4) because the teams in the top-3(4) will not move down under any circumstances.  You're welcome.

Besides, what Devine said is true.  What he didn't say, however, was sacrificing that depth is why they won't move up.  But hey, Jeremy White can just ramble on nonsensically if he so chooses.

I've been beating that drum for the last 5 years now it seems.  Other than Toronto stupidly trading away a 1st round pick and then tanking immediately afterwards, no one moves picks at the top of the 1st round.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:36 PM

View Postwaldo, on 20 June 2013 - 01:27 PM, said:

All those strings and posts about trading up using Vanek, Miller, Ennis and a green 1964 chevy etc.  wasted. So much effort and reflection devoted to the task by posters ... Could have used that energy to rebuild the peace bridge.

Perhaps someday we will be able to build bridges from our computers.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:39 PM

View Postshrader, on 20 June 2013 - 01:32 PM, said:

I've been beating that drum for the last 5 years now it seems.  Other than Toronto stupidly trading away a 1st round pick and then tanking immediately afterwards, no one moves picks at the top of the 1st round.

I can't remember if it was serious or not, but did someone offer all their draft picks for #1 overall last year? Thinking about it with the numbers, I'd probably keep the #1 unless that first-round pick I was getting back was 2-15. After that, it's too much of a crap-shoot.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 20 June 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

But hey, Jeremy White can just ramble on nonsensically if he so chooses.

I don't envy his job, but I really don't like his shtick.

A guy called yesterday morning - said his name was Mike - and he (Mike) presented (or started to present) in a reasonable and reasoned tone an overview of Darcy's failings as a GM. White let him get as far as "2 impact players from 1st round draft picks in 16 years ..." before cutting him off and asking him who the two were. Mike replied, more or less, Vanek and Myers (in his Calder year, anyway).

White then started on this tirade of all the "impact" players Regier had chosen in round 1, including ... wait for it ... Drew Stafford. Oh, and also Dmitri Kalinin. White did this by referencing Stafford's 30-goal season and also transitioning from the threshold of "impact players" to "NHL players." Hence, he was also able to toss Dan Yippee Paille Motherfunkster in there as well.

The whole segment made me want to drive to the station and punch him in the face. Not just for its content, but for the way it shut down a very good call.

All of which, I realize, is really just his job. Troll and agitate the listeners.

I very rarely listen to GR in the morning. And then when I do, I remember why I don't.

Edited by That Aud Smell, 20 June 2013 - 01:45 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

Jeremy, sometimes no means NO!